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. Memorial Day falls in Ordinary Time, but just after Pentecost in 2015, so appropriate texts may be used for a special Mass or for other services celebrated on this day, but keep in mind the joyful season that has just concluded.

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

Ps (71): Se Postrarán ante Ti, Señor (Grajeda) FYC 218
Ps (71): Se Postrarán ante Ti/Every Nation upon the Earth (Cortez) FYC 219
Ps 72: Every Nation on Earth (Joncas), refrain II GC2 46/G3 60/RS 102
Ps 72: Justice Shall Flourish (Cooney) JS2 57/MI-BB 786
Ps 72: Justice Shall Flourish (Guimont) RS 101
Ps 72: Justice Will Flourish in His Time (Dohms) WC 448
Ps 72: Every Nation on Earth (Tate) WC 447
Ps 72: Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Cooney) GP 220
Ps 72: Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Reagan) CH 112
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor (Sosa) FYC 226
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor/Show Us, O Lord (Cortez) FYC 225/JS2 6
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor, Tu Misericordia (Taulé) FYC 227
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Haugen) GC2 48/G3 62
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (MacAller) MI-BB 790
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Proulx), refrain II GC 80/RS 113
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Soper) MI-BB 789
Ps 85: Lord, Show Us Your Mercy (Alstott) JS2 60
Ps 85: Lord, Show Us Your Mercy/Lord, Let Us See WC 451
Ps 85: Show Us Your Kindness (Hurd) JS2 62

Songs for the Liturgy
All the Ends of the Earth G3 604/JS 582/JS2 595/MI-BB 544, 551
America the Beautiful CH 659/GC 890/GC2 872/G3 984/GP 725/JS 517/JS2 862/MI-BB 637/RS 965/WC 1035/WOR 763
Anthem GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/JS 614/JS2 761/MI-BB 511
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race GC 739/GC2 729/G3 833/RS 837
Dona Nobis Pacem BB 207/CH 598/GC 730/GC2 724/G3 822/GP 653/JS 348/JS2 742, 744/MI-BB 538
For the Healing of the Nations GC 339/GC2 712/G3 803/JS 472/JS2 866/MI-BB 440/RS 823/WC 960/WOR 643
Great Is Thy Faithfulness LMGM 242
I Will Not Die JS 552/JS2 658
In Christ There Is No East or West CH 650/GC 738/GC2 726/G3 832/GP 565/JS 443/JS2 850/LMGM 301/MI-BB 588/WC 807/WOR 659
I've Got Peace Like a River JS 762
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 GC 731/GC2 723/G3 829/GP 655/JS 565/JS2 739/LMGM 300/MI-BB 539/RS 831/WC 897
Lord of Nations, God Eternal WC 1031
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/JS 759/JS2 738/RS 830/WC 900
Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace GP 654
O Day of Peace WOR 654
O God, Empower Us WOR 642
O God of Love, O King of Peace CH 599/RS 833/WC 898/WOR 652
Oración de San Francisco GP 651/JS 760
Send Us As Your Blessing, Lord JS 671
This Is My Song G3 986/MI-BB 635/RS 964/WC 1036
Voices That Challenge GC 721/GC2 702
We Are Called GC 718/GC2 710/G3 807/MI-BB 630/RS 820/WC 817
We Shall Not Be Silent GP 559
With Jesus for Hero CH 615/WOR 645
World Peace Prayer GC 732
Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created GC 713/WOR 638