MEMORIAL DAY Lectionary #887–891

This day of remembrance was instituted in 1868 to honor soldiers who died in the Civil War, but it is now a day to remember all of the nation's war dead. While honoring those who fought to defend our national values, it might also be good to pray for all who died in wars, particularly the victims caught between opposing armies. On this day, many parishes will want to sing a patriotic song, but it might be best to include one that contains petitions for the nation as well as prayers for peace and justice. Since Memorial Day falls during the Easter Season this year, texts for the day of the Easter Season must be used for regular parish celebrations. But the suggested Lectionary texts—including these psalms—and appropriate hymns and songs may be used for a community observance outside of Mass.


Suggested Psalm: Ps (71) 72 or (84) 85


Ps 71 (72): Se Postrarán ante Ti, Señor (Grajeda) FYC 218 /FYC3 192

Ps 71 (72): Se Postrarán ante Ti/Every Nation upon the Earth (Cortez) FYC 219/FYC3 193

Ps (71) 72: Every Nation on Earth (Joncas), refrain II GC 72/GC2 46/RS 102

Ps (71) 72: Justice Shall Flourish (Guimont) RS 101/SS 569

Ps (71) 72: Justice Will Flourish in His Time (Dohms) WC 448

Ps (71) 72: Justice Shall Flourish (Psallite) SS 329

Ps (71) 72: Every Nation on Earth (Tate) WC 447

Ps (71) 72:  Lord Every Nation (Manibusan)  SPS 75

Ps (71) 72: Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Cooney) GP 220

Ps 84 (85): Muéstranos, Señor (Rubalcava) Cantos 68

Ps 84 (85): Muéstranos, Señor (Sosa) FYC 226

Ps 84 (85): Muéstranos, Señor/Show Us, O Lord (Cortez) FYC 225/FYC3 198

Ps 84 (85): Muéstranos, Señor, Tu Misericordia (Taulé) FYC 227/FYC3 197

Ps (84) 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Haugen) GC2 48

Psalm 84) 85  Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (French) WS 361

Ps (84) 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Proulx), refrain II GC 80/RS 113/SS 517


Songs for the Liturgy

All the Ends of the Earth JS 582/JS3 573

America the Beautiful BB-MI 625/GC 890/GC2 872/G3 984/GP 725/GP3 749/JS 517/JS3 843/LMGM2 788/OFUV 756/OIF 947/RS 965/SS 1053/WC 1035/WS 824/WOR 763/WOR4 996

Anthem BB-MI 501/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/JS 614/JS3 727

Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race GC 739/GC2 729/G3 833/RS 837

Dona Nobis Pacem BB-MI 200/GC 730/GC2 724/G3 822/GP 653/GP3 671/JS 348/JS3 701/OFUV 758

For the Healing of the Nations  BB-MI 426/GC 339/GC2 712/G3 803/GP3 517/JS 472/JS3 844/RS 823/SS 910/C 926/WS 777/WOR 643/WOR4 798

Great Is Thy Faithfulness LMGM 242/LMGM2 492

I Will Not Die JS 552

I've Got Peace Like a River JS 762

In Christ There Is No East or West (2) BB-MI 576/ CBW 529/ GC 738/GC2 726/G3 832/GP 565/GP3 548/JS 850/JS3 831 LMGM 301/LMGM2 664/OIF 683/OFUV 761/PMB 391/RS 836/SS 918/WC 807/ WOR 659/WOR4 824/WS 647

Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls GC 725/WOR 649

Let Justice Roll Like a River GC 716/GC2 709/G3 810

Let There Be Peace on Earth  BB-MI 525/GC 731/GC2 723/G3 829/GP 655/GP3 672/JS 565/JS3 703/LMGM 300/OFUV 719/OIF 792/RS 831/SS 916/WC 897

Lord of Nations, God Eternal WC 1031

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace BB-MI 522/GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP3 679/JS 759/JS3 702/OFUV 720/OIF 797/RS 830/SPS 339/WC 900/WS 725

Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace GP 654/GP3 677

O Day of Peace WOR 654/WOR4 811

O God, Empower Us WOR 642

O God of Love, O King of Peace  RS 833/WC 898/WOR 652

Oración de San Francisco GP 651/GP3 679/JS 760

Peace for Our Times OIF 798/WC 902/WS 724

Prayer of St. Francis (Angrisano)  SPS 283

Send Us As Your Blessing, Lord JS 671

This Is My Song RS 964/WC 1036

Voices That Challenge GC 721/GC2 702