Song Ideas for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 25, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 28 (27):8–9) “The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them forever.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 69:8–10, 14, 17, 33–35) “Lord, in Your great love, answer me”

Gospel Acclamation: (John 15:26b, 27a) “The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord; and you also will testify.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 145 (144):15) “The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.”


Answer Me by Ed Bolduc (GIA) from the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES  “Hear me, O Lord, you are my God.” (Communion)  listen

Because He Lives (Amen) by Maher and various (Gaither Copyright/Capitol CMG/Music Services/Essential Music/CCLI)  “Because he lives I can face tomorrow…every fear is gone.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

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

Everlasting God by Brown/Riley (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord…our hope, our strong deliverer.”  (Gathering / Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

He Answers All Our Needs by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “Righteous is the Lord our loving Father…who is always near to those who call Him.” (Communion) listen

I Love You, Lord by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) listen on YouTube  “My stronghold, my refuge, your righteousness will see me through…”  (Preparation / Communion)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES. “He became sin who knew no sin that we might become his righteousness…” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Unravel listen on YouTube “Have pity on me and hear my prayer…When I call, answer me, O my just God, you who relieve me when I am in distress.” (Closing)

Remembrance by Hastings/Davenport (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Hallelujah, I’ll live my life in remembrance. Hallelujah, Your promise I won’t forget.” (Communion)

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 Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the collection VOICES, and the CD In Every Age  “We face the unknown…with every little act of love, I know I won’t deny you, Lord.” (Closing) listen

Shout to the North by Martin Smith (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2and VOICES. “Shout to the north and the south, sing to the east and the west, Jesus is Savior to all, Lord of heaven and earth.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing) listen

Testify by NeedtoBreathe (Downtown DMP Songs) listen on YouTube  “There is a peace, there is a love you can get lost inside…let me hear you testify.” (Closing)

Testify to Love by Pool/Field/VanManen/Riekerk (EMI Blackwood/Universal Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the collection VOICES “…every hand that reaches out to offer peace…for as long as I shall live I will testify to love.”  (Preparation / Closing) listen

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley ( from the CD Waiting and the collection VOICES “We come to you, broken, hungry…” (Communion)  listen

You Alone by Parker/Crowder (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “You alone are Father and you alone are good…you alone are God.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

You are My Rock by Michael T. Pierce (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD Forever Will I Sing “My God is the rock where I take refuge…” (Preparation / Communion) listen