SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A  Lectionary #106

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 (Alstott)   BB
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Englert) PMB 687/PRM A77/WS
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Guimont)  GC 81/GC2 952/LPMG 106
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Hughes/Black)  CBW 157
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Schiavone)   JS 993/LP 138
Lord, You Are Good and Forgiving (Waddell/Gelineau)  WOR 910/RS 115(2)/LPGG 915
You Are Good and Forgiving    PSL A-138/SS

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 (1)  WOR 583/CBW 480/LMGM 173/GP 615/WC 662/MI-BB/RS 737/GC 612/GC2 586/JS 713/PMB 323/WS/SS
*As Seed for the Sowing (G)   PSL A-139/SS
Bless the Lord (1)   GC2 576/MI-BB 420/SS
*Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (G)  WOR 759/LMGM 205/BB//RS 706/GC 564/GC2 552/WC 948/JS 639/GP 705/PMB 518/WS/SS
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (1)  WOR 756/RS 954
Deep Down in My Soul (1,Ps)  GC 880
*Faith and Truth and Life Bestowing (G)   HG 70
Forgive Our Sins (1)  WOR 754/CBW 620/WC 663/JS 556/GC 879/GC2 848/RS 952/JS 243/PMB 324/SS
Glory and Praise to Our God, v 3 (G)  GP 671/MI-BB/RS 696/GC 522/GC2 537/WC 898/JS 596/WS
God Is Working His Purpose Out (G)  WOR 507/RS 646
God Whose Glory Reigns Eternal (G)   JS 655/CBW 475
God Sends Us His Spirit 2)  WOR 724/GC 467/LMGM 125
Hold Us in Your Mercy -- Conry (1,G)  GP 350
*It Is the Lord Who Keeps My Life (E)   IH 52
It Is Well with My Soul (1,G)  LMGM 256
Journeysong (2)   JS 759/GP 581
*Listen: I Stand at the Door and Knock (C)   PSL A-140/SS
O Holy Spirit, Enter In (2)  WC 733
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (1,Ps,G)  WOR 530/CBW 565/MI-BB/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/WC 919/JS 612/GP 685/PMB 492/SS
Priestly People/Pueblo de Reyes, v 1 (1)   PMB 383/WC 740/WS
Ps 130:  With the Lord There Is Mercy
Rain Down (1,G)   JS 651/GC2 505/MI-BB
Remember Your Love (1,Ps,G)  GP 474/GC 881/GC2 851/RS 550/BB
Remember Your Mercy, Lord (1,Ps,G)  GP 476/GC 885/JS 603
Send Down the Fire (1,G)  GC 466/GC2 477
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (1)  MI-BB/GC 547/GC2 532/JS 605/GP 690
Spirit of God within Me (2)  GC 468/RS 610/MI-BB
The Harvest of Justice (G)  GC 711/GC2 716
The Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 615/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 637, 639/PMB 511/WC 939
The Master Came to Bring Good News (1,G)  WOR 752/RS 956/GC 878/GC2 853
*The Reign of God (G)   GC2 641/SS
There Is a Balm in Gilead (1)  WOR 608/RS 764/LMGM 157/GC 648/GC2 617/WC 669/JS 723/MI-BB/GP 634/PMB 331/WS/SS
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1,2)  WOR 575, 576/MI-BB/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/CBW 443/WC 660/JS 748/GP 639/PMB 322/WS/SS
Thy Kingdom Come (G)  GP 719/RS 776/GC 656
*You Alone Are My Help (E)   PSL A-137/SS

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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
Dawson
Poovey
Kjos
Trinitas/OCP
1
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Unison)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy SATB
Hampton
White
GIA
Selah
1, 2

* out of print

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