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Song Ideas for 2nd Sunday of Lent (C) / March 17, 2019

Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 27:8–9) “Of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.”

or (Psalm 25:6, 2, 22) “Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel, from all our distress.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 17:5) “From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my beloved Son, listen to him.”

Communion Antiphon: (Matthew 17:5) “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”



The Lord Is My Light by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day and in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  listen

FREE – The Lord Is My Light (www.edbolducmusic.com) (lead sheet) (DEMO)


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

Adore by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere  “Humble in your glory, Mighty King, yet lowly, I bow before you.”  listen  (Communion)

**At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1listen  “…every tongue confess him Lord, King of Glory now.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

*Be Glorified by Tomlin/Reeves/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD We Will Be the Light  listen  “Be glorified in me.” (Closing)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) “Your might humbles every heart…” (Preparation / Communion)

*Blessed Be Your Name by Matt & Beth Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and the CD Strong In Faith  “Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place…” (Preparation / Closing)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise  listen on YouTube  “Christ in me arise, and dispel all the darkness.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

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  listen  “and a steadfast spirit renew within me.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/worshiptogether.com) “This is my prayer in the desert when all that is in me feels dry…”  (Preparation)

Give Us Clean Hands by Charlie Hall (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “…we cast down our idols…let us be a generation that seeks your face, O God of Jacob.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI)  “Holy is the Lord, God Almighty, the earth is filled with his glory!”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

I Am Yours–Consume Me Completely by Trevor Thomson (WLP)  from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  listen  “Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart.”  (Communion)

I Have Loved You by Michael Joncas (OCP) listen from YouTube  “Seek the face of the Lord and long for him…”  (Communion)

In Remembrance by Hommerding/Bolduc (WLP) listenuse for Communion, and then again for the Washing of the Feet at the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things“Into the desert I will lead; here in the silence my word will speak, And you will find the peace you seek here in the desert.”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

*Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)  “In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.”  (use anywhere except Psalm) 


Listen to Him by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the CD Mysteries  listen “Time stands still when I behold your transfiguration.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

*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  listen  “All I want to see is the light of your glory, just one glimpse…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (Preparation / Closing)

*More Love, More Power by Jude DelHiero (Mercy/Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit listen  (Here’s a slower version:)  “And I will seek your face with all of my heart.”  – from Entrance Anitphon (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

*Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Father ,We Thank Thee  listen  “I want to see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory.”

Open Up the Heavens by Rozier/McDonald/Ingram/Andrews/Garrard (Word Music/Essential Music/CCLI) “Your presence in this place Your glory on our face We’re looking to the sky. Descending like a cloud You’re standing with us now Lord unveil our eyes.”  (Closing Song)

Remember Your Mercies, O Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love(Entrance Antiphon)  (Communion Meditation)

Renew by Hart/Byrd (spiritandsong)  listen on YouTube “into our humanity come; let your kingdom be with us, oh, let your will be done.” (Preparation / Communion)

**Return to God by Angotti/Hommerding (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  listen   “With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)  listen  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

*Shine, Jesus, Shine by Graham Kendrick (Music Services, Inc./CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit  listen  Lord, the light of your love is shining, in the midst of the darkness, shining.”  (Preparation / Closing)

*Sometimes by Step by Strasser/Mullins (Brentwood–Benson/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1   “Sometimes I speak of Abraham, how one star he saw had been lit for me.” ”…and I will seek you in the morning…”  (Gather / Preparation / Closing)

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen on iTunes “So be merciful, just as our God is merciful.”  (Gathering Song / Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

This Is My Beloved Son by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Today  listen – use Alternate Verse 1 “Jesus was transfigured…”  (Preparation / Communion)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  listen  “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.”  (Communion)

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  listen  “Turn our hearts around, turn our hearts around. Hold us in your mercy, change us with your love.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

*We are Faithful by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  listen  “We remember, Lord, we renew.”  (Communion)

*You are the Voice by David Haas (GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD We Will be the Light  listen  “…calling us now to live in your love…”  (use anywhere except Psalm)