Song Ideas for the 4th Sunday of Lent, 3/19/2023

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Entrance Antiphon: (Isaiah 66:10–11) “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.”

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: (John 9:11, 38) “The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God.”

Responsorial Psalm:

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

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


40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life  “Where springs of living water drown and refresh you.” (Preparation / Closing)

Alive Again by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD All the People Said Amen  listen on YouTube “You shattered my darkness, washed away my blindness…” (Closing)

At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 and the collection VOICES  “…every tongue confess him Lord, King of Glory now.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion) listen

Amazing Grace (traditional) “…was blind but now I see.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “…was blind but now I see.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  listen 

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

Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be With Me, Lord by Tom Booth ( from the CD Find Us Ready  “When I’m blind, when I cannot see.” (Preparation  / Communion)

Build My Life by Younker/Martin/Kapel/Redman/Barret (Capitol CMG/Bethel Music/CCLI) “…open up my eyes in wonder…”  (Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “Be now my vision, open these eyes…”  (Gathering / 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 “Light of the world you stepped down into darkness…opened my eyes let me see…”  (Gathering / Preparation)  listen

Hosanna by Brooke Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Open up our eyes to the things unseen”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

I Am Free by Jon Egan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) listen on YouTube (Josh Blakesley)  “Through you the blind will see.” (Closing)

In the Light of the Lord by Michael John Poirier found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and Love One Another. “In the light of the Lord we are healed of or blindness..” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart ( (from the CD Amid Passing Things) “Into the desert I will lead; here in the silence my word will speak, And you will find the peace you seek here in the desert.” (use anywhere except Psalm)

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

Let the River Flow by Darrell Evans (Vineyard Music) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit  “Let the blind man say, ‘I can see again.’” (Preparation / Closing)

Miracles by Quilala/Smith/Silverberg/Garrard (Capitol CMG/Integrity Music/CCLI) “The one who made the blind to see is moving here in front of me…I believe in you…you’re the God of miracles.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

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 eyes, Lord, help me to see your face…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES  and on the CD Father ,We Thank Thee   “I want to see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory.” (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

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  “From desert to mountaintop…With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “The same love that opened eyes to see is calling us all by name…”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES  “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.” (Communion) listen

Turn Our Hearts Around by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and in the collection VOICES “Wash us in your love…” (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Wonder by Houston/Crocker (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “I see the world in grace, I see the world in gospel, I see the world Your way, And I’m walking in the light.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

Word of God Speak by Millard/Kipley (Essential Music Publishing/Word Entertainment/CCLI) “Word of God, speak. Would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see your majesty…?”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)