The First Sunday of Lent

 

 

 

 

 

Introit 1a: Not by Bread Alone; Collect; Gospel Acclamation; Preface

 

 

Introit 1: He will Call to Me

We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective.
However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be
in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural.   People can fairly
easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  often fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor
can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are very accessible –
let’s try them.
The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers,
Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the rest.

Introit 1aIntroit Lent 1a – Full Score

Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God;
Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God.
(This could also be used instead as the Antiphon for Communion on the 1st Sunday of Lent)

 

Introit 1: Introit Lent 1 full – Full Score

He will call to me, and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me. He will call to me.

All you sheltered by the Most High, who live in Almighty God’s shadow,
say to the Lord, “My refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
He will call to me, and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me. He will call to me.

 

God will free you from hunter’s snares, will save you from deadly plague,
will cover you like a nesting bird. God’s wings will shelter you.
He will call to me, and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me. He will call to me.

 

No night-time terror shall you fear, no arrows shot by day,
no plague that prowls the dark, no wasting scourge at noon.
He will call to me, and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me. He will call to me.

He will call to me: Words from Psalm 90

Gospel Acclamation:

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God;
Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

Psalm 50 (Year A): Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy, O Lord, have mercy because we have sinned.

Psalm 24 (Year B): Lord, your ways are faithfulness, your ways are love.