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Our Father

Our father in Heaven, holy be your name your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us, do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

 

Prayer to Mother of Carmel

Mother of Carmel, the school is under your protection. Keep each one on this campus free from all harm and danger. Be with us daily as we travel from and back home. Look after us as your own loving children. Amen.

 

Prayer Before Study

Lord of all power and might, give me wisdom and understanding today. Let me grow in knowledge and bear fruit in active goodness. Strengthen me with ample power to meet whatever comes,

with fortitude, patience and joy and to give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

 

Prayer Before Meals

Bless us O’Lord and these your gifts,

Which we are about to receive from your goodness.

Help us to bring bread and joy,

To those who have them not. Amen.

 

Prayer After Class

Lord make me an instrument of your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, be with us on our way home.

Mother of Carmel, guide and protect us.

This prayer we make for your love’s sake. Amen.

 

Prayer at the End of the Day

Thank you Lord for your love for me today.

Thank you for my family to which I will be going back now.

Thank you for the friends whose company I enjoyed and whose support I relied on.

Thank you for my teachers who worked with me and for the workers who were of service to me. Amen.

 

School Anthem

Raised on high we lift our Carmel banner

Rally around pace the ground together

All unite to lift the flag on high.

And pledge true loyalty this day till we die.

Onward to the goal we go

Till we reach the far eternal shore

Carmel’s children all unite and stand for the right

All evil forces fight.

Onward as we march along

Do the right avoid all sin and wrong

Look ahead and onward to a land far beyond

Keep on till the prize is won.

 

Pure as Carmel

Pure as Carmel snows and lovely,

As its first fair morning shine,

Crowned with stars of changeless splendor,

Hail thou mother maid divine,

Hail thou lady of the mountain,

Rearing up its stately height,

Emblematic of thy graces,

Glowing in immortal light.

Ch: Mother of Mount Carmel hear,

Bless thy children gathered here.

Raise thy voice for us to Jesus,

On this blessed feast of thine,

Raise thy pure hands up to bless us,

As we gather round thy shrine,

Bless oh bless us now and over,

Thou who once this dark earth trod,

And when dying waft our spirits;

To our home in heaven with God.

 

Morning Prayer (Tagore)

I have come to thee to take thy touch before I begin my day

Let thy eyes rest upon eyes for a while.

Let me take to my work the assurance of thy comradeship, my friend.

Fill my mind with music to last through the desert of noise.

Let love’s sunshine, kiss the peaks of my thoughts, and linger in my life’s valley, where the harvest ripens.

 

Miracles

Isn’t it a miracle to open your eyes in the morning

To see the golden sun rise, and hear the birds sing

Isn’t it a miracle to feel the gentle breeze

And to see the wind dancing in the trees ?

Yes, it’s a miracle, there are miracles every moment,

That God is always present, His strength is never spent

Yes, it’s a miracle, to be alive and be living

Each day is a miracle with its countless blessings.

Isn’t it a miracle, that God speaks to us to his beauty

In nature waking to life in sprightly spring time

Wearing cloaks of myriad colours,

and fragrance ever so sweet

With the animals set to dancing feet ?

 

Prayer for our Country (Tagore)

Where the mind is without fear,and the head is held high.

Into that heaven of freedom my Father,

Let my country awake.

Where knowledge is free.

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.

Where words come out from the depth of truth.

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection.

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sands of dead habit.

Where the mind is led forward by Thee.

Into ever widening thought and action.

 

Prayer for Peace

Lord we pray for golden peace,

Peace all over the land.

May all men dwell in liberty,

Walking hand in hand

Ch: Banish fear and ignorance

Hunger, thirst and pain,

Banish hate and poverty,

Let no man live in vain. (2)

Keep all men forever one.

One in love and grace,

Wipe away all war and strife.

Give freedom to each race.

Let your justice reign supreme

And righteousness be done,

Let goodness rule the hearts of men

And evil be overcome.

 

Make Me a Channel of your peace

Make me a channel of your peace,

Where there is hatred let me sow your love,

Where there is injury, pardon Lord,

And where’s doubt, true faith in you.

Ch: O master grant that I may never seek,

So much to be consoled as to console,

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace,

Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.

And where there’s doubt true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

In giving to all men that we receive,

And in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

One Day At a Time

I’m only human, I’m just a woman

Help me believe in what I could be, and all that I am

Show me the stairway I have to climb

Lord for my sake teach me to take

One day at a time

One day at a time, sweet Jesus

That’s all I’m asking from you

Just give me the strength to do everyday

What I have to do.

Yesterday’s gone, sweet Jesus

Tomorrow may never be mine

Lord help me today show me the way

One day at a time.

Do you remember, when you walked among men

Well Jesus you know if you’re looking below

It’s worse now than then

Cheating and stealing violence and crime

So for my sake, teach me to take

One day at a time. Repeat

 

Abide With Me

Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide;

When other helpers fail, and comforts flee;

Help of the helpers, O abide with me,

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;

Earth’s joys grow dim, it glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around see;

O thou who changest not, abide with me.

Hold thou thy Cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;

Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

 

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord, God made them all.

 

Each little flower that opens

Each little bird that sings

He made their glowing colours

He made their tiny wings.

 

The purple headed mountain,

The river running by

The sunset and the morning,

That brightens up the sky.

 

He gave us eyes to see them,

And lips that we might tell,

How great is God almighty,

Who has made all things well.

 

Footsteps

Footsteps walking with me

Footsteps I cannot see

But every move I make

And every step I take

I know that they are with me

They walk with me all the way

Besides me day by day

Be good and bad

Be happy and sad

Footsteps walk all the way.

 

I’ll never walk in life alone

There always be someone there

I know he won’t let me down

He’s with me everywhere

Special things in life I’ve done

Have been through him in his love

I have been blessed in so many ways

 

Thanks to the Lord above

I think that my life has been planned

By the one who is guiding me

When I am led by the hands

Of someone I can’t see

I’m not always sure where to go

That’s when I follow his lead

I know that the pathway that shows

Will help me to succeed.