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The Easter Vigil, Year C

16 April 2022
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Blessing of the fire and preparation of the candle

  • May the light of Christ—CWBII 331

The procession

  • The light of Christ/Lumen Christi—CWBII 332  a or b
  • Christ our light—CWB 264
  • People of God—GA 338

Suggested Exsultet settings

Responsorial psalm after the first reading (see also music overview for Holy Week and Easter)

  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Alonso)—DD (GIA)
  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Guimont)—G 77
  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Heagney)—GA 63, Psalms for the Church’s Year (Liturgical Song)
  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Jones)—CWB 267, GA 62
  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Proulx)—G 77
  • Psalm 103 (104): Lord, send out your Spirit (Willcock)—PFS 34
  • Psalm 32 (33): The earth is full (Heagney)—CWB 268

Responsorial psalm after the second reading

  • Psalm 15 (16): Keep me safe, O God (Foley)—G 29
  • Psalm 15 (16): Keep me safe, O God (Haugen)—G 30 (refrain II)
  • Psalm 15 (16): Keep me safe, O God (Mews)—CWB 269

Responsorial psalm after the third reading

  • Exodus 15: Let us sing to the Lord (Mews)—CWB 270, GA 340
  • Exodus 15: Let us sing to the Lord/Song at the Sea (O’Kelly-Fischer)—G 95, DD (GIA)

Responsorial psalm after the fourth reading

  • Psalm 29 (30): I will praise you, Lord (Inwood)—G 42, DD (OCP)
  • Psalm 29 (30): I will praise you, Lord (Mews)—CWB 271
  • Psalm 29 (30): I will praise you, Lord (O’Brien)—GA 29

Responsorial psalm after the fifth reading

  • Isaiah 12: We shall draw water joyfully (Inwood)—GA 341
  • Isaiah 12: With joy you shall draw water (Haugen)—G 97
  • Isaiah 12: You will draw water joyfully (Batastini)—CWB 272

Responsorial psalm after the sixth reading

  • Psalm 18 (19): Lord, you have the words (Hurd)—DD (OCP)
  • Psalm 18 (19): Lord, you have the words (Peloquin)—CWB 273

Responsorial psalm after the seventh reading

  • Psalm 41 (42): As the deer longs (Hurd)—GA 38, DD (OCP)
  • Psalm 41 (42): Like a deer that longs (Boschetti)—CWB 274
  • Psalm 41 (42): My soul is thirsting (Gelineau)—GA 37
  • Psalm 50 (51): Create a clean heart (Boschetti)—CWB 275
  • Psalm 50 (51): Create a clean heart (Pishner)—G 52 (refrain II)
  • Psalm 50 (51): Create a clean heart (Willcock)—GA 41 (refrain II)
  • Psalm 50 (51): Create in me (O’Brien)—CWBII 478, GA 40

Responsorial psalm (with verses of the day)

  • Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (chant)—CWB 277, CWBII 43, GA 142
  • Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (Willcock)—PFS 70
  • Celtic Alleluia—AOV1 13, CWBII 48, GA 141
  • Halle, halle, halle—AOV2 46, GA 107
  • Mawby Alleluia—CWBII 51
  • Murray Alleluia—CWBII 52
  • Taizé Alleluia—CWBII 53

Rite of the blessing and sprinkling of water

  • Baptised in water—G 903, GA 179, CWBII 99
  • Cleanse us, Lord (Willcock)—GA 136
  • If we have died to ourselves in Jesus—CWBII 30, GA 87
  • I saw water flowing (Cox)—CWBII 29
  • I saw water flowing (Hurd)—DD (OCP)
  • I saw water flowing (Stephan)—DD (OCP)
  • Springs of living water—CWBII 32
  • You springs and all that moves—CWBII 31

Procession of the gifts

  • Alleluia No. 1—AOV1 15, CWBII 350, G 524, GA 360
  • Goodness is stronger than evil—G 528, DD (GIA)
  • Receive the light of Christ—CWBII 106, GA 256
  • Surrexit Christus (Taizé)—CWBII 365, G 529, GA 363
  • There is one Lord (Taizé)—GA 346

Communion

  • Bread of life, hope of the world—AOV1 164, CWBII 459, GA 199
  • Christ is alive, with joy we sing—CWB 639, CWBII 353, GA 365
  • Christ has no body now but yours (Lawton)—DD (GIA)
  • In remembrance of you—CWBII 359, GA 355
  • Love divine, all loves excelling—CWB 740, CWBII 552, G 641, GA 463
  • Now the green blade rises—AOV2 131, CWB 756, CWBII 363, G 534, GA 364
  • One bread, one body—AOV1 129, CWBII 579, G 932, GA 193

Thanksgiving hymn/song/canticle (optional, sung by all)

  • Alleluia! Raise the gospel (Alstott/Farrell)—DD (OCP)
  • Christ has no body now but yours (Lawton)—DD (GIA)
  • Halleluya! We sing your praises—G 626
  • How great is our God—AOVNG 70
  • Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and forever—G 847, GA 527, DD (OCP)
  • This joyful Eastertide—CWB 845
  • We walk his way/Ewe, thina—G 517, DD (GIA)

Sending forth

  • Alleluia! Raise the gospel (Alstott/Farrell)—DD (OCP)
  • By your kingly power, O risen Lord—CWB 633, CWBII 352, GA 352
  • Be not afraid (Taizé)—G 516
  • Christ is alive, with joy we sing—CWB 639, CWBII 353, GA 365
  • Christ the Lord is risen today/Jesus Christ is risen today—CWBII 360, G 523, GA 361
  • Easter Alleluia—CWBII 348, G 537, GA 358
  • Go out in the world—AOVNG 54
  • I know that my Redeemer lives! (DUKE STREET)—G 527
  • O sons and daughters—G 532
  • Sing to the mountains—AOV1 92, CWBII 604, G 519, GA 362
  • Siyahamba (We are marching)—AOV2 113, G 594
  • Thine be the glory—CWBII 368
  • This day was made by the Lord—CWBII 369, GA 356
  • This is the feast of victory—CWBII 371, G 520
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