Song Ideas for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 27, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 86 (85):1–3) “Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me; save the servant who trusts in you, my God. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 138:1–2, 2–3, 6, 8) “Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 16:18) “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 104 [103]: 13–15) “The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord; you bring forth bread from the earth and wine to cheer the heart.”

We Bring Our Gifts to Your Altar by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES.  “Fruit of the earth…which will become for us the Bread of Life.” (Song of Preparation) listen


(John 6:54) “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, says the Lord, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

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. “All who eat…you shall live forever and I will will raise you up.”  (Communion) listen

More Songs:

Beautiful One by Tim Hughes (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart could fully know how marvelous, how wonderful you are.”   Found in the collection VOICES. (Closing Song) listen

Behold (Then Sings My Soul) by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Then sings my soul, how great your love is…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES.  “You are my Lord, it’s you I adore…”  listen (Communion)

Build My Life by Younker/Martin/Kapel/Redman/Barret (Capitol CMG/Bethel Music/CCLI)  “And I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)   found in the collection VOICES “All who will eat my flesh and drink my blood will have eternal life, and I will raise them up again.” (Communion) listen

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI) “How great, how awesome is he.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm) found in the collection VOICES  listen

Great are You, Lord by Leonard/Ingram/Jordan (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/CCLI)  “You give life, you are love, you give hope, you restore every heart that is broken, and great are you, Lord.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing Song)

How Great is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES. (use anywhere except Psalm) listen

I Am the Bread of Life by Tom Kaczmarek (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and on the CD Celebrate the Feast (Consider a slightly slower, less aggressive arrangement in the beginning.)  (Communion) listen

I Received the Living God by Brett Ballard (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES  “In my grief I called the Lord, in his love he answered me.” (Communion Meditation) listen

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES. “…name above all names, Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel, the Rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven…” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) found in the collection VOICES “This is living bread come down from heaven. You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion) listen

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Unravel listen on YouTube “When I call, answer me, O my just God…Have pity on me and hear my prayer.” (Closing)

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 “And he gave to Simon Peter…the keys of the kingdom so darkness would never prevail.” (Preparation) listen

One True God by Tomlin/Redman/Chapman (Capitol CMG/Essential Music Pub./CCLI) from the collection VOICES“You are the one alone in greatness, the one who never changes, Jesus you are the one who rose in power, the one who reigns forever…the one true God! (Preparation / Closing)  listen

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG) found in the collection VOICES “…opened the eyes of the blind…there’s no one like you.”  (Gathering / Preparation)  listen

Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) ) found in the collection VOICES  “Emmanuel, only Son of God, you were, you are and always will be, the sacrifice who gave his life for us.” (Preparation / Communion) listen

The Name of Jesus by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again  and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   and VOICES. “Every knee will bow down, every tongue will confess that you are the glory of God.” (Closing) listen

The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the collection VOICES, and the CD In Every Age  “I’m living on the rock of faith.” (Closing) listen

Way Maker by Osinachi Kalu Okoo Egbu (Integrity Music Europe / CCLI) “Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God, that is who you are.” (use anywhere except Psalm)

We Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “My Lord and God! You are my Lord and God!  You are my Lord and God! You will always be the Lord of all of me.” (Preparation / Communion) 

What a Beautiful Name by Fielding/Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES. “You were the Word at the beginning One with God the Lord Most High, Your hidden glory in creation Now revealed in You our Christ.”  (Second Communion) listen

You are Holy / Prince of Peace by Imboden/Rhoton (Music Services/CCLI)  “You are holy, you are mighty, you are worthy…you’re my Prince of Peace and I will live my life for you.”  (Closing Song)