Music St. Francis

Who We Are

I had the privilege of writing and playing music for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon in the 1970s and ’80s.

On October 4th, 2015, Feast of St. Francis, the current “folk group” was joined by musicians and singers from the folk group who had performed at the church’s 100th Anniversary in 1981. The celebration was recorded and the resulting album, Songs of St. Francis, is available for download here.

This song was written by Tim McCarthy for the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of St Francis of Assisi Church, October 1981.

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Recorded Live October 4, 2015, Feast of St. Francis, St Francis of Assisi Church, Portland, OR
Recording Engineer- John Dalrymple, Seymour Labs
Mixing and Sweetening- Seymour Lovejoy, Love Seed Records studio
Composer- Tim McCarthy, lyrics based upon St. Francis’s Canticle of the Sun
Publisher- AyaRTee Music (BMI)
Piano- Doug Smith
Bass- Miles Stanton
Lead Guitar- Seymour Lovejoy
Rhythm Guitars- Tim McCarthy, Al Rose, Margaret Chapman, Keith Chapman
Percussion- Mary Fogarty
Flute- Frank Mathew
Lead Vocal- Tim McCarthy
Back Vocals- Karen Mathew, Kathryn Mathew, Steve Stevens, Lourdene Haley, Seymour Lovejoy, Steve Rice, Jerry Bier, Joan Smith, Brigid Baumann, Pat Bechtold, Al Rose, Juanita Smith


I am you. You are me. We all live in harmony.
Sing our songs all day long.
Till everybody knows who we are.

(Verse 1)
The other day I wondered if I’d ever find a place
To go to when I’m feelin’ blue, a frown upon my face.
And just when things were lookin’ down, I thought I was alone,
I wandered into all of you and made this house my home.

(Verse 2)
It takes a lot of darkness to see the light of day.
And it takes a lot of smilin’ for a tear to go away.
But when we’ve got each other we can catch a falling star.
And let it shine inside our hearts and show them who we are.


(Verse 3)
And now it’s been so many years, I’ve met a lot of friends.
All the loving that I’ve touched, the spirit never ends.
The smile, the hug, the loving tear I cried for all of you,
Is just my way of sayin’ how much I think of you.


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