This is our Acceptable Time

This hymn about repentance is by Australian Catholic priest Frank Andersen, MSC.  It is based on Isaiah 49.

The song was originally published in the "Everything I Possess" collection, which was later renamed Galilee Song.   It is  included in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC collection, which is still available and which includes lead-sheet music.

It was also included on the Gallilee Song recording, but at the time of writing there are no examples available on Youtube.

The tune was written by Fr Andersen:  it is in a major key (D in the original printing), with a 3/4 time signature.  The first few notes are F A G.   It starts with a chorus, which is repeated between the verses.



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here. The song has three verses.  A rough outline over the verses is below - and the full version is currently found on the last page of this newsletter.

Chorus:
This is our acceptable time!
This is our day of salvation!
This is our acceptable time…
It will be the day of the Lord!

1. Gather you people! Return to your God ...

2. Listen, my people, when you were a child ...

3. You are my people, my choice, my delight ...

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