FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A  Lectionary #103

The word is like rain that makes the land fertile; it is like seed that reveals the nature of the ground where it is sown.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Isaiah 55:10–11. The word is like rain and snow that work mysteriously with the land to produce a rich harvest. God's word is always effective, doing what God intends.

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (64) 65
This psalm is, simply, a prayer for rain. As God has acted in the past (the first half of the psalm), so the psalmist prays that God will act now (the section we sing today) to produce a rich harvest.

The Seed That Falls on Good Ground   PSL A-135/SS
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Alstott)   BB
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Currie/Gelineau)  WOR 907/LPGG 912
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Guimont)  RS 92/GC 64/GC2 934/LPMG 103
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Hopson)    PMB 683/PRM A76/WS
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Hunstiger)   SS
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Schiavone)   JS 990/LP 134
The Seed That Falls on Good Ground (Somerville)  CBW 154

Suggested Common Psalm:  Ps (144) 145
See suggestions for Fourteenth Sunday.

Romans 8:18-23. The liberation given in Christ to believers has cosmic implications. All of creation is invited to share in the “glorious freedom of the children of God.”

Matthew 13:1-23. The parable of the sower and the seed. The seed, like God's presence, reveals the kind of ground on which it falls. There is no problem with the seed yielding a harvest; the problem lies in the soil.
    
Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Hope (2)  CBW 613/PMB 284
*A Sower’s Seed Fell on a Path (G)   HG 145
All Things New (2)   GC 427/GC2 450
Anthem (G)  GP 578/MI-BB/GC 690/GC2 681/JS 761
As Seed for the Sowing (G)   PSL A-136/SS
Before the Earth Had Yet Begun (1,Ps,G)  CBW 540
Blessed Jesus, at Your Word (G)   JS 675
Blest Are We (1,Ps,G)   PMB 409/WC 757/WS
Bring Forth the Kingdom (G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640
Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (1,G)  WOR 616/RS 777/SS
Do Not Fear to Hope (2)  GP 597/GC 596
God Has Spoken by His Prophets (1,G)  WOR 516/RS 654/JS 678/PMB 419/WC 756
God Is Working His Purpose Out (1,2,G)  WOR 507/RS 646
God's Blessing Sends Us Forth, v 2 (G)   PMB 473/WC 881/WS
Good News (G)  LMGM 282/RS 797/GC 679
*I Pleaded to the Lord (E)   IH 51
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Ps)  WOR 502/RS 633/CBW 541/WC 921/JS 635/MI-BB/GP 668/PMB 351/SS
Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed, v 2 (1,G)   PMB 369/WC 715/WS
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? (1,G)  GP 663/JS 641
Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness (1,Ps,G)  CBW 444
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (2)  WOR 579/GP 613/WC 829/LMGM 230/MI-BB/RS 735/GC 614/GC2 588/CBW 644/JS 705/PMB 435/WS/SS
On Holy Ground (2)  GC 712/GC2 715
Out of Darkness -- Walker (1,G)  JS 765/GC 689/MI-BB
*Parable (G)  GP 481/JS 588/MI-BB
Praise the Lord of Heaven (1)  WOR 551/WC 912
Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (1,G)  MI-BB/RS 652/GC 515/GC2 517/CBW 442/JS 674/GP 662
*Seed, Scattered and Sown, v 2 (G)   GC 834/GC2 830/MI-BB/CBW 604/JS 811/RS 918/GP 516
Song at the Center (2)  GC 490
Song of Good News (1,G)  WC 759/WS
Song of the Body of Christ (1,G)  MI-BB/RS 924/GC 847/GC2 807/WC 631/WS
Sow the Word (1)  GC 516
Speak, Lord (G)  MI-BB
Speak Now, O Lord (1,G)  WC 758
Spirit Blowing through Creation (2)  GC 462/GC2 481/SS
Take Christ to the World (1,G)  JS 836/MI-BB/GP 549
Tell It! Tell It Out with Gladness (1,G)   GC2 518
The Word of God Was from the Start (G)   JS 677/MI-BB
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (2)  WOR 595,596/MI-BB/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/CBW 443/JS 748/GP 639/PMB 322/WC 660/WS/SS
Thy Kingdom Come (1)  GP 719/RS 776/GC 656
Thy Strong Word Didst Cleave the Darkness (1)  WOR 511           
*To Gaze on Your Glory (E)   PSL A-134/SS
What Is This Place (1,G)  MI-BB/WOR 709/GP 538/RS 892/GC 748/GC2 736/JS 799
*Word of God, Come Down on Earth (1,G)  WOR 513/CBW 429/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 708
Word of God, You Spoke Creation (G)   JS 676
Your Word Went Forth (1)  RS 655
Your Words Are Spirit and Life (1,Ps,G)   JS 680/MI-BB

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
As the Rain (SATB) Beck, John Ness Beckenhorst (BP 1018) 1
Blessed Jesus at Thy Word SATB
Blessed Jesus at Thy Word
Ferguson
Hopson
GIA
Selah 410-107
G
Blest Are They SATB Bouman Selah 410-113 G
Farmer's Earth Psalm (Unison) Williamson, Malcolm Boosey & Hawkes (5957) PS
Father, We Thank Thee - 3 Unison Anthems for Communion Sitton Trinitas/OCP G
For As the Rain and Snow Come Down (SATB) Hopson, Hal H. Sacred Music Press (S-254) 1
For As the Rain Cometh Down (SATB) Lekberg, Sven G. Schirmer (11509) 1
Little Valleys, The (SSSS) LeFanu, Nicola Novello (29.0367.09) PS
Parable of the Sower (SATB) McAfee, Don General Music G
Rendez a Dieu (SATB) Goudimel, Claude/Heider, Anne GIA (G-2725)  
Seek ye the Lord (SSAA) Nystedt, Knut Walton 1
Sufferings of the Present, The (SATB) Franck, Melchior/Kinsman, Franklin Abingdon (APM-560) 2
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (unison)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy SATB
Hampton
White
GIA
Selah
2
This Gift is Free (SATB) Gramann E.C. Schirmer 7501 1
Thou Visitest the Earth (Unision or 2-part) Bullock, Ernest Oxford (E66) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (Tenor, SATB) Greene, Maurice Oxford (Church Anthem Book) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (SS) Greene, Maurice/Ley, Henry Oxford (E 41) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (SA) Greene, Maurice/Thomas, Paul Concordia (98-1817) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (SAB) Greene, Maurice /Holman, Derek RSCM (Harvest Festival Music) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (Sop. or Ten., SATB) Greene, Maurice /Shaw, Watkins Novello (NECM 13) PS
Thou Visitest the Earth (SATB) Greene, Maurice CPDL or St J P PS
Without the Fire, there is no Burning SATB White Selah G

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