TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY A  Lectionary #127

You have to speak the truth. If you don't, then you will suffer what those who might have benefited from that truth might have avoided if you had spoken up.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Ezekiel 33:7–9. At first, this sounds like Jeremiah’s lament from last Sunday: God's word will be spoken, whether you want to speak it or not. But this promise to the prophet has a catch: You are responsible for speaking up when silence would lead to condemnation. Salvation comes from fidelity to the word.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (94) 95

This hymn of praise to God as king is the very first song of the Church each morning. It is used as the “invitatory” or preparation prayer for the daily liturgy of the hours.



If Today You Hear God’s Voice (Farrell)                          JS 73

If Today You Hear God's Voice (Honoré)            PMB 160/WC 457/WS 366

If Today You Hear His Voice (Colgan)                             GP 235

If Today You Hear His Voice (Guimont)                          GC 960/RS 127

If Today You Hear His Voice (Haas)                               BB-MI 781/GC 89/GC2 51/RS 129

If Today You Hear His Voice (Harbor)                             LMGM 532

If Today You Hear His Voice (Hunstiger)             SS 521

If Today You Hear His Voice (Isele)                                LMGM 533

If Today You Hear His Voice (Johnson)                          PMB 586

If Today You Hear His Voice (Kreutz)                              JS 72

If Today You Hear His Voice (Manibusan)           SPS 81

If Today You Hear His Voice (Schiavone)            JS 909

If Today You Hear His Voice (Smith)                              GP 233

If Today You Hear His Voice (Soper)                              BB-MI 782

If Today You Hear His Voice (Stewart)                            RS 128

If Today You Hear the Voice of God (Bolduc)     WS 367

If Today You Hear the Voice of God (Chepponis)           SS 574

If You Hear the Voice of God (MacAller)             GP 234

O That Today You Would Listen (Smith/Young)   CBW 50

Ojalá Escuchen Hoy la Voz del Señor (Grajeda) GP 236

Ojalá Escuchen Hoy la Voz del Señor/If Today You Hear (Reza) FYC 235/FYC3 201
Ojalá Escuchen Hoy Su Voz (Montgomery)         FYC 234/FYC3 202


Romans 13:8–10. The commandment to love doesn't narrow our responsibilities; it expands them immeasurably, since the law of love sums up all other commands and is “the fulfillment of the law.”


Matthew 18:15–20. Membership in the community does not lead to indifference or to the belief that misbehavior is a personal matter between another believer and God. Misbehavior by one believer has an effect on the whole community; therefore it is the responsibility of each believer to deal with what seems to be misbehavior. But this is not done publicly and in heated anger; it is done as gently as possible for as long as possible. Prayer is likewise first of all a communal act rather than an individual act.


Songs for the Liturgy


A Touching Place (2) RS 760

All Are Welcome (2) BB-MI 413/GC 753/GC2 741/G3 850/GP3 570/LMGM2 683/RS 846/SS 920/WC 911/WOR4 833/WS 735

*Alleluia! Give the Glory, (G) BB-MI 888/GC2 733/G3 844/JS 240/JS3 245

As We Gather at Your Table (G)  GC2 738/G3 839/RS 848/SS 926

As We Remember (1,G) GC 818/GP 504

Be Reconciled as One (G) GP 469

Beloved, Let Us Love (2) WOR 601

Bring Peace to Earth Again (1,G) PMB 503

*Christ Has Promised to Be Present (G) GC2 732

Christians, Let Us Love One Another (2) BB-MI 474/CBW 595/GP 646/GP3 657/JS 751/JS3 717/OFUV 695

*Come and Sing to God Our Savior (Ps) CBW 646

*Come, Let Us Sing with Joy to the Lord (Ps.) GC2 739

Come to the House (Ps,G) GP 531

*Come, Worship the Lord (Ps) BB-MI 306/GP 536/GP3 472/JS 790

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

Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (G) JS 797/OIF 694/RS 917/WOR 731/WOR4 937

Faith, Hope and Love (2) BB 484/GC 624/GC2 609/G3 702

Forgive Our Sins (G)  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

Gather Us In (G) BB-MI 302/CBW 587/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/GP 78/GP3 471/LMGM2 676/RS 850/SS 922/WC 909/WOR 665/WOR4 837/WS 733

Gathered as One (G) GC2 745/G3 841/OIF 803/PMB 464/WC 912/WS 736

God Is Here! As We His People (2) GC 741/GC2 737/JS 796/OIF 809/PMB 796/RS 844/WC 866/WOR 667/WOR4 835

God Is Love (2) BB-MI /CBW 473/GC 629/GC2 608/GP 647/JS 749/RS 744

Help Us Accept Each Other  RS 838/WOR 656/WOR4 818

Hosea (G) BB-MI 664/ GC 386/GC2 405/G3 484/GP 471/GP3 411/JS 559/JS3 529 / OFUV 318/ PMB 327/SS 1018/WC 704/WS 587

I Am Praying for You (C) LMGM 288

* I Am the Light of the World (G) BB-MI 598/GC 510/GP 658/GP3 684/JS 664/JS3 630/OFUV 624

I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord (G) CBW 424/FYC3 /GC 806/G3 919 /OIF 724/PMB 320/RS 854/SS 979/WC 913/WS 576/WOR 726 /WOR4 926

*I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say vs. 3 (C) BB-MI 461/ GC 646/GC2 622/G3 724

GP 633/GP3 646/JS 726/JS3 692/LMGM 41,160/LMGM2 598/ OFUV 189

OIF 327,777/ PMB 452/RS 768/SS 865/WC 878/WS 712/WOR 607/WOR4 707

In Love We Choose to Live (2) GC 873

In Perfect Charity (G) JS 757/GP 547/GP3 660

Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed, v 2 (1,G)  PMB 369/WS 618

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (2) BB-MI 542/CBW 511/GC 528/GC2 520/G3 614/GP 693/GP3 726/JS 617/JS3 575/LMGM2 435/OFUV 561/OIF 844/PMB 497/RS 669/SPS /SS 821/WC 945/WS 761/WOR 525/WOR4 611

Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1,G) CBW 630/WC /SS

Love Is His Word (2) WOR 599/RS 750/PMB 299/WC 630

Love One Another (2) BB-MI 473/ GC 630/ /GP 645/GP3 665// JS 752/JS3 718/OIF 741/RS 745/WC 859/WOR4 693/WS 690

Make Me a Blessing (G) LMGM 278

Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace (2,G) GP 654

*O Come and Sing unto the Lord (Ps) GP 154

*O God, for You I Long (C) JS 688/GP 206/MI-BB

Prayer of St. Francis BB-MI 522/ GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP3 679/JS 738/JS3 702/OIF 797/OFUV 720/PMB 459/RS 830/WC 900/WS 729

Prayer of St. Francis (Angrisano/Tomaszek)  SPS 283

*Ps 42: As the Deer Longs (C)

Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Ps) BB-MI 719/ RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/G3 568/ JS 478/JS3 459/LMGM 93/LMGM2 349/OFUV 508/OIF 635/PMB 355/SS 797/WC 762/ WOR 493/WOR4 564/WS 613

Remember Your Love  GC 881/GC2 851/G3 961/GP 474/GP3 417/JS 561/JS3 533/OFUV 317

Return to Me (1,G) GP 347/GP3 267

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G) BB-MI 434/ CBW 704/ GC 615/GC2 600

G3 /GP 608/GP3 613/JS720 /JS3 685/ OFUV 648/OIF 754/PMB 433

RS 728/SPS/WC 862/WS 697/WOR 580/WOR4 663

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (Ps)   GC 539/G3 600/JS 610/JS3 590/OIF 869/PMB 498/RS 683/SS 823/ WC 917/ WOR 528

Somebody's Knocking at Your Door (1) BB-MI 135 / GC 395/GC2 394/G3 470/

GP 354/GP3 278/JS 388 /JS3 354/LMGM 34 /LMGM2 283/OIF 638/SPS/

WC 753/WS 473/WOR 415/WOR4 469

Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo/We Are the Body of Christ (G) BB-MI 579/GC2 645/G3 741/GP3 547/JS 852/JS3 826/OFUV 763

*Song of Longing (C) GC 51

The Will of Your Love/Tu Voluntad (2) JS 750/GP 638

*To God with Gladness Sing (Ps) RS 666/GC 535

Ubi Caritas (Benoit)  BB-MI 482

Ubi Caritas (Hurd)  BB-MI 327/G3 696/GP3 510/JS3 776/OFUV 804

Ubi Caritas (Rosania)  BB-MI 478/GP 364/GP3 664/JS 758/JS3 710 /OFUV 687

Ubi Caritas (Taizé) CBW 67/GC 408/GC2 430/G3 500/RS 746/SS 858/WC 849/WS 686/WOR 604/WOR4 702

Ubi Caritas/Where True Charity (Chant) CBW 376/GC 631/GC2 601/G3 705/JS3 374/OIF 746/RS752/SS 733/WC 852/WS 687/ /WOR 598/WOR4 694

We Gather Together (Westendorf), v 2 (G) BB-MI 197/OFUV 787/OIF 806/PMB 468/WC 916/WS 732

We Have Been Told, v 1 (2) BB-MI 497/GC 699/GC2 694//G3 784/RS 815/WC 851

We Remember (G) BB-MI 494/GC 593/GC2 578 /G3 681/GP3 588/RS 724/

 SS 842/WC 691/WS 540/WOR4 738

*When We Eat This Bread G2) BB-MI 341/GP 510/JS 823

Where Charity and Love Prevail (2) BB-MI 482/ GC 625/GC2 610/G3 706/GP 644/GP3 288/PMB 424, 429/JS 756/JS3 720/OFUV 694/OIF 747/PMB 424/RS 747/SS 855/WC 850,858/WOR4 700/WS 685,688

Where There Is Love (2) BB-MI 671/JS 569/JS3 536/OFUV 329

*Where Two or Three Have Gathered (Ridge) GP 587GP3 585//JS 771/JS3 738

*You Are Our Living Bread vs 3 (G) GP 523/GC 819


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Alleluia, Come Let Us Sing (2-part) Bertalot, John Choristers Guild (CGA-679) PS
Beloved Let Us Love One Another SATB   Kjos 2
Christ's Flock (SATB) Shaw, Martin G. Schirmer (10584) G
Cantate Domino (SATB) Croce, Giovanni/Klein, Maynard G. Schirmer (11419) PS
Come, Praise Him (Venite Exutemus Domino) (SSATB) Sweelink, J. P./Colton, Donald Concordia (98-1938) PS
Come, Praise Him (Venite Exutemus Domino) (SSATB) Sweelink, J. P./Kudlawiec Summy Birchard (5517) PS
Come You Sinners poor and Needy 2pt White Augsburg 1, G
Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether
Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether SATB
Friedell, Harold
H.W. Gray (GCMR-2472)
Festival Psalm (SATB, 2 Tpts, Horn, 2 Tmbns.) Hopson, Hal. H. Agape (Hope) (HH 3911) PS
Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive 2 pt White Selah G

Love One Another (SATB)

Chepponis, James J.

GIA (G-2615)

O Come and Sing Unto the Lord (SATB, opt. Tpt.) Englert, Eugene GIA (G-2342) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing (SATB) Carter, John Broadman (4545-94) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing (SATB) Francis, J. Henry Presser (312.40115) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing (SATB) Hurd, Michael Novello (MW 20) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing (SSATBB, Brass & Perc.) Kirk, Theron Summy Birchard (5295) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing (2-part) Mawby, Colin GIA (G-1098) PS
O Come, Let Us Worship (SATB) Palestrina, G. P. E. C. Schirmer (#145) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord (SATB) Track, Gerhard GIA (G-1715) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Berger, Jean Broude Bros. (BB 1027) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (Unison) Bridges Concordia (98-2927) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (TTBB) Diemer, Emma Lou Carl Fischer (CM 8014 PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Gibbons, Orlando/Simkins, Cyril F. Concordia (98-2233) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SSAA) Gore, Richard T. J. Fischer (8594) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Piccolo, Anthony Oxford (A329) PS
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Young, Gordon H. W. Gray (CMR 2913) PS
Open My Eyes SATB Scott Concordia 98-2904 1, G
Open Thou Mine Eyes SATB Rutter Hinshaw HMC 467 1, G
Prayer of St. Francis SATB
Prayer of St. Francis SATB
Southern SC399
1, G
Psalm 95 (SA & Handbells) Hunnicut, Judy Augsburg (11-0674) PS
Psalm 95 (SATB, opt. Guitar & Perc.) Pote, Allen Chorister Guild (CGA-189) PS
Rejoice and Be Glad in the Lord (2-part) Leaf, Robert Augsburg (11-9285) PS
Sing Unto the Lord (SATB, opt. Junior Choir, Handbells) Fetler, David Carl Fischer (CM7951) PS
Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Schalit, Heinrich Transcontinental (TCL 602) PS
Teach Me, O Lord SATB
Teach Me, O Lord SAB
1, G
To God Let Us Sing Our Praises (SATB) Charpentier, M./ Bertalot, J. Flammer (A-6365) PS
Ubi Caritas Durufle Durand G
Ubi Caritas Langlais   G
Ubi Caritas Geilo Walton G
Ubi Caritas Raminish Jaymar Music Ltd. G
Ubi Caritas Biery Morning Star G
Ubi Caritas Est Vera SATB
Ubi Caritas SATB/divisi
Paraclete Press 9216
Morning Star Music 80-308
Where Charity and Love Prevail SATB Benoit/Vermulst WLP 001135 G