Song Ideas for the 1st Sunday of Lent, 3/1/2020

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Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 91[90]: 15–16) “When he calls on me I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days.”

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


(Psalm 91[90]:4) “The Lord will conceal you with his pinions, and under his wings you will trust.”


Responsorial Psalm:

Be Merciful, O Lord by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD Set Free

Be Merciful, O Lord by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong)

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

Have Mercy on Us for We Have Sinned by W. Clifford Petty (WLP) from the CD In Spirit and Truth and the collection Voices As One vol. 2


More Songs:

40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life  ““Cause in the desert of temptation lies the storm of true conversion.” (Preparation / Closing)

Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true Word.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be With Me, Lord by Tom Booth ( (from the CD Find Us Ready)  “When I refuse to hear your Word.” (Preparation  / Communion)

*Blessed Be Your Name by Matt & Beth Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2  “Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place…” (Preparation / Closing)

Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong)  listen on YouTube  “Word incarnate, dwell within is; pierce our hardened hearts.”  (Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise  “Be now my footsteps, leading the way, taking me where I must go.”  (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 a steadfast spirit renew within me.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/ “This is my prayer in the desert when all that is in me feels dry…”  (Preparation)

Here I Am by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) “Do not fear when the tempter calls you.”  (Communion Meditation)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “So too, must I die with you…I will choose love, I choose to serve.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart ( (from the CD Amid Passing Things“Into the desert I will lead; here in the silence my word will speak, And you will find the peace you seek here in the desert.”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) “All glory to you, God, the Light of the World.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)  “In our weakness we’re made strong.  In our suffering we’re made stronger. We live and journey, journey for home. In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.”  (use anywhere except Psalm) 


Lord, I Believe by John Polce (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2   “Preparation / Communion)

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) So teach my song to rise to you when temptation comes my way…Jesus, you’re my hope and stay.” (Preparation / Communion)

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music Pub/CCLI)

O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “Whom shall we trust but you, O lord? Where rest but on your faithful Word?”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

Remember Your Mercies, O Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson ( mp3

Renew by Hart/Byrd (spiritandsong)  listen on YouTube “into our humanity come; let your kingdom be with us, oh, let your will be done.” (Preparation / Communion)

**Return to God by Angotti/Hommerding (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   “From desert to the living font…With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.”  (Communion)

Turn Our Hearts Around by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “We are tempted and we are fooled by sin’s beautiful disguise.  Bring us back.  Turn our hearts around.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

*We are Faithful by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1   “We remember, Lord, we renew.”  (Communion)

We Believe by Hooper/Fike/Ryan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In this time of desperation when all we know is doubt and fear…we believe in God the Father, we believe in Jesus Christ…and he’s coming back again.’ (Preparation / Communion)

*You Alone by Aaron Thompson (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and the CD 10,000 Angels  “Holy Spirit, give us strength when we’re tempted if our hearts desire pleasure that shames. It is written that we live by ev’ry word from your mouth.”  (Preparation)