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Song Ideas for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 13th, 2019

Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 130 [129]:3–4) “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.”

Gospel Acclamation: (1 Thessalonians 5:18) “In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 34 [33]:11) “The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.”


(1 John 3:2) “When the Lord appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”



Sing to the Lord a New Song / The Lord Has Revealed by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP) from Psalms for the Church  listen

The Lord Has Revealed by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Cry the Gospel)



Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

*Be Still by David J. Evans (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  “He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace.” (there are many different recordings/interpretations of this song on YouTube) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Come to Jesus by Hart/Blakesley (spiritandsong) from the CD Waiting “Let go your every fear. There is only mercy here. Welcome pauper, rich man, leper…”  (Gathering Song / Song of Preparation / Communion)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Public Domain) Come Thou fount of ev’ry blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace. Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise.” (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Come to the Water by Foley, arr. Maher (OCP) from the CD Overflow  listen from YouTube “O let all who seek, let them come…how can your soul find rest except for the Lord?” (Preparation / Communion)

Death Was Arrested by Kersh, Coker, Balltzglier, Smith (Capitol CMG Publishing/Music Services/CCLI) “Oh Your grace so free washes over me. You have made me new now life begins with You.”  (Preparation / Closing)

Father, We Thank Thee by John Angotti (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and on the CD Father, We Thank Thee  listen  “Father, we thank thee, for planting these seeds in our hearts.” (Preparation / Closing)

For the Beauty of the Earth by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns   listen  “Lord, we thank you. Lord, we love you. Lord, we thank you for this life.” (Closing)

*Forever by Chris Tomlin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and the CD Strong In Faith “Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King…forever God is faithful!”  listen  (Preparation / Closing) 

**Give Glory by WAL (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  listen   “And we will run, tell all the world that our God has won and reigns forever”  (Closing)

In the River by Quilala/Silverberg/Schoolmeesters/Williams (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “There is a current stirring deep inside. It’s overflowing from the heart of God…We come alive in the river…”  (Closing)

Let Your Mercy Wash Over Us by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen  (Communion)

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Where sin runs deep, your grace is more. Where grace is found is where you are.“  (Preparation / Communion)

Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks: Psalm 92 by Cliff Petty (WLP) from the CD We are Filled with Joy  listen  (Preparation / Communion)

Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks to You by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  demo  (Preparation / Communion)

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen  “Mercy…our soul waits for you.”  (Communion)

Mighty to Save by Fielding/Morgan (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Everyone needs compassion, the mercy of a Savior…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion / Closing Song)

Nothing Is Beyond You by Mullins/McVicker/Booth (Music Services/Word Entertainment/CCLI) “Nothing is beyond You, You stand beyond the reach Of our vain imaginations, Our misguided piety…”  (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  listen   “With humble hearts we cry to you, ‘Have Mercy on us, Lord.’” (Gathering / Preparation)

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)

This is Amazing Grace by Riddle/Farro/Wickham (Bethel Music/Word/CCLI) “Who breaks the power of sing and darkness…” (Closing)

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  listen  “Turn our hearts around, turn our hearts around. Hold us in your mercy, change us with your love.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Fountain of Mercy  “We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus.”  listen  (Song of Gathering / Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

With the Lord by Ed Bolduc (WLP) “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)


*Indicates that this title is part of the Voices As One collection.  Instrumental parts available for every title.