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Song Ideas for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 3, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Esther 4:17) “Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 128: 1–2, 2–3, 4–5, 6) “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”

May the Lord Bless Us by Ed Bolduc (edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet demo

Gospel Acclamation: (1 John 4:12) “If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is brought to perfection in us.”

Communion Antiphon: (Lamentation 3:25) “The Lord is good to those that hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.”


(1 Corinthians 10:17) “Though many, we are one bread, one body, for we all partake of the one Bread and one Chalice.”


All Creatures of Our God and King (arr. Ed Bolduc) found in the collection VOICES (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  and VOICES 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) listen

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

Can We Love by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured and found in the collection VOICES “We must lay down our lives” (Preparation) listen

For the Beauty of the Earth by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymnsand the collection VOICES  listen  “For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child…” (Closing)

For Us by Sarah Hart & Sarah Kroger (Integrity/CCLI) chart  “O how deep the Father‘s love.” (Preparation / Communion)

God of Wonders by Byrd/Hindalong (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith “Lord of all creation, of water, earth and sky….” (Gathering)

How Beautiful (Paris) (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES “…that we may live just as he died, willingly to pay the price…How beautiful the radiant bride who waits for her groom with his light in her eyes…” (Communion Meditation) listen

I Could Sing of Your Love Forever by Martin Smith (Integrity Music/CCLI) found in the collections  Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES (Preparation / Communion)  listen

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “…so, too, must I die with you, and with the death of my own desires I’ll rise with you…I will choose love…’” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Let the Children Come to Me by W. Clifford Petty (WLP/GIA) (Preparation / Communion)

Love One Another by Feargal King (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2, the CD We Will be the Light, and found in the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Communion) listen

Many and One by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES “…we are separate yet bound in his love…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES “…for what God joins no one can divide…” (Communion) listen

One Bread, One Body by John Foley, SJ. (OCP) (Communion)

No Greater Love by Assad/Tomlin/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Jesus Christ laid down his life for us, there is no greater love than this.” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

No Greater Love by John Angotti (WLP/GIA) from the collection Joy Beyond Our Dreams (Closing Song)

Remembrance (The Communion Song) by Maher/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “O how could it be that my God would welcome me into this mystery.” (Communion)  listen

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts by Steven Warner (WLP/GIA) found in the collections Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES “…faith, hope, and love, and the greatest is love…”  listen

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 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 and VOICES.“United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light   and VOICES “As we are gathered into one may we be one in heart…” (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Who You Say I Am by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Who am I that the highest king would welcome me…I’m a child of God, yes I am.” (Preparation / Closing)