SCHOOL ANTHEM


1.  A happy  band,  from  far  and  near
Mount  Carmel  children  gather  here
We  love  the  School,  Mount  Carmel  hail,
Our  love  for  you,  shall  never  fail,

Ch.   For  God  is  all  our  strength
In Him we do and dare
The  right  against  the  wrong 
Well  cherish  and  revere 
Then proudly  let us stand
United heart and hand
We pray that God may bless
And keep Mount Carmel School.

2.   We  gather  here  where  all  may  sing 
Glad  songs  of  praise  of  trust  and  love 
Our  youthful  hearts  here  find  the  way 
That  leads  to  life  and  endless  day

THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER


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

PRAYERS

1. We assembled here to-day 
 Lady of Mount Carmel, pray 
That thou wouldst from every ill 
Guard our wayward footsteps still;
Guide us with thy heavenly light, 
Morning Star of radiance bright 

Ch: Ave Maria, Mother dear, 
Smile upon thy children here; 
Gentle Lady, ever blest 
On thine aid our hope we rest, 
Be our advocate on high 
In thy home beyond the sky.
 

Till we reach the distant shore, 
Till the storms of life are o’er 
In this wild tempestuous night, 
Carmel be our beacon light 
Guiding us o’er life’s dark sea 
To a bright eternity.

 

2. Pure as Carmel snows and lovely 
As its first fair morning shine 
Crowned with stars of changeless splendour, 
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 your children gathered here 
Mother of Mount Carmel hear 
Bless your children far and near. 

Raise thy voice for us to Jesus 
On this blessed feast of thine 
Raise thy hands to heav’n to bless us 
As we gather round thy shrine 
Bless oh bless us now and ever 
Thou who once this dark earth trod
And when dying waft our spirit 
To our home in heaven with God.

3. A new star is risen from the ocean 
Veronica is her name 
To join other stars in the heaven above 
Of the great family of Carmel 

Ch: Veronica, Veronica 
The whole world hails you today 
Veronica, Veronica 
You showed Carmel, a new way. 
Veronica, Veronica 
You showed Carmel, a new way. 


Active life and contemplation 
She saw as the need of the time 
To give the good news, all around the world
In works of charity and education.

She marked the way for us to follow 
Of obedience and self-sacrifice 
In true humility and fidelity
Trusting always in our heavenly Father.

4. Veronica we remember you 
 With filial love and gratitude 
Veronica we honor you, 
We celebrate your greatness true.

Though education you changed the hearts 
Through healing care you brought joy to lives 
Even more than these as we think of you 
We celebrate your holiness true.

You loved poor and neglected ones 
You prayed and worked for abandoned ones 
You fixed your gaze on Jesus Christ 
To please him, mother, you spent your life

 On this our joy-filled festive day 
With loyal hearts we sing this lay 
Your hidden life and zeal indeed 
Inspires us in prayer and deed.

5. On this School your blessing Lord. 
On this School your Grace bestow. 
On this School your blessing Lord. 
May it come and never go. 
Bringing peace and joy and happiness, 
Bringing love that knows no end. 
On this School your blessing Lord, 
On this School your blessing send.

   On this School our loving Lord, 
May it overflow each day. 
On this School our loving Lord,
May it come and with us stay. 
Drawing us in love and unity.
By the love received from you, 
On this school your loving Lord. 
May it come each day anew.

6. MOTHER OF CARMEL

Ch. Mother if Carmel pray for me
I want to live and love like Thee

1. Teach me to pray 
   with faith in God
   Show me the way
   that leads to my Lord

2. Help me to see 
   what’s right and wrong
   and with some values
   guide me along

3 Service to all 
    your invoice indeed
   True citizen be
   and help all in need.

7. There shall be showers of blessings
This is the promise of Love
There shall be seasons refreshing
Sent from the Saviour above
Ch: Showers of blessings
Showers of blessings we need
Mercy drops round us are failing
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessings 
O that, today they might fall
Now as to God we’re confessing
Now as on God, we call…

8.Make me a channel of your peace 
Make me a channel of your peace 
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love 
Where there is injury your pardon, Lord, 
And where there’s doubt true faith in you,

Ch:  Oh! 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, 
Where there is darkness, only shining light, 
And where there’s sadness ever joy.

 Make me a channel of your peace 
It is in pardoning that, we are pardoned 
In giving to each one that we receive 
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.