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 to Spotify which is well worth installing.


29 September – 26 Year C
Bread for the world – Farrell
Christ be our light
Christ’s is the world (A touching place)
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
In Christ there is no East or West
Let justice flow like a river – Haugen
The cry of the poor
O God of earth and altar
When I needed a neighbour

06 October – 27 Year C
Adoramus te, Domine – Taizé
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
Amazing Grace
Christ is our king
Healer of our every ill – Haugen
How can I repay the Lord? – Baty (Communion Song)
How can I repay the Lord? – Dean
Now thank we all our God
Now we remain – Haas
O praise ye the Lord
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
Sing of the Lord’s goodness

20 October – 29 Year C
All my hope on God is founded
Be still my soul
Be thou my vision
Lord of all hopefulness
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Tell out my soul
The cry of the poor
There is a longing – Farrell

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
Remember, remember your mercy – Inwood
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
God is love, his the care
I heard the voice of Jesus say
O God of earth and altar
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
Though the mountains may fall

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
Soul of my Saviour
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell
We walk by faith – Haugen
You are the living bread (Communion song) – Baty

17 November – 33 Year C
At the name of Jesus
Gather us in – Haugen
God is working his purpose out
In the day of the Lord – Ridge
Now watch for God’s coming
O God of earth and altar
O Jesus Christ remember
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
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
My song is love unknown
Rejoice! The Lord is king
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
The head that once was crowned with thorns

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

December 24/25 – The Nativity of the Lord
There are far too many well-loved songs and hymns to list here. But do think of the difference between Mass at Night (Angels, Shepherds, Gloria) and Mass During the Day(God among us, Come and worship). Some other items are mentioned below:

Gospel Greeting:
Alleluia Lucis – Baty (includes verses for Christmas, Eve and Day, and early Sundays of the year)
Christmas Alleluia – Dean

Psalm (Mass at Night):
Proclaim the wonder of the Lord – Dean
Christmas Psalm – Farrell
Today a Saviour has been born – Baty
Today is born our Saviour – Inwood
Today is born our Saviour – Haugen

Psalm (Day Mass):
All the ends of the earth – Haas/Haugen

Communion Songs:
Advent/Christmas Communion Song – Baty
Bread of Life – Farrell
Son of God, Saviour – Dean

29 December – Holy Family
Angels we have heard
Bread of life – Farrell
Child in the manger
Infant Holy
In the bleak mid winter
Like a child rests – Walker
Lord Jesus Christ
Lord of all hopefulness
O the word of my Lord
Sleep, holy babe

05 January – Epiphany of the Lord
All the earth, proclaim the Lord
As with gladness
At the name of Jesus
Bethlehem of noblest cities
Bread of life – Farrell
Laudate Dominum – Taizé
Long ago in depths of winter – Dean
Of the Father’s love begotten
Sing to the world of Christ
The first Nowell
The race that long in darkness pined
We three kings
What child is this

Future dates
12 January – Baptism of the Lord
19 January – 2 Year A
26 January – 3 Year A
02 February – Presentation of the Lord
09 February – 5 Year A
16 February – 6 Year A
23 February – 7 Year A
26 February – Ash Wednesday
01 March – 1 Lent Year A
08 March – 2 Lent Year A
15 March – 3 Lent A
22 March – 4 Lent A
29 March – 5 Lent A
05 April – Palm Sunday
09 April – Maundy Thursday
10 April – Good Friday
11 April – Holy Saturday
12 April – Easter Sunday
19 April – 2 Easter A
26 April – 3 Easter A
03 May – 4 Easter A
10 May – 5 Easter A
17 May – 6 Easter A
21 May – Ascension Thursday
24 May – 7 Easter A
31 May – Pentecost
07 June – Trinity
14 June – Corpus Christi
21 June – 12 Year A
28 June – Saint Peter and Saint Paul
05 July – 14 Year A