Song Ideas for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 19, 2022

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 81:(80) 17) “He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.”

*Responsorial Psalm:  You are a Priest Forever by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Beyond the Veil  listen

*when we’ve used this ‘Refrain only’ for the Responsorial Psalm, we’ve done it two different ways: 1. The last half of the Refrain only, 2. The first phrase of the Refrain.  The actual Psalm verses were then recited/proclaimed by a lector between refrains.

Gospel Acclamation: (John 6:51) “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 6:57) “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.”

Featured Songs: Here are some songs to consider for this feast day: (Responsorial Psalm is listed above)

  1. Corpus Chrisi Sequence (lead sheet) – this is the shorter version of the sequence set to music in a simple chant style (unison), with simple chord changes.  Click the video below to hear and see it done at Mass.

  1. Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) ) found in the collection VOICES This song works well as a Song of Preparation as the gifts are being brought forward, but especially as a Communion Song.  “Paschal Mystery, O what love divine!  Here’s the Lamb of God in the form of Bread and Wine.”   click here to preview full score and listen

(Click the play button below to here a ‘live at Mass’ version…the lyrics have since been altered a bit)

  1. I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from CD In Shadow and In Light and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2and VOICES“O Bread of Life, you will answer all our needs…”  listen

  1. Behold by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES “Behold…with the saints and angels.”  (Communion) listen
  1. Soul of Christ by Lorraine Hess (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES “Blood of Christ, inebriate me…” It is available as an octavo or lead sheet listen

–  this song works well as a Song of Preparation or Communion.


Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly by Tomlin/Ingram/Barrett (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “It all comes down to this, to be your hands and feet…” (Preparation / Closing)

Blessed are We by Trevor Thomson (GIA) found in the collection VOICES“We have the calling to love beyond borders or fears, colors or status; love for the loveless, hope for the hopeless”  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

Bread Broken and Given by Thomson/Talarico (GIA) found in the collection VOICES “Bread broken and given, wine poured and shared…may we become what we receive, Jesus.”  (Communion)  listen

Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES “Word incarnate, dwell within is; pierce our hardened hearts.” (uses Panis Angelicus as a refrain in a contemporary setting)  (Communion)   listen

Can We Love by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured and found in the collection VOICES “Loving our neighbor as ourselves the kingdom of love we will know.” (Song of Gathering / Preparation) listen

Come to the Table by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Testify and the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES(Preparation / Communion) listen

Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)   found in the collection VOICES “Whoever comes to me will not hunger again.” (Communion) listen

Heavenly Bread by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD found in the collection VOICES  (verses borrow text from the Sequence)  (Preparation / Communion) listen

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) from the collection VOICES “…forever changing our hearts…” (Communion)listen

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name arr. by Rick Modlin (  “Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit three we name thee…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

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)

I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and VOICES“No one who believes shall ever thirst. (Communion) listen

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES“His body the bread, his blood the wine, broken and poured out all for love.” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

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

Living Feast by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams  click here to preview full score and listen “The blood of the Lamb has washed us clean…”  (Preparation / Communion)

Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day  and the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES “Holy, holy, Lord, you are the Bread of our life, you are the cup of our hope.” (Preparation / Communion)listen

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

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan ( found in the collection VOICES “Bread of Life…those who eat this bread shall live and never die.” (Communion) listen

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth ( from the CD Captured  listen on YouTube  “Immortal Godhead, One in Three.’

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

Remembrance (Communion Song) by Maher/Redman (CCLI/Capitol CMG) found in the collection VOICES  listen

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “Bread from heaven, Cup of everlasting life, in this meal we share the Body of Christ.” (Communion)listen

Sweet Sacrament (traditional) – arr. by the VIGIL Project

The Feast Meant for Everyone by Booth/Hart (OCP) “Bread for the immigrant, bread for the poor, bread for the hungry who beg at our door. Food for the outcast waiting to belong; come to the feast meant for everyone.” (Preparation / Communion)

The Hands and Feet of Jesus by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “God so loved the world…” found in the collection VOICES(Closing) listen

True Love by Amelia Acosta (WLP)  listen on YouTube “We will go where the cup of love is poured, where the bread of life restores, where we meet him in true love.” (Communion)

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

We Gather As the Body of Christ by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love and the collection VOICES “We gather as the Body of Christ to receive the Body of Christ. We go forth as the Body of Christ…” (Gathering / Preparation) click here to preview full score and listen