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 in Ordinary Time, appropriate texts may be used for a special Mass or for other services celebrated on this day.

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 GC 72/GC2 46/G3 60/RS 102
Ps 72: Justice Shall Flourish (Guimont) RS 101
Ps 72: Justice Will Flourish in His Time (Dohms) WC 448
Ps 72: Justice Shall Flourish in His Time (Schiavone) WOR4 1004
Ps 72: Every Nation on Earth (Tate) WC 447
Ps 72: Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Cooney) GP 220/GP3 161
Ps 72: Lord Every Nation (Manibusan) SPS 75
Ps 72: Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Reagan) CH 112
Ps 72: Lord Every Nation on Earth WOR4 1021
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor (Sosa) FYC 226
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor/Show Us, O Lord (Cortez) FYC 225
Ps (84): Muéstranos, Señor, Tu Misericordia (Taulé) FYC 227
Ps 85: Let Us See Your Kindness, O Lord (MacAller) SP3 165
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Haugen) GC2 48
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Proulx), refrain II GC 80/RS 113
Ps 85: Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Soper) GP3 167
Ps 85: Lord. Let us See Your Kindness WOR4 1005, 1152,1163

Songs for the Liturgy
All the Ends of the Earth JS 582 /G3 604/WOR4 75/MI-BB 544, 547/GP3 178, 177, 712
America the Beautiful CH 659/GC 890/GC2 872/GP 725/GP3 749/G3 984/JS 517/RS 965/WC 1035/WS 847/WOR 763/WOR4 996/BB 632
Anthem GC 690/GC2 681/JS 614/G3 778/GP3 556
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race GC 739/GC2 729/G3 833/RS 837
Dona Nobis Pacem CH 598/GC 730/GC2 724/GP 653/GP3 671,676/G3 822/JS 348/BB 205
For the Healing of the Nations GC 339/GC2 712/G3 803/JS 472/RS 823/WC 960/WOR 643/WOR4 798/MI-BB 435/WS 798/GP3 517
Great Is Thy Faithfulness LMGM 242
I Will Not Die JS 552/GP3 758
I've Got Peace Like a River JS 762
In Christ There Is No East or West CH 650/GC 738/GC2 726/GP 565/G3 832/JS 443/LMGM 301/WC 807/WOR 659/WOR4 824/MI-BB 583/WS 672/GP3 548
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/GP 655/GP3 672/G3 829/JS 565/LMGM 300/RS 831/WC 897/MI-BB 532/WS 748
Lord of Nations, God Eternal WC 1031
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace GC 726/GC2 721/GP 650/GP3 679/G3 828/JS 759/RS 830/WC 900/MI-BB 527/WS 752, 753/SPS 339
Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace GP 654/GP3 677
O Day of Peace WOR 654/WOR 811
O God, Empower Us WOR 642
O God of Love, O King of Peace CH 599/RS 833/WC 898/WOR 652/WOR4 813
Oración de San Francisco GP 651/JS 760
Peace for Our Times WC 902/WS 750
Prayer of St. Francis (Angrisano/Tomaszek) SPS 283
Send Us as Your Blessing, Lord JS 671
This Is My Song RS 964/WC 1036/WOR4 997
Voices That Challenge GC 721/GC2 702
Walk Together Children SPS 359
We Are Called GC 718/GC2 710/RS 820/WC 817/G3 807/WS 689/WOR4 799/GP3 524
We Shall Not Be Silent GP 559
With Jesus for Hero CH 615/WOR 645
World Peace Prayer GC 732/G3 827
Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created GC 713/WOR 638