Song Ideas for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2/23/2020

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Entrance Antiphon:  (Psalm 13 [12]:6) “O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.”

Gospel Acclamation: (1 John 2:5) “Whoever keeps the Word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him.

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 9:2–3) “I will recount all your wonders, I will rejoice in you and be glad, and sing psalms to your name, O Most High.”


(John 11:27) “Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God, who is coming into this world.”


Responsorial Psalm

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the Wedding Collection: Love One Another  

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful by Craig and Kristen Colson from the CD Fill Us With Your Love

FREE: The Lord Is Kind by Ed Bolduc ( lead sheet  demo


More Songs

10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing)

As One by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 “Come and make us holy” (Preparation / Communion)

*Be God’s by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and the CD Mysteries  Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy. Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope. Where there is injustice, be God’s justice…” (Preparation / Closing)

*Build a Family by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and the Wedding Collection: Love One Another  “and may be build a family of love…” (Preparation / Communion)

Build My Life by Younker/Martin/Kapel/Redman/Barret (Capitol CMG/Bethel Music/CCLI)   “And I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation.” (Preparation / Commuion Meditation)

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “The time is now…and they will know us by our love.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Can We Love by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Captured  listen from YouTube  “Loving our neighbor as ourselves the kingdom of love we will know.” (Song of Gathering / Preparation)

Cry the Gospel by Tom Booth (OCP) from the CD Cry the Gospel  “Be holy, the Lord be glorified…” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Find Us Ready by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Find Us Ready  “Find us working and loving and doing your willbuilding the kingdom of mercy and love.”

*Flowing River by Rita Baloche (Capitol CMGy/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit   “Make my life a flowing river of your everlasting 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 Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI) “Together we sing…the earth is filled with his glory.”  (Use anywhere except Psalm)

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

*I Will Praise Your Name by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 “The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, rich in love.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

*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…gathered in love…” (Communion)

Lord, I Need You by Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “Where sin runs deep, your grace is more. Where grace is found is where you are…Holiness is Christ in me.“  (Preparation / Communion)

*Love One Another by Feargal King (WLP) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2   and the CD We Will be the Light (Preparation / Communion)

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Extraordinary Love and the collection More Voices as One vol. 1 (Preparation / Communion)

Many and One by Steve Angrisano (  listen on YouTube  “and together we are all his hands and his feet, bringing mercy and peace to this world.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

No Greater Love by Assad/Tomlin/Maher (Capitol CMG/CCLI) “There is no greater love than this…to the city to the world we go…” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  “God of love, bring us to your love…in this world ever-changing your way is clear, holy Lord, you are God of love.”  (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)

Revive Us, O God by Jesse Manibusan (OCP) “breathe into us the ways of your wisdom…when we choose your way, choose your truth, when we choose life…” (Preparation / Communion)

Take My Life by Tomlin et al (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “Take my will and make it thine.” (Song of Preparation / Communion)

*Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Vineyard Music/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2  “Holiness is what I need…”  (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

*Testify to Love by Pool/Field/VanManen/Riekerk (EMI Blackwood/Universal Music/CCLI) found in the collectionVoices as One vol. 2  “…every hand that reaches out to offer peace…for as long as I shall live I will testify to love.”  (Preparation / Closing)

The Beatitudes by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word   “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  Blessed are the clean of heart…”  (Communion Antiphon)

The Same Love by Paul Baloche (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  “The same love that set the captives free…is calling us all by name.”  (Preparation)

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Ed Bolduc (WLP) found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen on iTunes  “Let there be a wideness in our mercy, let there be a kindness in our hearts.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

We Breathe in Love by Craig Colson (WLP) from the CD Higher Praise  “We breathe in love, we breathe out charity…show to us, O od, your beauty ever new that we might breathe in you.” (Communion Meditation)

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 “We gather in love…What we seek is holiness.”  (Gathering / 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)

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

*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)