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Song Ideas for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021

Entrance Antiphon: (Phil 4:4–5) “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  Indeed, the Lord is near.”

Responsorial Psalm: (Isaiah 12:2–3, 4, 5–6 (6)). “Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.”

Gospel Acclamation: (Isaiah 61:1) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.”

Communion Antiphon: (Isaiah 35:4) “Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do not fear. Behold, our God will come, and he will save us.”


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)

Be the Light by Jack Busche and Ed Bolduc (WLP) – found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3 and VOICES  listen  (Preparation / Communion)

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)

God of Justice by Tim Hughes (CCLI/Capitol CMG) “We must go, live to feed the hungry, stand beside the broken…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing)

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

Isaiah 61 by Matt Maher (OCP) from the CD Welcome to Life “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me…” (Preparation / Communion Meditation)

Look to the One by Ed Bolduc (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1  and in the collection VOICES  “Look to the one who comes in glory!”  (Use anywhere except Psalm) listen

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)

Rejoice by Tomlin/Cash/Reeves (CCLI/Capitol CMG/Music Services) “Rejoice, rejoice and sing with the angel voices…all heaven and earth rejoice.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion Meditation / Closing)

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)