TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY A  Lectionary #145

God uses unexpected resources to accomplish the divine plan, even political leaders who do not acknowledge this higher authority. How do we interpret the "signs of the times"?

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 45:1, 4–6. Cyrus, of course, was the king of Persia who conquered Babylon and allowed the Jewish exiles to return from captivity. The prophet sees in this action the work of God.

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (95) 96
A typical enthronement hymn, acknowledging the God of Israel as the supreme authority, with a "missionary" tone: The psalmist encourages the people to "tell  God's glory among the nations" and to "say among the nations: The Lord is king."

Give the Lord Glory (Alstott)   BB
Give the Lord Glory (Guimont)   GC2 963/LPMG 145
Give the Lord Glory (Haas/Haugen)  RS 132-2/GC 93-2/GC2 54-2
Give the Lord Glory (Hommerding)   PMB 726/PRM A90/WS
Give the Lord Glory (Hunstiger)   SS
Give the Lord Glory (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 949/RS 131-4/LPGG 954
Give the Lord Glory (Proulx/Hall)  CBW 196
Give the Lord Glory (Schiavone)   JS 1032/LP 177
Give the Lord Glory (Testa)  CCS G-2933
Give the Lord Power   PSL A-180/SS
Give to God Glory and Honor (Foley) PCY7 36

Suggested Common Psalm:  Ps (97) 98

All the Ends of the Earth
Los Confines de la Tierra

1 Thessalonians 1:1–5b. The letters to the Thessalonians may be the oldest Christian writings that we have. In the beginning of this first letter, Paul joins with his missionary partners to greet the church in Thessalonika, pointing out that the preaching of the missionaries proved effective among them.

Matthew 22:15–21. This "render to Caesar" passage is often misinterpreted. It is not a matter of dividing the world between Caesar and God. The point is that while Caesar might make a rightful claim to some aspects of living (e.g., taxes to support the government), God's claim is universal. In other words, even Caesar belongs to God!

Songs for the Liturgy

A New Song (Ps)  GC 530
All That We Have (G)  GP 618/GC 601/GC2 597
Alleluia No. 1 (G)  WOR 441/WC 700/CBW 383/MI-BB/RS 581/GC 443/GC2 462/JS 439/GP 389/PMB 353/WS
*Baited, the Question Rose (G)   HG 113
Before the Sun Burned Bright (1) GP 577
By Name I Have Called You (1) GP 582
Center of My Life (G)  MI-BB/GC 598/GC2 580/JS 697/GP 593
Christ Is the King! (1,Ps,2,G)  WOR 500/RS 630/GC 491/CBW 387/JS 848/MI-BB/SS
Father, We Thank Thee (2)  WOR 558/CBW 528/RS 705/GC 568/GC2 547/PMB 316/WC 619/WS/SS
Give Me a Clean Heart (G)  LMGM 279
Give Me Jesus (G)  LMGM 280/WC 709/JS 583/MI-BB
God Has Chosen Me (1)  MI-BB/GC 682/GC2 669/JS 8319/GP 546
God Is Here! As We His People (2)  WOR 667/GC 741/GC2 737/RS 844/JS 796/PMB 463/WC 866/SS
God of All Creation (G)  GC 497
God, Omnipotent, Eternal (1,G)  WOR 563
Hail, Redeemer, King Divine (G)   PMB 358/WC 712/WS/JS 481/MI-BB/SS
How Great Thou Art (1,Ps,G)  MI-BB/WC 904/CBW 554/GP 665/LMGM 181/RS 663/GC 494/GC2 496/JS 628/PMB 496/WS/SS
*I Call upon You (E)   IH 67
I Surrender All (G)  LMGM 235
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (1)  MI-BB/GC 500/JS 646/GP 709
I Will Not Die (1)  MI-BB/RS 771/GC 657/JS 658/GP 716
I'll Be Somewhere Listening for My Name (1)  LMGM 113
Jesus Shall Reign (G)  WOR 492/WC 702/RS 631/JS 479/PMB 362/WS
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Ps)  WOR 536
O Worship the King (1,G)   PMB 349/WC 695
Our God Reigns (G)   WC 903/WS
Priestly People (G)   PMB 383/WC 740/WS
Reap Me the Earth (1,Ps,G)  WOR 544
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (G)  WOR 493/MI-BB/LMGM 93/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/WC 720/JS 478/PMB 355/SS
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 580/WC 822/MI-BB/RS 728/GC 615/GC2 600/JS 720/GP 608/PMB 433/WS
Shelter Me, O God (E)  MI-BB/GC 636/GC2 634/JS 724/RS 765/CBW 372/GP 626
Sing a New Song (Ps)  MI-BB/GP 670, 692/RS 686/GC 537/GC2 544/CBW 563/WC 893/JS 607/WS
Sing a New Song to the Lord (Ps)  WOR 550/WC 920/CBW 566/RS 677/GC 521/PMB 393/SS
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Ps)  MI-BB/JS 605/GP 690/GC 547/GC2 532
Sing Our God Together (Ps)  RS 690/GC 523
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1,Ps,G)  WOR 528/RS 683/GC 539/WC 917/JS 610/PMB 498/SS
The God of Abraham Praise (1)  WOR 537/RS 685/GC 544/JS 602
The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns (G)   JS 319/MI-BB
The Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 615/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 639/PMB 511/WC 939
*The Lord Is Come (Ps) GP 326
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (G)  WOR 497/WC 710/GP 422/CBW 438/MI-BB/LMGM 92/RS 629/GC 488/GC2 492/JS 485/PMB 370/WS/SS
*Treasures Out of Darkness/Tesoros Ocultos (1)   PMB 440/WC 835/WS
Turn to Me (1,G)  GP 342/MI-BB/JS 377
We Shall Not Be Silent (Ps,G)   GP 559
Where He Leads Me (1)  LMGM 120
Who Calls You by Name (1)  RS 231/GC2 794/CBW 618/WC 606/WS/SS
Wonderful and Great (Ps,G)   PMB 499/WC 918
You Alone Are Lord (G)   PSL A-181/SS


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  

Ascribe Unto the Lord (SATB)

Harris, William

Novello (1270)

Cantate Domino (SATB)
Berger, Jean
Concordia (98-1557)
Cantate Domino (SSATTB)
Gabrieli, Giovanni/Schnee, Karl-Heinz Hassler, Hans Leo
Walton (6048)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
GIA (G-2878)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hansler (H. E. 1.125)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
E. C. Schirmer (2979)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
J. & W. Chester (JWC 55107)
Cantate Domino (SSA)
Hassler, Hans Leo
E. C. Schirmer (821)
Cantate Domino (TTBB)
Pitoni, Giuseppe
E. C. Schirmer (68)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Pitoni, Giuseppe/Lee & Mitchell
Arista (AE 232)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Sweelinck, J. P./Colton, Donald
GIA (G-1949)
Cantate Domino (SSATB)
Sweelinck, J. P./Hines
Concordia (98-1937)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Sweelinck, J. P./Ehret, Walter
Concordia (98-3211)
Cantate Domino (SSATB)
Sweelinck, J. P./Klein, Maynard
Walton (6029)
Cantate Domino (SSATB)
Vecchi, Orazio/Wilhelm, Roger
G. Schirmer (12102)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Viadana, Lodovico/Cramer, John
Lawson Gould (51633)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Croce, Giovanni
Marks (4291)
Cantate Domino omnis terra (SATB)
Goemanne, Noel
Arista (AE 199)
Cantate! Sing to the Lord (SATB)
Handel, G. F.
Mark Foster (MF 147)
Declare His Honor (SAB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
Concordia (98-1957)

Jesus and the Pharisee (SATB)

Franck, Melchior/Frischmann, Chas.

Concordia (98-2093)

Laetentur Caeli (SATB)
Pinkham, Daniel
J & W. Chester (JWC 55017)
Laetentur Caeli (SATB, strings)
arr. Ferguson, John
C. F. Peters (66709)
New Songs of Celebration Render (SATB)
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hope (DFW 215)
O Praise the Lord SAB Gumpeltzhaimer GIA  
O Sing to God Lord (SATB)
Bedford, Michael
Concordia (98-3147)
O Sing Unto the Lord (Unison)
Handel, G. F.
Choristers Guild (CGA-295)
O Sing Unto the Lord (SAB)
Mathias, William
Choristers Guild (CGA-513)
O Sing Unto the Lord, Op. 29 (SATB)
Bender, Jan
Oxford (A-228)
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (SATB)
Morley, Thomas/Greening, Anthony
Concordia (98-1876)
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (SAB)
Purcell, Henry
RSCM (6 Easy 3-part Anthems)
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (SATB)
Kreutz, Robert
Novello (29.0146.03)
Psalm 96 SATB Bedford EC Schirmer PS
Sing a New Song (SATB)
Schutz, Heinrich
Summy Birchard (5256)
Sing A New Song (SATB)
Watson, Walter
Belwin Mills (SCHCH 07601)
Sing A New Song (Unison Children, Keyboard, Oboe)
Scott, K. Lee
Lusqif (C-1163)
Sing to the Lord (choral introit w/bells) Hopson MSM PS
Sing to the Lord a New Song (SATB & Children)
Pergolisi, Giovanni
Concordia (98-3124)
Sing to the Lord God (Unison)
Pachelbel, Johann Morning Star (MSM-50-9451)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (SATB/SATB)   Hansler (H. E. 1.008) PS