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Song Ideas for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 20, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 84 (83):210–11) “Turn your eyes, O God, our shield; and look on the face of your anointed one; one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.”

Better Is One Day by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD Strong In Faith “Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.” listen (Gathering Song – don’t feel like you need to sing and play the entire song.  V1, Refrain, V2, Refrain would be sufficient for a song of gathering.)

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 67:2–3, 5, 6, 8) “O God, let all the nations praise you!”

Let All the Nations Praise You by W. Clifford Petty (WLP/GIA)

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 4:23) “Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 130[129]:7) “With the Lord there is mercy; in him is plentiful redemption”

With the Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…”  found in the collection VOICES(Preparation / Communion Meditation) listen


(John 6:51–52) “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.”

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

Rain Down by Jaime Cortez (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and  VOICES and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit    “Faithful and true is the Word of our God.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

More Songs:

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly by Tomlin/Ingram/Barrett (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “It all comes down to this What you require of me. Love my neighbor as myself And You above all things.” (Preparation / Closing)

Awesome is the Lord Most High by Pierce/Tomlin/Reeves/Abel (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)  “Raise your hands all you nations…” (Closing)

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “The time is now…and they will know us by our love.” (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. “You shall live forever…” (Communion) listen

I Am the Bread of Life by Toolan (GIA) “You shall live forever…”

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

Let Me Be Joy (Let Me be a Channel) by Ed Bolduc (edbolducmusic.com) “We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus…”  mp3 – sheet music 

Let Us Stand by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  and in the collection VOICES  “With the strength of all the nations we sing your praise…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing) listen

Lord, You are Good and Forgiving by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES  “Nations sing your praise…” listen

Many and One by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES  “…and together…bringing mercy and peace to this world…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Mighty to Save by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Everyone needs compassion, the mercy of a Savior…the hope of nations….”  (Song of Preparation / Communion / Closing Song) listen

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music Pub/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Are you hurting and broken within?  Jesus is calling.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Our God by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “Praise him all you nations…” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

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)

The Hands and Feet of Jesus by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “God so loved the world…” found in the collection VOICES. (Closing) listen

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen on iTunes  “Let there be a wideness in our mercy, let there be a kindness in our hearts.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

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…let our faith be more than anthems…” (Preparation / Communion)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Waiting and the collection VOICES “In the Body of Christ we are brought to new life…” (Communion)  listen

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light  and VOICES  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen