Song Ideas for the 4th Sunday of Lent, 3/22/2020

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Entrance Antiphon:  (Isaiah 66:10–11) “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.”

Gospel Acclamation: (John 8:12) “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 9:11, 38) “The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God.”


Responsorial Psalm:

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong)



40 Days by Matt Maher ( from the CD Welcome to Life  “Where springs of living water drown and refresh you.” (Preparation / Closing)

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)

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)

Amazing Grace (traditional) “…was blind but now I see.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Tomlin/Newton/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “…was blind but now I see.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)  

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

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 ( from the CD Find Us Ready  “When I’m blind, when I cannot see.” (Preparation  / Communion)

Build My Life by Younker/Martin/Kapel/Redman/Barret (Capitol CMG/Bethel Music/CCLI)   “…open up my eyes in wonder…”  (Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise  “Christ in me arise and I shall rise with you.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Come, Just as You Are by Joseph Sabolick (Brentwood-Benson/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit   “Taste the living water and never thirst again.”  (Gathering / 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, opened my eyes let me see…”  (Gathering / Preparation)

Hosanna by Brooke Ligertwood (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Open up our eyes to the things unseen”  (Gather / Preparation / Communion)

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

I Am the Bread of Life  (Come and Follow Me) by Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth (spiritandsong)  “Come to me and know that I’ll always be there…” (Communion)

*I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Brentwood-Benson/Capitol CMG) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  “No one who believes shall ever thirst. (Communion)

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2   “…behold I freely give the living water, thirsty one, stoop down and drink and live.”  (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)

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)

Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)  “In the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.”  (use anywhere except Psalm) 


*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  “All I wanna see is the light of your glory.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

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

*Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Father, We Thank Thee   “Open the eyes of my heart…–similar to Gospel Acclamation verse”  (Gathering / Closing Song)

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG) “…opened the eyes of the blind…into the darkness you shine…”  —You don’t have to play this song at this tempo. It can be slowed down a little and be arranged a little lighter.  It’s a great Song of Gathering that way. (Gathering / Preparation)

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…’” (Gathering / Preparation)

The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “The same love that opened eyes to see is calling us all by name…”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) 

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  “Wash us in your love…”  (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)

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)

Word of God Speak by Millard/Kipley (Essential Music Publishing/Word Entertainment/CCLI) “Word of God, speak. Would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see your majesty…?”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

You are Mine by David Haas (GIA)  listen  “All the blind will see…”  (Communion)

You are the Light by Sarah Hart (OCP) (Preparation / Communion Meditation)