Song Ideas and suggestions for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21, 2024

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 54 (53):6,8) “See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 23:1–3, 3–4, 5, 6) “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the collections More Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  listen

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong) from the CD Immersed and found in the collection VOICES  listen

Gospel Acclamation: (John 10:27) “My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them and they follow me.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 111 (110): 4–5) “The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.”


(Revelation 3:20) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, says the Lord, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door to me, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.”

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)

All I Need by Chambers/Houghton/Brewster (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “So many distractions that pull me away…You alone are all I need.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Come, Worship the Lord by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG, Brentwood–Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES  “…for we are his people, the flock that he shepherds…” listen

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)

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “I am the shepherd’s might…I am for you. Come and follow me…” (Communion)

I Am Not Alone by David/Sauder/Pittman/Jobe/Sampson/Fieldes (CCLI) “You’re my strength, You’re my defender, You’re my refuge in the storm.” (Communion Meditation)

I Will Follow by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day “You lead the way and I will follow…” (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI)  “Where you go, I’ll go…” found in the  collection VOICES (Preparation) 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  “Come unto me and rest…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES. “All our hope is in you…all the glory to you, God, the Light of the World.” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Leaning by Elmquist/Jacob Sooter/ Lizzie Morgan/ Matt Maher (Essential Music/CCLI) “I’m held by you. I am leaning on your everlasting arms.” (Preparation / 2nd Communion)

Many and One by Steve Angrisano ( found in the collection VOICES  “…the shepherd whop gathers us all…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

My Heart Your Home by Nathan & Christy Nockels (CURB/ Word Music Publishing/CCLI) “Let everything I do open up a door for you to come through…” (Communion Meditation)

One Faith by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the CD Strong In Faith and found in the collection VOICES “…sme of the shepherds have pastured themselves on their sheep…He is the Good Shepherd and he’s laid down his life for his sheep…” (Preparation) listen

Open My Eyes  by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and on the CD We Will be the Light  “Open my ears, Lord, help me to hear your voice…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Praise to the Lord the Almighty by Winkworth/Nockels/Neander (CURB/ Word Music Publishing/CCLI) “sheltering you under his wings and so gently sustaining…” (Gathering)

Shepherd by Amanda Cook (Bethel Music Publishing/CCLI) “Good Shepherd of my soul, take my hand and lead me on.” (Preparation / 2nd Communion)

Shepherd Me, O God by Marty Haugen (GIA)

The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “You are calling us all by name. “You call the cynic and the proud, ‘Come to me now.’  You’re calling us to the cross.”” (Preparation / Closing)  listen