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Song Ideas for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 24, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 105 [104]:3–4) “Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice: turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 126:1–2, 2–3, 4–5, 6) “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled joy.”

The Lord Has Done Great Things by Ed Bolduc (edbolducmusic.com). lead sheet  demo

Gospel Acclamation: (2 Timothy 1:10) “Our Savior Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 20 [19]:6) “We will ring out our joy at your saving help and exult in the name of our God.”


(Ephesians 5:2) “Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, as a fragrant offering to God.”


Alive Again by Ingram/Maher (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/Spirit Music/CCLI) from the CD All the People Said Amen   “You shattered my darkness, washed away my blindness…” (Closing)

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES “…I’ve been set free…was blind but now I see” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  listen 

Be Thou My Vision by Hull/Byrne (Public Domain) “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Be With Me, Lord by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Find Us Ready  “When I’m blind, when I cannot see…when I’m in darkness and all I see is me…” (Preparation  / Communion)

Broken Vessels by Houston/Myrin (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…was blind but now I see…” (Preparation / Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “…and dispel all the darkness…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

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)

Gather Us In by Marty Haugen (GIA) “Gather us in, the blind and the lame…” (Gathering)

Give Us Clean Hands by Charlie Hall (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…and God let us be a generation that seeks, that seeks your face, O God of Jacob.”  (Gathering / Preparation)

Have It All by Strand/Johnson/Taylor/Strand/Fieldes (Bethel Music Publishing/Essential Music Publishing/CCLI) You can have it all Lord, Ev’ry part of my world…Oh the joy I’ve found, Surrendering my crowns…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Heart Abandoned by Stanfill/Curran (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “God give me a heart abandoned, ever after you alone.”  (Communion)

I Am Free by Jon Egan (Capitol CMG/CCLI) listen on YouTube (Josh Blakesley)  “Through you the blind will see.” (Closing)

I Have Loved You  by Michael Joncas (OCP). “Seek the face of the Lord and long for him…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

In the Light of the Lord by Michael John Poirier found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and Love One Another“In the light of the Lord we are healed of or blindness..” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES. “He became sin who knew no sin…he humbled himself and carried the cross…” (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and the collection VOICES   “In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.” (use anywhere except Psalm) listen

Let Me See Your Face by Tom Booth (OCP) (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Let the River Flow by Darrell Evans (Vineyard Music) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit  “Let the blind man say, ‘I can see again.’” (Preparation / Closing)

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  and in the collection VOICES “…take my life. I offer it to you, living sacrifice…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) found on the CD As I Pray  listen (Communion / Meditation)

Miracles by Quilala/Smith/Silverberg/Garrard (Capitol CMG/Integrity Music/CCLI) “The one who made the blind to see is moving here in front of me…I believe in you…you’re the God of miracles.”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

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

Open My Eyes  by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and on the CD We Will be the Light  “…help me to see your face…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

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

Open Up the Heavens by Rozier/McDonald/Ingram/Andrews/Garrard (Word Music/Essential Music/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Descending like a cloud You’re standing with us now Lord unveil our eyes.”  (Closing Song) listen

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG) found in the collection VOICES “…opened the eyes of the blind…there’s no one like you.”  (Gathering / Preparation)  listen

Our God Is Good by Blakesley/Ray (OCP) Exult Him in the sight of everyone. Rejoice in the good things He has done for you…”. (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

We Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1   “We walk by faith and nit by sight…” (Preparation / Communion)

What Wondrous Love Is This? arranged by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com)  listen on YouTube “What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul…Christ laid aside his crown for my soul…” (Preparation / Communion / Closing)

Wonder by Houston/Crocker (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “I see the world in grace, I see the world in gospel, I see the world Your way, And I’m walking in the light.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)