Song Ideas for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 8, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Esther 4:17) “Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will.  For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.”

God of Wonders by Byrd/Hindalong (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith and VOICES “Lord of all creation, of water, earth and sky….” listen

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 80:9, 12, 13–14, 15–16, 19–20 “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.”

The Vineyard of the Lord  by Colson (OCP) from the CD Fill Us With Your Love

Gospel Acclamation: (John 15:16) “I have chosen you from the world, says the Lord, to go and bear fruit that will remain.”

Communion Antiphon: (Lamentations 3:25) “The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.”

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


(Corinthians 10:17) “Though many, we are one bread, one body, for we all partake of the one Bread and one Chalice.”

Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) found in the collection VOICES “This is living bread come down from heaven. You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion) listen

Many and One by Steve Angrisano ( found in the collection VOICES  “…and together…bringing mercy and peace to this world…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

More Songs:

10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES   “Bless the Lord, O my soul…” (Use anywhere except psalm) listen

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  and found in the collection VOICES  “Strengthened by the body of Christ…let us build your kingdom…” (Closing Song) listen

As It Is In Heaven by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow and in the collection VOICES  “Let your kingdom come, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Closing Song) listen

Behold (Then Sings My Soul) by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Then sings my soul…how great your love is…” (Communion) listen

Better Is One Day by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD Strong In Faith “…for my soul longs and even faints for you.”  (Communion) listen

Cornerstone by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) from the CD Divine Comedy listen on YouTube  “Save us from the thorns and the shallow hard ground…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Cornerstone by Mote/Liljero/Myrin/Morgan/Bradbury (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Through the storm he is Lord, Lord of all.  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

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.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Have No Anxiety by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word “Have no anxiety at all…”  (I do a much slower/quiet version of this song when used as a meditation after communion. Listen to this version – LINK)

In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Scorned by the ones He came to save, Till on that cross as Jesus died…Christ alone, cornerstone….” (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “I will choose Christ. I will choose love. I choose to serve.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

In You, O Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “…I have found my peace…my hope…”  (Communion) listen

It Is Well by Spafford/DiMarco/Bliss (Bethel Music/CCLI)  “It is well with my soul. Through it all my eyes are on you…”  found in the collection VOICES. (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Let It Be Jesus by Tomlin/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Let it be Jesus, the first name that I call…” (Communion Meditation)

Live In Me by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and in the collection VOICES  “I am the vine, you are the branches…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Lord, I Come by Billy Funk (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast  and in the collection VOICES  “Just one glimpse, just one drink and my soul is satisfied.”  (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  andVOICES. “Whom shall we trust but you, O Lord, Where rest but on your faithful word? None ever called on you in vain, Give peace, O God, give peace again.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

One Bread, One Body by John Foley, SJ (OCP) “And we, though many…we are one body in this one Lord.” (Communion)

Send Me Out by Steve Fee (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “I wanna run to the ones in need in the name of Jesus.” (Closing)

The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the collection VOICES, and the CD In Every Age  “Do you know where you stand? Do you know where your heart is?” (Closing) listen

To You, O Lord by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and in the collection VOICES  “To you, O lord, I lift my soul…” (Communion) listen

We Bring Our Gifts to Your Altar by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES.  “Fruit of the earth…which will become for us the Bread of Life.” (Song of Preparation) listen