Song Suggestions and Ideas for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2/5/2023

Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 95 (94):6–7) “O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.”

Gospel Acclamation: (John 8:12) “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 107 (106):8–9) “Let them thank the Lord for his mercy, his wonders for the children of men, for he satisfies the thirsty soul, and the hungry he fills with good things.”


(Matthew 5:5–6) “Blessed are those who mourn, for the shall be consoled. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall have their fill.”

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  and found in the collection VOICES  “Let us live our lives so that all might see…taking up the call now to share your light with all the world. ” (Closing Song) listen

Awake, O Sleeper by Ike Ndolo (spiritandsong) from the CD We are Beggars  “In the darkest times of life when our lights refuse to shine, you are there.” (Preparation / Closing)

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

Burning in My Soul by Younker/Maher/Reeves/Carson (worshiptogether) from the CD All the People Said Amen  “I cannot contain it, so let it shine…this light of mine…” (Closing)

Come, Worship the Lord by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG, Brentwood–Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES  “Come, let us bow down and worship, bending the knee before the Lord our Maker…”  listen

Cry the Gospel by Tom Booth (OCP) from the CD Cry the Gospel  “You are the salt of the earth…” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Fragrance Prayer by Tom Booth (OCP) “Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as a light to all. ” (Meditation)

Go Into the World by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) found on the CD You Welcomed Me  “Go into the world loving the people that you meet. Seek out the poor, the sick and the lonely. Let mercy lead, as you have received, for they are my sheep.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

Go Make a Difference by Steve Angrisano ( found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2and VOICES  listen  “We are the hands of Christ reaching out to those in need, the face of God for all to see…”  (Closing)

Go Out in the World by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  “Go and make disciples of all the nations.”  (Closing) listen 

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “I am the Bread of Life…Truth and Light…I Am Who AM…” (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. “Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart…let me be your light in this world.”  (Communion) listen

I Received the Living God by Brett Ballard (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “Jesus said, “I am the light shining for eternity; Go and be the light of life Shining for the world to see.” (Communion) listen

In the Light by Charlie Peacock (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the CD We Will be the Light  “I wanna be in the light as you are in the light…”  (Closing)

Lay Me Down by Tomlin/Ingram/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Take this life and let it shine…” (Closing)

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Capitol CMG/Integrity/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “We behold the breaking dawn…O your name is a light in the darkness.” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) 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 “I will serve the Lord. He will be my passion…”  (Communion)  listen

Send Me Out by Steve Fee (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “I wanna be your hands and feet…shine your light in the darkest place…”  (Closing)

Shine the Light by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES “Shine the light, shine his light, to all the nations, be the love, be his love that won us salvation.”  (Closing Song) listen

Shine Through Us by Danielle Rose (WLP) – from the CD I Thirst and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  (Communion Meditation)

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Take my life and let it be consecrated all to thee.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Vineyard Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and  VOICES “Take my life and form it…my mind transform it…my will and conform it to yours.”  (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 the peacemakers, for they’ll be called children of God…”  (Communion Antiphon) listen

We are the Light of the World by Jean Anthony Greif (Vernacular Hymns Publishing Company) “Blessed are they who are poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.” (Preparation / Closing)

We Will Be the Light by Angotti/Garcia (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICESand on the CD We Will Be the Light  (Closing Song)  listen

You are the Light by Ed Bolduc (WLP) as recorded by Cliff Petty on the CD Touch Jesus and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and VOICES.  “Nobody puts a lamp in a basket, they set it up high for all to see…” (Preparation / Closing) listen