Song Ideas and Suggestions for the 4th Sunday of Lent (B), March 10, 2024

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.”


(Scrutinies) (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.”


Responsorial Psalms:

Let My Tongue Be Silenced by Tony Alonso (GIA)

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

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

(Scrutinies) Psalm 23 by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word

(SEASONAL) With the Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…”  found in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Communion Meditation) 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   (Preparation / Communion) 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 8:12) “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.”


Communion Antiphon: (Ps 122 (121): 3-4) “Jerusalem is built as a city bonded as one together. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to praise the name of the Lord.”


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


More songs:

Alive Again by Ingram/Maher (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/Spirit Music/CCLI) from the CD All the People Said Amen   “You shattered my darkness, washed away my blindness…” (Closing)

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES “…I’ve been set free.” (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)

Broken Vessels by Houston/Myrin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…was blind but now I see…” (Preparation / Communion)

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

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…”   listen

For God So Loved the World by Ben Walther (OCP) (Communion)

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…”  (Gathering / Preparation)  listen

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

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 Will Never Be by Geoff Bullock (Music Services / CCLI) “Sweep away the darkness, burn away the chaff and let a flame burn to glorify your name.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

In the Light by Charlie Peacock (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the CD We Will be the Light  “I wanna be in the light as you are in the light…”  (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)

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) listen

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)

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…”    listen

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2  andVOICES  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

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Capitol CMG/Integrity/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “We behold the breaking dawn…O your name is a light in the darkness.” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) 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

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

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “Bread from heaven, Cup of everlasting life, in this meal we share the Body of Christ.” (Communion) listen

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

Thy Word by Grant/Smith (Capitol CMG/Word Music/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1   “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Way Maker by Osinachi Kalu Okoo Egbu (Integrity Music Europe / CCLI) “Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness…” (use anywhere except Psalm)

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)

Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES  “You lead us by still waters into mercy…”  (Closing Song) listen