Song Ideas for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 16, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 17 (16):15) “As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 65:10, 11, 12–13, 14) “The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.”

The Seed that Falls On Good Ground by Ed Bolduc (GIA)  (demo before published)

Gospel Acclamation: “The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. All who come to him will have life forever.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 84 (83):4–5) “The sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for her young: by your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they who dwell in your house, forever singing your praise.”


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

More Songs:

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  and found in the collection VOICES  “Breaking through our deafness so we hear you.” (Closing Song) listen

And We Cry Holy by Aaron Thompson (GIA) from the CD 10,000 Angels and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES  “The Word of God is simple and worthy of trust.”  (Preparation / Closing) listen

Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES “Word incarnate, dwell within is; pierce our hardened hearts.” (Communion) listen

Bread of Life by Michael John Poirier (this arr. published by WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  “Word of God, foundation strong…” (Communion)

Breathe by Marie Barnett (Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   “This is the air I breathe, your very word spoken to me…”  (Communion)

Build My Life by Younker/Martin/Kapel/Redman/Barret (Capitol CMG/Bethel Music/CCLI)  “And I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Cornerstone by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) from the CD Divine Comedy listen on YouTube  “Save us from the thorns and the shallow hard ground…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  “I am this dark world’s light…”  (Preparation / Communion) listen

If Today You Hear His Voice: Psalm 95 by W. Clifford Petty (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES “…harden not your hearts.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation) listen

If Today You Hear the Voice of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “…harden not your hearts.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation) listen

Lord, You Have the Words by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and found in the collection VOICES  The law of the Lord is perfect…the rule of the Lord is to be trusted…”  (Communion) listen

Love Has Come by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD The End and the Beginning listen on YouTube “Word of God enthroned, dwell in us forevermore.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Open My Eyes  by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and on the CD We Will be the Light  “Open my ears, Lord, help me to hear your voice…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Rain Down by Jaime Cortez (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and  VOICES and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit    “Faithful and true is the Word of our God.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Shine the Light by WAL (WLP/GIA) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “Marching on forward, bringing out your Word as we go out to the world.” (Closing)

Thy Word by Grant/Smith (Capitol CMG/Word Music/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1   “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Word of God Speak by Millard/Kipley (Essential Music Publishing/Word Entertainment/CCLI) “Word of God, speak. Would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see your majesty…?”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)