Admittedly, some of the "Glory and Praise" songs sound like they could be pitching laundry detergent, but I really enjoy "I Am the Bread of Life" and "City of God" and "Seek Ye First..."
I really like some of the songs, too...that said:
My husband is a classicly trained keyboard musician who has done church music all his life, since his teens. He's the organist for our parish, and he's also played for a local OSCO abbey, once for the ordination of a priest, by invitation. He's also a convert to the RC church, 16 years ago...
We love the old music, and he plays it occasionally at church, but rarely for a hymn selection, our parish priest uses OCD exclusively...Hub and I, for pleasure, go to the abbey where the Trappists let him play to his heart's content on their decent large electronic organ...the Gounot-Bach Ave Maria (most beautiful piece of music ever composed, imho) and his other favorite selections...Panis Angelicus...the rest.
We also love chant, and to hear the monks singing in the middle of the night, at dawn, during the day, at vespers...we sing with them if we are sure our voices will not stand out, but blend perfectly as they school theirs to do...
Music during the mass is a distraction, especially when our older congregation cannot or will not sing some of the oddball stuff the goofy music committee at the mother parish (we're a mission) selects. Once in a while, the priest will bring in something that comes straight from a protestant hymnal with maybe a word or two changed for the Catholics...
I recall when he was Lutheran (Missouri Synod) my husband's joy at playing truly classical and utterly exquisite pipe organ pieces, and the abject sense of loss he had with the Catholic OCD music...unless you've spent your life at it, you probably can't imagine the grief, and the price he paid in silence...He'll always be a Catholic, but imho the OCD are nothing but derivative junk.
My opinion only, that one has the possibility of lasting. If the verse is played simply and doesn't get too overwrought. By the time you get to the third verse the congregation gets out of breath if the musicians push it to its limits. Some of the traditionalists have commented that the congregation singing 'in the person' of God is all wrong and can lead to incorrect understanding.
Okay, I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack but that sounds stupid, even to me.
Seek Ye First
Not bad. A simple tune. Stays within an octave, no one is going to be intimidated by it. Everybody can take a crack at it.