Song Ideas for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 10, 2023 

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 119 [118]:137, 124) “You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.” 

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES  “Let there be a wideness in our mercy, let there be a kindness in our hearts.”   listen 

 Holy, Holy, Holy (traditional) “…merciful and mighty…” 


Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 95:1–2, 6–7, 8–9) “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” 

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

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 

Gospel Acclamation: (2 Corinthians 5:19) “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 

 Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 42 [41]: 2–3) “Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.” 

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 

As the Deer by Martin Nystrom (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD In Every Age    

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 


(John 8:12) “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

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  ”…and in that light of life I’ll walk…”  listen 


More Songs: 

Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  and VOICES “Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy. Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope. Where there is injustice, be God’s justice…”  (Preparation / Closing) listen 

Blessed are We by Trevor Thomson (GIA) found in the collection VOICES. “We have the calling to love beyond borders or fears, colors or status; love for the loveless, hope for the hopeless”  (Preparation / Communion)  listen 

Build a Family by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “and may be build a family of love…” (Preparation / Communion) listen 

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “The time is now…and they will know us by our love.”  (Preparation / Communion) 

Can We Love by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured  and found in the collection VOICES “Loving our neighbor as ourselves the kingdom of love we will know.” (Song of Gathering / Preparation) listen 

Go Into the World by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) found on the CD You Welcomed Me  “Go into the world loving the people that you meet. Seek out the poor, the sick and the lonely. Let mercy lead, as you have received, for they are my sheep.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing) 

Hold Us Together by Maher/Wilson (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…ain’t the law of the land or the government…but it’s all you need.  And love will hold us together…”  (Closing) 

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “I will choose love…How many times must he call my name…?” (Preparation / Communion Meditation) 

Live the Love of Jesus by Trevor Thomson (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES  listen 

Love Never Fails You by Heath/Cates (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)  “’Cause love is right here. Love is alive. Love is the Way the Truth the Life.” (Communion Meditation) 

Love One Another by Feargal King (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the CD We Will be the Light, and found in the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Communion) listen 

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace by John Angotti (WLP) found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  and found in the collection VOICESlisten 

Many and One by Steve Angrisano ( found in the collection VOICES  “…and together…bringing mercy and peace to this world…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) 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 heart, Lord, help me to love like you”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen 

Prayer of Saint Francis (Temple) 

Shine the Light by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES “Shine the light, shine his light, to all the nations, be the love, be his love that won us salvation.”  (Closing Song) listen 

We Gather In Love by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES. “United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen 

Whatever You Do by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “Whatever you do to the least of your sisters and brothers you have done to me.” (Preparation / Closing) listen 

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light  and VOICES “And with the saints may we sing praise to Christ, our God, to Christ, our God.” (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen