The First Sunday in Ordinary Time is usually the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. (In some years, when Epiphany falls after January 7, the Baptism is celebrated on a weekday, and we go directly to the Second Sunday.) Readings for the Second Sunday echo themes from the Baptism of the Lord.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. The "Songs of the Servant" describe a figure who may be a future prophet or the nation itself. The Church has applied all four of the "Servant Songs" to Jesus.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (39) 40
Today's verses come from the first half of this psalm, an individual's thanksgiving for salvation from difficult circumstances. (The second half is a lament.) Verses 7-10 are quoted in the Letter to the Hebrews to summarize Jesus’ mission.


Here I am/God Come to My Aid  OFUV 172/JS 43

Here Am I, Lord (Guimont) GC2 920/LPMG 64

Here I Am, Lord/Aqui Estoy Senor OIF 247

Here Am I, Lord (Hunstiger) SS 508

Here Am I, Lord (Kasbohm) PMB 646/PRM A63

Here Am I, Lord (Kreutz) PSC 46    

Here Am I, Lord (Proulx/Gelineau)  RS 75/LPGG 873/WOR 868

Here Am I, Lord (Schiavone) JS 951/LP 95

Here Am I, O God (Haugen) PCY2 18/OIF  248

Here Am I, O Lord (O'Carroll/Knarr) CBW 115

Here I Am PSL A-96/SS 289

Here I Am (Alonso) G3 48/OIF 48

Here I Am, Lord (Cooney) GC 49/GC2 35/G3 49/OIF 49/RS 74/JS3 43/GP 204

Here I Am, O God (Warner) PMB 149/WC 435/WS 347


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (97) 98

All the Ends of the Earth Have Seen


1 Corinthians 1:1-3. This is the first selection in an extended (semi-continuous) set of readings from this important letter. Paul introduces himself and describes how he views the community at Corinth.


John 1:29-34. In Year A, most of the gospel readings are taken from Matthew, but the Second Sunday in each cycle reads from John—either John the Baptist’s witness to Jesus or, in Year C, the account of the wedding at Cana. In today’s text, John gives witness to Jesus as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” In this version of the baptism account, it is John who sees the Spirit descend on Jesus (compare with Matthew's version, read on the Feast of the Baptism in Year A).


Songs for the Liturgy

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

All the Ends of the Earth – Dufford (1) BB-MI 548/GC 520/GC2 526/GP 683/G3 604/GP3 712/JS 595/JS3 573/OFUV 571

*Arise, Your Light Has Come (1,G) CBW 302

Baptized in Living Waters (2) OIF 662/PMB 386/WC 787/WS 640

Be Light for Our Eyes (1,Ps,G) CBW 305/ GC 509/GC2 511

*Behold the Lamb (G) BB-MI  338/GP 524/GP3 492/JS 809/JS3 785/PSL A-97

Christ Is the World's Light (1,G) WOR 543/WOR4 602

Church of God (2) CBW 581/GP 571/PMB 381/RS 783                                                          

Church of God, Elect and Glorious (2) BB-MI 414/JS3 508/OIF 663/SS 881/WOR4 733

*Eucharistic Litany, v 1 (G) GP 502

Forth in the Peace of God (1) CBW 514/WOR 627

God Has Chosen Me (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 377/ GC 682/GC2 669/G3 761/GP 571/GP3 542/JS 831/OFUV 736/ JS3 815/WOR4 781

Hail to the Lord's Anointed (1,G) OIF 404/PMB 225/SS 656 /WC 517

*Here I Am, God (Ps) OIF 695/WC 822/WS 655

Here I Am, Lord -- Schutte (1,Ps,G)BB-MI  376/CBW 520/GC 686/GC2 671/G3 777/GP 542/GP3 539/ LMGM 283/ LMGM2 643/JS 832/JS3 818/OFUV 737/OIF 698/PMB 406/RS 802/SS 891/ WC 829/WS 661

Here I Am, Lord (Angrisano)  SPS 66

Hope of the World (1,G) WOR 565

I Have Been Anointed (1,2) G3 718/PMB 395/WC 819/WS 658

I Say "Yes," Lord/Digo "Sí," Señor (Ps) GC 597/GC2 581/G3 676/RS 722/WS 683

*Let All the Earth (E) IH 36/PSL A-73

Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1) CBW 630/OIF 794/SS 914/WC 901/ WOR4 755

Lord of Glory (1) BB-MI 605/GP 707/GP3 769/JS 645/JS3 825/OFUV 618

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (1) BB-MI 522/ GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP# 679/JS 738/JS3 702/OIF 797/OFUV 720/PMB 459/RS 830/WC 900/WS 729

O Christ, You Speak the Names of God (G) JS 66

One Communion of Love (2) OIF 562/PMB 311/WS 558

Out of Darkness -- Walker (2) BB-MI 505/GC 689/ GP 574/GP3 560/JS 765/JS3 724/OFUV 709

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (1) CBW 582/G3 625

Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (1,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 591

Priestly People, v 9 (2,G) OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 786/WS 637

Proclaim to All the Nations (1,G) GC 93/GC2 54/G3 67

Send Me, Jesus (1,Ps,G) GC 677/GC2 674/G3 776/LMGM2 638/RS 796

Song of the Body of Christ (2) BB-MI 332/GC 847/GC2 807/G3 924/RS 924/WC 668/WS 738

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (G) BB 107/CBW 348/GC 376/GC2 383/G3 459/GP3 254/JS 368/JS3 333/OIF 409/OFUV 406/PMB 224/RS 529/SS 696/WC 548/WOR 410/WOR4 451/WS 452

Take and Eat, vss 3,4,5 (1,2,G) BB-MI 361/CBW 611/GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/RS 910/SS 1010/WC 686/WOR4 940/WS 563

The King of Glory (1,G) BB-MI 725/GC 486/GC2 494/G3 572/ GP 423/GP3 368/JS 487/JS3 470/LMGM2 341/OIF 640/OFUV 514/RS 628/WC 763/WOR 501/WOR4 565/WS 614

The Light of Christ (1,G) BB-MI 600/ CBW 394/JS 690

The Spirit of God (1,2,G) OIF 714/PMB 399/ WC 832/WS 662

The Voice of God Goes Out (1) CBW 433/WOR 358

We Are One Body (2) GP 563

*We, the Body of Christ (G) GP 517

When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (1,G) RS 773/WOR 614

You Have Anointed Me (1,G) GC 676/GC2 662/G3 773/GP 555/GP3 534/RS 795


Choral Anthems

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

Agnus Dei (SATB)

Morley, Thomas

Mercury (MC 53)


Behold the Lamb of God (Messiah) (SATB; SAB)

Handel, G.F.



Behold the Lamb of God (SATB)
Behold the Lamb of God (SA)

Bouman, Paul

Concordia (98-1088)
Concordia (97-6287)


Behold the Lamb of God (Unison or SA)

Rohlig, Harald

Concordia (97-5165) *


Behold the Lamb of God (SATB)

Willan, Healey

Concordia (98-1509)


Cantique de Jean Racine (SATB)

Fauré, Gabriel

Hinshaw (HMC-933)

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)
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (SA)
Concordia 98-2006
Gordon V Thompson G556
Concordia 98-3015 *
C Fischer
Alliance Music Publications AMP 0162
Trinitas/OCP 4530
RSCM 214
Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (SATB) De Long EC Schirmer 4905 G

God's Spirit As a Wind Doth Move

Leaf, Robert

GIA (G-2312)


Hail, Holy Light! (SATB)


Oxford (Concord Anthems #1, p.1)


Hail to the Lord's Anointed Lovelace EC Schirmer 7318 1, G

Heavenly Light (SATB)

Kopylow, A.

Carl Fischer (CM-=497)


Herald of Good Tidings (SATB)

Titcomb, Everett

C.F. Peters (6653)


I Waited for the Lord (SATB)

Mendelssohn, Felix

Carl Fischer (CM6250)


Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB)
Villette - Elkan - Vogel
Paraclete PPM00213
EC Schirmer 5161
Aurole/MSM AE47
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (SATB)
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (SATB)
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee #4 - 4 Blizzard Anthems 2 pt
GIA G-2056
AMSI 438 *

Lamb of God, Pure and Holy (SSA)

Beck, Theodore

Concordia (97-5163) *


Law Is Within My Heart, The (SATB)

Powell, Robert

Concordia (98-3331)


Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SATB)
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SATB)
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SATB)
CF Peters
C. Fischer

Lift Up Your Voice (SATB & Brass)

Pethel, Stan

Broadman (4663-73)


None Other Lamb (SATB) Stover EC Schirmer 4959 G
No Other Foundation Can Anyone Lay SATB Bouman GIA G-3883 2

Psalm 40 (SATB)

Adler, Sam

Oxford (94-209)


Our Holy Tribute, This (SATB) White Selah 410-627 G

O Zion, That Bringest Good Tidings (SATB)

Stainer, John

Novello (381)


Song to the Lamb, A 2 pt White St James Press G

Vox Dicentis Clama (SATB)

Naylor, E.W.

Curwen (80581)


Word of God Come Down from Heaven (SATB) Ferguson GIA G

* Out of Print