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Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Zechariah 9:9–10. The kings of Israel usually traveled mounted on a donkey, the appropriate transport animal for that region’s climate, so there is nothing particularly unusual in that mode of transport. What is unusual is that the king of such a small country, mounted on such a defenseless animal, could banish chariots, horses, and warriors’ weapons and cause peace to break out “from sea to sea and from the River [the Euphrates] to the ends of the earth.”

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (144) 145
The selected verses focus on God’s reign and its blessings, especially for the poor and lowly.

Alabaré Tu Nombre/I Will Praise Your Name (Cortés)  FYC 274
Bendeciré  Tu Nombre/I Will Praise Your Name (Schiavone)  FYC 273
Bendeciremos por Siempre (Rubalcava) Cantos 84
I Will Praise Your Name   PSL A-132/SS
I Will Praise Your Name (Alstott)   BB
I Will Praise Your Name (Carroll/Gelineau)  WOR 904/RS 194/LPGG 909
I Will Praise Your Name (Guimont)   GC2 1007/LPMG 100
I Will Praise Your Name (Haas)  PCY1 80/RS 193/GC 137/GC2 76/WC 443/WS/SS
I Will Praise Your Name (Hillert)  CCS 2666
I Will Praise Your Name (Hughes)   PMB 680/CCS 2617/PRM A75/WS
I Will Praise Your Name (Hunstiger)   SS
I Will Praise Your Name (Jordan)  LMGM 538
I Will Praise Your Name (Kreutz)  PSC 55
I Will Praise Your Name (Peloquin)   SI2 67
I Will Praise Your Name (Powell)  SO 68
I Will Praise Your Name (Roberts)  LMGM 539/RS 192/PMB 176/WC 444/WS
I Will Praise Your Name (Schiavone)   JS 987/LP 131
I Will Praise Your Name (Smith)  GP 281/MI-BB
I Will Praise Your Name (Somerville)  CBW 151
I Will Praise Your Name (Soper)   MI-BB
I Will Praise Your Name (Willcock)   JS 112/PFS 58/SS

Romans 8:9, 11-13. To understand this reading, you need to understand that Paul is not distinguishing between “body” and “soul.” Instead, “flesh” and “spirit” both refer to complete human beings. Those “in the flesh” are those to whom death still means alienation from God, those who do not have a faith that survives the challenge of death. Those “in the spirit” believe in the promise held out through Christ's resurrection.

Matthew 11:25-30. Jesus identifies himself as one of the “little ones”—those whom the world accounts as of little importance. Yet for those who come to him, Jesus can offer rest from their burdens.

Songs for the Liturgy

A Mighty Fortress -- Westendorf (G)   PMB 420/WC 804/WS
*Age to Age, v 3 (G)   JS 703/MI-BB
Alive in Christ Jesus (2)  GC 799
All Who Hunger (G)  RS 845, 926/GC 820/GC2 817/SS
*All Who Labor, Come to Me (G,C)   PSL A-133/SS
All Will Be Well (G)   PMB 443/WC 838/GC2 584/WS
All You Who Are Thirsty (G)  GC 501
*All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure (G)  WOR 490/CBW 425
Be Not Afraid (G)  GP 602/CBW 481/LMGM 123/MI-BB/RS 734/GC 608/GC2 596/WC 839/JS 706/PMB 446/WS/SS
Blest Are They (G)  MI-BB/RS 774/GC 659/GC2 636/CBW 522/WC 938/WS/SS
Bring Peace to Earth Again (1,G)   PMB 503/WC 925
Christ Is Alive (2)  WOR 466/RS 601/CBW 384/JS 441/PMB 258/WC 550/SS
Christ's Peace (1,G)  JS 844
Come, All You Blessed Ones (G)   PMB 447/WC 840/WS
*Come to Me (G,C)  WC 842,856/MI-BB/RS 763/GC 647, 650/GC2 633/GP 628, 629/JS 728, 735/PMB 444, 451/WS
*Come to Me, O Weary Traveler (G,C)  RS 769/GC 637/GC2 630/HG 53
Come to the Feast (G)  GC 503/GC2 499/RS 642/JS 795/MI-BB
Come to the Water (G)  GP 706/MI-BB/GC 502/GC2 502, 802/JS 253, 650/SS
Come to the Waters (G)  CBW 359
Come to Us (G)  GP 537/GC 743/GC2 740
Come unto Me (G)  GP 418/JS 770/MI-BB
Come, Ye Disconsolate (G)  LMGM 255
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (G)  WOR 756/RS 954
Comfort, Comfort, O My People (1)  WOR 370/BB/RS 488/GC 326/GC2 331/WC 473/JS 327/SS
Eye Has Not Seen (G)  GP 69/WC 844/GC2 616/MI-BB/RS 758/GC 638/CBW 482/WS/SS
Gift of Finest Wheat, v 1 (G)  WOR 736/CBW 603/MI-BB/LMGM 136/GP 525/WC 629/GC 815/GC2 816/JS 803/RS 912/PMB 300/WS/SS
God Is Love! the Heavens Are Telling (1,G)  CBW 560
He Came Down (1,G)  GC 370/GC2 364/RS 519
He Knows Just How Much You Can Bear (G)  LMGM 254
Here I Am -- Booth (G)  GP 625/JS 717/MI-BB
How Blessed Is This Place, v 3 (G)  WOR 710/RS 893
*I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (G)  WOR 607/LMGM 41/MI-BB/RS 768/GC 646/GC2 622/WC 852/JS 729/GP 633/PMB 452/WS/SS
I Will Not Die (1,2)  GC 657/RS 771/JS 658/MI-BB/GP 716
In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (G)  RS 916/GC 998
It Is Well with My Soul (G)  LMGM 256
Jesus Is Our King (1)  LMGM 91
Jesus, My Confidence (G)  GP 624
Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (1)  WOR 649/GC 725
Journeysong (2)  JS 759/GP 581
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (1)  WOR 525/GP 693/MI-BB/GC 528/GC2 520/CBW 511/WC 905/JS 617/RS 669/PMB 497/WS/SS
Just a Closer Walk with Thee (G)  LMGM 156/WC 843/JS 775/PMB 450/WS
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (G)  LMGM 257
Let the Hungry Come to Me (G)  WC 628
*Like a Shepherd, v 3 (G)  GP 708/CBW 490/MI-BB/GC 325/GC2 332/JS 648
Lord of All Hopefulness (G)  WOR 568/GP 622/WC 799/MI-BB/RS 713/GC 578/GC2 560/CBW 497/JS 690/PMB 415/WS/SS
Now in This Banquet (G)  GC 833/GC2 825/RS 933/CBW 608
*O God of Matchless Glory, v 2 (G)  GC 546
O God, You Search Me (G)   JS 711/GP 601/GC2 509/MI-BB
O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (2) PMB 371/WC 731/GC2 475/WS/SS
O Jesus Christ, May Grateful Hymns Be Sung (G)  WOR 646
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G)  WOR 605/RS 759/CBW 654/SS
Only in God (G)   JS 712/GC 621/GC2 591/MI-BB
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (1,Ps,G)  WC 919/WOR 530/JS 612/GC 551/CBW 565/RS 684/GP 685/PMB 492/MI-BB/SS
*Ps 34: Taste and See (C)
*Shine on Me (G)   LMGM 160
*Sing a Joyful Song (Ps)  JS 616/MI-BB/GP 688
The King of Glory (1)  WOR 501/GP 423/WC 719/MI-BB/RS 628/GC 486/GC2 494/JS 487/WS
The Voice of God (G)  CBW 433/WOR 358
*This Is My Body, v 2 (G)   PMB 318/WC 623/WS
'Tis the Gift to Be Simple (1,G)  RS 792/GC2 657/PMB 402/WC 784/WS
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (1)  WOR 497/GP 422/CBW 438/LMGM 92/WC 710/MI-BB/RS 629/GC 488/GC2 492/JS 485/PMB 370/WS/SS
*We Shall Rise Again (G)  RS 872/GC 772/GC2 762
*We Will Extol Your Praise (Ps)  CBW 574
We Will Rise Again (G)  MI-BB/GP 603
When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (1,G)  WOR 614/RS 773                     
*Within Your Temple (E)   PSL A-131/SS/BFW 248/IH 50
You Are Mine (G)  RS 762/GC 649/GC2 627/MI-BB/WC 853/WS/SS
You Are Near (G)  GP 619/JS 722/CBW 487/GC 604/GC2 590/WC 854/MI-BB/WS
You Are Strong, You Are Holy (G)   GC2 700
You Have Looked upon the Lowly (1,G)  CBW 624


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  

All Thy Works Shall Praise Thee (SATB)

Mathias, William

Oxford (A-180)

PS, 2

All Thy Works Shall Praise Thee (2-part men, percussion)

Parker, Alice

Lawson Gould (51385)

PS, 2

All Thy Works Praise Thee (SATB) Webber, W. S. Lloyd Novello (In Wonder, Love & Praise) PS, 2

Be Joyful, Ye Daughters of Zion (SATB) Jubilate Deo (SATB)

Titcomb, Everett

Carl Fischer (CM 437)


Come, Thou Unto Me (SATB) Christenius, Johann/Agey, C. Buell Concordia (98-2353) G
Come To Me, All Ye That Labor (SATB) Roff, Joseph Shawnee G
Come To Me, All You Who Labor (Unison) Hruby, Dolores Concordia (98-2098) G
Come to the Water (SATB) Foley/Helvey Alliance Music Publications AMP 0812 G
Come Unto Me (SATB) Atkinson, Thelma F. Harris (FH 2821) G
Come Unto Me (SATB) Burroughs Concordia (98-3055) G
Come Unto Me (SATB) Cox, Michael Hinshaw (CHC-5006) G
Come Unto Me (SAB) Darst, W. Glen Concordia (98-1577) G
Come Unto Me (SATB) Glarum, L. Stanley Boosey & Hawkes (5270) G
Come Unto Me (SSAA) Glarum, L. Stanley Boosey & Hawkes (5474) G
Come Unto Me (SAB) Glarum, L. Stanley Boosey & Hawkes (5480) G
Come Unto Me (SATB) Van Dyke, Paul C. Carl Fischer (CM 7408) G
Come Unto Me All Ye That Labor & Are Heavy Laden (Unison) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-2359) G
Come Ye Disconsolate (SATB) Johnson Morning Star 50-2602 G
Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy 2 pt White   G
God, My King, Thy Might Confessing (SATB, 2 Tpts.) Goemann, Noel GIA (G-2226) PS, 2
Great Is the Lord (SATB) Berger, Jean Augsburg (11-0668) PS, 2
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Pulkingham   G
I Will Extol Thee, My God (SATB, 2 Tpts.) Berger, Jean Associated (A 558) PS, 2
I Will Extol Thee (SB) Butler, Eugene Broadman (4562-17) PS, 2
Lord Is Gracious, The (SATB) Roff, Joseph Augsburg (11-0612) PS, 2
Lord is God to All, The (SATB, Finger Cymbals) Berger, Jean Alexander Broude (AB-448) PS, 2
O Bread of Life from Heaven 2 pt mixed White Augsburg G
O God, My King (SATB) Anmer, John Oxford (Anthems for Choirs, Vol. 1) PS, 2
Psalm 145 (Unison) Red, Buryl A. Broadman (The Junior Choir Sings, #3) PS, 2

Rejoice Greatly (SA or TB)


Concordia (98-2291)


Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (SATB) Rejoice, the King Cometh (SAB)

Petzold, Johannes

Augsburg (11-1651)


Sing, O Daughters of Zion (Sop & SATB)

Willan, Healey
Powell, Robert J.
Bender, Jan

Concordia (98-1113)
Concordia (98-3084)
Abingdon (APM-535)
Concordia (98-2517)


Tollite Jugum Meum (SATB) Palestrina, G.P./Laubenstein, B. G. Schirmer (9702) G
Venite Ad Me (SATB) Phillips, J. G. McLaughlin & Reilly (2232) G
Venite Ad Me Omnes (SATTB) Lasso, Orlando di/Agey, C. Buell G. Schirmer (11399) G
When I'm Afflicted, Poor and Low 2 pt   St. James Press G