We are introduced to Matthew’s “fulfillment” theme: Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning the One who is to come. This theme is often the model for the relationship between the first reading and the Gospel in the Lectionary. We also hear the call of the core members of the Twelve.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 8:23—9:3. The “land of Zebulun and Naphtali” (quoted directly in the Gospel) was the territory of the northernmost tribes of Israel; in Jesus’ day this area was called Galilee. Now that this area is at peace once more, the prophet is given hope that a king of David’s line will come to fulfill the hope for peace throughout the country.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (26) 27
The psalmist places trust completely in God.


El Señor Es Mi Luz (Montgomery) FYC 190/FYC3 165
El Señor Es Mi Luz (Rubalcava) Cantos 58
El Señor Es Mi Luz (Taulé) FYC 191/FYC3 166/GP 187
God Is My Light (Isele) WC 391

The Lord is My Light OFUV 157

The Lord Is My Light PSL A99/SS 425

The Lord Is My Light (Bolduc)  OIF 237

The Lord Is My Light (DeBruyn) JS 29/JS3 31/GP 188

The Lord Is My Light (Guimont) CBW 118/GC 905/LPMG 67

The Lord Is My Light (Gustafson) GP 189

The Lord Is My Light (Haas) GC 39/GC2 29/G3 41/LMGM 529/PCY1 59/SS 557/WC 427/RS 57/WS 336

The Lord Is My Light (Hruby) SO 36/PMB 648/PRM A64

The Lord Is My Light (Hunstiger) SS 503

The Lord is My Light (Janco) OIF 328

The Lord Is My Light (Jackson) LMGM 528/LGM2 54

The Lord Is My Light (Kreutz) PSC 42

The Lord Is My Light (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 871/WOR4 42/RS 55/LPGG 876

The Lord Is My Light (Roberts) LMGM 527/LMGM2 572

The Lord Is My Light (Schiavone) JS 954/JS3 130/LP 98

The Lord is My Light (Waddell)  OIF 238/WC 426

The Lord Is My Light (Willcock) SS 558


1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17. Paul identifies the first major problem in the Corinthian community: People are fighting over “authentic” Christianity, defined by the person who evangelized them. Paul points out that all the believers belong to Christ.


Matthew 4:12-23. Jesus, who came from Galilee, made Capernaum the center of his mission. Matthew summarizes Jesus’ call for repentance and recounts the call of the first disciples, Jesus’ closest allies.


Songs for the Liturgy

A Follower of Christ (G) LMGM 117/LMGM2 628

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

Arise and Shine (1,G) CBW 341

Arise, Shine Forth (1,G) CBW 342

Arise, Your Light Is Come (1,G) CBW 302/WOR4 583

As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (1,2,G)  GC 663/GC2 643/G3 744/RS 779/WOR4 734

At That First Eucharist (2) BB-MI 366/ GC 852/GC2 840/G3 914/GP 511/GP3 476/JS 826/JS3 804/LMGM 134/LMGM2 756/OIF 530/PMB 292/OFUV 828/ RS 922/SS 1002/WC 654/WOR 733/WOR4 954/WS 568

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

Before the Sun Burned Bright (G) GP 577/GP3 565/CBW 504

Blest Are We (1,Ps,G)  OIF 680/PMB 409/WC 799/WS 643

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

By Name I Have Called You (G) GP 582

Christ, Be Our Light (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 594/GC2 512/G3 590/GP 656/GP3 683/JS 661/JS3 824/OIF 867/OFUV 685/SPS 207/SS 808/WC 962/WS 781

Christians, Let Us Love One Another (2) BB-MI 474/CBW 595/GP 646/GP3 657/JS 751/JS3 717/OFUV 695

City of God (1,G) BB-MI 383/CBW 345/GP 548/GC 678/GC2 663/G3 766/GP3 538/JS 561/JS3 830/OFUV 742/RS 799/WC 813/WS 665

*Come and Sing to God Our Savior (Ps) CBW 646

*Come, Worship the Lord (E) BB-MI 306/GP 536/GP3 572/JS 790

Come, Light of the World (1) WC 493/WS 414

Disciple's Song (G) CBW 505

Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (2) JS 797/OIF 694/RS 917/WOR 731/WOR4 937

Faithful Family (2) GP 365/GP3 659

Gathered as One (2) GC2 745/G3 841/OIF 803/PMB 464/WC 912/WS 736

God Has Chosen Me (G) BB-MI 377/GC 682/GC2 669/GP 546/GP3 542/JS 831/JS3 815/OFUV 736/WOR4 781

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth (1,G)  OIF 815/PMB 473/WC 921/WS 748

Good News! (G) GC 679/GC2 672/G3 768/LMGM 282/LMGM2 718/RS 797

Here I Am, Lord -- Schutte (Ps,G) BB-MI 376/CBW 520/GC 686/GC2 671/G3 777/GP 542/GP3 539/JS 832/JS3 818/LMGM 283/LMGM2 643/OIF 698/OFUV 737PMB 406/RS 802/SPS 250/SS 891/WC 829/WOR4 783/WS 661

*I Am the Light of the World (1,G,C) BB-MI 598/GC 510/GP 658/GP3 684/JS 664/JS3 630

*I Danced in the Morning (G) GC 708/GC2 689/G3 796/GP 395/JS 764/JS3 636/PMB 366/OIF 631/OFUV 670/RS 809/WC 750/WOR 636/WOR4 777/WS 615

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, v 2 (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 461/GC 646/GC2 622/G3 724/GP 633/GP2 646/LMGM 41, 160/JS 729/JS3 692/PMB 452/OIF 327,777/OFUV 728/RS 768/SS 865/WC 878/WOR 607/WOR4 707/WS 712/SS

I Received the Living God (G) BB-MI 357/GC 851/GC2 809/G3 916/ JS 815 /JS3 786/

OIF 544/PMB 312/RS 913/SS 999/WC 676/ WOR 735/WOR4 923/WS 571

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

I Will Choose Christ (G) BB-MI 509/ GP 459/GP3 574/JS 775/JS3 736/SPS 220

In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (2) RS 916/GC 749

In Christ There Is No East or West (2) BB-MI 576/ CBW 529/ GC 738/GC2 726/G3 832/GP 565/GP3 548/JS 850/JS3 831 LMGM 301/LMGM2 664/OIF 683/OFUV 761/PMB 391/RS 836/SS 918/WC 807/ WOR 659/WOR4 824/WS 647

In the Darkness Shines the Splendor (1,G) CBW 346

Jesus Christ, Inner Light (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 597/GP 661/JS 666

Kindle a Flame to Lighten the Dark (1,Ps,G) RS 861

Lead Me, Lord (G) BB-MI 628/GP 715/GP3 760/JS 659/JS3 733/LMGM2 530 /OFUV 619/SPS 221

Let Us Be One (2) PMB 388/WC 802

Life‑Giving Bread, Saving Cup (2) GC 822/GC2 821/G3 926/RS 920/SS 998

Light of Christ (1,G) GP 544/GP3 528

*Light of the World (C) PSL A100/SS 343

Lord of the Dance  BB-MI 563

Lord, Today, vss 2,5 (1) GP 338/GC 375/GC2 385/G3 464/RS 536

*Lord, When You Came/Pescador de Hombres (G) BB-MI 503/FYC3 647/ GC 696/GC2 678/G3 781/GP 580/GP3 555/JS 763/JS3 729/LMGM 116/LMGM2 627/OIF 708/OFUV 702/RS 817/SS 909/ WC 815/WOR4 760/WS 660

Lord, Who at Thy First Eucharist (2) BB-MI 366/JS 489/JS3 804

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

Make Us One (2)   OIF 686/PMB 392/WC 806/WS 646

Many Are the Light Beams (1,Ps,G) RS 826

Most Splendid and Resplendent Light (1) JS 662

O Christ, the Great Foundation (2) /CBW 527/GC2 646/RS 781,782/SS 878/ WOR 618

O Christ, You Speak the Names of God (G) JS 668

*O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (E) CBW 74/GP 154

One Bread, One Body (2) BB-MI 339/GP 499/GC 830/GC2 813/G3 932/GP3 498/ JS 820/JS3 793/LMGM 139/LMGM2 760 /OIF 555/OFUV 824/RS 915/SPS 249/WC 687/WOR4 931/WS 535

One Communion of Love (2) PMB 311/WC 650/WS 558

One Lord (2) BB-MI 647/GP 453/GP3 401/GC2 667/OFUV 292

One Spirit, One Church (2) BB-MI 417/GP 570/GP 568/JS 778/JS3 745/OFUV 769

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

Pan de Vida – Hurd (2) BB-MI 335/FYC3 591/GC 848/GC2 811/G3 920/GP 500/GP3 501/JS 813/JS3 784/LMGM2 764/OFUV 709/RS 909/WC 675/WOR4 925/WS 555

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (1,G) CBW 582

See Us, Lord, about Your Altar (2) BB-MI 368/GP3 477JS 490/JS3 807/OFUV 827/PMB 314/WC 652/SS 996/WS 552

Seed, Scattered and Sown (2) CBW 604/GP 516/GP3 502/RS 918/GC 834/GC2 830/JS 811/JS3 781

Servant Song – McGargill (1,G) BB-MI 374/GP 550/GP3  541/ JS 837/JS3 820/OFUV 747

Sing a New Church (2) BB-MI 412/GC2 644/G3 743/GP 572/GP3 569/JS3 830

*Sing Hey for the Carpenter (G) GC 692

Sion, Sing (1,G) RS 532

Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo/We Are the Body of Christ (G) BB-MI 579/GC2 645/G3 741/GP3 547/JS 852/JS3 826/OFUV 763

Song of Good News (1,G) CBW 561/OIF 682/WC 801/WS 642

Speak, Lord (1,G) BB-MI 590

Take and Eat, v 5 (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 361/ CBW 611/GC 831/GC2 812/RS 910/ LMGM2 765/SS 1010/WC 686/WOR4 940/WS 563

Take Christ to the World (2,G) GP 549/JS 836

The Church's One Foundation (2) BB-MI 418/CBW 526/G3 742/GP 573/GP3 571/JS 779/JS3 746/OIF 671/OFUV 770/PMB 385/SS 879/WC 789/WOR4 736/WS 638

The Light of Christ (1,G) BB-MI 600/CBW 394/GP3 688

*The Lord Is My Light (Ps) BB-MI 746,747,677/GC 605/GC2 592/G3 41,690/GP 486,659/GP3 144,443/LMGM 132/JS3 557/LMGM2 572/OIF 236,237,328,767/ OFUV 157,339/RS 649, 732/SS 425,503,557,558,603/JS 29,132/WC 426,427/WOR4 42/WS 336,337,338,339

The Lord is My Light (Crandal)  SPS 63

*The Lord Observed Two Fishermen (E) IH 37

The One Same Spirit (2) PMB 389

The Spirit of God (G) PMB 399/WC 832

The Summons (G) BB-MI 381/RS 811/GC 700/GC2 687/G3 790/GP3 529/LMGM2 622/SPS 230/SS 908/WC 830/WOR4 773/WS 671

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

There Is One Lord/Un Sólo Señor (2) BB-MI 491/ GC 809/GC2 796/G3 905/GP 453GP3 401/JS 699/OFUV 292/PMB 287/RS 835/WC 638/WOR 657

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

This Little Light of Mine (1,Ps,G) GC2 514/G3 591/LMGM 190/LMGM2 637/OIF 874/PMB 502/WC 972/WS 782

Those Who Love and Those Who Labor (G)   JS 758/RS 805/WOR 632

*To God with Gladness Sing (E)  GC 535/RS 666/WOR 2

Treasures Out of Darkness (1,Ps,G) PMB 440

*Two Fishermen (G) GC 688/GC2 693/G3 798/RS 812/WOR 633/WOR4 774

Ubi Caritas (2) BB-MI 327,477,478,482/CBW 67, 376/GC 408, 631/GC2 430, 568, 601/ G3 500,696,705/GP 364/GP3 292,510,664/JS 753, 754, 805/JS3 374,710,776/RS 746, 752/OIF 746,748/OFUV 684,687,804/PMB 428, 430/SS 733,858/WC 849,852/ WOR 598, 604/WOR4 694,702/WS 686,687

We Are Many Parts (2) BB-MI 580/GC 733/GC2 727/G3 834/GP3 550/RS 840/SS 919/WC 803/WOR4 822/WS 644

We Are Marching (1,Ps,G) GC 512/GC2 516/G3 594/JS 665/JS3 635/RS 648/OIF 716/PMB 398/ WC 828/WS 652

We Are One Body (2) GP 563

What You Hear in the Dark (1,G) GP 660

When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (G) RS 773/WOR 614/WOR4 723

Where Charity and Love Prevail (2) BB-MI 482/GC 625/GC2 610/G3 706/GP 644/GP3 288/JS 756/ JS3 720/OFUV 694/PMB 424,429/RS 747/SS 857/WC 850,858/WOR4 700/WS 685,688

Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G) CBW 429/RS 653/WC 708/PMB 367/WOR 513/WOR4 590

You Are Called to Tell the Story (2,G) GC 680/GC2 675/G3 774/RS 800

*You Call to Us, Lord Jesus (G) HG 15

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

You Have Called Us (G) BB-MI 644/JS 540/JS3 514


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Call, The (SATB) Toolan, Suzanne   GIA (G-5326) (G)
Be Strong (2-part mixed/handbells) Sherman, Roger GIA (G-2198) (PS)
Best of Rooms, The
Best of Rooms, The
Best of Rooms, The
Coronet Press/T Presser Co 392-41997
EC Schirmer
Aureole/Morning Star AE07
Day By Day SATB
Day By Day SATB
Day By Day SATB
R Dean
The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book - Oxford
Great Light, A (SATB) Fritschel, James Hinshaw (HMC 147) (1)
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say 2pt
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say SAB
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Unison or SATB
Selah 420-451
Concordia 982619WEB
Paraclete PPM00413
Let There Be Light Martin, Gilbert E.C. Schirmer (3169) (PS)
Lord is My Light, The (SATB) Pfautsch, Lloyd Sacred Music Press (NOS-24) (PS)
Lord Is My Light (SATB) Roff, Joseph GIA (G-3519) (PS)
Lord Is My Light, The (SATB) Sturk, Stephen Arista (AM 119) (PS)
Lord Is My Light and My Salvation, The (SATB/SATB) Bender, Jan Concordia (97-6339) (PS)
Lord Is My Light and My Salvation, The (SATB) Englert, Eugene GIA (G-2348) (PS)
Lord is My Light and My Salvation, The (2-part mixed)
Lord is My Light and My Salvation, The (Unison or SATB) 5 Hymns
Schütz, Heinrich/Wagner, D
Belwin Mills (DMC 1208)
Lord Is My Strong Salvation, The (SAB) Powell, Robert J. Augsburg (1428) * (PS)
Lord is My Saving Light, The Witchger, Andrew GIA (PS)
Lord Thou Has Searched Me SATB Friedell HW Gray GCMR 3474 G
Love of God Comes Close, The (unison) Bell GIA 5049 2
My Joy, My Life, My Crown SATB Montgomery Oxford Press A 111 G
O For a Closer Walk with God SATB Stanford G4181 G
O Jesus I Have Promised SATB White Morning Star G
One Thing Have I Asked (SATB) Butler, J. Melvin Hinschaw (HMC-211) (PS)
One Thing Have I Desired (SATB) Howells, Herbert Novello (29.0406.03) (PS)
One Thing Have I Desired (SATB) Jeppesen, Knud Broude Bros (BB 2050) (PS)
One Thing I Ask of the Lord (SA or TB) Schütz, Heinrich/McAfee, Don Capella Music (PS)
One Thing I Ask of the Lord (SA or TB) Schütz, Heinrich/Leupold, Ulrich Concordia (98-1369) (PS)
People Who Walked in Darkness, The (SAB) Gieseke, Richard W. Concordia (97-5481) (1)
Prayer of St Richard of Chicester SSATB
Prayer of St Richard of Chicester SATB
The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems - Oxford
Those Who Dwelt in the Land of Darkness (SATB) Couper, Alinda Abingdon (APM-780) (1)
Ubi Caritas Est Vera SATB
Ubi Caritas SATB/divisi
Paraclete Press 9216
Morning Star Music 80-308
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
Where Charity and Love Prevail SATB
Where Charity and Love Prevail SAB
WLP 001135
Kjos 6306
Ye Followers of the Lamb arr. by Ferguson, Edwin E. Associated Music (HL50230920) (G)
Ye Followers of the Lamb Diettrich Hope 7223 (G)