TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY A  Lectionary #133

Which matters more to God—generosity or justice? Is there any difference between the two for God?

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 55:6–9. God is generous in forgiving, far more generous than we might imagine.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (144) 145

The selected verses focus on God's greatness as expressed in mercy and kindness.


The Lord Is Close (Atkinson)                         CBW 184

The Lord Is Near (Batastini/Gelineau)           RS 191

The Lord Is Near (Guimont)                           GC2 1009/G3 692

The Lord is Near (Schiavone)                         JS 1020/JS3 114

The Lord Is Near (Schiavone/Gelineau)         WOR 937


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (144) 145


I Will Praise Your Name for Ever, My King and My God

Alabaré/Bendeciré Tu Nombre


Philippians 1:20c–24, 27a. Life in Christ is everything, Paul says. Therefore we should live in a way that reflects our belief that “for me to live is Christ, and death is gain.”


Matthew 20:1–16a. Certainly seems unfair, doesn't it? But if the wage for the first workers is just, and the wage for later workers is generous beyond justice, what does that matter to us, since all of us are the workers who are “hired” at the end of the day, when God's generosity is most evident?


Songs for the Liturgy


A Living Hope (2) CBW 613/PMB 284

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

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

Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine (2) JS 609/LMGM 199/LMGM2 431/PMB 441/WC 874

Bring Forth the Kingdom (Haugen) GC 658/GC2 640/G3 734/RS 772

Canticle of the Turning (1,G) GC 556/GC2 527/G3 622/RS 678

Christ Has Promised to Be Present, v 2 (1) GC2 732

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (2) JS 693/RS 717/GC 577/OIF 742/WC 855/WOR 569/WOR4 662

Come, Taste and See, v 2 (C) GP 526/JS 818

Dwelling Place (2) BB-MI 487/GP 591/GC 594/GC2 582/G3 678/JS3 664

For the Fruits of This Creation (G) BB-MI 419/GP3 697/ JS 629/JS3 615/OIF 893/PMB 519/RS 704/SS 837/WC 988/WOR 562/WOR4 857/WS 791

Glory and Praise to Our God vs. 3 (1,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 So Loved the World (2) PMB 418/WC 808,846/WS 680

God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (G) PMB 396/RS 794/WOR 631/WOR4 805

Great God of Mercy (1,Ps,G) CBW 361/WOR 746

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (1,Ps) LMGM 242/LMGM2 492/OIF 611

Hold Me in Life (G) GC 699/GP 596/JS 702

How Great is Our God   SPS 306

If We Have Died to Ourselves (2) GC 154/GC2 135/RS 315

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (2) BB-MI 557/CBW 472/GC 506/JS 621/PMB 347/WOR 512/WOR4 640

Jerusalem, My Happy Home (2) BB-MI 613/ GC 771/GC2 764/JS 788/JS3 658/OIF 776/OFUV 333/PMB 454/RS 771/WC 883/WS 713/WOR 690/WOR4 867

Keep in Mind (2) BB-MI 672/GC 674/GC2 658 /G3 646/GP 492/GP3 434/ /JS 589 /JS3 559 OFUV 330/OIF 332,734 /PMB 36/RS  940/SS 888/WC 219,841/WS 28,684/WOR4 651

Lord of All Hopefulness (G) BB-MI 400/RS 713/GC 578/GC2 560/G3 663/GP 622/GP3 623/JS 690/JS3 647/OFUV 654/OIF 726/PMB 415/ /SS 839/WC 836/WOR 568/WOR4 686/WS 676

Loving and Forgiving (1) BB-MI 663/JS 560/JS3 532

Now Thank We All Our God (G) BB-MI 193/CBW 535/GC 565/GC2545/G3 636/GP 700/GP3 704/JS 636 /JS3 603/LMGM 208/LMGM2 488 /OFUV 611/OIF 896/PMB 520/RS 700/SS 830/WC 985 /WS 795/WOR 560/WOR4 637

Oh, Who Can Know the Mind of God (1)  JS 633/JS3 616

*Our God Is Rich in Love (1,G) GC 674/GC2 620

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (1,G) 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

Precious Lord, Take My Hand (1,G) BB-MI 685/GC 874/GC2 847/G3 955

GP3 424/JS3 548/LMGM 162/LMGM2 780 / OFUV 726/OIF 788

PMB 448/RS754 /WC 888 /WS 722/WOR4 980

*Priestly People (G,C)  vss 8-9 (1,G) OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 761/WS 637

Ps 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (1,G)

Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living   FYC3 672/GC 666/GC2 650/G3 756/OIF 730/RS 727/WC 835/WOR4 754

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

Rain on Me   SPS 342

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

*Seek the Lord (1) BB-MI 658/GP 351/GP3 279/RS 540/JS 558/JS3 531/GC2 395/OFUV 315/SS 403

*Sing a Joyful Song (Ps) BB-MI 537/GP 688/GP3 743/JS 616/JS3 595/OFUV 582

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

The Lord Is Near Joncas (Ps) GC 619/GC2 599/GP 614/JS 719/JS3 114

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy    (G) 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

Turn My Heart, O God (1,)  GC2 561/G3 660

We Remember (1) BB-MI 494/GC 593/GC2 578 /G3 681/GP3 588/RS 724/

 SS 842/WC 691/WS 540/WOR4 738

We Shall Rise Again (1,G) GC 772/GC2 762/GP3 871/RS 872

*We Walk by Faith BB-MI 493/CBW 495/FYC3 /GC 590/GC2 583/G3 /GP3 594/JS 700/JS3 669 /LMGM 550/OIF 693/PMB 416/RS 723/WC 847/WS 678/WOR4 674

*We Will Extol Your Praise (Ps) CBW 574

With the Lord  BB-MI 661/GP 344/MI‑BB/CBW 374/JS 105, 106, 393/GC2 71/PMB 172/WS/SS

Wonderful and Great (G)  OIF 860/PMB 499/WC 956

You Are All We Have (Ps,G) GC 505/GC2 508/G3 586/RS 643

You Are Strong, You Are Holy (1,G) GC2 700

Your Love Is Finer Than Life (2) CBW 13D/GC 62/GC2 42/LMGM 530/WC 442


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
All Thy Works Shall Praise Thee (SATB) Mathias, William Oxford (A-180) PS
Almighty and Everlasting God (SATB) Gibbons, Orlando Oxford (43.244) 1
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The 2 pt
St James Press, Hinshaw
MSM MSM 50-6515
Come My Way, My Truth, My Life SATB Friedell HW Gray G
Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The (SSA) Smith, Robert Edward Continuo (Alexander Broude) (AB 817) PS
Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, O Lord, The (SATB) Harris, William H. Oxford (42.983) PS
Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The (SATB) Berger, Jean Augsburg (11-1264) PS
God, My King, Thy Might Confessing (SATB, 2 Tpts.) Goemanne, Noel GIA (G-2226) PS
Great and Glorious (SATB) Haydn, Franz Josef Belwin Mills (44-316) PS
Great is the Lord (SATB) Berger, Jean Augsburg (11-0668) PS
Great is the Lord (SATB) Lewis, John Leo Presser (312-40534) PS
I Will Extol Thee (SB) Butler, Eugene Broadman (4562-17) PS
I Will Extol Thee (TTBB) Moe, Daniel Augsburg (11-0623) PS
I Will Extol Thee, My God (SATB, 2 Tpts.) Berger, Jean Associated (A 558) PS
I Will Magnify Thee (SATB) Gore, Richard T. Abingdon (APM-957) PS
Let Your Manner of Life be Worthy (SATB) Wienhorst, Richard Concordia 2
Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies' Sake (SATB) Farrant, Richard G. Schirmer (19554) PS
Lord Is Good to All, The (SATB, Finger Cym.) Berger, Jean Tetra (Alexander Broude) (AB-448) PS
Lord Is Righteous in All His Ways, The (SATB) Berger, Jean Alexander Broude (AB-903) PS
Lord of All Hopefulness SATB Willan CF Peters G
Now Thank We All Our God SATB
Now Thank We All Our God SATB
GIA, Morning Star
GIA G-7476
1, G
O God, My King (SATB) Anmer, John Oxford (Anthems for Choirs, Vol. 1) PS
Psalm 145 (Sop., Bass, Unison, Tpt.) Folkemer, Stephen GIA (G-2337) PS
Seek the Lord While He May Be Found (SS) Nelson, Ronald A. Augsburg (Music for the Contemporary Choir) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (SATB) Burroughs, Bob Concordia (Logia) (98-3079) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (SATB) Butler, Eugene Flammer (A-5063) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (Tenor, SATB) Roberts, J. Varley Carl Fischer (CM 143) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (Tenor, SATB) Roberts, J. Varley Augsburg (1030) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (SATB, Junior Choir) Roberts, J. Varley/Cain, Noble Flammer (84457) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (Tenor, SATB) Roberts, J. Varley Novello (29.0112.09) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (Tenor, SATB) Roberts, J. Varley Presser (6245) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (Tenor, SATB) Roberts, J. Varley/McKelvy, James Mark Foster (MF 227) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (SATB) Wetzler, Robert Augsburg (1457) 1
Seek Ye the Lord (SATB) Young,Gordon Presser (312-41172) 1

Simite est Regnum Caelorum (SATB)
Simite est Regnum Caelorum (SATB)

Morales, Cristobal

J. & W. Chester (Chester Motets # 3), CPDL

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (unison)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy SATB
1, 2
What Is Life But Christ? (SATB, Tpts.) Young, Philip Broadman (4562-51) 2

* Out of Print