Honey from the Rock - Volume 2

Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Church Year

M. Roger Holland, II

Ant. © 1973, 1974, 1975 ICEL. Verses: © 1963, 1993 The Grail, admin. GIA. NRSV © 1989 NCCC-USA. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Music © 2016 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Solo, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Text Source: 1. Is. 30:19, 30; 2. Baruch 5:5; 4:36; Ps. 147:12–13, 14–15, 17–20, Grail, 1963; 3. Philippians 4:4–5; Ps. 85:9, 11–14, Grail; 4. Is. 35:1–4a, 5–6a, NRSV; 5. Ps. 45:2a and 3, 11–14, Grail; 6. Hebrews 13:8; Luke 1:46–55, ICET


Noted composer M. Roger Holland has taken antiphons from the 2010 Roman Missal and paired them with psalm verses, creating compositions that have wide use in the liturgy. Some parishes will want to use these pieces on the appointed day for entrance or communion processionals. Others may find use for them throughout the entire year, perhaps using them as a weekly song through the season. The songs work well as stand-alone processional pieces and many choirs will want to use them as choir anthems or congregational songs during the preparation of the gifts and altar. While utilizing official texts of the Roman rite, they can be used by congregations of any denomination. Roger explores the wide breadth that is African American music; you’ll find lyric ballades, spiritualinspired offerings, gospel-style songs, and pieces with a more uptempo feel. This is the second volume in this series.

Contains: The Lord Will Come • Jerusalem, Arise • Rejoice in the Lord Always • Behold, Our God Will Come • Hail, Holy Mother • Jesus Christ Is the Same

For cantor or soloist.

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal, Collection, Liturgical

Rites: Introit / Entrance Antiphon, Communion Antiphon

Bible Reference: Isaiah 30:19, 30, Baruch 5:5, Baruch 4:36, Psalm 147:12–13, 14–15, 17–20, Philippians 4:4–5, Psalm 85:9, 11–14, Isaiah 35:1–4a, 5–6a, Psalm 45:2a and 3, 11–14, Hebrews 13:8, Luke 1:46–55

Number of Pages: 80

Language: English

Format: Softcover


The Lord Will Come
Jesus Christ is the Same
Hail, Holy Mother
Behold, Our God Will Come
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Jerusalem, Arise