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Song Ideas for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 4,  2020

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.”

**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….”


Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 80:9, 12, 13–14, 15–16, 19–20 “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.”

The Vineyard of the Lord  by Colson (OCP) from the CD Fill Us With Your Love



Gospel Acclamation: (John 15:16) “I have chosen you from the word, says the Lord, to go and bear fruit that will remain.”


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

**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  “Flood our souls completely, wash us in your love.”



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

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

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


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!)


**10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Bless the Lord, O my soul…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing)

**A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  listen on YouTube “Shattering the darkness of night, a new dawn is rising to bring your light to all the world.” (Closing Song)

**As It Is In Heaven by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow  listen on YouTube  “Let your kingdom come, let your will be done.” (Closing Song)

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

**Better Is One Day by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith “…for my soul longs and even faints for you.”  (Communion)

Cornerstone by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) from the CD Divine Comedy listen on YouTube  “Save us from the thorns and the shallow hard ground…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Cornerstone by Mote/Liljero/Myrin/Morgan/Bradbury (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Through the storm he is Lord, Lord of all.  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Find Us Ready by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “Find us working and loving and doing your will…building the kingdom of mercy and love.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Have No Anxiety by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word “Have no anxiety at all…”  (I do a much slower/quiet version of this song when used as a meditation after communion.) lisen to this version –LINK

In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Scorned by the ones He came to save, Till on that cross as Jesus died…Christ alone, cornerstone….” (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “I will choose Christ. I will choose love. I choose to serve.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

**Live In Me by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  Here’s a newer recording: Live In Me   “I am the vine, you are the branches…in your bearing of this fruit…” (Preparation / Communion)

**Lord, I Come by Billy Funk (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast  “Just one glimpse, just one drink and my soul is satisfied.”  (Communion)

**My Soul Is Thirsting by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Forever Will I Sing  (Communion)

Send Me Out by Steve Fee (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “I wanna run to the ones in need in the name of Jesus.” (Closing)

**To You, O Lord by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I PrayTo you, O lord, I lift my soul…” (Communion)

**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 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)

**You are the Light of the World by Paul Tate (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD  Gathered As One “Share your bread with the hungry; shelter the lost and the homeless.” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)


More Songs on Unity / Hope / Love for One Another

**Altar of Hope (Be Still) by Hess/Diliberto (WLP) from the CD Glorify Him  “Be still and know that he is God.” (Preparation)

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

**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. 1and the Wedding Collection: Love One Another  “and may be build a family of love…” (Preparation / Communion)

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)

**Shine the Light by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 “Shine the light, shine his light, to all the nations, be the love, be his love that won us salvation.”  (Closing Song)

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)

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)

**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)

**You are the Light of the World by Paul Tate (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD  Gathered As One Share your bread with the hungry; shelter the lost and the homeless.” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)