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Song Ideas for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Revelation 12:1) “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”


“Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in honor of the Virgin Mary, at whose Assumption the Angels rejoice and praise the Son of God.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16) “The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.”  

—Here is a free lead sheet.  Please feel free to use the Refrain only, or the Refrain and Verses (not verbatim)

Gospel Acclamation: “Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults.”

Communion Antiphon: “All generations shall call me blessed, for he who is mighty has done great things for me.”



10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  found in the collection VOICES   “Bless the Lord, O my soul…whatever may pass and whatever lies before me let me be singing…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing) listen

Ave Maria (The Hail Mary) by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) from the CD Word for Word  listen

       also, here is another arrangement from the Love One Another Collection 

Ave Maria, Madre de Dios by John Angotti (WLP/GIA)

Ave Maria Litany by Tom Booth and Jesse Manibusan (OCP)

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

Blessed One by Aaron Thompson (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

Canticle of the Turning by Rory Cooney (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Communion) listen

Hail, Holy Queen arr. By Josh Blakesley (OCP) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Hail, Holy Queen by Maher/Rose (WLP)

He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (EMI/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 1 and VOICES “He is the Lord! Forever his truth shall reign! Heaven and earth rejoice in his holy name!” (Gathering / Closing) listen

Holy Is His Name by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Communion)  listen

King of My Heart by McMillan/McMillan (Capitol CMG/Moniker Music Group/CCLI)    “Let the king of my heart be…the fountain I drink from…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Let My Soul Proclaim by Adam Ubowski (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES  (Preparation / Closing) listen

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES  “Bread of Life…those who eat this bread shall live and never die…we become the love that we receive.” (Communion) listen

My Soul Rejoices by Jackie François (OCP) (Preparation / Communion)

My Soul Rejoices by Sarah Hart (OCP) (Preparation / Closing)

Of the Father’s Love Begotten arr. by Adam and Lori Ubowski (WLP/GIA) found in the collection VOICES. “Blessed was the day forever when the virgin full of grace, by the Holy Ghost conceiving, bore the savior of our race.” (Preparation / Communion Meditation) listen

Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) ) found in the collection VOICES  “The Lamb has overcome and now he reigns forevermore.” (Preparation / Communion)  listen

Praise to the Lord the Almighty by Winkworth/Nockels/Neander (CURB/ Word Music Publishing/CCLI) “O my soul praise him for he is out health and salvation.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)