(If you are reading this in an email, be sure to visit the website!  CLICK HERE) – sometimes updates are added

Song Ideas for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 70 (69):2, 6) “O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 145:8–9, 15–16, 17–18) “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.”

*He Answers All Our Needs by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithfuland found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 (Communion)

FREE – The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us  by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  demo

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 4:4b) “One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.”

Communion Antiphon: (Wisdom 16:20) “You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.”


(John 6:35) “I am the bread of life, says the Lord; whoever comes to me will not hunger and whoever believes in me will not thrist.”

Soul of Christ (Anime Christi) by Lorraine Hess –  this song works well for a Spiritual Communion prayer for those watching online.  A fresh setting of this beautiful text. It is available as an octavo or lead sheet  youtube


More Songs:

**All Who are Thirsty by Brown/Robertson (Vineyard Music/CCLI) “Come to the fountain. Dip your heart in the stream of life.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong)  listen on YouTube “Word incarnate, dwell within is; pierce our hardened hearts.”

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (listen to the arrangement by Chris Rice)

Come to the Water by Foley, arr. Maher (OCP) from the CD Overflow  listen from YouTube “O let all who thirst, let them come to the water.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)  “Whoever comes to me will not hunger again.” (Communion)

**Gathered as One by Light/Tate (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and the CD Gathered as One  “The bread that is strength for our days…” (Gathering / Preparation)

For Us by Sarah Hart & Sarah Kroger (Integrity/CCLI) chart  “O how deep the Father‘s love.” (Preparation / Communion)

Healing Is In Your Hands by Tomlin/Nockels/Carson/Redman/Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “No mountain, no valley, no gain or loss we know could keep us from your love.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Heavenly Bread by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 angels  listen on YouTube (verses borrow text from the Sequence)  (Preparation / Communion)

Hungry by Kathryn Scott (Vineyard / CCLI) “Hungry I come to You for I know You satisfy. I am empty but I know Your love does not run dry.”  (Preparation / Communion)

**I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  “No one who believes shall ever thirst. (Communion)

**I Am the Bread of Life by Tom Kaczmarek (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast(Consider a slightly slower, less aggressive arrangement in the beginning.)  (Communion)

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “Come to me and know that I’ll always be there…” (Communion)

**I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from CD In Shadow and In Light and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “O Bread of Life, you will answer all our needs…”  (Communion)

King of My Heart by McMillan/McMillan (Capitol CMG/Moniker Music Group/CCLI)   “Let the king of my heart be…the fountain I drink from…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

**Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “Jesus, fill us with your mercy…This is living bread come down from heaven.  You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion)

**Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “My one defense, my righteousness…“  (Preparation / Communion)

**Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (traditional)

**Rain Down by Jaime Cortez (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit    “Full of God’s love is the earth.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Table of Plenty by Dan Schutte (OCP) listen from YouTube “God will provide for all that we need.”  (Gathering / Preparation)

The Feast Meant for Everyone by Booth/Hart (OCP) Bread for the immigrant, bread for the poor, bread for the hungry who beg at our door. Food for the outcast waiting to belong; come to the feast meant for everyone.” (Preparation / Communion)

**What a Beautiful Name by Fielding/Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “What could separate us now?” (Preparation / Communion)

Who You Say I Am by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Who am I that the highest king would welcome me…Oh his love for me.” (Preparation / Communion)

More Songs on Unity / Hope

Awakening by Tomlin/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In our hearts Lord in this nation: awakening. Holy Spirit we desire awakening.”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy. Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope. Where there is injustice, be God’s justice…” (Preparation / Closing)

**Blessed are We by Trevor Thomson (GIA) “We have the calling to love beyond borders or fears, colors or status; love for the loveless, hope for the hopeless”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Build a Family by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and the Wedding Collection: Love One Another  “and may be build a family of love…” (Preparation / Communion)

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…let us come together…walking in the Spirit, there’s much to be done”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Can We Love? by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured  listen from YouTube  “It’s more than shouting God’s name.  It’s more than singing this song. Loving our neighbor as ourselves the kingdom of love we will know.” (Song of Gathering / Preparation)

From the Inside Out by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In my heart in my soul, Lord, I give You control. Consume me from the inside out Lord. Let justice and praise Beco­­me my embrace To love You from the inside out.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Go Into the World by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) found on the CD You Welcomed Me  “Go into the world loving the people that you meet. Seek out the poor, the sick and the lonely. Let mercy lead, as you have received, for they are my sheep.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

Hold Us Together by Maher/Wilson (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…ain’t the law of the land or the government…but it’s all you need.  And love will hold us together…”  (Closing)

**Holy Spirit, We’re Calling You by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) “For the healing of the world, for the healing of the nations, Lord we pray with one voice, one song for all the earth.”  Listen (Use anywhere except Psalm)

**Many and One by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong.com)  listen on YouTube  “and together we are all his hands and his feet, bringing mercy and peace to this world.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “God of love, bring us to your love…in this world ever-changing your way is clear, holy Lord, you are God of love.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

Revive Us, O God by Jesse Manibusan (OCP) “Weary for the burden of ignorance grown…breathe into us the ways of your wisdom…when we choose your way, choose your truth, when we choose life…” (Preparation / Communion)

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Take my life and let it be consecrated all to thee.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

The Blessing by Brown/Carnes/Jobe/Furtick (Captiol CMG/Essential/CCLI) “The Lord bless you and keep you…May his blessing be upon you…”  (Communion Meditation)

Way Maker by Osinachi Kalu Okoo Egbu (Integrity Music Europe / CCLI) “Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness…” (use anywhere except Psalm)

We Believe by Hooper/Fike/Ryan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In this time of desperation when all we know is doubt and fear…we believe in God the Father, we believe in Jesus Christ…and he’s coming back again.’ (Preparation / Communion)

**We Gather In Love by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**Whatever You Do by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “Whatever you do to the least of your sisters and brothers you have done to me.” (Preparation / Closing)

**Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light   “Where charity and love…there God is found.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)