Song Ideas for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9th, 2022

Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 130 [129]:3–4) “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.”

Gospel Acclamation: (1 Thessalonians 5:18) “In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 34 [33]:11) “The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.”


(1 John 3:2) “When the Lord appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”


The Lord Has Revealed by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP/GIA) 

The Lord Has Revealed by Tom Booth ( (from the CD Cry the Gospel)


Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly by Tomlin/Ingram/Barrett (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Act justly love mercy walk humbly With You, God. In all things, in all ways walk humbly With You, God” (Preparation / Closing)

Alive Again by Ingram/Maher (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/Spirit Music/CCLI) from the CD All the People Said Amen   “You called and you shouted, broke through my deafness…” (Closing)

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES “…I’ve been set free.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  listen 

All About You by Ratcliffe/Houghton (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “You are the Holy One. You are the Living Word. You are the center of my focus, Jesus.   (Closing Song)

Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  and VOICES “Let your life be a presence of our Lord Jesus Christ…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

Be Still by David J. Evans (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

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

Come to Jesus by Hart/Blakesley (spiritandsong) from the CD Waiting and found in the collection VOICES “Let go your every fear. There is only mercy here. Welcome pauper, rich man, leper…”  (Gathering Song / Song of Preparation / Communion)  listen

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Public Domain) “Come Thou fount of ev’ry blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace. Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise.” (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

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)

Death Was Arrested by Kersh/Coker/Balltzglier/Smith (Capitol CMG Publishing/Music Services/CCLI) “Oh Your grace so free washes over me. You have made me new now life begins with You.”  (Preparation / Closing)

Father, We Thank Thee by John Angotti (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2VOICES, and on the CD Testify  listen “Father, we thank thee, for planting these seeds in our hearts.” (Preparation / Closing)

For the Beauty of the Earth by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and the collection VOICES  listen  “Lord, we thank you. Lord, we love you. Lord, we thank you for this life.” (Closing)

Forever by Chris Tomlin (Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the collection VOICES  “Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King, his love endures forever.” (Closing) listen

Give Glory by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1 and VOICES. “Give glory to our God who is and always was.”  (Closing Song) listen

In the River by Quilala/Silverberg/Schoolmeesters/Williams (Capitol CMG / CCLI) “There is a current stirring deep inside. It’s overflowing from the heart of God…We come alive in the river…”  (Closing)

Let Your Mercy Wash Over Us by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and the collection More Voices as One vol. 3and VOICES. (Communion)  listen

Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks by W. Clifford Petty (WLP/GIA) listen  (Preparation / Communion)

Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks to You by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) found in the collection  VOICES listen

Lord Reign In Me by Brenton Brown (Vineyard) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2VOICES (Preparation / Closing) listen

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) found on the CD As I Pray  listen (Communion / Meditation)

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

Return to God by Angotti/Hommerding (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  and VOICES  “With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

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

This Is Amazing Grace by Riddle/Farro/Wickham (Bethel Music Publishing, CURB | Word Music Publishing, Music Services, Inc., CCLI) “Who breaks the power of sing and darkness…” (Closing)

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 “Turn our hearts around. Flood our souls completely, wash us in your love.”  (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

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