Song Ideas for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 13, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 74 (73):20, 19, 22, 23) “Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones forever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not the cries of those who seek you.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 85:9, 10, 11–12, 13–14) “Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.”

Lord, Let us See Your Kindness by Craig & Kristen Colson (WLP/GIA)

Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness by Aaron Thompson, arr. Jefferson (WLP/GIA)

Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness by Ed Bolduc (  demo

Gospel Acclamation: (Psalm 130:5) “I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for his word.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 147:12, 14) “O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat.”


(John 6:51) “The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

More Songs:

Altar of Hope (Be Still) by Hess/Diliberto (WLP) from the CD Glorify Him  and the collection VOICES “Be still and know that he is God.” (Preparation)  listen (Preparation / Communion)

Awesome is the Lord Most High by Pierce/Tomlin/Reeves/Abel (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)   “…Where you lead us, God, we will go…” (Closing)

Be Not Afraid by Bob Dufford (OCP) “If you pass through raging waters in the sea you shall not drown.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be Still by David J. Evans (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “Be still for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Cornerstone by Mote/Liljero/Myrin/Morgan/Bradbury (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Through the storm he is Lord, Lord of all.  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)   found in the collection VOICES “Whoever comes to me will not hunger again.” (Communion) listen

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

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

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 and VOICES. “Whisper in the silence where you lead me to your heart.” (Communion)

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI)  “I will trust in you alone…” found in the  collection VOICES (Preparation) listen

It Is Well by Spafford/DiMarco/Bliss (Bethel Music/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES. “So let go, my soul, and trust in him, the waves and wind still know his name…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Let It Be Jesus by Tomlin/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Let it be Jesus, my song inside the storm.” (Communion Meditation)

Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) found in the collection VOICES “This is living bread come down from heaven. You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion) listen

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES“Without you I fall apart.  You’re the one that guides my heart..“  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth ( from the CD Captured  listen on YouTube  “O Saving Lamb, please take my hand.” (Communion)

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Houston/Crocker/Ligthelm (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown, where feet may fail.” (Meditation)

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG) found in the collection VOICES  listen

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 Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “My Lord and God! You are my Lord and God! You will always be the Lord of all of me.” (Preparation / Communion) 

Word of God Speak by Millard/Kipley (Essential Music Publishing/Word Entertainment/CCLI) “Word of God, speak. Would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see your majesty to be still and know that you’re in this place.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

You Know Who I Am by Maher/Booth (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Fountain of Mercy  “You know who I am, Lord help me to stand and lead me into community.”  (Prepration / Communion)

You Never Let Go by Beth & Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Oh no, you never let go through the calm and through the storm…”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

You’re Worthy of My Praise by David Ruis (Brentwood–Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and VOICES  and on the CD Strong In Faith  “I will trust you alone.” (Preparation / Closing) listen