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Song Ideas for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

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 138:1–2, 2–3, 6, 8) “Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.”

**Lord, Your Love Is Eternal by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1


Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 16:18) “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”


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.”

**We Bring Our Gifts to Your Altar by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “Fruit of the earth…which will become for us the Bread of Life.” (Song of Preparation)


(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.”

**I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  “All who eat…you shall live forever and I will will raise you up.”  (Communion)


Spiritual Communion Prayer/Song for Those Watching Online:

**Soul of Christ (Anime Christi) by Lorraine Hess –  this song works well for a Spiritual Communion prayer for those watching online.  A fresh setting of this beautiful text. It is available as an octavo or lead sheet  youtube


More Songs:

** indicates songs found in the new VOICES hymnal (available soon!)

All About You by Ratcliffe/Houghton (Capitol CMG/CCLI) You are the Holy One. You are the Living Word. You are the center of my focus, Jesus.   (Closing Song)

Answer When I Call by Paul Tate (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “Turn your ear to me, O Lord…” (Entrance Antiphon)

**Behold (Then Sings My Soul) by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Then sings my soul, how great your love is…” (Preparation / Communion)

**Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) “You are my Lord, it’s you I adore…Your might humbles every heart…”  (Communion)

**Beautiful One by Tim Hughes (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart could fully know how marvelous, how wonderful you are.”  (Closing Song)

**Do This In Memory of Me by Chris Muglia (spiritandsong)  “Whoever comes to me will not hunger again.” (Communion)

God of This City by various (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “You’re the strength in the weakness, You’re the love to the broken, You’re the joy in the sadness, You are.”  (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

**Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI) “How great, how awesome is he.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm)

**How Great is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)“The splendor of the king robed in majesty, let all the earth rejoice…he wraps himself in light and darkness tries to hide…” (use anywhere except Psalm)

**I Am the Bread of Life by Tom Kaczmarek (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast (Consider a slightly slower, less aggressive arrangement in the beginning.)  (Communion)

**I Received the Living God by Brett Ballard (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast “In my grief I called the Lord, in his love he answered me.” (Communion Meditation)

**Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) “…name above all names, Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel, the Rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “This is living bread come down from heaven.  You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion)

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Unravel listen on YouTube “When I call, answer me, O my just God…Have pity on me and hear my prayer.” (Closing)

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Captured  listen on YouTube  O Saving Lamb, please take my hand.” (Communion)

**One Faith by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and the CD Strong In Faith  “And he gave to Simon Peter…the keys of the kingdom so darkness would never prevail.”  (Preparation)

**One True God by Tomlin/Redman/Chapman (Capitol CMG/Essential Music Pub./CCLI) “You are the one alone in greatness, the one who never changes, Jesus you are the one who rose in power, the one who reigns forever…the one true God!  (Preparation / Closing) 

**Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG)“…There’s no one like you…Our God is healer, awesome in power…”  —You don’t have to play this song at this tempo. It can be slowed down a little and be arranged a little lighter.  It’s a great Song of Gathering that way. (Gathering / Preparation)

**Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP)  “Emmanuel, only Son of God, you were, you are and always will be, the sacrifice who gave his life for us.” (Preparation / Communion)

**The Name of Jesus by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again  and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1 “Every knee will bow down, every tongue will confess that you are the glory of God.” (Closing)

**The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD In Every Age  “I’m living on the rock of faith.” (Closing)

**We Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “My Lord and God! You are my Lord and God!  You are my Lord and God! You will always be the Lord of all of me.” (Preparation / Communion)  

You are Holy / Prince of Peace by Imboden/Rhoton (Music Services/CCLI)  “You are holy, you are mighty, you are worthy…you’re my Prince of Peace and I will live my life for you.”  (Closing Song)

*You are My All in All by Dennis Jernigan (Praise Charts Publishing/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and the CD In Every Age  “You are my strength…you are the shepherd,”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

More Songs on Unity / Hope

Awakening by Tomlin/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In our hearts Lord in this nation: awakening. Holy Spirit we desire awakening.”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy. Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope. Where there is injustice, be God’s justice…” (Preparation / Closing)

**Blessed are We by Trevor Thomson (GIA) “We have the calling to love beyond borders or fears, colors or status; love for the loveless, hope for the hopeless”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Build a Family by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and the Wedding Collection: Love One Another  “and may be build a family of love…” (Preparation / Communion)

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…let us come together…walking in the Spirit, there’s much to be done”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Can We Love? by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured  listen from YouTube  “It’s more than shouting God’s name.  It’s more than singing this song. Loving our neighbor as ourselves the kingdom of love we will know.” (Song of Gathering / Preparation)

From the Inside Out by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “In my heart in my soul, Lord, I give You control. Consume me from the inside out Lord. Let justice and praise Beco­­me my embrace To love You from the inside out.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Go Into the World by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) found on the CD You Welcomed Me  “Go into the world loving the people that you meet. Seek out the poor, the sick and the lonely. Let mercy lead, as you have received, for they are my sheep.” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

Hold Us Together by Maher/Wilson (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…ain’t the law of the land or the government…but it’s all you need.  And love will hold us together…”  (Closing)

**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.”  Listen (Use anywhere except Psalm)

**Many and One by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong.com)  listen on YouTube  “and together we are all his hands and his feet, bringing mercy and peace to this world.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “God of love, bring us to your love…in this world ever-changing your way is clear, holy Lord, you are God of love.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

Revive Us, O God by Jesse Manibusan (OCP) “Weary for the burden of ignorance grown…breathe into us the ways of your wisdom…when we choose your way, choose your truth, when we choose life…” (Preparation / Communion)

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)

The Blessing by Brown/Carnes/Jobe/Furtick (Captiol CMG/Essential/CCLI) “The Lord bless you and keep you…May his blessing be upon you…”  (Communion Meditation)

Way Maker by Osinachi Kalu Okoo Egbu (Integrity Music Europe / CCLI) “Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness…” (use anywhere except Psalm)

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)

**We Gather In Love by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

**Whatever You Do by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1  “Whatever you do to the least of your sisters and brothers you have done to me.” (Preparation / Closing)

**Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light   “Where charity and love…there God is found.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)