Judgment seems to come from God, but actually our actions prepare the judgment that we receive.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Wisdom 12:13, 16–19. God is a God of might and of mercy. The mighty face of God is shown to those who disbelieve and act accordingly; God's mercy appears to those who are faithful and just.

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (85) 86
An individual lament, perhaps sung by a king under attack, expresses confidence in God and thanksgiving for the salvation that God promises.

Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Englert) PMB 687/WS

Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Guimont) GC 81/GC2 952/

Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Hughes/Black) CBW 157

Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Schiavone)  JS 993

Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Waddell/Gelineau) WOR 910/RS 115(2)


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (102) 103

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful


Romans 8:26-27. God's grace is at work in us even (or especially) when we feel helpless to do anything. It is then, as the popular poster goes, when there is only one set of footprints, that God is carrying us.


Matthew 13:24-43. Three parables of the kingdom. Why do bad people get good stuff and never seem to suffer? One answer suggested by the first parable is: God is biding time, waiting until the harvest, when the wheat will be gathered into barns and the weeds will be bundled for burning. The second and third parables describe the kingdom growing in our midst, almost unseen, yet with dramatic consequences.


Songs for the Liturgy


Amazing Grace (2) BB-MI 431/CBW 480/ GC 612/GC2586 /G3 645 /GP 615

GP3 614/JS 713/JS3 680/LMGM 173/LMGM2 495/ OFUV 639/OIF 330/PMB 323

RS 737/SS 847/SPS 265/WC 217,707/WS 26, 586 /WOR 583/WOR4 650

Bless the Lord (1)  GC2 576/SS 809/WS 377

*Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (G) BB-MI 203/GC 564/GC2 552/G3 634/GP 705/GP3 702/LMGM 205/JS 639/JS3 606/OIF 890/PMB 518/RS 706/SS 832/WC 987/WS 793/WOR 759/WOR4 858

Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (1) RS 954/WOR 756/WOR4 962

Deep Down in My Soul (1,Ps) GC 880

Forgive Our Sins (2)  CBW 620/ GC 879/GC2 848/G3 965 /JS 556/OIF 575/

PMB 324/RS 952/SS 1017/WC 711/WS 588/WOR 754 /WOR4 967

Glory and Praise to Our God vs. 3 (G) BB-MI 545/GC 522/GC2 537/G3 606

GP 671/GP3 723/JS 596/JS3 574/OFUV 576/OIF 836 /RS 596/WC 936

WS 758/WOR4 597

God Is Working His Purpose Out (G) RS 646/WOR 507

God Whose Glory Reigns Eternal (G)  CBW 475/JS 655

God Sends Us His Spirit 2) GC 467/LMGM 125/WOR 724

Hold Us in Your Mercy -- Conry (1,G) GP 350

It Is Well with My Soul (1,G) LMGM 256/LMGM2 569

Journeysong (2)  GP 581/JS 759/JS3 731

O Holy Spirit, Enter In (2) WC 775

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Ps) BB-MI 546/GC2 531/G3 613/ GP 685/GP3 735/JS 612/JS3 586/LMGM 198/LMGM2 464/OFUV 562/OIF 856/PMB 492/RS 684/SS 813/WC 957/ WOR 530/WOR4 610/WS 753

Priestly People/Pueblo de Reyes, v 1 (1)  OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 786/WS 637

Ps 130: With the Lord There Is Mercy

Rain Down (1,G) BB-MI 606/GC2 505/GP 713/GP3 771/JS 651/JS3 627/OFUV 616/SPS 228/WS 689

Remember Your Love (1, Ps, G) GC2 851/G3 961/GP 474/GP3 417/JS 561/JS3 533/OFUV 317

Remember Your Mercy, Lord (1,Ps,G) GC 885/GC2 27/GP 476/JS 603

Send Down the Fire (1,G) GC 466/GC2 477

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (1) BB-MI 560/GC 547/GC2 532/G3 610/GP 690/GP3 740/JS 605/JS3 582/OFUV 566

Spirit of God within Me (2) GC 468/G3 554/RS 610

The Harvest of Justice (G) GC 711/GC2 716/G3 806

The Kingdom of God GC 655/GC2 639/G3 736/RS2 840/WOR3 615/WOR4 720

The Master Came to Bring Good News (1,G) GC 878/GC2 853/RS 956/WOR 752

*The Reign of God (G)  GC2 641

There Is a Balm in Gilead (1) BB-MI 454/GC 649/GC2 617/G3 640/GP 634/GP3 654/LMGM 157/LMGM2 502/JS 723/JS3 688/OIF 588/PMB 331/RS 764/SS 866/WC 715/WS 591/WOR 608/WOR4 646

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (2) BB-MI 475/CBW III 443/CH 535/GC2 603/G3 644/GP 639/GP3 670/JS 748/JS3 712/LMGM2 511/OFUV 690/OIF 585/PMB 322/RS 742/SS 855/WC 709/WOR 595, 596/WOR4 645/WS 584
Thy Kingdom Come (1) GC 656/GP 719/RS 776


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Amazing Grace SATB/oboe White Selah 1
Be Merciful Unto Me, O Lord (SATB) Williams, Ralph Schmitt, Hall, McCreary (877) PS
Blessed Jesus at Thy Word Hopson Selah 410-107 G
Blest Are They SATB Bouman Selah 410-113 G
Bow Down Thine Ear , O Lord (SATB) Arensky, Anton J. Fischer (4162) (Church Anthem Book) PS
Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord (SATB) Blow, John/Statham, Heathcote Oxford (A-201) PS
Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord (SATB) Hayes, William Oxford (A-294) PS
Bow Down Thine Ear (SATB) Mueller, Carl F. Carl Fischer (6561) PS
Come You Sinners Poor and Needy 2pt White Augsburg ED00437 1
Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer (SSA) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7564)(We Praise Thee, Vol 1) PS
I Looked and Behold A White Cloud (Tenor, SATB) Willan, Healey H.W. Gray (CMR 1639) G
I Will Arise SATB Jost Kjos 9084 1
Let All the Nations (SATB) Thiman, Eric Novello (MW 25) PS
Psalm 86 (Bow Down, O Lord, Thine Ear) (SATB) Berger, Jean Concordia (98-1736)* PS
Psalm 86 (Among the Gods, O Lord) (SATB) Berger, Jean Concordia (98-1737)* PS
Psalm 86 (O God, the Proud Rose 'Gainst) (SATB) Berger, Jean Concordia (98-1738) * PS
There is a Balm SATB
There is a Balm SATB
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Unison)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy SATB
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* out of print