Song Ideas for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25, 2022

Entrance Antiphon:  (Deuteronomy 3:31, 29, 30, 43, 42) “All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments.  But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.”

Gospel Acclamation: (See 2 Corinthians 8:9) “Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 119[118]:49–50) “Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope.  This is my comfort when I am brought low.”


(1 John 3:16) “By this we came to know the love of God: that Christ laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for one another.”


Praise the Lord, My Soul by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES  listen

Praise the Lord, My Soul by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong) from the CD Fill Us With Your Love


Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Riches I need not, nor man’s empty praise.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  and VOICES“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) listen

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 “For here my heart is satisfied within your presence…better is one day in your house than thousands elsewhere…”  (Gathering Song) listen

Can We Love by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured  and found in the collection VOICES  “It’s more than raising our hands, it’s more than singing this song…love our neighbor as ourselves, the kingdom of love we will know.”  (Gathering / Preparation)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “Be now my footsteps, leading the way, taking me where I must go.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Cornerstone by Mote/Liljero/Myrin/Morgan/Bradbury (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “When He shall come with trumpet sound Oh may I then in Him be found Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless stand before the throne.  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Glorify Him by Your Life by Lorraine Hess (WLP/GIA) from the CD Glorify Him and the collection VOICES . (Closing) listen

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready “…and with the death of my own desires I’ll rise with you.”  (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES. “…that we might become his righteousness…” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Love One Another by Feargal King (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the CD We Will be the Light, and found in the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Communion) listen

Love the Lord by Lincoln Brewster (Capitol CMG (IMI)/CCLI) “I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength.” (Closing)

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace by John Angotti (WLP) found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  and found in the collection VOICES  listen “It is in giving that we receive…” (Preparation / Communion)

My Reward by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Let all the treasure of this world fade away.  Jesus you are my reward…”  (Preparation / Closing)

No Greater Love by Assad/Tomlin/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI “In the poor, in the broken, in the crowded city streets, In the towers, in the money, in the strong and in the weak…You are ev’rywhere, God”  (Closing)

One Lord, One Faith by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD Glorify Him “As we share the light of Christ make us messengers of peace.”   listen  (Closing)

Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “I will serve the Lord. He will be my passion…”  (Communion)  listen

Sometimes by Step by Strasser/Mullins (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  “…and on this road to righteousness sometimes the climb can be so steep, I may falter in my steps but never beyond your reach…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing) – perhaps even just the Refrain, repeated

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Take my life and let it be consecrated all to thee. Take my silver and my gold, not a mite will I withhold.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Vineyard Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and  VOICES “Righteousness, righteousness is what I long for…is what I need…is what you want from me.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

The Beatitudes by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES. “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness…they shall be satisfied…”  (Communion Antiphon) 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 Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor by Cliff Petty (WLP) from the CD Touch Jesus and the collection VOICESlisten (Communion)

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the collection VOICES “The just will cry and the Lord will hear, and save them from all distress”  listen (Communion)

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

Turn Our Hearts Around by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and in the collection VOICES “We are tempted and we are fooled by sin’s beautiful disguise.  Bring us back.  Turn our hearts around.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2VOICES, and on the CD Fountain of Mercy “We lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus.  The greatness of mercy and love…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

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  and VOICES. “United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

We Will Serve the Lord by Rory Cooney (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD We Will Be the Light  listen “Wealth can be an idol…As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  (Preparation / Closing)

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 and VOICES “Whatever you do to the least of your sisters and brothers you have done to me.” (Preparation / Closing) listen

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light  and VOICES “And with the saints may we sing praise to Christ, our God, to Christ, our God.” (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen