THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY A  Lectionary #157

Christians should make wise use of the gifts with which God has entrusted them.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Proverbs 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31. The praises of a "worthy wife" include an awareness that such a woman runs the home, cares for the poor, buys and sells property (a point excluded from this excerpt), and is faithful to the covenant. In other words, such a woman is involved in all aspects of daily life and lives always in faith. "Give her a reward for her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates."

Psalm of the Day:  Ps (127) 128
This psalm is intended to teach that fidelity to God will yield rewards in daily living.

Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Alstott)   BB
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Guimont)   GC2 996/LPMG 157
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Hunstiger)   SS
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Schiavone)   LP 189/JS 1044
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Waddell)   PRM A94/PMB 738/WS
Blest Are Those Who Love You (Haugen)  RS 173/GC 125/GC2 70/CBW 628/PCY2 43/WC 435/WS
Dichoso El Que Teme (Contreraz)  Cantos 78
Dichoso El Que Teme al Señor (García)  FYC 267
Dichoso El Que Teme al Señor (Taulé)  FYC 266
Happy Are They (Foley)  PCY7 58
Happy Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Batastini/Gelineau)   LPGG 966
Happy Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Chepponis)  GIA 2858
Happy Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Kreutz)  PSC 68
Happy Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Stewart)  PCY5 13
How Happy Are You   PSL A-194/SS
O Blessed Are Those (Inwood)  MI-BB/GP 273/CBW 208/JS 104
O Happy Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Gelineau)  WOR 961/RS 172-2

Suggested Common Psalm:  Ps (24) 25

To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul

1 Thessalonians 5:1–6. Well, if the Lord's return is delayed (see second reading from last Sunday), then when will he come back for us? Paul says, essentially, "I don't know. But I know that whenever it is, it will come as a surprise." So live now as if the day of the Lord has already come: Anticipate life in the kingdom of God. Be "children of the light and children of the day."

Matthew 25:14–30. The parable of the talents: God expects a return on his investment. It is up to us to use what God has given us to advance the cause of the kingdom or to "build up the city of God."

Songs for the Liturgy

All That We Have (G)  GP 618/GC 601/GC2 597
All Who Love and Serve Your City (2,G)  WOR 621
Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (2,G) CBW 304
Awake, O Sleeper (2)  WOR 586/RS 650, 729/GC 803/WC 788/WS
Be Light for Our Eyes (2,G)  GC 509/GC2 511/CBW 305
Bring Forth the Kingdom (G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640
Christ, Be Our Light (2,G)  GP 656/JS 661/GC2 512/WC 924/WS/MI-BB/SS
City of God (1,G)  MI-BB/GP 548/RS 799/GC 678/GC2 663/CBW 345/JS 830/WC 774/WS
Clear the Voice (2)   JS 317
Come, Lord Jesus – Ridge (2)   BB
Gather Us In (2)  WOR 665/WC 869/MI-BB/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/CBW 587/WS/SS
*God Proclaims for All to Hear (E)   IH 72
*God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (G)  WOR 631/RS 794/PMB 396/WC 785
God, Whose Love in Jesus Found Us (G)  CBW 501
*He Understands; He'll Say, "Well Done" (G)  LMGM 144
*How Happy You Who Fear the Lord (Ps)   PMB 336/WC 675
*I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (2)  WOR 510/RS 651/GC 507/GC2 513/PMB 404/WC 781/WS 558/SS/MI-BB/SS
Jesus, Hope of the World (2,G)   WC 722/WS
Jesus, Our Divine Companion (1,G)   JS 769/PMB 507/WC 932
Just a Little While (G)  LMGM 146
*Like Olive Branches (Ps)   PMB 333/WC 671
Live in the Light (2)   GC2 629
Lord of All Hopefulness (1,G)  WOR 568/GP 622/MI-BB/RS 713/GC 578/GC2 560/CBW 497/JS 690/PMB 415/WC 799/WS/SS
May We Praise You (1,2,G) GP 678/GC 519
My Lord Will Come Again (2,G) GC 769
*My Plans for You Are Peace (E)   PSL A-193/SS
My Soul in Stillness Waits (2)  RS 495/GC 328/GC2 336/SS
Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand (2,G)  WOR 687
O Day of God (2)  CBW 586
O the Beautiful Treasures (1,G)  WOR 689
On the Wings of Change (2,G)   PMB 512/WC 942/WS
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (G) GP 588/CBW 533/JS 768/PMB 474/WC 886, 887/MI-BB/WS
Soon and Very Soon (2)  LMGM 4/WC 941/GC 770/GC2 758/JS 683/MI-BB/RS 870/GP 723/PMB 513/WS/SS
Take, Lord, Receive (G) GP 576
The Day Is Near (2)  GC 768
The Trumpet in the Morning (2)   GC2 755
The Works of the Lord Are Created in Wisdom (1,G)  WOR 504/GC 493/PMB 350/WC 696/WS
This Little Light of Mine (2,G)  GC 513/GC2 514/LMGM 190/PMB 502/WC 937/WS
Those Who Love and Those Who Labor (1,G)  WOR 632/RS 805/JS 758
Thy Kingdom Come (2)  GP 719/RS 776/GC 656
Wake the Song of Jubilee (2)   PMB 514/WC 943
We Are Called (G)  RS 820/GC 718/GC2 710/WC 778/WS 557/MI-BB/SS
*We Praise You – Dameans, vss 6-7 (Ps)  MI-BB/GP 677/JS 626/RS 694/GC 541/GC2 540/CBW 633
We Remember (2,G)  WC 653/MI-BB/RS 724/GC 593/GC2 578/WS/SS
*What You Have Done for Me (G)   GC2 714
When He Comes (2)   PMB 196
When the Lord in Glory Comes (2) GC 765/RS 868    


Choral Anthems

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

A Woman of Valor (SATB)

Freed, Isadore

Transcontinental (TCL 132)

A Woman of Valor (SSA, opt Harp, Oboe, Cello) Milhaud, Darius Mercury (352.00159) 1

Behold, the Tabernacle of God (SATB)

Harris, William

RSCM (505)


Blessed are All They That Fear the Lord (SATB)

Sowerby, Leo

H. W. Gray (CMR 1573)

Blest Are All Who Fearfully Love the Lord (SATB)
Purcell, Henry
Come, O Blessed of My Father (SATB)
Concordia (98-3220)

Eyes of All, The

Thomerson, Kathleen


Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The (SATB)
Berger, Jean
Augsburg (11-1264)
Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The (SATB)
Harris, William
Oxford (42.983)


Happy Are You (Baritone, SATB)
Marshall, Jane
Augsburg (11-0686)
Hide Me Under the Shadow of Your Wing (SATB)
West, John
C. T. Wagner (C-067011)
How Blest Are They (Unison, Flute)
Proulx, Richard
Augsburg (11-0654)
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (SATB) Thomerson, Kathleen GIA (G-2786) 2
Lord of All Hopefulness SATB Willan CF Peters 1, G
Oculi Omnium Wood, C. CPDL P
Psalm 128 (SATB)
Wetzler, Robert
Augsburg (11-0646)
Psalm 128 (Soprano, SATB) Berger, Jean Broude Brothers (BB-3054) PS
Servi Bone (2-part) Lassus, Orlando de Mercury (352.00011) G