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Song Ideas for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), 1/26/2020

Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 96(95): 1, 6) “O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honor in his holy place.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Matthew 4:23) “Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people.

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 34(33): 6) “Look toward the Lord and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed.”


(John 8:12) “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Responsorial Psalm:

The Lord Is My Light by Ed Bolduc (GIA) from the CD Awake to the Day and in the collection Voices as One vol. 2    “I believe that I shall see the goodness of my God in the land of the living.” 

The Lord Is My Light (2011) by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  (DEMO)


More Songs

A Rightful Place by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD A New Day  listen on YouTube “Shattering the darkness of night, a new dawn is rising to bring your light to all the world.” (Closing Song)

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)

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

Awesome is the Lord Most High by Pierce/Tomlin/Reeves/Abel (Capitol CMG/Brentwood-Benson/CCLI)  “…when You call our name. Where You lead us we’ll follow all the way.” (Closing)

Come and Follow Me by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Will be the Light and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  “This is the time of fulfillment…”  (Preparation / Communion)

**Follow Me by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the CD Pursue Me and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 1“From now on you’ll be fishers of men.” (Preparation)

*God So Loved the World by Paul Tate (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and the CD Let All Creation Sing!“but Jesus calls us to follow him…”  (Preparation / Communion)

*Here I Am to Worship by Tim Hughes (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith “Light of the world you stepped down into darkness…”  (Gathering / Preparation)

How Great is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash (Capitol CMG/Music Services/CCLI)“The splendor of the king robed in majesty, let all the earth rejoice…he wraps himself in light and darkness tries to hide…” (use anywhere except Psalm)

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “I am the Bread of Life…Truth and Light…I Am Who AM…” (Communion)

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from CD In Shadow and In Light and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  “Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart…let me be your light in this world.”  (Communion)

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymnsand found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “I am this dark world’s light…”  (Preparation / Communion)

*I Received the Living God by Brett Ballard (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Celebrate the Feast“Jesus said, “I am the light shining for eternity; Go and be the light of life Shining for the world to see.” (Communion)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “How many times must he call my name…?” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

I Will Follow by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day“Grace set in motion and it won’t stop moving me.”  (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Follow by Tomlin/Ingram/Morgan (Capitol CMG/Essential/Spirit Music/CCLI)  “Where you go I’ll go, where you stay I’ll stay…” (Preparation)

*In Remembrance of You by Paul Tate (WLP) from the CD Gathered as One and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “Teach us, Lamb of God, to share what we have heard.” (Communion)

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)

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…there’s no life apart from you.” (Closing)

Love Has Come by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) from the CD The End and the Beginning  (Gathering / Preparation)

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Capitol CMG/Integrity/CCLI) “We behold the breaking dawn…O your name is a light in the darkness.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) 

*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)

*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)

Shine On Us by Michael W. Smith (Capitol CMG/Sony ATV/CCLI)  (Communion Meditation)

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)

Shine Through Us by Danielle Rose (WLP) – from the CD I Thirst and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  (Communion Meditation)

*Sometimes by Step by Strasser/Mullins (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1“…and I will follow you all of my days.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing)

Take Up Our Cross by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong) listen on YouTube  “We take up our cross and follow him. We lay down our lives that we might live.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing)

*The Face of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “…and if we follow the Shepherd’s way, then life goes on.”  (Closing)

The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “You are calling us all by name.” (Preparation / Closing)

We Belong to You by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) “Souls united in the mystery; we belong to you.” (Preparation / Communion)

We Gather In Love by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2“United in one spirit, each different in appearance, all are welcomed in the house of God. We gather in love.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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  (Preparation / Closing)

*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)