Song Ideas for Fourth Sunday of Lent

CHECK IT OUT: Here’s a classic that really resonates with this week’s Gospel: Paul Tate’s *God So Loved the World (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and the CD Let All Creation Sing!  listen  “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him!”  (Communion)  


Responsorial Psalm:

(SEASONAL) With the Lord there Is Mercy by Ed Bolduc (  – listen

(SEASONAL) Be Merciful, O Lord by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD Set Free

(SEASONAL) *Have Mercy on Us for We Have Sinned by W. Clifford Petty (WLP) from the CD In Spirit and Truth and the collection Voices As One vol. 2  listen


More Songs 

Alive In You by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Overflow “It is you I seek in the night; waiting patiently to satisfy…my heart burns with your grace.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Amazing Grace (traditional)

*By the Waters of Babylon by Paul Tate (WLP) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and the CD Let All Creation Sing!  listen  (Preparation / Communion)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) from the CD Christ In Me, Arise  “Christ in me, arise and dispel all the darkness.”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

From the Inside Out by Joel Houston (Capitol CMG/CCLI) listen from SongSelect  “Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades…I give you control, consume me from the inside out, Lord.”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

Great are You, Lord by Leonard/Ingram/Jordan (Capitol CMG/Essential Music/CCLI)  listen from SongSelect     You give life, you are love, you bring light to the darkness.”  (Gathering / Preparation / Closing Song)

I Am Yours–Consume Me Completely by Trevor Thomson (WLP)  from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  listen  “Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart.”  (Communion)

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  listen  “I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light.””  (Preparation / Communion)

I Will Follow by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) from the CD Every Day   listen  “Grace set in motion and it won’t stop moving me.”  (Preparation / Communion)

*In the Light by Charlie Peacock (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2 and the CD We Will be the Light  listen from SongSelect    “I wanna be in the light as you are in the light…”  (Closing)

*Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1  “In the dark we turn to the light…”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

I Am Yours–Consume Me Completely by Trevor Thomson (WLP)  from the CD In Shadow and In Light and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 2  listen  “Let your light shine, let it shine in my heart.”  (Communion)

*Lord, I Come by Billy Funk (Capitol CMG/CCLI) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Celebrate the Feast  listen  “All I wanna see is the light of your glory…”  (Preparation / Communion)

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

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Capitol CMG/Integrity/CCLI) listen from SongSelect “Oh your name is a light in the darkness…”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

One True God by Tomlin/Redman/Chapman (Capitol CMG/Essential Music Pub./CCLI) listen from SongSelect  “One voice in the dark…one light of the world…one love above all…”  (Preparation / Closing)

Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Myrin/Redman (Capitol CMG)  listen on SongSelect  “Into the darkness you shine. Out of the ashes we rise.”  —We often use this as a gathering song, and the tempo is a bit slower than you hear here. (use anywhere except Psalm)

Our Hope Is In God by Brian Flynn (WLP) from the CD Born Again  listen  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Paschal Mystery by Bradley Knuckles (WLP) listen   “Bread of Life, broken for the world, we come needing to be nourished. We find in you what nothing else can give. You satisfy the heart.” (Preparation / Communion)

**Return to God by J. Angotti/Hommerding (WLP) from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  listen “Baptized in grace, in grace renewed…”  (use anywhere except Psalm)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig Colson (WLP) from the CD I Am the Way  listen  “Make us open to your presence…that we may live your love and go out to the world in Jesus’ name.”  (Preparation / Communion)

Shine the Light by WAL (WLP) from the CD Always and Everywhere and found in the collection More Voices as One vol. 3  listen  “Shine the light, shine his light, to all the nations, be the love, be his love that won us salvation.”  (Closing Song)

Sinking Deep by King/Davies (Capitol CMG/CCLI) listen from SongSelect  “Standing here in Your presence In a grace so relentless…”  (Song of Preparation / Communion)

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  “There is welcome for the sinner and a promised grace made good.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

This is Amazing Grace by Riddle/Farro/Wickham (Bethel Music/Word/CCLI) listen from SongSelect  “Who breaks the power of sin and darkness…” (Closing)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1  listen  “As we travel on our journey, take our hearts and make them new.”  (Communion)

What Wondrous Love Is This? arranged by Josh Blakesley (  listen on YouTube

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

Wonder by Houston/Crocker (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  listen from SongSelect“I see the world in grace, I see the world in gospel, I see the world Your way, And I’m walking in the light.”  (Song of Preparation / Closing Song)

*Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and on the CD Strong In Faith  listen  “Your grace is enough for me.”  (Closing Song)

* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts.

** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)