Song Ideas for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, 3/8/2020

(You might want to also check back later…sometimes updates are added.)


Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 27(26):8–9) “Of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.”


(Psalm 25(24):6, 2, 22) “Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old. Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel, from all our distress.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 17:5) “From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard:This is my beloved Son, hear him.”

Communion Antiphon: (Matthew 17:5“This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”



40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life  ““Cause in the desert of temptation lies the storm of true conversion.” (Preparation / Closing)

Adore by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere  “Humble in your glory, Mighty King, yet lowly, I bow before you.”  (Communion)

At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  “…every tongue confess him Lord, King of Glory now.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Be Glorified by Tomlin/Reeves/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD We Will be the Light   “Be glorified in me.” (Closing)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) “Your might humbles every heart…” (Preparation / Communion)

Be Still by David J. Evans (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “Be still for the glory of the Lord is shining all around…How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of Light.” (there are many different recordings/interpretations of this song on YouTube) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson ( from the CD Christ In Me, Arise  “Christ in me arise and dispel all the darkness.”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “and a steadfast spirit renew within me.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/ “This is my prayer in the desert when all that is in me feels dry…”  (Preparation)

He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1

Holy Ground (Davis) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD In Every Age “We are standing in his presence on holy ground.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart ( (from the CD Amid Passing Things“Into the desert I will lead; here in the silence my word will speak, And you will find the peace you seek here in the desert.”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI) “All glory to you, God, the Light of the World.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)  “In our weakness we’re made strong.  In our suffering we’re made stronger. We live and journey, journey for home. In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.”  (use anywhere except Psalm) 


*Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall by Steve Merkel (Integrity/EMI/CCLI) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2    and the CD Come, Holy Spirit  “Spirit of the sovereign Lord, come and make your presence known. Reveal the glory of the living God!”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Listen to Him by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the CD Mysteries  “Time stands still when I behold your transfiguration.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (Preparation / Closing)

*More Love, More Power by Jude DelHiero (Mercy/Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit (Here’s a slower version:)  “And I will seek your face with all of my heart.”   [Entrance Antiphon] (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Father ,We Thank Thee   “I want to see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory.”

Open Up the Heavens by Rozier/McDonald/Ingram/Andrews/Garrard (Word Music/Essential Music/CCLI)  “Your presence in this place Your glory on our face We’re looking to the sky. Descending like a cloud You’re standing with us now Lord unveil our eyes.”  (Closing Song)

Remember Your Mercies, O Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson ( (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love)  (Entrance Antiphon)  (Communion Meditation)

Return to God by Angotti/Hommerding (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   “From desert to the mountaintop…we might transfigured be.’” (Gathering / Preparation)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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 My Beloved Son by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Today   use Alternate Verse 1 “Jesus was transfigured…”  (Preparation / Communion)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.”  (Communion)

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  “We are tempted and we are fooled by sin’s beautiful disguise.  Bring us back.  Turn our hearts around.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

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)

You are the Voice by David Haas (GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD We Will be the Light  “…calling us now to live in your love…” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)