Songs Ideas for Palm Sunday 2019
Hosanna to the Son of David by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (Procession with Palms)
*Blessed Is He (Palm Processional) by Feargal King (WLP) from the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Jesus, Hope for the World “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Procession with Palms)
Here is something I arranged last year: a ‘verse’ to go with the beautiful and popular refrain by Brooke Ligertwood in the song Hosanna. (by Hillsong).
You could begin with the Refrain or the Verse, your choice. The song can continue to loop around as much as needed.
Some other ideas for the procession with palms:
Hosanna by Brooke Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest!” (Procession with Palms)
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) by Brown/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “In Your Kingdom broken lives are made new. You make us new.” (Procession with Palms)
*He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (EMI/CCLI) (also found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1) “He is the Lord! Forever his truth shall reign! He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!” (Procession with Psalms)
Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI) “We stand and lift up our hands, for the joy of the Lord is our strength.” (Procession with Palms)
My God, My God by Scot Crandal (spiritandsong.com)
*Above All by Leblanc/Baloche (Capitol CMG/LenSongs Publishing, Inc./CCLI) found in Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Jesus, Hope for the World “Crucified, laid behind the stone, you lived to die…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing) – it actually works well for a closing song at this Liturgy.
At the Cross (Love Ran Red) by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) “At the cross…where your love ran red and my sin washed white.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
Behold by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 listen “Behold the Bread of life, behold the sacred Blood. Behold the Body of Christ. Behold what makes us one.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)
Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Overflow – I have also found that the short refrain from this song works well to further enhance the reading of the Passion, which is, of course, very lengthy. Together with your liturgist and priests, consider 3 or 4 points during the reading to pause and sing this refrain with the assembly. listen on YouTube
Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise listen on YouTube “Be now my footsteps, leading the way, taking me where I must go.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
*God So Loved the World by Paul Tate (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and the CD Let All Creation Sing! listen “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him!” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1 listen “A love that knows no measure, love given and poured out for all…and all that he did brings us new life.” (Communion)
In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Scorned by the ones He came to save, Till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied, For every sin on Him was laid…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) “He became sin who knew no sin…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
Lead Me to the Cross by Brooke Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
O Sacred Head Surrounded (traditional)
*Once Again by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Surrender listen “Once again I look upon the cross where you died. I’m humbled by your mercy…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) listen “Bread of Life, broken for the world, we come needing to be nourished. We find in you what nothing else can give. You satisfy the heart.” (Preparation / Communion)
*Strength for the Journey by Michael John Poirier found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 “There is a cross meant for you to carry…and as you bow down in humble surrender…” listen on YouTube (Preparation / Communion)
Take Up Our Cross by Hart/Byrd/Stephan (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Amid Passing Things listen on YouTube “Behold the wood that bears our name…the nails that hold our sin.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) “The same love that was crucified is calling us all by name.” (Preparation / Closing)
Were You There (traditional) – also, by John Angotti from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams
What a Beautiful Name by Fielding/Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Death could not hold you…the veil tore before you.”
*You are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy James Foote (worshiptogether.com) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Surrender listen “Amazing love, how can it be that you, my King, would die for me?” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)
* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts.
** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)