TWENTIETH SUNDAY A  Lectionary #118

The mystery of God's plan is that God's reach is always wider than we might imagine.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7. The prophet indicates that after the return from Exile there were non-Jews who were allowed to participate in the life of the covenant people. These, too, the prophet says, are beloved of God, because God's plan embraces all the nations.

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (66) 67
This harvest prayer addresses God not only as the God of Israel but as the Lord of all the earth.

A Dios Den Gracias (Espinosa)  FYC 215
God, Let All the Peoples Praise You   PSL A-152/SS
La Tierra Ya Germinó—respuesta II (Cortés)  FYC 216
Let All the Nations (Warner)  PST 22
Let the Peoples Praise You (Jordan/Stanbrook Abbey)  CBW 169 (105, 36)
O God, Let All the Nations (Alstott)   BB
O God, Let All the Nations/Oh, Dios, Que Todos Los Pueblos (Cortés)   JS 54
O God, Let All the Nations (Guimont)  RS 94/GC 66/GC2 936/LPMG 118
O God, Let All the Nations (Hunstiger)   SS
O God, Let All the Nations (Kremer/Gelineau)  WOR 922/RS 95/LPGG 855
O God, Let All the Nations (Proulx)   PMB 699/WC 410/WS/PRM A81
O God, Let All the Nations (Schiavone)   JS 1005/LP 150
O God, Let All the Nations (Smith)   JS 55/MI-BB

Romans 11:13–15, 29–32. Paul is still struggling with the inclusion of non-Jews in the community of Jesus (see Ordinary Time 19). He knows that such inclusion should happen; after all, he is the “apostle to the Gentiles.” He is firm in his belief that “the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable” for the Jewish people. He can only conclude that God has, in a sense, dumped everyone into the same pot, “that he might have mercy upon all.”

Matthew 15:21–28. One of Jesus’ few recorded contacts with a non-Jew occurs in the area north of Galilee, in what is now Lebanon. There he is corrected by a Canaanite woman. When he haughtily announces that she is not worthy to share in the “food of the children,” she responds that even dogs get to eat scraps under the table. (This quote has been incorporated into the wonderful “Prayer of Humble Access” that is part of the Episcopal Church's Eucharistic practice.) Jesus is converted by her faith, and he grants her request.

Songs for the Liturgy

A Touching Place (1,G)  GC 640/RS 760
All Are Welcome (1,G)  GC 753/GC2 741/RS 846/WC 870/WS/MI-BB/SS
All People That on Earth Do Dwell (1,Ps,G)  WOR 669, 670/GC 747/GC2 746/CBW 578/WC 916/JS 604/GP 535/LMGM 304/MI‑BB/RS 849/PMB 480/WS/SS
All the Earth (1,Ps,G)  WC 895/WS/JS 446/PMB 484/MI‑BB
All Things New (G)   GC 427/GC2 450
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (1,G)  GC 663/GC2 643/RS 779
At the Table of the World (1,G)   PMB 301/WC 646/WS
*Behold, O God (E)   IH 57
Can God a Lavish Table Spread? (1,G)   SS
Come to the Feast (1)  RS 642/GC 503/GC2 499, 734/JS 795/MI-BB
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (1,Ps,G)  RS 837/GC 739/GC2 729
For the Healing of the Nations (1,G)  GC 719/GC2 712/RS 823/WOR 643/CBW 503/WC 926/JS 866/PMB 505/MI‑BB/WS
Gather Us In (1)  WOR 665/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/CBW 587/WC 869/GP 78/MI‑BB/WS/SS
Gather Your People (1)  JS 798/GC2 742/MI‑BB
God Is Here! As We His People (1)  RS 844/GC2 737/WOR 667/JS 796/PMB 463/WC 866/SS
God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (1)   PMB 467/WC 871
Healer of Our Every Ill (G)   GC 882/GC2 854/RS 958/CBW 363/WC 668/WS
Healing River (G)  RS 715/GC 584/GC2 564
Healing River of the Spirit (G)   MI-BB
Here, Master, in This Quiet Place (G)   HG 72
Help Us Accept Each Other (G)  RS 838/WOR 656
Hold Me in Life (G)  JS 702/GC 699/MI‑BB
How Blessed Is This Place (1)  WOR 710/RS 893
*I Am the Bread of Life ‑‑ Englert (C)  PMB 321/WC 638/JS 736
*I Am the Bread of Life ‑‑ Toolan (C)  WOR 738/WC 622/MI‑BB/WC 379/LMGM 133/GC 828/GC2 822/RS 931/WS/SS
*I Am the Living Bread (C)  MI‑BB/CBW 605/JS 822/GP 519
I Was Glad (1)  LMGM 303
In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (1)  RS 916/GC 749
In Christ There Is No East or West (1)  RS 836/GC 738/GC2 726/CBW 529/WC 761/JS 850/WOR 659/GP 113/LMGM 301/PMB 391/MI‑BB/WS/SS
*Let All the People Praise Thee (1,Ps)  LMGM 83
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (1)  WOR 536
Now As We Gather (1)  MI‑BB
O God, Empower Us (1,G)  WOR 642
O Healing Light of Christ (G)   JS 576
Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal (1)  WOR 666/RS 852
Ps 84:  How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (1)
Ps 122: I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (1)
*Ps 130: With the Lord There Is Mercy (C)
Sing a New Church (1)   GC2 644/MI‑BB
Table of Plenty (1,G)   GP 530/JS 793/MI-BB
The Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 615/GC 655/GC2 639/RS 775/PMB 511/WC 939
*The Mercy of God (C)   PSL A-153/SS
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1,C)  WOR 595, 596/MI‑BB/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/CBW 443/JS 748/WC 660/PMB 322/WS/SS
Those Who Do Justice (1)   PSL A-151/SS
Ven al Banquete (1)   JS 795/GC2 734/MI-BB
Voices That Challenge (G)  GC 721/GC2 702
We Remember (G)  RS 724/GC 593/GC2 578/WC 653/GP 255/MI‑BB/WS/SS
What Is This Place (1)  WOR 709/RS 892/GC 748/GC2 736/JS 799/GP 262/MI‑BB
Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (G)  RS 949/WOR 750/JS 579/PMB 332/WC 667/WS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Also the Sons (SATB, Keyboard 4-hands) Kohn, Karl Carl Fischer (CM7994) 1
As a Fire is Meant for Burning SATB White Selah 1, G
Awake, My Glory (SATB) Diemer, Emma Lou Abingdon (APM-962) PS
Come, O Blessed of My Father (2 equal voices) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-1834) G
Coventry Anthem (SATB) Howells, Herbert. Novello (1420) 1
Deus Misereatur Nostri (SATB) Schutz, Heinrich/Klein, Maynard G. Schirmer (11969) PS
Deus Misereatur Nostri (SATB) Schutz, Heinrich/Ehret, Walter Tetra (Alexander Broude) (AB 742) PS
Festival Psalm (SATB) Arnatt, Ronald H. W. Gray (CMR 2684) PS
God Be Merciful (SS or SA) Bouman, Paul Concordia (98-2471) PS
God Be Merciful (SATB) Tchesnokoff, Paul/Dash, James A. Summy Birchard (J5525) PS
God Be Merciful Unto Us (SATB) Aston, Peter Novello (MT.1494) PS
God Be Merciful Unto Us (SATB) Means, Claude H.W. Gray (CMR-3218) PS
God Be Merciful Unto Us (SSA) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7160) PS
God of Grace and God of Mercy (SAB) Burroughs, Bob Broadman (4552-10) PS
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place     1
It Is Not Fair (2 equal voices) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-1847) G
Let All the People Praise Thee (SA) Powell, Robert J. Concordia (98-1973) PS
Let All the People Praise Thee, O God (SAB) Shaw, Martin Novello (85079) PS
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing     PS
Let the People Praise Thee, O God (SATB, 2 Tpts.) Berger, Jean Tetra (Alexander Broude) (754) PS
Let the People Praise Thee, O God (Uni, 2 Violins, Con.) Hammerschmidt, A./Oberdoerffer Concordia (9801826) PS
Let the People Praise Thee, O God (SATB) Mathias, William Oxford (A-331) PS
Let the People Praise Thee, O God (SS) Willan, Healey Concordia (We Praise Thee, Vol. 1) PS
Lord, Be Merciful Unto Us, Op. 259, No. 2 (SATB) Hovhaness, Alan Rongwen (Broude Brothers) (RM 3527) PS
May God Bless Us (SATB) Gibson, Paul GIA (G-3358) G
May God Have Pity On Us (Unison) Schoen, Frank A. GIA (G-1711) PS
O God, Be Merciful (SATB) Tye, Christopher/Buck, P.C. Oxford PS
O How Amiable SATB Daley Alliance Music Publishers AMP 0017 1
O Jesu, Fili David (SA(T)B) des Pres, Josquin/Gronquist, Robert Tetra (Alexander Broude) (AB 169) G
Psalm 67 (Unison, SATB) Horman, John Choristers Guild (CGA-589) PS
Psalm 67 (SAB) Wood, Dale Augsburg (11-9376) PS
Psalm 67 (SATB, Glockenspiel, String Bass) Zimmerman, Heinz W. Carl Fischer (CM 7857) PS
Sixty-Seventh Psalm, The (SATB) Ives, Charles Associated (1-274) PS
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (unison)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy SATB
Hampton
White
GIA
Selah
1, 2
We Can Not Measure How You Heal SATB Archer RSCM/GIA G
When I am Afflicted, Poor and Low 2 pt Roberts St James Press G

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