Song Ideas for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 30, 2023

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 68 (67):6–7, 36) “God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 119:57, 72, 76–77, 127–128, 129–130) “Lord, I love your commands.”

More Than Gold by Tom Booth (OCP)

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 103[102]: 2) “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.”


(Matthew 5:7–8) “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.”

More Songs:

10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES   “Bless the Lord, O my soul…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing) listen

Above All by Leblanc/Baloche (Capitol CMG/LenSongs Publishing, Inc./CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES   “Above all wealth and treasures of the earth, there’s no way to measure what you’re worth…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)  listen

Adore by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere  and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES  “Pierce my heart with your truth, set me free. Here I am, live in me.” (Communion)  listen

Alive In You by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow “Not for worldly gain or human desire, but to die with you and rise forever.” (2nd Communion)

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

Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word…High King of heaven my treasure thou art…”  (Gathering / Preparation / 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  “ “O breathe on me, O breath of God, until my heart is pure…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Come Into My Heart by Jim Cowan (International Liturgy Publications / CCLI) “I will follow you…”  (Communion)

Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Brian Doerkson (Vineyard Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and the collection VOICES   listen “Still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose you now.” (Gathering Song)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Public Domain) “Here I find my greatest treasure…” (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2   and the collection VOICES. “Wash me from my guilt, and of my sin cleanse me.”  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

Great are You, Lord by Leonard/Ingram/Jordan (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/CCLI)  “You give hope, you restore every heart that is broken.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing Song)

Heart Abandoned by Stanfill/Curran (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “God give me a heart abandoned, ever after you alone.” (Communion)

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. 2 and VOICES. ““Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart…” (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)

King of My Heart by McMillan/McMillan (Capitol CMG/Moniker Music Group/CCLI)  “Let the king of my heart be…the fountain I drink from…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Without you I fall apart.  You’re the one that guides my heart..“  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

My Heart Your Home by Nathan & Christy Nockels (CURB/ Word Music Publishing/CCLI) (Communion Meditation)

My Reward by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Let all the treasure of this world fade away.  Jesus you are my reward…”  (Preparation / Closing)

Open My Eyes by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD We Will be the Light  “Open my heart, Lord, help me to love like you.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES  and on the CD Father ,We Thank Thee    (Preparation / Closing)  listen

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Take my life and let it be consecrated all to thee.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Vineyard Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and  VOICES “Take my heart and form it…”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation) listen

The Beatitudes by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”  (Communion Antiphon) listen

You are My All in All by Dennis Jernigan (Praise Charts Pub./CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES “Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up I’d be a fool.”  listen