[quote="LindaSK, post:8, topic:185313"]
I, personally, don't care for the music for 'I Received the Living God,' though I like the lyrics.
You rejected EVERY other communion hymn except 'O Sacrament Most Holy?'
Re: Communion Songs - Not just any song
Do you have the 2010 issue of Breaking Bread from OCP? If so, I can help you with numbers.
Some good ones for communion are:
367 "Shepherd of Souls"
368 "Lord, Who at Thy First Eucharist
369 "See Us Lord, About Your Altar
370 "Panis Angelicus"
347 "Eat This Bread"
340 "I Am the Bread of Life"
338 "The Supper of the Lord"
336 "Jesus, the Bread of Life"
330 "Taste and See"**
I'd be curious to hear the issues you have with the list above. #336, #338, and #347 are more challenging to sing, melody wise. We use the others, though, and the congregation will sing them with us.
How about - #428 - 'Christians, Let Us Love One Another' or #535 - 'We Remember' (though, this may be better as an offertory hymn)?
I'm not a music director, but based on my listening with the congregation, it's a very wise move to note on #347 "Eat This Bread" to have the cantors sing the verses. I think it's even noted in the Breaking Bread. The congregation has never really had a problem with #338 "The Supper of the Lord", but maybe when you get to the part in the refrain where it's a whole note, tie, half note, 2...3. Most of them drop out after like 2 beats. #336 can be difficult. We sang this about 2 years ago and it was hard for the congregation to sing. It's noted in the book that the cantor should sing the verses. It's wise to go over the refrain maybe before Mass so they're confident with it.
428 "Christians, Let Us Love One Another" is very suitable, especially on the Sundays of Praying for Christian Unity. #535 "We Remember" is also suitable. We use that for Communion annually.
To the OP: Some others I saw when I was flipping through were #333 "In the Breaking of the Bread" and #334 "Behold the Lamb." I don't know if you like those, but those are suggestions.