The promises made in a covenant between God and the chosen one are fulfilled in all those who are invited to share in this covenant.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Genesis 12:1-4. The covenant with Abram/Abraham is the foundation of God’s covenant with the Chosen People. All future generations are blessed in this covenant.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (32) 33
A hymn praising God for continuing care for the people of the covenant and a reminder that God alone is the savior.


La Misericordia del Señor/The Earth Is Full (Reza), Respueta II FYC 198/FYC3 174
Let Your Mercy Be on Us, vss 1,2,4 (Haugen) GC 45/GC2 32/G3 44/RS 66/SS

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Arnold) JS 36

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Dufford) BB-MI 755/GP 196

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Guimont) RS 68/GC 914

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Hughes) PMB 583

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 790

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Schiavone) JS 906

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Warner) WC 431/PMB 145

May Your Love Be upon Us (Smith/Somerville) CBW 47/SS 341

Que Tu Misericordia, Señor (Rubi) FYC 199/FYC3 173


2 Timothy 1:8-10. The covenant in Jesus has the same foundation as the covenant in Abraham: God's grace. It is only because God is merciful that we have been invited to share in the divine life.


Matthew 17:1-9. The story of the transfiguration shows Jesus fulfilling the covenant promises made in the Torah (Moses) and interpreted by the prophets (Elijah). Jesus is God's chosen one, though that fact won't be made clear “until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”


Songs for the Liturgy

Adoramus Te, Domine (G)  GC 396/G3 476 /SS 735/WOR 458/WOR4 609

*Beyond the Days (G) BB-MI 125/GP3 268/JS 384/JS3 360/SPS

Change Our Hearts (1,G) BB-MI 657 / GC 394/GC2 414/G3 493/GP 349 /GP3 264/JS3 535/ OFUV 310

*Christ upon the Mountain Peak (G) WOR 701

Christ, You Are the Fullness (G) CBW 431

From Ashes to the Living Font  G3 474/OIF 427/ PMB 236/RS 561/SS 727/ WC 558/WS 466/WOR4 463

Give Me a Clean Heart (1)  LMGM 279/LMGM2 625

Glory and Praise to You Deiss (G) OIF 195/ PMB 360/WS  609

*God It Was (1)  GC 701/RS 818   

*God of Abraham (1) GC 391/GP 450

God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (G) /PMB 467

I Will Be Your God (1,Ps) JS 383

I Will Lift Up My Eyes (G)  GC 500 /GP 709/JS 646

I Will Not Die (1,G)  GC 657 /GP 716/GP3 758/JS 658/RS 771  

I'd Rather Have Jesus (G) LMGM 272

Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed (G) PMB 369/OIF 725/WC 759/WS 618

Jesus Christ, Inner Light (G)  GP 661/JS 666

Jesus Has Conquered Death (G) LMGM 62

Jesus, Lead the Way (G)  GC 642/G3 732/RS 755//WOR 611/WOR4 715

*Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (G) BB-MI 136/ CBW 367/ GC 392/GC2  416/G3 479/GP 348/GP3 277/JS 391/JS3 352 /LMGM 40/LMGM2 285 OFUV 415/RS /53/SS 720 /SPS/WOR 417 /WOR4 657

O Christ, Bright Sun of Justice (G) JS 389

*O Light of Light, Love Given Birth (G) CBW 434

*O Raise Your Eyes on High (G) CBW 366

Open My Eyes (G) BB-MI 390/FYC3 458/G3 651 /GP3 636/JS 695/JS3 659/OFUV 289

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior (G) BB-MI 589/ CBW 442/ GC 515/GC2 517/G3 596 /GP 662/GP3 691/JS 674/JS3 643/OFUV 651/RS 652/WOR4 690

*Priestly People (G,C)  OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 761/WS 637

Remember Your Love - Dameans (1,Ps) BB-MI 660/ GC 881/GC2 851/G3 961/GP 474/GP3 417 /JS 516/JS3 533 /OFUV 317/ RS 550

*Remember Your Mercies (E) GC2 27

Seek the Lord (Ps) BB-MI 658/ GC 395/GP 351/GP3 279/JS 558/JS3 531/OFUV 315/RS 540

Speak Your Word, O Lord  (G) SS 413

*The Glory of These Forty Days (G) BB-MI 120/ CBW 481/ GC 388/GC2 397/G3 658/GP 343/GP3 273/JS 379/JS3 347/LMGM 32/LMGM2 284 /OFUV 424/OIF 429/ PMB 237/RS 545/SS 716/WC 567/WS 471/WOR 422/WOR4 467

The God of Abraham Praise (1)  GC 544/JS 602/RS 685/WOR 537 /WOR4 601

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Ps) 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
*'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (G) BB-MI 121 / GC 778/GC2 771/JS 518 /JS3 497/ OIF 430/ PMB 229/RS 882/WC 561/WOR 700

*To Abraham and Sarah (1) CBW 519

*Transfiguration (G) BB-MI 130/ GP 443 /GP3 382/JS3 496

*Transfiguration (G) (Manalo) 381

Transfigure Us, O Lord (G) BB-MI 500/GP3 274/JS3 726/SPS 164

*Transform Us (G) GC 770/G3 878/LMGM2 722/RS 881/SS 984/WOR4 880

Tree of Life (G)  CBW 373/ GC 397/GC2 401/G3 475/OIF 434/RS 541/SS 719/WC 578/WS 480

We Remember (G) BB-MI 494/GC 593/GC2 578 /G3 681/GP3 588/RS 724/SS 842/SPS/WC 691/WS 540/WOR4 738

Wherever He Leads, I'll Go (1)  LMGM 50/RS 819/WOR4 938

Without Seeing You (1,G)  GC 844/GC2 842

Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G)  CBW 429/JS 449/OIF 641 / PMB 367/RS 449/SS /WC 751/WOR 513 /WOR4 590

You Are The Way (G)  CBW 441 GP3/OIF 639/ PMB 365/WC 748/WOR4 682/ WS 612

You Shall Be My People (1,Ps)  OIF 666/WC 784



Choral Anthems

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

Arise and Be Not Afraid (4-part round)

Lenel, Ludwig

Concordia (98-1504) *


Be Thou My Vision (SATB)
Be Thou My Vision (SATB)

Parker, Alice
Young, Gordon

Hinshaw (HMC-135)
McAfee Music Corp. (M1132)


Beautiful Savior SSAATTBB Christiansen Augsburg 11-0051 G

Christ Upon the Mountian Peak (2-part)

Bertalot, John

Augsburg (11-10499)


Christ upon the Mountain Peak (SATB)

Bouman, Paul

Concordia (98-2856)


Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SA)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SATB)
RSCM 214
Gordon V. Thompson G555
Concordia 98-3015
C. Fischer 98-3015
Alliance Music Publications AMP 0162
Trinitas/OCP 4530
Concordia 98-2006
Fairest Lord Jesus (SATB)
Fairest Lord Jesus (Unison)
Fairest Lord Jesus (Unison)
Selah 420-235
E. C. Schirmer 4526
Choristers Guild/Lorenz

God Is My Strong Salvation (SATB)

Lovelace, Austin

C E.C.Kirby (90478)


God's Promise (SSA)

Adler, Samuel

Oxford (94.404)


Hide Not Thou Thy Face

Farrant, R.

Oxford (42.705)


Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Paraclete PPM00213
Aurole/MSM AE47
E.C. Schirmer
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (SATB)
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (SATB)
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee #4 4 Blizzard Anthems (2pt)
GIA G-2056
AMSI 438*
Let Thy Loving Kindness be Upon Us (SATB) Sateren Augsburg PS625 PS

Like As We Do Put Our Trust in Thee (SS)

Wesley, Charles

Novello (95)


Lord is My Light and My Salvation, The - Appleton Motets 2 pt Cooman Selah 410-538 PS

Mirror of Eternity (SATB)

Chepponis, James

GIA (G-4225)


Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh Vision Fair (SATB/Hbells) Scholz Morning Star MSM 50-2600 G

O My Lord, We do Put Our Trust in You (SAB)

Wesley, Charles

GIA (G-3163)


O Nata Lux (SSA)
O Nata Lux

O Nata Lux

Tallis, Thomas

Tallis, Thomas

Colla Voca 40-96720
Oxford Tudor Anthems, p. 248



Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB)

Heussenstam, George

Concordia (98-1753) *


Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB)

Marshall, Jane

Sacred Music Press (S-271)


O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair (SATB)

Crosier, Carl

GIA (G-2836)


Prayer for Transfituration Day (SATB)

Weaver, John

Hope (FPC 130)


Ransom of a Soul, The White ECS  
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Unison)
GIA G-5638

This is My Beloved Son (SAB)

Nystedt, Knut

Concordia (1965)


Transfiguration, The (SATB)
Transfiguration (Unison/Descant)
St. James Press
Paraclete Press 9511

Transform Us (SAB)

Gerike, Henry/ arr. by Vyhanek, James

GIA (G-4104)


Upward Call, The (SATB) White Selah 420-243 2