Song Ideas and Suggestions for the 3rd Sunday of Lent (B), March 3, 2024

Entrance Antiphon:  (Ps 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.”

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES “Through many dangers, toils and snare I have already come…”   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…” listen


(Scrutinies) (Ez 36:23–26) “When I prove my holiness among you, I will gather you all from 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.”


(Scrutinies) (Isaiah 55:1) “Come to the Waters, you who are thirsty, says the Lord; you who have no money, come and drink joyfully.”

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.” listen

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.”

Responsorial Psalms:

Lord, You Have the Words by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and found in the collection VOICES  The law of the Lord is perfect…the rule of the Lord is to be trusted…” listen

(SCRUTINIES) If Today You Hear His Voice: Psalm 95 by W. Clifford Petty (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES.  listen

(SCRUTINIES) If Today You Hear the Voice of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “…harden not your hearts.” listen

(SEASONAL) With the Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…”  found in the collection VOICES listen

(SEASONAL) Be Merciful, O Lord by Jeff Thomas (OCP)

(SEASONAL) Have Mercy on Us for We Have Sinned by Cliff Petty (WLP/GIA) from the CD In Spirit and Truth and found in the collection VOICES  listen

Gospel Acclamation: (John 3:16) “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.”


(SCRUTINIES) (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: (Matthew 17:5) “For anyone who drinks it, says the Lord, the water I shall give will become in him a spring welling up to eternal life.”

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…drink from the well that never runs dry….” listen

More songs:

Healing Waters by Nuzum/Springer (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES. (Song of Preparation / Communion)  listen

Here I Am to Worship by Tim Hughes (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith and found in the collection VOICES “…you stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes, let me see”  (Gathering / Preparation)  listen

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…” (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  “…the living water, thirsty one…stoop down and drink and live…”  (Preparation / Communion) listen

It Is Well by Spafford/DiMarco/Bliss (Bethel Music/CCLI)  “Through it all my eyes are on you…”  found in the collection VOICES. (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES   “In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.” (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

My Soul Is Thirsting by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  and on the CD Forever Will I Sing   “in the shadow of your wings I cling to you…”  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 – *OMIT THE BRIDGE (contains “Alleluia“)

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

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   “..and at the well your waters give our everlasting life…”  (Gathering / Preparation) listen

Rise from the Ashes by Craig Colson (WLP) from the CD I Am the Way    (Preparation / Communion)

The Feast Meant for Everyone by Booth/Hart (OCP) “Bread for the immigrant, bread for the poor, bread for the hungry who beg at our door. Food for the outcast waiting to belong; come to the feast meant for everyone.” (Preparation / Communion)

The Hands and Feet of Jesus by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “God so loved the world…” found in the collection VOICES. (Closing) listen