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 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

12 January – Baptism of the Lord
Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Come to the Feast – Haugen
Come to the water – Foley
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Now in this banquet – Haugen
O comfort my people
O praise ye the Lord
On Jordan’s bank
Sing of the Lord’ goodness – Sands
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
The light of Christ
Water of life – Dean
We shall draw water – Inwood

Fancy a new Gloria for Easter? If so, you’ll need to introduce it to your assembly soon as you won’t be singing it during Lent. For a full list of settings published in England and Wales, click here.

19 January – 2 Year A
All that is hidden – Farrell
At the name of Jesus
Be not afraid
Do not be afraid – Baty (Communion Song)
Behold the Lamb of God – Dean
Christ be our light – Farrell
God has chosen me – Farrell
God’s spirit is in my heart
Sing to the world – Lee/Sands
Spirit of God – Farrell
We are called – Haas

26 January – 3 Year A
All that is hidden – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Forth in the peace of Christ we go
Gather us in – Haugen
God of Abraham – Farrell
God’s spirit is in my heart
Out of darkness – Walker
We are your people – Walsh

02 February – Presentation of the Lord
Bread of life – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Sing of Mary pure and lowly
Tell out my soul

09 February – 5 Year A
All that is hidden – Farrell
Be thou my vision
Bring forth the kingdom – Haugen
Bread for the world – Farrell
Our of darkness – Walker
Teach me, O God – Walker
The cry of the poor – Foley
We are your people – Walsh

16 February – 6 Year A
Blest are the pure in heart
Deep within I will plant my law
O God thy people gather
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

23 February – 7 Year A
A new commandment I give unto you
Brother, sister, let me serve you
Let there be love shared among us
Praise my soul the king of heaven
This is my will, my one command
Ubi Caritas – Taizé
We are your people – Walsh
Where is love and loving kindness – Rees

26 February – Ash Wednesday
0Come back to me – Norbert
Deep within, I will plant my law – Haas
From ashes to ashes – Brown (Imposition of ashes)
Give me a new heart – Walker
Grant to us, O Lord – Deiss
Lord Jesus think on me
Return to God – Haugen

Planning Ahead: If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to think of music for the Easter Triduum. It’s really worth investing in a copy of Resurrexit, published by Decani Music. Click here for details.

Future Dates
01 March – 1 Lent Year A
Be not afraid
Come back to me
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Grant to us, O Lord
Lord Jesus, think on me
On bread alone – Baty (Communion Song)
On eagle’s wings

08 March – 2 Lent Year A
At the name of Jesus
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Be thou my vision
Eye has not seen – Haugen
Father we come to you – Walsh
Godhead here in hiding
Immortal Invisible God only wise
Shine, Jesus, shine
We behold the splendour of God

15 March – 3 Lent A
Give me a new heart, O Lord – Walker
Grant to us, O Lord
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful
O God, you search me – Farrell
O Lord (Yahweh) I know you are near
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
We shall draw water joyfully – Inwood

22 March – 4 Lent A
Amazing Grace
God forgave my sin in Jesus name
How can I repay the Lord – Baty (Communion Song)
How can I repay the Lord – Dean
Love divine, all loves excelling
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Our of darkness – Walker
Shepherd me, O God – Haugen
We shall draw water joyfully – Inwood

29 March – 5 Lent A
Deep within I will plant my law
Grant to us, O Lord
Neither death, not life – Haugen
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell

05 April – Palm Sunday
Today’s Mass has a different opening rite – in fact, there are three differing forms to choose from. But you could simply gather outside the church, or in a adjoining space, while the priest or deacon blesses the palms and proclaims the story of Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem. Then all process into the church, waving palms aloft.
Songs for the procession include:
All glory, praise and honour
Hosanna Filio David – Bill Tamblyn
Hosanna to the King – Baty
Hosanna to the Son of David – Schutte
Sing Hosanna – Walker
Songs for other parts of the liturgy:
From heaven you came
Jesus remember me – Taizé
My song is love unknown
O sacred head ill-used/sore wounded
Ours were the griefs he boreThe royal banners forward go

09 April – Maundy Thursday
This evening’s Mass differs in two places: The Washing of Feet and The Transfer of the Eucharist.
Songs for The Washing of Feet (Mandatum)
As I have done for you – Schutte
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with you love
There is no greater love – Walker
This is my will, my one command
Songs for the Offertory Procession
Ubi Caritas – Taizé
Where is love and loving kindness God is fain to dwell
Where is love and loving kindness – Rees
Songs for the Communion Procession
Blessing Cup – Baty
Come Christ’s beloved – Walsh
How can I repay the Lord – Dean
One in body, heart and mind – Walker
Taste and See – Baty
Taste and See – Dean
This is my body, broken for you
Transfer of the Eucharist
Hail our Saviour’s glorious body
Of the glorious body telling
Pange Lingua gloriosi
WatchingStay with me – Taizé (repeated to create a real silence as the Watching begins)
Other Songs:
An upper room
Into one we all are gathered
Praise to the holiest in the height

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