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Song Ideas for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 31, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 38 [37]: 22–23) “Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation!”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 18:2–3, 3–4, 47, 51) “I love you, Lord, my strength.”

I Love You, Lord by Craig & Kristen Colson (OCP)

Gospel Acclamation: (John 14:23) “Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord; and my Father will love him and we will come to him..”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 16 [15]:11) “You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, O Lord.”


(John 6:58) “Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me shall have life because of me, says the Lord.”


Beautiful One by Tim Hughes (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Beautiful One, I love you…my soul must sing.”   Found in the collection VOICES. (Closing Song) listen

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise and the collection VOICES “…with your power and your strength…”  (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)

Everlasting God by Brown/Riley (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord…our hope, our strong deliverer.”  (Gathering / Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

Glorify Him by Your Life by Lorraine Hess (WLP/GIA) from the CD Glorify Him and the collection VOICES . (Closing) listen

Goodness of God by Fielding/Johnson/Cash/Ingram/Johnson (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “…O I will sing of the goodness of God.” (Communion Meditation)

Great are You, Lord by Leonard/Ingram/Jordan (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/CCLI)  “You give hope, you restore every heart that is broken.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing Song)

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI) “…for the joy of the Lord is our strength”  (Use anywhere except Psalm) found in the collection VOICES  listen

I Love You, Lord by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) listen on YouTube

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

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

Love the Lord Your God by Al Valverde (OCP) (Gathering / Preparation)

Love the Lord by Lincoln Brewster (Capitol CMG (IMI)/CCLI) “I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength.” (Closing)

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 worship you with all of my heart….mind…strength”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

No Greater Love by Assad/Tomlin/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Jesus Christ laid down his life for us…” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

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

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Captured listen on YouTube  “Your aid supply, your strength bestow.”

Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES “I will love the Lord…He will be my strength that comes from God above…” (Communion)  listen

Salvation Belongs to Our God by Howard/Turner (Restoration Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD In Every Age  “And we, the redeemed, shall be strong in purpose and unity.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)  listen

Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech (Music Services/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES“…tower of refuge and strength…” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 , the collection VOICES, and the CD In Every Age  “We face the unknown…with every little act of love, I know I won’t deny you, Lord.” (Closing)listen

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)

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from the CD In Shadow and In Light   and VOICES …there God is found…” (Song of Preparation / Communion) listen

With All Your Strength by Muglia/Thomas (OCP) “Praise the Lord with all your heart, with all your mind and soul…” (Closing)

You are My Rock by Michael T. Pierce (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and on the CD Forever Will I Sing “I love you, Lord, my strength…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

Your Love, O Lord by Avery/Carr/Powell/Lee/Anderson (Brentwood-Benson/Kobalt Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and VOICES and the CD Father We Thank Thee…and I will find my strength in the shadow of your wings.” (Gathering / Preparation) listen

You’re Worthy of My Praise by David Ruis (Brentwood–Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and VOICES  and on the CD Strong In Faith
“I will follow all of your ways…” (Preparation / Closing) listen