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 (Armstrong/Somerville)     CBW 199

I Love You, Lord (Guimont)                          RS 38/GC 26/GC2 887

I Love You, Lord (Hunstiger)                                    SS 303

I Love You, Lord (Honoré)                            JS 19/JS3 18

I Love You, Lord (Proulx)                             PMB 729/

I Love You, Lord (Proulx/Gelineau)              WOR 952

I Love You, Lord (Ridge)                                          GP 171/GP3 119

I Love You, Lord (Schiavone)                       JS 1035


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)  OIF 740/PMB 423/WC 853/WS 692

All Who Love and Serve Your City (1,G) WOR 621

Anthem (Conry) BB-MI 501/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/GP 578/GP3 556/JS 761/JS3 727/OFUV 705

At the Table of the World (1) PMB 301/WC 684/WS 565

Bearers of Peace (1) JS 743/JS3 704

Beloved, Let Us Love (G) WOR 601

Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love (1,G) CBW 524

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

Christians, Let Us Love One Another (2) BB-MI 474/CBW 595/GP 646/GP3 657/JS 751/JS3

Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (Ps) RS 777/SS 880/WOR 616

City of God (1) BB-MI 383/ CBW 345/GC 678/GC2 663/G3 766/GP 548/GP3 538/ JS 830/JS3 813/OFUV 742/OIF 690/RS 799/WC 813/WS 665

Come Out the Wilderness (G) LMGM 258/LMGM2 506

Faithful Family (G) GC 413/GP 365/GP3 659

For the Life of the World GC 801/GC2 792/G3 901

Freedom Is Coming  GC2 707/G3 814/LMGM2 657/RS 821

God Is Love (G) BB-MI 480//CBW 473/GC 629/GC2 608/JS 749/JS3 715/RS 744/SS 806

God of Love – Schutte (G) GP 647

Good Friday Hymn (1,G) GC 406

How Can I Keep from Singing BB-MI 440/GC 603/GC2 598/G3 685/GP 616/GP3 607/JS 721/JS3 686/OIF 760/OFUV 638/PMB 439/RS 733/WC 866/WOR4 684/WS 703

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

In Perfect Charity (G) JS 757/GP 547/GP3 660

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (1) BB-MI 142/CBW /FYC3 /GC 409/GC2 429/G3 505 /GP 361/GP3 287/JS 402/JS3 371/LMGM2 294/OFUV 445/OIF 700/PMB 407/RS 564/WC 809/WS 672/WOR 431/WOR4 487

Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed, v 2 (1,G)  PMB 369/WC 715/WS 618

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (2) BB-MI 542/CBW 511/GC 528/GC2 520/G3 614/GP 693/GP3 726/JS 617/JS3 575/LMGM2 435/OFUV 561/OIF 844/PMB 497/RS 669/SPS /SS 821/WC 945/WS 761/WOR 525/WOR4 611


Koinonia (G) GC2 606

Let Justice Roll Like a River (1) GC 716/GC2 709/G3 810

Lift Every Voice and Sing GP 561/LMGM 291/LMGM2 649/OIF 847/PMB 487/WC 947/WOR 641/WS 766

*Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace GC2 602/G3 703/OIF 687/RS 751/WC 805/WOR 602/WOR4 697

Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (G) CBW 630/OIF 794/SS 914/WC 864

Lord, Touch Me (G) LMGM 158

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Bayly/Beach Spring) BB-MI  614/GP 557/OIF 871/JS 840/PMB 508/RS 793/ 892/WC 968/WS 780
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Bayly/In Babilone) CH 606/GC2 668/G3 764/JS3 825/WOR4 780
Love Is His Word  ,G)  OIF 556/PMB 299/WC 660

Love One Another (2) BB-MI 473/ GC 630/ /GP 645/GP3 665// JS 752/JS3 718/OIF 741/RS 745/WC 859/WOR4 693/WS 690

Make Me a Blessing (1,G) LMGM 278

Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace (1,G) GP 654/GP3 677

Make Us True Servants (Wente) OIF 872/PMB 501/WC 961/WS 784

Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,G) CBW 521/PMB 472/WC 963/WOR 625/

Now We Remain BB-MI 507/GC 694/GC2 696/G3 785/WC 640/RS 813/SS 903/WC 678/WS 561/WOR4 764

Prayer of St. Francis BB-MI 522/ GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP3 679/JS 738/JS3 702/OIF 797/OFUV 720/PMB 459/RS 830/WC 900/WS 729

Prayer of St. Francis (Angrisano/Tomaszek)  SPS 283

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

Renew Your People (G) RS 786

Rise Up, O Saints of God (G)  PMB 405/WC 766

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

Send Down the Fire (1,G) GC 466/GC2 477/G3 557

That There May Be Bread (1,G) BB-MI 347/GP 515/GP3 503

*The Call Is Clear and Simple (G) GC2 604/G3 707

The Church of Christ in Every Age (Green) GC2 665/G3 765/JS 843/JS3 823/OIF 875/RS 803/SS 899/WC 940/WOR 626/WOR4 785
The Greatest Gift (2) OIF 595/PMB 334/WC 718/WS 597

The Harvest of Justice (Haas) GC 711/GC2 716/G3 806

There's a Spirit in the Air (G)  OIF 495/RS 689/WOR 531/WC 585

This Is My Commandment (G) WOR 603

This Is My Will (G) WOR 590

Ubi Caritas (G) BB-MI 327,477,478,482/ RS 746, 752/GC 408, 631/GC2 430, 568,601/G3 500,696,705/GP 364,365/GP3 292,510,664/ JS 753, 754, 805/JS3 374,710,77/OIF 746,748/PMB 428, 430/ 6/WC 849,852/ WOR 598, 604/WOR4 694,702/WS 686,687

We Are Called (Haas) BB-MI 616/GC 718/GC2 710/G3 807/GP3 524/RS 820/SS 868/WC 817/WOR4 799

We Are the Light of the World (1,2,G)  MI‑BB 595/ GC 508/GC2 515/GP 657/GP3 687/JS 660/JS3 629/PMB 506/OFUV 621/SPS 247/WC 970/WS 785

We Are Your People (1,G) PMB 387/RS 789/SS 883/WC 790/WS 639/WOR 623

We Have Been Told,  BB-MI 497/GC 699/GC2 694//G3 784/RS 815/WC 851

What Does the Lord Require (Bayly/Routley) RS 785/WOR 624/WOR4 748

Where Charity and Love Prevail G2) BB-MI 482/ GC 625/GC2 610/G3 706/GP 644/GP3 288/PMB 424, 429/JS 756/JS3 720/OFUV 694/OIF 747/PMB 424/RS 747/SS 855/WC 850,858/WOR4 700/WS 685,688

Where There Is Love (G) BB-MI 671/JS 569/JS3 536/OFUV 329

Within the Reign of God (G) GC2 638/G3 739/SS 872


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