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Suggested Songs for March 16, 2014


Sunday, 16 March 2014
Second Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Liturgical Color: Purple

A. Readings

1R: Genesis 12:1-4: God instructs Abram (later Abraham) to leave his family and homeland, and He will make of him a great nation. Abram obeyed the Lord. 

RP: 33 Lord, let Your mercy be one us, as we place our trust in You. 

2R: In 2 Timothy, 1:8-10, Paul reminds us that Christ Jesus destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. 

G: Matthew 17:1-9 is about the Transfiguration of Jesus. 

The Gospel Reading for the second Sunday of Lent will always be about the Transfiguration. Magkakaiba lang yung pinagmulan. In Year A, Matthew gives his account. Year B, Mark’s account of the Transfiguration. Year C, Luke’s account of the Transfiguration. This year it’s Matthew’s that we are referring to.

B. Reminders

1. Walang Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Holy Thursday na ulit maririnig ang Gloria. Magfa-fasting tayo from the mirth of the angels when they sang Glory to God in the highest.

2. Walang Alleluia. 

3. Walang flowers sa altar.

4. Turn down the volume. Minimize the musical instruments to be used. Musical instruments during Lent should give only the bare minimum, or just the necessary support to the singing. Sustenance lang. Baka nga mas maganda pa ang kalabasan kung mag-a capella tayo. Kailangan maramdaman and ma-realize ng mga taong assembled that this season is very distinct from other liturgical seasons, most especially Easter, and one way of doing that is ibang style ng ating pagiging liturgical music leader. 

5. Instrumental solos are bawal kapag Lent. When movement of people ends (such as in the processional songs in entrance, preparation of the gifts, communion), immediately find an ending for the processional song. Halimbawa, sa communion, wala na namang taong nakapila para tumanggap ng communion. Huwag nang kumanta. Find an end. Tumahimik. Give the congregation an opportunity for silent reflection. Yung ibang parishes nga, tinitigil talaga yung kanta, no matter what part they are in, when movement of people ceases. Huwag nang maglagay ng 2nd communion song. People should be made aware to reflect so they won’t chit-chat. Silence is far better during the season of Lent.

6. During service songs, if you can apply these to the tune of pasyon, the congregation will surely notice, and thereby realize that this is a distinct season altogether. For example, if you can sing si Kristo ay namatay into the tune of pasyon...ginawa yan minsan sa parish. Also, you're encouraging enculturation.

C. Song Line up suggestions 


1. Alay sa Kapwa (Esteban, Hontiveros)
2. Ang Tawag N’ya (Ofrasio, Hontiveros)
3. Buksan ang Aming Puso (Tinio, Hontiveros)

I repeat: walang Papuri/Luwalhati sa Diyos.

Tanggalin ang Aleluya. Use the Verse Before the Gospel. Consult the thread about Lenten Gospel Acclamation in lieu of alleluia.

1. Papuri sa 'Yo, O Kristo Hesus, Hari ng kaluwalhatiang walang hanggan!
2. Papuri at Parangal sa Iyo, Panginoong Hesukristo!
3. Luwalhati at Papuri sa Iyo, Panginoong Hesukristo!
4. Luwalhati sa Iyo, Salita ng Diyos, Panginoong Hesukristo!

P of the G: 
1. Isang Pagkain, Isang Katawan, Isang Bayan (San Pedro)
2. Narito Ako (San Andres)
3. Kung ‘Yong Nanaisin (Francisco) 

Do not sing Dakilang Amen (Francisco).

Kordero: Kordero ng Diyos (Aquino, O Bayan ng Diyos!)

1. Ama kong Mahal (Aquino)
2. Ang Biyaya ng Diyos (Judan, Hontiveros)
3. Huwag Kang Mangamba (Pagsanghan, Francisco)
4. Huwag Mangamba (Francisco)
5. Liwanag ng Aming Puso (Tagle, Hontiveros)
6. Liwanagan Mo, Hesus (Aquino)
7. Manalig Ka (Perez)
8. Panginoon, Aking Tanglaw (Ramirez)
9. Sa Piling Mo (Borres, Que)
10. Sa Iyong mga Yapak (Cerino)
11. Saan Kami Tutungo (Macalinao, Hontiveros)
12. Salmo 27 (Magnaye)

1. E1 if not used as entrance song 
2. C11 if not used as communion song
3. Pananagutan (Hontiveros) 
4. Sino’ng Makapaghihiwalay (Anunciata)
5. Intentionally don’t sing a recessional song. Best choice.


1. Bless the Lord, My Soul (Berthier)
2. God of Mercy and Compassion (Vaughn)
3. Hosea (Norbet)
4. Save Us, O Lord (Dufford)

There is no Glory to God in the Highest.

Tanggalin ang Alleluia. Use the verse before the Gospel. 

1. Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
2. Praise and honor to You, Lord Jesus Christ!
3. Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ!
4. Glory to You, O Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!

P of the G: 
1. Earthen Vessels (Foley) “Light has shown”
2. Prayer of Rupert Mayer (Francisco)
3. Take Our Bread (Wise) Stanza 2 ang priority. "Your blood"
4. To Be Your Bread (Haas)
5. To You, O Lord (Haugen)
6. We Remember (Haugen) Priority ang Stanza 2. Some people might comment, though, that this is for communion.

1. Be Not Afraid (Dufford)
2. Far Greater Love (Go, Francisco)
3. Now We Remain (Haas)
4. Only This I Want (Schutte)
5. Yahweh the Faithful One (Schutte) “Yahweh’s love” becomes “The Lord’s love”
6. On Eagle’s Wings (Joncas) “shine like the sun”
7. Prayer for Peace (Haas) change “peace” to “light”.
8. Empty Space (Go & Francisco)

1. Brother to Brother (Hontiveros)
2. Service (Ceasar)
3. Time to Change (Jacinto)
4. What You Hear in the Dark (Schutte) Prioritize Stanzas 1 & 2. 
5. Intentionally don’t sing a recessional song. Best choice.

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