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Song Ideas for the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Ps 25 (24): 1-3) “To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.”

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25:4–5, 8–9, 10, 14 (1b) “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.”

To You, O Lord by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Communion) listen

Gospel Acclamation: John 10:27. “Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.”

Communion Antiphon: (Psalm 85 [84]:13) “The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our world shall yield its increase.”


10,000 Reasons / Bless the Lord by Matt Redman (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES “The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning….” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion / Closing) listen

Awake, O Sleeper by Ike Ndolo (spiritandsong) from the CD We are Beggars “Arise from slumber. Christ is calling your name.” (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 “Signs in the sun and the moon and the stars…” (Song of Gathering / Song of Preparation)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES. “We will stay awake…we will not abandon the promise that you made….” listen (Communion)

Creator of the Stars of Night by Ed Bolduc (GIA) found in the collection VOICES. (use anywhere except Psalm)

Even So Come (Come, Lord Jesus) by Tomlin/Ingram/Cates (Capitol CMG/Essential/Vistaville/CCLI) “Like a bride waiting for her groom we’ll be a church waiting for you.” (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

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)

Hope Is Dawning by Keyes/Parks/Maher/Gungor (Capitol CMG/CCLI) (Preparation / Communion)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – traditional, arr. by Ed Bolduc – here’s a simple lead sheet with vox for this familiar hymn! (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Capitol CMG/Integrity/CCLI) found in the collection VOICES. “The earth awakes, your hope has come. We look to you, we long for you, O Lord.” (Song of Preparation / Closing Song) listen

Prepare Ye by Lorraine Hess and Jamie Dilberto (WLP/GIA) – from the CD Cradle in Bethlehem and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES. (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord by Kenneth Louis (WLP) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Ready the Way by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) – listen on YouTube (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

The King Shall Come by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) – listen on YouTube (Preparation / Communion)

This Is Your Justice by Craig Colson (GIA) – from the CD I Am the Way and found in the collection VOICES “Prepare ye the way of the Lord…” (Gathering / Communion)

We Await You, O Lord by John Angotti (WLP) found on the CD Welcome Home for Christmas listen “The King shall come when morning dawns and light triumphant breaks.” (Preparation / Communion)