Song Ideas for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 24, 2023 

Entrance Antiphon: “I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.” 

We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2, VOICES, and on the CD Fountain of Mercy “We lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus.  The greatness of mercy and love…”  listen 

In You, O Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “I cry unto you and you hear my voice.”  (Communion) listen 

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 145:2–3. 8–9. 17–18) “The Lord is near to all who call upon him.” 

The Lord Is Near by Tom Booth (OCP) 


Gospel Acclamation: (Acts 16:14b) “Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.” 


Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 119 [118]:4–5) “You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.” 

Lord, You Have the Words by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and found in the collection VOICES  “The law of the Lord is perfect…the precepts of the Lord are right…the rule of the Lord is to be trusted…”  (Communion) listen 




(John 10:14) “I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me.”  

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) 



More Songs 

A Life Transformed by Gratitude by Trevor Thomson (WLP/GIA) “You give me more than I need. Your abundance is generous.” found in the  collection VOICES  listen (Preparation / Communion) 

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 

Find Us Ready by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “Find us working and loving and doing your will…building the kingdom of mercy and love.” (Use anywhere except Psalm) 

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI “All your ways are good, all your ways are sure…you’re the one I seek…” found in the  collection VOICES (Preparation) listen 

Many and One by Steve Angrisano ( found in the collection VOICES   “all of us seeking…and together we are all his hands and his feet, bringing mercy and peace to this world.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen 

O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and VOICES. “God of love, bring us to your love…in this world ever-changing your way is clear, holy Lord, you are God of love.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen 

On Earth As in Heaven by Fowler/Franklin/Mille/Kuiper (Essential Music/CCLI) “Come have your way in this place, break our walls down…”  (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 heart, Lord, help me to love like you…and the first shall be last…”  (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.” (Preparation / Closing)  listen 

Revive Us, O God by Jesse Manibusan (OCP) “breathe into us the ways of your wisdom…when we choose your way, choose your truth, when we choose life…” (Preparation / Communion) 

Sometimes by Step by Strasser/Mullins (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “…and I will seek you in the morning and I learn to walk in your ways…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing) 

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES  “For the love of God is broader than the measures of the mind.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen 

To You, O Lord by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and in the collection VOICES  “Your ways, O Lord, make known to me…teach me your ways…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation) 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. “We come to reconnect as seekers…what we seek is holiness…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen 

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light  and VOICES “Where charity and love…there God is found.” (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) 

You’re Worthy of My Praise by David Ruis (Brentwood–Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and VOICES  and on the CD Strong In Faith  “I will seek you…I will follow all of your ways…” (Preparation / Closing) listen