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Song Ideas for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 22, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 86 (85):1–3) “Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me; save the servant who trusts in you, my God. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 34:2–3, 16–17, 18–19, 20–21) “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord.”

Taste and See by Trevor Thomson (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES  listen

Taste and See by Steve Angrisano (OCP)

Gospel Acclamation: (John 6:51) “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; You have the words of everlasting life.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 104 (103):13–15) “The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord; you bring forth bread from the earth and wine to cheer the heart.”


(John 6:54) “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, says the Lord, and I will raise him up on the last day.”


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

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “The time is now…and they will know us by our love.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES…no one can come to me unless the Father draws them…” (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

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI)  “Whom you love I’ll love, how you serve I’ll serve…” found in the  collection VOICES (Preparation) 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

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 the Lord by Lincoln Brewster (Capitol CMG (IMI)/CCLI) “I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength.” (Closing)

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

Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) ) found in the collection VOICES  “We find in you what nothing else can give. You satisfy the heart.” (Preparation / Communion)  listen

Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES  “I will serve the Lord. He will be my passion…” (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…” (Preparation / 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)

We Will Serve the Lord by Rory Cooney (spiritandsong) found in the collectionVoices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD We Will Be the Light listen

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)