Song Ideas and Suggestions for the 5th Sunday of Lent (B), March 17, 2024


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.


(Scrutinies) (Ps 18 [17]: 5–7) “The waves of death rose about me; the pains of the netherworld surrounded me. In my anguish I called to the Lord; and from his holy temple he heard my voice.”


Responsorial Psalms:

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2   and the collection VOICES. “Wash me from my guilt, and of my sin cleanse me.”  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

(Scrutinies)  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 12:26) “Whoever serves me must follow me, says the Lord; and where I am, there also will my servant be.”


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


Communion Antiphon: (John 12:24) “Amen, amen I say to you: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single grain. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.“


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


More songs:

Alive In You by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow “You see through the veil into our hearts.” (2nd Communion)

Alive Again by Ingram/Maher (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/Spirit Music/CCLI) from the CD All the People Said Amen   “You called and you shouted…” (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) “…raising up the broken to life…” (Preparation / Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “and I shall rise with you…”   listen

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

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “Come to me and know that I’ll always be there…” (Communion)

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. “For I will raise you up…” (Communion) listen

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 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

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 Follow by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day  (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI)  “Whom you love I’ll love, how you serve I’ll serve…” found in the  collection VOICES (Preparation) 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)

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

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart ( (from the CD Amid Passing Things) “…and from this death you shall arise, arise with me….”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES  “Though our hearts be burdened with sin, through your love you brought us salvation.” (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 dead man say ‘I am born again.’” (Preparation / Closing)

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Communion)  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

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG) found in the collection VOICES “…out of the ashes we rise…”  (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 Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “You heal our brokenness inside and give us life…” (Preparation / Closing)  listen

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

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)

Yes, Lord, I Have Come to Believe by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word  and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES. “I am the resurrection and the life…Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Messiah.” (Preparation / Closing) listen