Song Ideas for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 19, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Jeremiah 29:11, 12, 14) “The Lord said, I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 128: 1–2, 3, 4–5) “Blessed are those who fear the Lord.”

Blessed are Those Who Fear the Lord by Ed Bolduc ( lead sheet  DEMO

Gospel Acclamation: (John 15:4a, 5b) “Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord. Who remains in me bears much fruit.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 73 (72): 28) “To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.”


(Mark 11:23–24) “Amen, I say to you: Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you will receive, and it shall be given to you, says the Lord.”

More Songs:

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  and found in the collection VOICES  “Strengthened by the body of Christ…let us build your kingdom…” (Closing Song) listen

Awake, O Sleeper by Ike Ndolo (spiritandsong) from the CD We are Beggars “Arise from slumber. Christ is calling your name.” (Preparation)

Awake to the Day by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  listen  “We prepare for you, Lord.”  (Song of Gathering / Song of Preparation)

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

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES.  “We will not forget. We will stay awake…”  listen (Communion)

Find Us Ready by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “Find us working and loving and doing your will…building the kingdom of mercy and love.” (Use anywhere except Psalm)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “I will choose love.  I choose to serve.” (Gathering / Song of Preparation / Communion)

Lay Me Down by Tomlin/Ingram/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “I lay me down, I’m not my own. I belong to you alone…Take this life and let it shine. It will be my joy to say Your will, Your way.” (Closing)

Love the Lord by Lincoln Brewster (Capitol CMG (IMI)/CCLI)  “I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul…”  (Closing Song)

One Lord, One Faith by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD Glorify Him “Spirit of God, fill us with grace, open our hearts, help us embrace all the gifts you provide to serve in love.”  (Preparation) listen

Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  “He will be my reason to hope, my reason to live.” (Communion)  listen

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

We Belong to You by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) “Filled with gifts and filled with goodness…”  (Preparation / Communion)

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.  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 .  (Preparation / Closing) “Nobody puts a lamp in a basket, they set it up high so all can see…” (Preparation / Closing)   listen