Music for the First Week of Lent Year A, March 8/9 2014

Moving into Lent, we will not sing the Gloria obviously, but also have no Thanksgiving hymn, just a period of silence. We will continue to use the Mass of St Francis, but will use the Lenten Gospel Acclamation from Paul Mason’s Mass of Glory and Praise.

Throughout Lent we will be singing David Haas’s The God of Second Chances for the Procession of the Gifts.

Entrance: Come to Set Us Free (Farrell)  AOV 1/39

Psalm 51 by Jenny O’Brien

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Have mercy on us O God, for we have sinned.


Communion: On Eagles Wings (Joncas) AOV 1/153

Tree of Life (Thompson) AOV NG 138

Recessional: A New Heart for a New World (O’Brien/Watts) AOV 1/158

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9 Responses to Music for the First Week of Lent Year A, March 8/9 2014

  1. Chris says:

    Here is our program for the 1st Sunday of Lent

    Gathering: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (Nexton & Rees)
    – Tune: Amazing Grace

    Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51: Be Merciful, O Lord (Haugen)

    POG: There Is a Longing (Quigley)

    Communion: Eat This Bread (Berthier)
    Christians, Let Us Love One Another (Nigro & Claudia Foltz) – if required

    Sending Forth: Return to God (Haugen) – we will be doing this everyweek during Lent.

    We change our Mass Setting to Mass of Glory and Praise. We sing the Penitenial Act during Lent.

    • admin says:

      Are these the lyrics to “Lord Throughout These Forty Days”? They seem to fit Amazing Grace but are claimed as an Anglican text by Claudia Hernaman from 1873.

      Lord, who throughout these forty days
      For us didst fast and pray,
      Teach us with Thee to mourn our sins
      And close by Thee to stay.

      As Thou with Satan didst contend,
      And didst the victory win,
      O give us strength in Thee to fight,
      In Thee to conquer sin.

      As Thou didst hunger bear, and thirst,
      So teach us, gracious Lord,
      To die to self, and chiefly live
      By Thy most holy Word.

      And through these days of penitence,
      And through Thy passiontide,
      Yea, evermore in life and death,
      Jesus, with us abide.

      Abide with us, that so, this life
      Of suffering over past,
      An Easter of unending joy
      We may attain at last.

      • Chris says:

        Basically they are the words but we have them with the ‘thee and thou’ replace by ‘you’ etc. The music can found on

        • admin says:

          Thanks Chris – much better without thee’s and thou’s.
          A great choice for an early morning mass with semi-conscious people given a tune they know to kick things off.


          • KJ says:

            Well, the thees and thous may SOUND archaic and too formal, but remember that they are the intimate forms of second person address (aka “you”). I think that it’s lovely that we only address God as “Thee” or “Thou” anymore.

  2. Jun yuzon says:

    Hello there, just wanna ask if you are selling copies of As One Voice vol 1 and 2? If not then maybe you can tell me where to get on. Thanks a lot.

  3. admin says:

    G’Day Jun

    No I don’t sell them – you have to go to the AOV site:

    I hope you find what you need.



  4. Chris says:

    By the way all. Who had music at Ash Wednesday Masses.

    Below is my parish list.

    Gathering: Ashes (Conry)

    Psalm: Be Merciful, O Lord (Haugen)

    Distribution of Ashes: Without Seeing You (Haas) & Hosea (Norbet)

    POG: Silence

    Communion: Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell)

    Sending Forth: Return to God (Haugen) – just used verse 1

    • admin says:

      We had music which nearly made me late for work – still it’s a mighty effort to play piano at 6.30am and I applaud the effort.

      Entrance: Create a New Heart
      Psalm as for 1st week in Lent (O’Brien)
      Ashes (for the Ashes)
      Lenten Gospel Acclamation (Mason)
      Communion: Hosea
      Recessional: Holy Darkness


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