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Song Ideas for 5th Sunday of Lent (C) / April 7, 2019

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 (www.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  listen (Preparation)

Amazing Grace (traditional) “Your grace will lead me home.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Your grace will lead me home.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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  “In him no sin is found. We stand on Holy ground.”  (there are many different recordings/interpretations of this song on YouTube) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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

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

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)

I Am the Way by Craig Colson (WLP) from the CD I Am the Way and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen  (Preparation / Communion)

*I Received the Living God by Brett Ballard (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Celebrate the Feast  listen “Jesus said, “I am the gate…I am the way…I am the Bread…I am the Truth…”  (Communion)

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 listen  “Cast me not out from your presence…”  (Song of Preparation / 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“Come, beloved and rest your fear…there is healing and mercy here.”  (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)  “Though our hearts be burdened with sin through your love you brought us salvation.”  (use anywhere except Psalm) 


Lay It Down by Brown/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  listen from SongSelect  “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 found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  Listen   (Communion)

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen  “Mercy…our soul waits for you.” (Communion)

Mighty to Save by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Everyone needs compassion, the mercy of a Savior…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion / Closing Song)

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music/CCLI)  listen from SongSelect  “Leave behind your regrets and mistakes…the Father’s arms are open wide, forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.”  (Song of Gathering / Song of Preparation / Communion)

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  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)

The Prodigal Father by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again “Please come home to the house of your Father. I am watching the road.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

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)

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 Come to You by Joshua Blakesley (spiritandsong)  “…renew us…We come to you, broken, hungry.”  (Communion)