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Song Ideas for 5th Sunday of Lent (C) / April 3, 2022

Entrance Antiphon:  Psalm 43:1–2 “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.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Joel 2:12–13) “Even, now says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart; for I am gracious and merciful.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 8:10–11) “Has no one condemned you, woman? No one, Lord. Neither do I condemn you. From now on, sin no more.”



The Lord Has Done Great Things: Psalm 126 by Clifford Petty (WLP) listen

The Lord Has Done Great Things by Ed Bolduc (edbolducmusic.com). lead sheet  demo

The Lord Has Done Great Things by Jaime Cortez (spiritandsong)


More Songs:

All the People Said ‘Amen’ by Maher/Moak/Morgan (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG/Trevor Morgan/CCLI) “We are all the same, in need of mercy to be forgiven and be free.”  (Closing)

Altar of Hope (Be Still) by Hess/Diliberto (WLP) from the CD Glorify Him  and the collection VOICES “Be still and know that he is God.” (Preparation)  listen (Preparation / Communion)

Amazing Grace (traditional) “I once was lost but now am found…Your grace will lead me home.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  listen

Be Forgiven by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) “Be forgiven of the things that you hold on.” (Preparation / Communion)

Be Still by David J. Evans (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “In him no sin is found. We stand on Holy Ground.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  listen

Come As You Are by Glover/Crowder/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Come out of darkness from whereever you’ve been…Come find your mercy, O sinner, come kneel.” (Gathering Song / Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Come to Jesus by Hart/Blakesley (spiritandsong) from the CD Waiting and found in the collection VOICES “Let go your every fear. There is only mercy here.”  (Gathering Song / Song of Preparation / Communion)  listen

God, My Father by Jackie François (spiritandsong) from the CD Your Kingdom Is Glorious  “Pick me up hold me close in your arms, don’t let go.” (Communion Meditation)

Great Is the Lord by Smith/Smith (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Great is the Lord, he is holy and just…by his mercy he proves he is love.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Here I Am by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) “Here I am standing right beside you.  Here I am…do not be afraid.  Here I am…I am here.” (Communion Meditation)

I Will Rise and Go to My Father  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

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Amid Passing Things “Come, beloved and rest your fear…there is healing and mercy here.”  (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

Lay It Down by Brown/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Everything I am, everything I long to be, I lay it down…at your feet.” (Communion Meditation)

Lead Me Home by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) “Every road leads back to you, every journey lies in you.” (Preparation / Closing)

Let Your Mercy Wash Over Us by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES(Communion)  listen

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) found on the CD As I Pray  listen (Communion / Meditation)

Mighty to Save by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Everyone needs compassion, the mercy of a Savior…the hope of nations….”  (Song of Preparation / Communion / Closing Song) listen

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music Pub/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Do you thirst for a drink from the well?  Jesus is calling.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)listen

Of the Father’s Love Begotten by Ubowski/Hart (Essential Music/GIA/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Forever in the Father’s love we stand…”  (Preparation / Communion) listen

Renew by Hart/Byrd (spiritandsong)  listen on YouTube “Renew our hearts for you…” (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  and VOICES  “With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

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

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.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

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

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  and in the collection VOICES “We are tempted and we are fooled by sin’s beautiful disguise.  Bring us back.  Turn our hearts around.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Waiting and the collection VOICES “In the Body of Christ we are brought to new life…” (Communion)  listen

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…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen