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Song Ideas for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 1, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 70 (69):2, 6) “O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 78:3–4, 23–24, 25, 54) “The Lord gave them bread from heaven.”

FREE – The Lord Gave Them Bread from Heaven by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  C Inst   listen

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 4:4b) “One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.”

Communion Antiphon: (Wisdom 16:20) “You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed will all delights and sweetness in every taste.”


(John 6:35) “I am the bread of life, says the Lord; whoever comes to me will not hunger and whoever believes in me will not thirst.”


Blessed are You, Lord by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) from the CD Your Kingdom Is Glorious and found in the collection VOICES“Your body, your blood, united with us…One heart, one mind, one family ”  (Communion) listen

Bread Broken and Given by Thomson/Talarico (GIA) found in the collection VOICES  “Bread broken and given, wine poured and shared…may we become what we receive, Jesus.”  (Communion) listen

Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES “Bread of angels we we receive you..we flee to your embrace.” (Communion) listen

Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)   found in the collection VOICESWhoever comes to me will not hunger again.” (Communion) listen

Gather Your People by Bob Hurd (OCP)We are parts of the body of Christ, needing each other…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Heavenly Bread by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD found in the collection VOICES  (verses borrow text from the Corpus Christi Sequence)  (Preparation / Communion)  listen

How Beautiful (Paris) (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “How beautiful is the Body of Christ.” (Communion Meditation)  listen

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “Come to me and know that I’ll always be there…” (Communion)

I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and VOICES“No one who believes shall ever thirst. (Communion) 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.)  (Communion) listen

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. “O Bread of Life, you will answer all our needs…”  (Communion)  listen

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES. “His body the bread, his blood the wine…” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) found in the collection VOICES “This is living bread come down from heaven.  You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion)  listen

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES  “Bread of Life…those who eat this bread shall live and never die…we become the love that we receive.” (Communion) listen

One Bread, One Cup by Fisher/Canedo/Lee/Aven (OCP) “…that in each other we might see you.” (Communion)

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

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “Bread from heaven, Cup of everlasting life, in this meal we share the Body of Christ.” (Communion) listen

Soul of Christ by Lorraine Hess (WLP/GIA) “Body of Christ, save me…” (Preparation)

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)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Waiting and the collection VOICES “In the Body of Christ we are brought to new life…” (Communion)  listen

We Gather As the Body of Christ by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love  click here to preview full score and listen “We gather as the Body of Christ to receive the Body of Christ. We go forth as the Body of Christ…” (Gathering / Preparation)

You Alone by Aaron Thompson (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD 10,000 Angels   “…It is written that we live by ev’ry word from your mouth…”  (Preparation)