Music Planner

Here are few ideas for music for forthcoming Sundays and Solemnities. 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.

The new Lectionary comes into use on the First Sunday of Advent, 01 December.
The psalms from the Lectionary may be used from 01 September this year, by arrangement with your parish priest.

But don’t panic – there’s a three-year grace period during which we can switch!


21 July – 16 Year B
All people that on earth do dwell
All ye who seek a comfort sure
Come to me, all who labour
In Christ there is no East or West
In the land – Farrell
Lord of all hopefulness
Lord, who may enter your house – Bell
O Christe Domine Jesu – Taizé
Praise we our God with joy
Shepherd me, O God – Haugen
Sing all creation

Until you come again contains a selection of service music in a variety of styles. The collection includes three settings of the Gloria, seven Gospel Greetings and six sets of Eucharistic Acclamations.

All can be accompanied by organ/piano or guitar and often both but optional instrument and choir parts and provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 102 pages. £10.

Note: Sundays 17–21 are thematically linked by Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel, leading from explanations of the Eucharist to Peter’s Confession of Faith.
Perhaps we could link these Sundays with:
• a Gospel acclamation which is not used in the preceding or following weeks
Note: Sundays 17–21 are thematically linked by Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel, leading from explanations of the Eucharist to Peter’s Confession of Faith.
Perhaps we could link these Sundays with:
• a Gospel acclamation which is not used in the preceding or following weeks
• a set of Eucharistic Acclamations
• a Communion Processional with a common refrain and different verses for each week.
Songs which could be used over several weeks include:
Bread for the world – Farrell (Sundays 17–20)
Come and eat this bread – Marty Haugen (Sundays 18–21)
Eat this bread (Communion Song) – Taizé (Sundays 18-20)
I received the living God – Anon (Sundays 18–20)
Taste and see (Communion Song) – Nick Baty (Sundays 19–21)
You are the living bread – Nick Baty (Communion Song) (Sundays 18-21)
Within the reign of God (Sundays 17–19)

28 July – 17 Year B
See above, “Songs which could be used over several weeks” plus:
As bread my Lord comes to me
Bread of angels – Baty (Communion Song)
Come to the Feast – Haugen
Gather us in – Haugen
God is love, his the care
In bread we bring you, Lord
Let us with a gladsome mind
Now thank we all our God
O changeless Christ
Plenty of bread – Marty Haugen
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
Within the reign of God
You open wide your hand – Feeley

We Come to Your Table contains 21 songs for the Communion Procession. Each piece has a refrain for the assembly and verses for the cantor.

All can be accompanied by keyboard or guitar, but optional instrument and choir parts are provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 64 pages. £12.
ISBN: 9798840779330

The new Lectionary comes into use on the First Sunday of Advent, 01 December.
The psalms from the Lectionary may be used from 01 September this year, by arrangement with your parish priest.

But don’t panic – there’s a three-year grace period during which we can switch!

04 August – 18 Year B
See above, “Songs which could be used over several weeks” plus:
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (cf verse 3)
Bread of angels – Baty (Communion Song)
Bread of life – Farrell
Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Word made flesh, Son of God

11 August – 19 Year B
See above, “Songs which could be used over several weeks” plus:
An upper room did our Lord prepare
Bread of angels – Baty (Communion Song)
Bread of life – Farrell
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
O bread of heaven
Of the glorious body telling
The heavenly word proceeding forth

Seasonal Songs and Common Psalms contains items for Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum and other Sundays and feasts. Alongside those once-a-year-items are Common Psalms, intended to help the community respond to the word in song. All can be led by a cantor, accompanied by guitar or keyboard, but optional instrument and choir parts are also provided.

A4 paperback. 72 pages. £10.
ISBN: 9798852056924

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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
The Almighty works marvels for me – Jones

18 August – 20 Year B
See above, “Songs which could be used over several weeks” plus:
Bread of angels – Baty (Communion Song)
Come to the Feast – Haugen
Gifts of bread and wine
In bread we bring you, Lord
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
O bread of heaven
Of the glorious body telling
One bread, one body
The heavenly word proceeding forth
This is my body

25 August – 21 Year B
See above, “Songs which could be used over several weeks” plus:
Adoramus te, Domine – Taizé
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (cf verse 3)
An upper room did our Lord prepare
Blessing Cup (Communion song) – Nick Baty
Godhead here in hiding
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Sing to the world of Christ – Pat Lee and Ernest Sands
Soul of my Saviour
This is my body

The new Lectionary comes into use on the First Sunday of Advent, 01 December.
The psalms from the Lectionary may be used from 01 September this year, by arrangement with your parish priest.

But don’t panic – there’s a three-year grace period during which we can switch!

01 September – 22 Year B
Be thou my vision
Blest are the pure in heart
Breathe on me, breath of God
O Lord, you are the centre of my life – Paul Inwood
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
My God, accept my heart this day
My God you fathom my heart – Huijbers
O God you search me – Farrell
See ye first the kingdom of God
Taste and See (Communion song) – Baty
Teach me, O God – Walker
The cry of the poor

08 September – 23 Year B
Alleluia! I will praise the father
Bless the Lord my soul – Taizé
Gather us in – Haugen
How can I repay the Lord – Baty
How can I repay the Lord – Dean
Lay your hands gently upon us
Neither death, nor life – Marty Haugen
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Praise my soul the King of heaven
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
The light of Christ
Thou whose almighty word

15 September – 24 Year B
All people that on earth do dwell
All that is hidden – Farrell
Firmly I believe and truly
Forget not what God has done – Haugen
I will walk in the presence of God – Haugen
Jubilate Servite – Taizé
Lest he be too far from us
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
My song is love unknown
Praise to the holiest
Sing to the world – Lee/Sands
The Church’s one foundation
Unless a grain of wheat – Bernadette Farrell
We have a gospel to proclaim
When I survey the wondrous cross
Will you come and follow me

22 September – 25 Year B
All ye who see a comfort sure
Be thou my vision
Blest are the pure in heart
Come, Lord Jesus come
If you would follow me – Farrell
In every age, O Lord – Feeley
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful – Taizé
Like a child rests – Walker
Loving shepherd of thy sheep
O the word of my Lord
Though the mountains may fall

29 September – 26 Year B

All are welcome – Haugen
At the name of Jesus
Blest are the pure in heart
Breathe on me, breath of God
Father, we come to you – Walsh
God forgave my sin
God’s spirit is in my heart
O Lord, all the world belongs to you
On bread alone (Communion Song) – Baty
Seek ye first
Spirit of the living God
Take my hands
This is my will

06 October – 27 Year B
All are welcome – Haugen
Bread of life – Farrell
For the beauty of the earth
In Christ there is no East or West
Into one we all are gathered
Lord, your love has drawn us near – Dean
Love divine, all loves excelling
Love is his word
Love which never ends – Sands
This is my will, my one command

13 October – 28 Year B
All my hope on God is founded
All that I am
Be thou my vision
Blest are the pure in heart
Bring forth the kingdom – Marty Haugen
In every age, O Lord – Feeley
O Lord, you are the centre of my life – Paul Inwood
Christ be beside me
Christ be near, at either hand
Come to the Feast – Haugen
My God accept my heart
Will you come and follow me

20 October – 29 Year B
All my hope on God is founded
Brother, sister, let me serve you
Christ be our light – Bernadette Farrell
Father, we come to you
From heaven you came (Servant King)
Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice
My song is love unknown
Praise to the holiest
That all may be one – Tait
The love of my Lord
This is my body
To God be the glory
When I survey the wondrous cross

27 October – 30 Year B

Amazing grace
Be thou my vision
Eye has not seen
Gather us in – Haugen
Healer of our every ill – Haugen
Jesus Christ is waiting
Lay your hands gently upon us
Neither death, nor life – Marty Haugen
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
The light of Christ
The cry of the poor
Taste and See (Communion song) – Baty
We walk by faith – Haugen

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
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 – Nick Baty (Communion Song)
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

02 November – All Souls (Saturday)
Be still and know I am with you
Be not afraid
Be thou my vision
For all the saints
Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Like a child rests
Now the green blade riseth
There is a longing in our hearts
Unless a grain of wheat

03 November – 31 Year B
All my hope on God is founded
A new commandment
For the healing of the nations
If there is this love – Barry??
Love is his word
O the love of my Lord
Teach me, O God – Walker
This is my body
This is my will
Where is love – Rees
Where is love and loving kindness


10 November – 32 Year B (Remembrance)

All my hope on God is founded
Gather us in – Haugen
Immortal, invisible
Jesus Christ is waiting
Now in this banquet – Haugen
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Praise we our God with joy
The cry of the poor
You who are weary (Communion Song) – Baty

17 November – 33 Year B
O Lord, you are the centre of my life – Paul Inwood
God is working his purpose out
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
In Christ there is no East or West
In the day of the Lord
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Live divine, all loves excelleng
Now watch for God’s coming
O Jesus Christ remember
Ostende nobis Domine – Taizé
Promised Lord and Christ is he
The Church’s one foundation
Though the mountains may fall
Wait for the Lord – Taizé
We shall see Jesus (Communion Song) – Baty

24 November – Christ the King
All creatures of our God and King
At the name of Jesus
Christ be near at either hand
Christus vincit
Crown him with many crowns
Hail Redeemer, King Divine
I will be with you (Communion Song) – Baty
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
O worship the King
Rejoice! The Lord is King
Sing the world – Lee/Sands
The head that once was crowned with thorns
We have a Gospel to proclaim
We shall see Jesus (Communion Song) – Baty

Future dates
01 December: 1 Advent C. New Lectionary arrives
25 December: Christmas Day (Wednesday)
2025 Year of Luke
05 January: Epiphany
02 February: Presentation of the Lord (Sunday)
05 March: Ash Wednesday
20 April: Easter Sunday