Song Ideas for the 5th Sunday of Lent, 3/26/2023

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Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 43(42): 1–2) “Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that is faithless. From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God, are my strength.”

Responsorial Psalm:

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

Gospel Acclamation: (John 11:25a, 26) “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will never die.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 11:26) “Everyone who lives and believes in me will not die for ever, says the Lord.”


40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life   (Preparation / Closing)

Alive Again by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD All the People Said Amen  listen on YouTube “You called and you shouted….I’m alive again!” (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  “We exalt and we praise you, led by your Spirit…”  (Gather / 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)

Breathe by Marie Barnett (Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   “This is the air I breathe, your Holy Spirit living in me.”  (Communion)

Breathe On Me, O Breath of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and VOICES  “my will to yours incline until this selfish part of me glows with your fire divine.” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “Arise in me and I shall rise with you.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Flowing River by Rita Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit  and the collection VOICES “Let your presence fill me up…make my life a flowing river of your everlasting love.” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love   listen  “Holy Spirit, send your fire of love…breathe on me. Sealed with gifts of your love, change us so we change the world.” (Preparation / Communion)

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

I Will Rise by Tomlin/Reeves/Giglio/Maher (CCLI)

I Am the Bread of Life by Toolan (GIA) “And I will raise you 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. “…Iwill raise you up…” (Communion) 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

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 dead man say, ‘I am born again…Holy Spirit, come.’” (Preparation / Closing)

Rest On Us by Lake, Smith, Bashta, Jay, White, Brown (CCLI/Bethel/Capitol/Curb) “Holy Spirit, come rest on us…Come down, Spirit when you move…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing)

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  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Unless a Grain of Wheat by John Angotti (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 

Veni, Creator Spiritus by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Testify   listen  (Preparation / Communion)