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Song Ideas for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 14, 2020

Entrance Antiphon: (Psalm 81:(80) 17) “He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.”

*Responsorial Psalm: Praise the Lord, Jerusalem by Ed Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com) lead sheet  demo 1  demo live at Mass

Gospel Acclamation: (John 6:51) I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Communion Antiphon: (John 6:57) “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.”



Featured Songs: Here are some songs to consider for this feast day: (Responsorial Psalm is listed above)

  1. Corpus Chrisi Sequence (lead sheet) – this is the shorter version of the sequence set to music in a simple chant style (unison), with simple chord changes.  Click the video below to hear and see it done at Mass.


2. Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles – this song works well as a Song of Preparation as the gifts are being brought forward, but especially as a Communion Song.  “Paschal Mystery, O what love divine!  Here’s the Lamb of God in the form of Bread and Wine.”  lead sheet   click here to preview full score and listen

(Click the play button below to here a ‘live at Mass’ version…the lyrics have since been altered a bit)


3. I Am Yours – Consume Me Completely by Trevor Thomson – a beautiful song for Communion. “Bread of Life, Wine of Peace, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, consume me…” click here to preview score and listen

4. Soul of Christ (Anime Christi) by Lorraine Hess –  this song works well as a Song of Preparation or Communion.  A fresh setting of this beautiful text. It is available as an octavo or lead sheet  youtube


5. Behold by WAL – Communion Song by WAL (formerly Jacob and Matthew) – “Behold the Bread of Life, behold his Sacred Blood.”  lead sheet    click here to preview full score and listen



Blessed are We by Trevor Thomson (GIA) “We have the calling to love beyond borders or fears, colors or status; love for the loveless, hope for the hopeless”  (Preparation / Communion)

Bread of Angels by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) listen on YouTube  (uses Panis Angelicus as a refrain in a contemporary setting)  (Communion)

Bread, Broken and Given by Thomson/Talarico (WLP) click here to preview full score and listen “May we become what we receive: Jesus.” (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)

*Come to the Table by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Testify and the collection Voices as One vol. 2   listen on YouTube (Preparation / Communion)

Heavenly Bread by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 angels  listen on YouTube (verses borrow text from the Sequence)  (Preparation / Communion)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   listen on YouTubeThrough the bread that is here made living, made living and so life-giving…He lives in us” (Communion)

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name arr. by Rick Modlin (spiritandsong.com)  “Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit three we name thee…”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing)

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)

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  click here to preview full score and listen  “Bread of Life, Wine of Peace, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, consume me…” (Communion)

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)

Living Bread by Ubowski/Hart (GIA) “This is living bread come down from heaven.  You are living bread come down from heaven.”  (Communion)

Living Feast by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams  click here to preview full score and listen “The blood of the Lamb has washed us clean…”  (Preparation / Communion)

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day  and the collection Voices as One vol. 2  listen on YouTube “Holy, holy, Lord, you are the Bread of our life, you are the cup of our hope.” (Preparation / Communion)

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

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Amid Passing Things  “Bread of Life…those who eat this bread shall live and never die.” (Communion)

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb)by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Captured  listen on YouTube  “Immortal Godhead, One in Three.’

O Come to the Altar by Brown/Brock/Furtick/Joye (Essential Music Pub/CCLI)  “Do you thirst for a drink from the well?  Jesus is calling.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  listen on YouTube “Bread from heaven, Cup of everlasting life, in this meal we share the Body of Christ.” (Communion) 

*Take and Eat This Bread by Paul Tate (WLP) from the CD Rejoice and the collection Voices as One vol. 2   listen on YouTube (Communion)

True Love by Amelia Acosta (WLP)  listen on YouTube “We will go where the cup of love is poured, where the bread of life restores, where we meet him in true love.” (Communion)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Waiting  “In the Body of Christ we are brought to new life…” (Communion)

We Gather As the Body of Christ by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather In Love  click here to preview full score and listen “We gather as the Body of Christ to receive the Body of Christ. We go forth as the Body of Christ…” (Gathering / Preparation)