FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER A Lectionary #49

Good Shepherd Sunday (or, in Year A, "Good Sheepgate" Sunday)

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Acts 2:14, 36-41. Continuing the story of Peter's preaching, this reading shows the connection between powerful preaching and conversion. It also summarizes a theology of baptism as the sacrament that incorporates us into Christ, forgives sin, and brings us the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (22) 23
This most familiar of all the psalms is a hymn in two parts. The God of Israel is praised as a shepherd caring for the flock (verses 1–4) and as the host of a banquet (verses 5–6).

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Florián)  Cantos 55
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rosas)  FYC 185/GP 181
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rubalcava)  Cantos 54
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Taulé)  FYC 184
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Terry)  FYC 183
My Shepherd Is the Lord   A-39/SS
My Shepherd Is the Lord (Gelineau)  WOR 32/CBW 606/GC 30/GC2 24/WC 387/RS 45/WS/MI-BB/SS
Nada Me Falta (Peña)  RS 46/GC 33
Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen) GC 31/GC2 23/MI‑BB/PCY2 9/WC 386/RS 756/WS/SS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Alstott)   MI-BB
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Cooney)  GP 179
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Crandal)   JS 23/MI-BB
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Foley) PCY7 8
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Guimont)   GC2 894/LPMG 49
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Hurd)   JS 24
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gustafson)  GP 178
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Janco) PRM A51/PMB 622/WS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Kreutz)  PSC 36
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Marshall)  SO 58
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Murray/Gelineau)   SS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Black)  CBW 53, 211
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 842/LPGG 800
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Roberts)  LMGM 544
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Schiavone)   JS 927/LP 71
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Sensmeier)  RS 44GC 32
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Smith)  GP 180
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Somerville)  CBW 607
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Vermulst)  PMB 141/WC 385/WS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Wood/Black)  CBW 158
You Are My Shepherd (Haas) SS

1 Peter 2:20-25. During a time of persecution, this letter offers the example of Jesus as a model to help people deal with their suffering.

John 10:1-10. The sheep hear and recognize the voice of the shepherd; the shepherd also lies down at night across the opening to the sheepfold, blocking it so the sheep will not wander off or be attacked from outside, and thus the shepherd becomes the “gate.”

Songs for the Liturgy
*A Banquet Is Prepared (Ps,2,G)  GP 509
A Living Hope (1)  CBW 613/PMB 284
Abundant Life (G)  RS 636/GC 710/GC2 703
*Amen! (Ps,2,G)  LMGM 170
*Baptized in Living Waters, vss 1‑2 (1,G)   PMB 386/WC 741/WS
Baptized in Water (1)  WOR 720/GC 798/GC2 797/CBW 614/RS 903/JS 542/PMB 286/WC 603/WS/MI-BB/SS
Be Not Afraid (2)  GP 602/MI‑BB/GC 608/GC2 596/CBW 481/LMGM 123/WC 839/JS 706/RS 734/PMB 446/WS/SS
*Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps,G)  MI‑BB/JS 725/GP 627
Christ Be Near at Either Hand (Ps,G)   PMB 361/WC 714/WS
*Come to Me B Norbet (G)  MI‑BB/WC 842/JS 728/GP 629/PMB 444/WS
Come, Taste and See, v 1 (G)  GP 526/JS 818
Come to Us (G)  GP 537/GC 743/GC2 740
Easter Alleluia, v 4 (Ps,2,G)  GC 424/GC2 447/RS 592/SS
*Gentle Shepherd/Jesús, Pastor Tan Dulce (Ps,2,G)  JS 737/CBW 598/GP 512
Gift of Finest Wheat, v 1 (G)  WOR 736/CBW 603/WC 629/GP 525/MI‑BB/LMGM 136/JS 803/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/PMB 300/WS/SS
Glory and Praise to Our God, v 3 (G)  GP 671/MI‑BB/GC 522/GC2 537/WC 898/JS 596/RS 696/WS
His Name Is Wonderful (Ps,2,G)  LMGM 87
*I Am the Good Shepherd (G)   BFW 158/SS
I Am the Vine, v 3 (G)   PMB 436/WC 830/WS
I Lift My Eyes to the Quiet Hills (Ps,G)  CBW 484
*In the Arms of the Shepherd (Ps,G)  WC 848/WS
*Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (Ps,2,G)  WOR 649
Jesus, Wine of Peace, vss 5 ff (Ps,2,G)  GC 817/GC2 804
Keep in Mind (2)  MI‑BB 680/WC 802/GC 674/GC2 658/JS 589/RS 940/GP 492/PMB 36/WS/SS
Like a Shepherd (G)  GP 708/CBW 490/MI‑BB/JS 648/GC 325/GC2 332
*My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Ps,2,G)  WOR 606/WC 847/RS 761/JS 732
Now We Remain (2)  GC 694/GC2 696/MI‑BB/WC 640/RS 813/WS/SS
*O Lord, You Are My Shepherd (Ps)  WC 846
Open Wide the Doors to Christ (G) PMB 356/WC 718/WS
*Peace, v 6 (G)  WC 863/MI‑BB/JS 741/GP 649/PMB 462/WS
Priestly People, v 11 (Ps,2,G)   PMB 383/WC 740/WS
*Ps 33: The Earth Is Full (E) 
Rain Down (E)  GP 713/MI‑BB/GC2 505/JS 651WS
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (G)  LMGM 47
*Shepherd of My Heart (Ps,2,G)  GC 641/GC2 624/SS
Shepherd of Souls, in Love, Come, Feed Us (Ps,G)   PMB 307/WC 643
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (Ps,2,G)  WOR 728/MI‑BB/JS 825/GC 840/GC2 818/WC 626/GP 501/PMB 296/WS/SS
Splendor and Honor (G)  CBW 685
*Take and Eat, v 3 (G)  GC 831/GC2 812/WC 648/RS 910/CBW 611/WS/SS
*The Earth is Full (E)   PSL A-76/SS
*The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Ps,2,G)  WOR 609/MI‑BB/WC 815/JS 733/RS 766/GC 635/GC2 631/GP 632/PMB 427/WS/SS
*The Living God My Shepherd Is (Ps,2,G)  CBW 690/WOR 612/MI-BB
*The Lord Fills the Earth (E)   GP 198/MI-BB
*The Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps,2,G)  LMGM 152
*The Lord Jesus Christ (G)  CBW 436
*The Lord, My Shepherd, Rules My Life (Ps,2,G)  CBW 489
*The Lord's My Shepherd (Ps,2,G)  CBW 488
*The Mercy of the Lord (E)   IH 25
This Is My Body, v 4 (G)  WC 623/CBW 580/PMB 318/WS
Through the Mystery of Death (1,2)  GP 451
We Know That Christ Is Raised (1,2)  WOR 721/CBW 398/WC 554/RS 906/SS
We Shall Rise Again (2,G)  GC 772/GC2 762/RS 872
*We Will Rise Again (Ps,2,G)  MI‑BB/JS 714
With a Shepherd's Care (G)  GC 654/GC2 628/RS 738
*Without Seeing You, v 4 (Ps,2,G)  GC 844/GC2 842
*You Are All I Want (Ps) GC2 625
*You Are the Shepherd (C)  PSL A-78/SS
You Have Looked upon the Lowly, v 2 (G)  CBW 624 
You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd (2,G)  RS 698/GC2 525/HG 64
You Shall Be My People (1)  WC 745

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Choral Anthems

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

All We Like Sheep (Messiah)

Handel, G.F.

Various

(PS,2,G)

Blessed Jesus (Unison)

Fauré, Gabriel

Concordia (98-2508) *

(PS)

Brother James' Air (SATB, SSA)

Jacob, Gordon

Oxford (43.902)

(PS)

Come, Risen Lord Powell Concordia * (G)

God Is My Shepherd (SATB, SSA, Sa, Unison)

Dvorak, Anton

Various

(PS)

God of Love My Shepherd Is, The (SA)

Handel, G.F./Jacques, R.

Oxford (E 102)

(PS)

Greater Love Hath No Man (Bass, SATB)

Ireland, John

Galaxy (1.5030.1)

(2)

I Am the Door (SATB)

Lewis, John Leo

Lorenz (E 43)

(G)

Incline Thine Ear, O Lord

Bach, J.S.

Harold Flammer (A-5806)

(PS,G)

Jubilate Deo (SATB) Powell St. James Press 2, G
King of Love, The Bairstow CPDL P

King of Love, My Shepherd Is , The (SATB)

Englert, Eugene

GIA (G-1842)

(PS)

Lord Is Like a Shepherd, The (Unison)

Page, Sue Ellen

Hinshaw (CS.2549)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Berger, Jean

Broude Brothers (BB 3053)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Hillert, Richard

Concordia (98-2439) *

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Matthews, Thomas

Fitzsimons (F2142)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SSA)

Matthews, Thomas

Fitzsimons (F5026)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Pote, Allen

Choristers Guild (CGA-551)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Rutter, John

Oxford (94.216)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, SSAA, SSA, SA)

Schubert, Franz

various

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (Unison)

Sleeth, Natalie

Broadman Press (4560-93)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, SSAA)

Thompson, Randall

E.C.Schirmer (2688) (2578)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (Soprano, SATB)

Wise, Michael/Smith, M.J.

Novello (88.0027.08)

(PS)

Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare, The (SATB)

Harris, William

Novello (MT 1222)

(PS)

Lord My Pasture Will Prepare, The (SATB)

Billings, William

Concordia (98-2193) *

(PS)

Lord's My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Franck, Cesar/Black, C.

H.W. Gray (2901)

(PS)

Lord's My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Titcomb, Everett

H.W. Gray (2809)

(PS)

Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SA)

Smith, Gregg

G. Schirmer (12325)

(PS)

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (2-part)

Carol/arr. Ehret

Choristers Guild (CGA-362)

(PS)

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SATB)

Thomson, Virgil

H.W. Gray (CMR 2046-7)

(PS)

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SA)

Thomson, Virgil

H.W. Gray (CMR 2562)

(PS)

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (TTBB)

Thomson, Virgil

H.W. Gray (CMR 2108)

(PS)

Paths of God, The (SATB)

Young, Gordon

Richmond Music Press (MII-360)

(PS)

Psalm 23 (SATB)

Burkhardt, Michael

Morning Star (MSM-50-9051)

(PS)

Psalm 23 (Unison)

How, Martin

Boosey & Hawkes (W-180)

(PS)

Psalm 23 (SATB)

Zimmermann, Heinz W.

Augsburg (11-0638)

(PS)

Surrexit Pastor Bonus (SATB) DiLasso, Orlando CPDL
G

Thy Sheep May Safely Graze (SATB)

Bach, J.S.

Galaxy (1-1278)

(PS)

Twenty-Third Psalm, The (SA)

Davis, Katherine K.

Remick (TME4453)

(PS)

Twenty-Third Psalm, The (TTBB)

Malotte, Albert Hay

G. Schirmer (9612)

(PS)

Twenty-Third Psalm, The (Soprano, SATB)

Vaughn-Williams, Ralph

Oxford (43L 913)

(PS)

Verily, Verily Tallis CPDL G

Your Holy Cross (3 equal voices)

Hurby, Dolores

GIA (G-1894)

(G)

* out of print

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