Music Planner

Here are few ideas for music for forthcoming Sundays. However, we recommend The Liturgy Planner which is published by Decani Music.

We also recommend Music & Liturgy, the journal of The Society of St Gregory, which includes an excellent music planner and is free to members – worth taking out an annual subscription.

Many of titles listed below link to publishers’ websites or into Spotify which is well worth installing.

There are far too many Easter songs to list here – see also the Easter section of your hymnal. Those given below link specifically to the readings of the feast. But, remember, songs which proclaim “Christ is risen” or “This is the day the Lord has made” are suitable throughout the season.

28 April – 2 Easter C
At the name of Jesus
Crown him with many crowns
Godhead here in hiding
He is risen, tell the story
Now we remain – Haas
O give thanks to the Lord – Baty
Sing to the mountains
This is the day – Baty
Surrexit Christus – Taizé
Thine be the glory
We shall see Jesus (Communion Song) – Baty
We walk by faith – Haugen

05 May – 3 Easter C
Alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord
At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
Crown him with many crowns
Follow me
I received the living God
I will be with you – Markland
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
Now in this banquet – Haugen
O give thanks to the Lord – Baty
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
The stone which the builders rejected – Farrell
We shall see Jesus (Communion Song) – Baty

12 May – 4 Easter C
All people that on earth do dwell
All the earth proclaim the Lord
At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
At the name of Jesus
Because the Lord is my shepherd – Walker
Crown him with many crowns
God is love, his the care
Hail Redeemer, King divine (cf v4)
Loving shepherd of thy sheep
Praise we our God with joy
Shepherd me, O God – Haugen
Sing all creation, sing to God
The King of love
The Lord is my shepherd
The stone which the builders rejected – Farrell

19 May – 5 Easter C
A new commandment
Awake from your slumber – Schutte
God is love, his the care
Into one we all are gathered
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
Love is his word
The head that once was crowned with thorns
This is my love
This is my body
Where is love and loving kindness – Rees

26 May – 6 Easter C
Awake from your slumber – Schutte
Be still and know I am with you
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
I will be with you – Markland
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
Love is his word
This is my body
This is my will
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell

31 May – Ascension Thursday
All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
At the name of Jesus
Hail the day that sees him rise
I will be with you – Markland
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
New praises be given to Christ newly crowned
Rejoice! The Lord is king
The head that once was crowned

02 June – 7 Easter C
Bless the Lord, my soul – Taizé
Breathe on me, breath of God
Forget not what God has done – Haugen
God is love, his the care
Jesus is Lord
Now in this banquet – Haugen
The head that once was crowned
We have a gospel to proclaim

09 June – Pentecost
Breathe on me, breath of God
Come down, O love divine
Come Holy Ghost, creator, come
God’s spirit is in my heart
Litany of the Spirit – Inwood
Send forth your spirit
Spirit of the living God
Spirit of God – Farrell
Veni Creator Spiritus – Plainsong
Veni Sancte Spiritus – Walker

16 June – Trinity
Abba, Father, send your spirit
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Come, praise the Lord
Father, in my life I see
Father, Lord of all creation
Father, we adore you
Firmly I believe and truly
God beyond all names
Holy God, we praise your name
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Thou whose almighty word

23 June – The Body and Blood of Christ
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Bread for the world – Farrell
Gifts of bread and wine
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Love is his word
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Of the glorious body telling
This is my body
Within the reign of God – Haugen
You are the living bread (Communion Song) – Baty

07 July – 14 Year C
All that is hidden – Farrell
Bring forth the kingdom – Haugen
God has chosen me – Farrell
In Christ there is no east or west
Make me a channel of your peace
O worship the King
Our God reigns
See ye first the kingdom of God
Send us as your blessing – Walker
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
Take Christ to the world – Inwood
Take the word of God – Walker

14 July – 15 Year C
A new commandment
Father, Lord of all creation
For the healing of the nations
God is love, his the care
In Christ there is no east or west
Into one we all are gathered
Love is his word
Make me a channel of your peace
This is my will, my one command
We are your people – Walsh
When I needed a neighbour
Where is love and loving kindness – Rees

21 July – 16 Year C
All people that on earth do dwell
Be still and know I am with you
Centre of my life – Inwood
Lord of all hopefulness
Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
O the love of my Lord is the essence
See ye first the kingdom of God
There is a longing – Quigley
Wake your power – Lowenthal

28 July – 17 Year C

All ye who seek a comfort sure
I received the living God
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Praise we our God with joy
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
The cry of the poor – Foley
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

30 June – Saints Peter and Paul
By all your saints still striving
Church of God, elect and glorious
For all the saints
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful –Taizé
Into a world of darkness
Taste and See (Communion Song) – Baty
The Church’s one foundation
Thy hand, O God, has guided
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell

04 August – 18 Year C
Be thou my vision
Blest are the pure in heart
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Immortal, invisible
In Christ there is no East or West
In the land – Farrell
In the land there is a hunger – Lynch
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Like a child rests – Walker
My God accept my heart this day
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Now thank we all our God
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

11 August – 19 Year C
All people that on earth do well
All the earth, proclaim the Lord
Awake from your slumber – Schutte
Do not be afraid
Gather us in – Haugen
Lord of all hopefulness
Love divine, all loves excelling
O Jesus Christ remember
Our God reigns
Out of darkness – Walker
The Church’s one foundation
We are your people – Walsh

15 August (Thursday) – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A sign is seen in heaven
Great is the Lord – Inwood
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
Mary Immaculate
My soul is filled with joy
My soul proclaims the Lord my God
Sing of a girl in the ripening wheat
Tell out my soul

18 August – 20 Year C
All ye who seek a comfort sure
Be not afraid
Be still my soul
Do not be afraid
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful – Taizé
Jesus Christ is waiting
Marty Haugen – Shepherd Me, O God
Sing to the world – Lee/Sands

25 August – 21 Year C
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
All are welcome
All people that on earth do dwell
Gather us in – Haugen
In Christ there is no East or West
Now in this banquet – Haugen
On bread, one body
Tell out, my soul
Thy hand, O God, has guided
Within the reign of God

01 September – 22 Year C
All are welcome
An upper room
Awake from your slumber – Schutte
Blest are the pure in heart
Bread for the world – Farrell
Come to the Feast – Haugen
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
In the land – Farrell
Lord of all hopefulness
The cry of the poor – Foley
We are your people – Walsh

08 September – 23 Year C
All my hope in God is founded
All that is hidden – Farrell
Be still, my soul
Be thou my vision
Breathe on me, breath of God
Christ be beside me
Follow me
When I survey the wondrous Cross
Will you come and follow me

15 September – 24 Year C
All people that on earth do dwell
Amazing grace
Come back to me
Father we come to you – Walsh
God forgave my sin
O God, thy people gather
Oh, the love of my Lord
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
Praise we our God with joy
Remember, remember your mercy Lord – Inwood
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands

22 September – 25 Year C
For the healing of the nations
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
O God of earth and altar
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
The cry of the poor – Foley

29 September – 26 Year C
Christ be our light
Christ’s is the world (A touching place)
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
O God of earth and altar
When I needed a neighbour

06 October – 27 Year C
All my hope on God is founded
Father, I place into your hands
Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Lead, kindly light
Walk with me, O my Lord 

13 October – 28 Year C
Christ is our king
Healer of our every ill – Haugen
In Christ there is no East or West
Lay your hands
One bread, one body
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell

20 October – 29 Year C
For the healing of the nations
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
Take Christ to the world – Inwood 
The cry of the poor – Foley

27 October – 30 Year C
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Christ’s is the world (A touching place)
In the land – Farrell
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
Like a child rests – Walker
Ostende nobis Domine – Taizé
The cry of the poor – Foley

01 November – All Saints (Friday)
Alleluia, raise the Gospel – Farrell
Blest are the pure in heart
By all your saints still striving
Eye has not seen – Haugen
Follow me
For all the saints
I, the Lord of sea and sky
Saints of God – Walsh
Thy hand, O God, has guided
You are the living bread (Communion song) – Baty
You are mine – Haas
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

03 November – 31 Year C
Amazing Grace
God forgave my sin
I heard the voice of Jesus say
My God, accept my heart this day
O God of earth and altar
Turn to me – Foley
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10 November – 32 Year C
Centre of my life – Inwood
He is Lord, he is Lord
I am the bread of life – Toolan
Keep in mind that Jesus Christ has died
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell
We walk by faith – Haugen 

17 November – 33 Year C
God is working his purpose out
He who would valiant be
In the day of the Lord – Ridge
Now watch for God’s coming
Promised Lord and Christ is he
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

24 November – Christ the King
Crown him with many crowns
Hail redeemer, king divine
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
Rejoice! The Lord is king
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YEAR A – THE YEAR OF MARK

Advent
You might consider using one or two items throughout Advent – perhaps changing verses – to unify the season. Some of these might be useful:
Advent/Christmas Communion Song – Baty
Bread of life – Farrell
Come to set us free – Farrell           
Gift of God – Haugen
Longing, Trusting – Foster
Word of justice – Farrell
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

01 December – 01 Advent A
Come to set us free – Farrell           
Dear maker of the starry skies
God is working his purpose out
Hark! A herald voice is calling
In the day of the Lord
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Like a sea without a shore
O Jesus Christ remember
Promised Lord and Christ is he
There is a longing – Quigley
Though the mountains may fall
Wait for the Lord – Taizé
Word made flesh
Word of justice – Farrell

08 December – 02 Advent A
Across the years
Behold the Lamb of God – Bell
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
God is working his purpose out
Hark! A herald voice is calling
Now watch for God’s coming
O comfort my people
On Jordan’s bank
My soul in stillness waits – Haugen
The cry of the poor
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

15 December – 03 Advent A
City of God – Schutte
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Great is the Lord – Inwood
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Lest he be too far from us
Like a sea without a shore
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
Now watch for God’s coming
O comfort my people
Like a sea without a shore
Now watch for God’s coming
O comfort my people
Promised Lord and Christ is he
The light of Christ
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

22 December – 04 Advent A
A noble flower of Judah
Great is the Lord – Inwood
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Long ago, prophets knew
Magnificat (Woman asked to bear a son) – Ward
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
My soul in stillness waits – Haugen
The angel Gabriel from heaven
The coming of our God

Forthcoming dates
25 December – Nativity of the Lord (Wednesday)
29 December – Holy Family
05 January – Epiphany of the Lord
26 February – Ash Wednesday
01 March – 1 Lent Year A
09 April – Maundy Thursday
10 April – Good Friday
11 April – Holy Saturday
12 April – Easter Sunday