Song Ideas for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 23 2023 

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 54(53):6, 8) “See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with a willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.” 

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 86:5–6, 9–10, 15-16(5a) “Lord, you are good and forgiving.” 

Lord, You are Good and Forgiving by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES  “Nations sing your praise…” listen 

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 11:25) “Blessed are you Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.” 

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 111 (110): 4–5) “The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.” 


(Revelation 3:20) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, says the Lord.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door to me, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.” 

More Songs: 

10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES  “You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing) listen 

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly by Tomlin/Ingram/Barrett (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Years from now we’ll see The fruit our hands have sown…” (Preparation / Closing) 

As It Is In Heaven by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow and in the collection VOICES  “Let your kingdom come, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Closing Song) listen 

Breathe by Marie Barnett (Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   “This is the air I breathe, your Holy Spirit living in me.”  (Communion) 

Breathe On Me, O Breath of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  and VOICES  “my will to yours incline until this selfish part of me glows with your fire divine.” (Preparation / Communion) listen 

Find Us Ready by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “Find us working and loving and doing your will…building the kingdom of mercy and love.” (Use anywhere except Psalm) 

Holy Spirit by Bryan and Katie Torwalt (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen 

Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love   listen  “Holy Spirit, send your fire of love…breathe on me. Sealed with gifts of your love, change us so we change the world.” (Preparation / Communion) 

Holy Spirit, We’re Calling You by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) “For the healing of the world, for the healing of the nations, Lord we pray with one voice, one song for all the earth.”  found in the collection VOICES  (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen 

I Am the Bread of Life by Tom Kaczmarek (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and on the CD Celebrate the Feast (Consider a slightly slower, less aggressive arrangement in the beginning.)  “I am the food that the world cannot give…” (Communion) listen 

I Will Choose Christ by Booth/Troccoli (spiritandsong/Capitol CMG/CCLI) “a willing and humble heart I pray you’ll find in me…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion Meditation) 

I Will Praise Your Name Forever by Cliff Petty (WLP) from the CD Touch Jesus and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “The Lord is gracious and slow to anger and of great kindness.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen 

Lean Back by Cook/McClarney/Moore Brown (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “You will never leave, your love sustaining me…” (Preparation / 2nd Communion) 

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 

Praise to the Lord the Almighty by Winkworth/Nockels/Neander (CURB/ Word Music Publishing/CCLI) “Sheltering you under his wings and so gently sustaining.” (Gather / Preparation) 

Teach Us How to Pray by John Angotti (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Communion) listen 

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) 

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES  “Let there be a wideness in our mercy, let there be a kindness in our hearts.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen 

You are Good by Israel Houghton (Capitol CMG/Integrity/David Cook/CCLI) “Lord, you are good and your mercy endureth forever.”  (Closing)