Week 1 Responsorial Psalm:

Let Us Go Rejoicing by Steve Angrisano

Let Us Go Rejoicing: Psalm 122 (Bolduc) found in the collection VOICES  listen

Immaculate Conception Responsorial Psalm:

Sing to the Lord a New Song by Craig and Kristen Colson (WLP) from Psalms for the Church

Week 2 Responsorial Psalm:

Justice Shall Flourish In His Time by Booth/Bolduc (www.edbolducmusic.com)  demo

Justice Shall Flourish in His Time by Craig and Kristen Colson  Recording

Week 3 Responsorial Psalm:

Lord, Come and Save Us: Psalm 146 by Aaron Thompson (WLP) found in the collection VOICES listen

Week 4 Responsorial Psalm:

Let the Lord Enter, He Is King of Glory by Ed Bolduc (edbolducmusic.com) DEMO  (I use this refrain with the verses from Lord, We are the People (WLP/GIA) from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection VOICES  listen


Blessed One by Aaron Thompson (WLP/GIA) found in the collection Voices as One vol. 2 and VOICES  listen for IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Preparation / Communion)  

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

Creator of the Stars of Night by Josh Blakesley (OCP)

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)

The King Shall Come by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong) listen on YouTube  (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)

Ready the Way by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) found in the collection VOICES  (Gathering / Preparation / Communion) listen

This Is Your Justice by Craig Colson (GIA) – from the CD I Am the Way and found in the collection VOICES (Gathering / Communion) listen

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  “We prepare for you, Lord.”  (Song of Gathering / Song of Preparation)


Advent Penitential Act by Craig Colson (WLP)  from the CD I Am the Way   It’s even more effective if you sing his song This Is Your Justice as a gathering/entrance song.  The melodies and thematic material are the same for both.  It’s a nice way of making the entire Gathering Rite unified for a given Sunday in Advent, or even all four weeks.  listen

Ave Maria, Madre de Dios by John Angotti (WLP/GIA) for IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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)

Christ the Lord by Feduccia/Hart (spiritandsong) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Come to Us by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) (Gathering / Preparation)

Emmanuel, Come to Set Us Free by Jalonda Robertson (GIA) found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1   and VOICES  

God Has Come to Earth by Aaron Thompson (GIA) found in the collection VOICES listen (Gathering / Preparation / Sending Forth)

Hail, Holy Queen by Maher/Rose (WLP) for IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Holy Is His Name by John Michael Talbot (Capitol CMG/CCLI)  listen for IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT  (Preparation / Communion)

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

Let Your Love Come Down by Thomas/Blakesley (spiritandsong) found in the collection VOICES  “Let your love come down and bring your promise.” (Closing)

My Deliverer by McVicker/Mullins (Music Services / Word Entertainment / CCLI) 

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

On That Holy Mountain by Joe Mattingly (GIA) from the collection Voices as One vol. 1  and VOICES.  (Preparation / Communion) listen

Prepare the Way by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) “Our swords will be plowshares, and our knives will be spades…” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Prepare the Way by Hall/Giglio (Capitol CMG/CCLI) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

Prepare Ye by Kenneth Louis (WLP) (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)

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)

Sing a New Song by Danielle Rose (WLP) from the CD Pursue Me and found in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Sending Forth) listen

To You, O Lord by Lorraine Hess (WLP) from the CD As I Pray and in the collection VOICES  “To you, O lord, I lift my soul…” (Preparation / Communion) listen

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)

We Prepare by Lorraine Hess (WLP) (Preparation / Sending Forth)

We Wait by Heidi Wilson and Adam Feldman (GIA) found in the collection VOICES (Preparation / Communion) listen