THIRTIETH SUNDAY A  Lectionary #148

What is the limit of love?

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Exodus 22:20–26. The demands of the Torah are strict enough when they apply to other members of the covenant people, but God extends the basic requirements of Torah fidelity to embrace aliens who live among the Jews and the poor who cannot repay such care or afford to seek redress for injustice in the courts.

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (17) 18
A royal psalm of thanksgiving, originally sung by the ruler after victory in battle.

I Love You, Lord   PSL A-183/SS
I Love You, Lord (Alstott)   BB
I Love You, Lord (Armstrong/Somerville)  CBW 199
I Love You, Lord (Guimont)  RS 38/GC 26/GC2 887/LPMG 148
I Love You, Lord (Honoré)   JS 19/MI-BB
I Love You, Lord (Hunstiger)   SS
I Love You, Lord (Proulx)    PMB 729/PRM A91/WS
I Love You, Lord (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 952/LPGG 957
I Love You, Lord (Ridge) GP 171
I Love You, Lord (Schiavone)   JS 1035/LP 180
I Love You, Lord (Testa)  CCS G-2930
You Are My Rock (Pierce) WLP 6229

Suggested Common Psalm:  Ps (102) 103

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful
El Señor Es Compasivo y Misericordioso

1 Thessalonians 1:5c–10. Paul praises his early converts for sharing the good news that they received and for talking honestly about what happened when the good news was preached among them. The witness of Christian lives, in other words, is often more effective than the best preaching.

Matthew 22:34–40. The question asked by the Pharisees was a typical question asked of any teacher of the Torah. Since there are so many rules and regulations, which one is the most important? Jesus responds by quoting the Scriptures in an answer that any rabbi of the time would have given: The most important law is total fidelity to God. Then he adds: The second most important law is a love of others that is as strong as the love you have for yourself. In these two laws, he says, you will find the summary of the whole Torah.
Songs for the Liturgy

A New Commandment (G)   PMB 423/WC 809/WS
All Who Love and Serve Your City (1,G)  WOR 621
Anthem (1,G)  GP 19/GP 578/MI-BB/GC 690/GC2 681/JS 761
At the Table of the World (1)   PMB 301/WC 646/WS
Bearers of Peace (1)   JS 743
Beloved, Let Us Love (G)  WOR 601
Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love (1,G)  CBW 524
Bring Forth the Kingdom (1,G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640/SS
Christians, Let Us Love (G)  CBW 595/MI-BB/JS 751/GP 646
Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (Ps)  WOR 616/RS 777/SS
City of God (1)  GP 548/MI-BB/RS 799/GC 678/GC2 663/CBW 345/WC 774/JS 830/WS
Come Out the Wilderness (G)  LMGM 258
Faithful Family (G)  GP 365/GC 413
For the Life of the World (1)  GC 801/GC2 792
Freedom Is Coming (1)  RS 821/GC 723/GC2 707
God Is Love (G)  MI-BB/RS 744/GC 629/GC2 608/CBW 473/JS 749/SS
God of Love – Schutte (G)  GP 647
Good Friday Hymn (1,G)  GC 406
How Can I Keep from Singing (1,Ps)    WC 828/WS/RS 733/GC 603/GC2 598/GP 616/JS 721/PMB 439/MI-BB/SS
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (1)  JS 646/MI-BB/GC 500/GP 709
If All You Want, Lord, Is My Heart (G)   HG 61
In Perfect Charity (1,G) GP 547/JS 757/MI-BB
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (1,G)  WOR 431/LMGM 33/RS 564/GC 409/GC2 429/WC 768/GP 361/JS 402/PMB 407/BB/WS
Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed, v 4 (1)   PMB 369/WC 715/WS
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (G)  WOR 525/WC 905/GP 693/MI-BB/LMGM 197/RS 669/GC 528/GC2 520/CBW 511/JS 617/PMB 497/WS/SS
Koinonia (G)   GC2 606
*Let Every Heart Who Seeks the Lord Rejoice (E)   IH 68
Let Justice Roll Like a River (1)  GC 716/GC2 709
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing (1)  LMGM 291/WOR 641/WC 909/GP 561/PMB 487/WS
*Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace (1,G)  WOR 602/WC 764/RS 751/GC 634/GC2 602
Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (G)   WC 864/SS
Lord, Touch Me (G)  LMGM 158
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (1,G)  WOR 630/MI-BB/GC 681/GC2 668/CBW 507/WC 933/JS 840/RS 793/GP 557/PMB 508/WS/SS
Love Is His Word (G)   PMB 299/WOR 599/WC 630/RS 750
Love One Another (G)  RS 745/GC 630/MI-BB/GP 645/JS 752/WC 817/WS
Make Me a Blessing (1,G)  LMGM 278
Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace (1,G) GP 654
Make Us True Servants (1,G)  PMB 501/WC 923/WS/SS
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,G)  WOR 625/CBW 521/WC 928/PMB 472
Now We Remain (1,G)  WC 640/MI-BB/RS 813/GC 694/GC2 696/WS/SS
Prayer of St. Francis (1,G) WC 860/MI-BB/RS 830/GC 726/GC2 721/JS 738/GP 650/PMB 459/WS
Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living (1,G)  RS 727/GC 666/GC2 650/PMB 408/WC 796/WS/SS
Renew Your People (G)  RS 786
*Rise Up, O Saints of God, v 1 (G)   PMB 405/WC 766
*Seek the Lord! Long for the Lord! (E)   PSL A-182/SS
Send Down the Fire (1)  GC 466/GC2 477
That There May Be Bread (1,G)  MI-BB/GP 515
*The Call Is Clear and Simple (G)   GC2 604
The Church of Christ in Every Age (G)   WOR 626/RS 803/GC2 665/JS 843/WC 930/SS
The Greatest Gift (G)   PMB 334/WC 674/WS
The Harvest of Justice (1)  GC 711/GC2 716
*The Strong Lord Sets Me Free (C,Ps)   PSL A-184/SS
There Is a Love (1,G) WC 811
There's a Spirit in the Air (1,G)  WOR 531/CBW 527/RS 689/GC 550/WC 585
This Is My Commandment (G)  WOR 603
This Is My Will (G)  WOR 590
Ubi Caritas (G)  WOR 598, 604/CBW 67, 376/RS 746, 752/GC 408, 631/GC2 430, 568, 601/WC 810, 813/JS 753, 754, 805/MI-BB/GP 364/PMB 428, 430/WS/SS
We Are Called (1,G)  RS 820/GC 718/GC2 710/WC 778/WS/MI-BB/SS
We Are the Light of the World (1,2,G)  WC 931/MI-BB/GC 508/JS 660/GP 657/PMB 506/WS
We Are Your People (1,G)  WOR 623/RS 789/PMB 387/WC 744/WS/SS
We Have Been Told (G)  MI-BB/RS 815/GC 699/GC2 694/WC 812/WS/SS
What Does the Lord Require (1,G)  WOR 624/RS 785
Where Charity and Love Prevail (G)  WC 816, 820/MI-BB/RS 747/GC 625/GC2 610/JS 756/GP 644/PMB 424, 429/WS/SS
Where There Is Love (G)   JS 569/MI-BB/GP 464
Within the Reign of God (1)   GC2 638/SS


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Day By Day SATB
Day By Day SATB
Day By Day SATB
Day By Day Eight Orations SATB
R Dean
The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book - Oxford
HW Gray
1, G

God's Requirements (2-part)

Bristol, Lee H.

Choristers Guild (CGA-33)

Go Ye Into All the World (SATB)
Butler, Eugene
Carl Fischer (CM 7880)

I Will Love Thee, O Lord (SATB)

Sowerby, Leo

H. W. Gray (2421)

Lord is My Rock, The (SATB)
Wells, Dana F.
Abingdon (APM-619)
Lord, Make Me Thine Instrument SATB York Mercury 352-00199 1, G
Lord, Make Me to Know Thy Ways Byrd/Lovelace Concordia, CPDL 1, G
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
Prayer of St Richard of Chicester SSATB
Prayer of St Richard of Chicester SATB
The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems - Oxford
Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)
Attwood, Thomas
E. C. Schirmer (ECS 372)
Teach Me, O Lord (SATB, Keyboard) 
Teach Me, O Lord
Attwood, Thomas/arr. Klammer, Edward 
Attwood, Thomas
GIA (G-3045) 
Teach Me, O Lord SAB Moger RSCM/GIA 1, G
Thou Art Great (SATB) Bruckner, Anton Sacred Songs (CS-114) PS
Though I Speak with the Tongues of Men (SATB)
Oxford (New Anthems, p. 494)
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 1, G