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Song Ideas for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 15, 2020

Entrance Antiphon: (Jeremiah 29:11, 12, 14) “The Lord said, I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.



Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 128: 1–2, 3, 4–5) “Blessed are those who fear the Lord.”

Blessed are Those Who Fear the Lord by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  DEMO



Gospel Acclamation: (John 15:4a, 5b) “Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord. Who remains in me bears much fruit.”



Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 73 (72): 28) “To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.”

Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  “He will be my reason to hope, my reason to live.” (Communion)   listen



(Mark 11:23–24) “Amen, I say to you: Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you will receive, and it shall be given to you, says the Lord.”



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:

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  listen on YouTube “Let us build your kingdom in truth and grace…” (Closing Song)  listen

Awake, O Sleeper by Ike Ndolo (spiritandsong) from the CD We are Beggars  “Arise from slumber. Christ is calling your name.” (Gathering / Preparation)

Awake to the Day by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  listen  “We prepare for you, Lord.”  (Gathering / Preparation)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES “We will not forget. We will stay awake…” listen (Communion)

Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES and the CD Mysteries  Use your gifts to bless this day…”  (Preparation / Closing) listen

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.” (Use anywhere except Psalm)

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

Lay Me Down by Tomlin/Ingram/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “I lay me down, I’m not my own. I belong to you alone…Take this life and let it shine. It will be my joy to say Your will, Your way.” (Closing)

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

One Lord, One Faith by Lorraine Hess (WLP)  “Spirit of God, fill us with grace, open our hearts, help us embrace all the gifts you provide to serve in love.”  (Preparation)

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

Set Your Hearts on the Higher Gifts by Steve Warner (GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES  listen  (Communion)

Soul on Fire by various (Capitol CMG/Essential Music Pub./CCLI)  “God I’m running for Your heart…Til I am a soul on fire.”  (Closing)

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Take my voice…feet…life and let it be consecrated all to thee.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

We Belong to You by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) “Filled with gifts and filled with goodness…”  (Preparation / Communion)

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  (Song of Preparation)

You are the Light by Ed Bolduc (WLP) as recorded by Cliff Petty on the CD Touch Jesus and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES.  “Nobody puts a lamp in a basket, they set it up high so all can see…” (Preparation / Closing)  listen

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



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)

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)