Song Ideas for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, 3/12/2023

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Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 25(24):15-16) “My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues my feet from the snare.  Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and poor.”


(Ezekiel 36:23–26) “When I prove my holiness among you, I will gather you from all the foreign lands; and I will pour clean water upon you and cleanse you from all your impurities, and I will give you a new spirit, says the Lord.”

Gospel Acclamation: (John 4:42, 15) “Lord, you are truly the Savior of the world; give me living water, that I may never thirst again.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 4:13–14) “For anyone who drinks it, says the Lord, the water I shall give will become in him a spring welling up to eternal life.”


40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life  “Where springs of living water drown and refresh you.” (Preparation / Closing)

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

At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 and the collection VOICES   “Every tongue confess him Lord, King of Glory now…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing)  listen

Come, Just as You Are by Joseph Sabolick (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit   “Taste the living water and never thirst again.”  (Gathering / 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)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2   and the collection VOICES. “Wash me from my guilt, and of my sin cleanse me.”  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/ “This is my prayer in the desert when all that is in me feels dry…”  (Preparation)

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  (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 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 Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  “I am this dark world’s light…”  (Preparation / Communion) listen

In the River by Quilala/Silverberg/Schoolmeesters/Williams (Capitol CMG / CCLI) “Spring up a well in me.” (Closing)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart ( (from the CD Amid Passing Things) “Here I will be a living stream, all that you need.”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES   “Though our hearts be burdened with sin…we will know your presence among us…” (use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Lord, I Come by Billy Funk (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast  and in the collection VOICES  “All I wanna do is dwell in your presence and drink from the well that never runs dry.”   (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music Pub/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Do you thirst for a drink from the well?  Jesus is calling.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Rain Down by Jaime Cortez (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and  VOICESand on the CD Come, Holy Spirit  “You are the water of life that we thirst.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

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 “No one who believes shall ever thirst.” (Communion) listen

Remember Your Mercies, O Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson ( (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love)  (Entrance Antiphon)  (Communion Meditation)

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  “From desert to mountaintop…With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

Taste and See by Trevor Thomson (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES  listen  (Communion)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.”  (Communion)

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 have wandered and lost our way in life’s wilderness.  Bring us back.  Turn our hearts around.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion) 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)