The Second Scrutiny: Light. Enlightenment by Christ through initiation allows us to see things as they really are, with their full meaning.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13. The prophet Samuel sees David’s spirit and God's election of David, even though on the surface the young man does not appear to be the obvious choice to be the “Lord's anointed.”

Psalm of the Day: Ps (22) 23
Faith allows us to see beyond the dangers of "the dark valley" to the presence of God at our side.

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Peña)  Cantos 57
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rosas)  FYC 185/GP 181
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Taulé)  FYC 184
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Terry)  FYC 183
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rosas)  GP 181
My Shepherd Is the Lord   PSL A-39/SS
My Shepherd Is the Lord (Gelineau)  WOR 32/GC 30/GC2 24/CBW 606/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/PCY2 9/WC 386/MI‑BB/RS 756/WS/SS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Alstott)   BB
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Cooney)  GP 179/SP3 18
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Crandal)   JS 23/MI-BB
The Lord Is My Shepherd (della Picca)   PMB 589/WS/PRM A19
The Lord is My Shepherd (Foley) PCY7 8
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Guimont)   GC2 894/LPMG 31
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gustafson)  GP 178
The Lord Is My Shepherd/Tú Vas Conmigo (Hurd)   JS 24
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Kreutz)  PSC 36
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Marshall)  SO 58
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Murray/Gelineau) WS/SS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Black)  CBW 53
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 796/LPGG 800
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Roberts)  LMGM 544
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Schiavone)    JS 912/LP 43
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Sensmeier)  RS 44/GC 32
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Smith)  GP 180/SP4 6
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Somerville)  CBW 607
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Vermulst)   PMB 141/WC 385/WS

Ephesians 5:8-14. The light of Christ should not simply shine on us; it should shine out from inside us. We should “live as children of light.” We should see things as God sees them and act in ways that please the Lord.

John 9:1-41. Jesus sees things in the light of God, so he knows that problems like physical blindness are not the result of sin. But, as the former blind man discovers, once he has been given his sight, there is a kind of blindness that can afflict our spirit, which keeps us from seeing God's hand at work in our world and in ourselves. The former blind man does not suffer from such blindness, but those around him do. The very presence of Christ reveals those who suffer from blindness of spirit and those who “have eyes to see.”

Second Scrutiny
In communities where there are elect preparing for baptism, the second scrutiny is celebrated today.  For appropriate musical settings, see RS 232/GC 98/JS 127/PMB 19/WC 218/WS.

Songs for the Liturgy
*A Banquet Is Prepared (Ps)  GP 509
Amazing Grace (G)  WOR 583/WC 662/CBW 480/GP 615/MI‑BB/LMGM 173/GC 612/GC2 649/JS 713/RS 737/PMB 323/WS/SS
Anthem (2,G)  GP 578/GC 600/GC2 681/JS 761/MI‑BB
*Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (2)  CBW 304
*Awake, O Sleeper (2)  WOR 586/RS 650,729/GC 803/WC 788/WS
*Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps)  JS 725/MI‑BB/GP 627
Beyond the Days (2,G)   JS 384/BB
Christ, Be Our Light (2,G)  GP 656/JS 661/GC2 512/MI‑BB/WC 924/WS/SS
Christ Is the World's Light (G)  WOR 543
*Come to Me ‑‑ Norbet (Ps)  MI‑BB/WC 842/JS 728/GP 629/PMB 444/WS
*From Ashes to the Living Font (G)  WC 220,522/RS 561/GC2 402/PMB 21, 236/WS/SS
*Gentle Shepherd/Jesús, Pastor Tan Dulce (Ps)   CBW 598/JS 737/GP 512
*God Alone May Lead (Ps)  JS 736/GP 636
*He Healed the Darkness of My Mind (G)  WOR 749/GC 876/GC2 844/RS 951
Healer of Our Every Ill (2,G)  RS 958/GC 882/GC2 854/CBW 363/WC 668/WS
*I Am the Light of the World (G)  JS 664/MI‑BB/GP 658/GC 510
*I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (G)  WOR 607/MI‑BB/LMGM 41,160/GC 646/GC2 622/WC 852/JS 729/RS 768/GP 633/PMB 452/WS/SS
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (2)  WOR 510/GC 507/GC2 513/WC 781/RS 651/PMB 404/WS/MI-BB/SS
*In the Arms of the Shepherd (Ps)   PMB 449/WC 848/WS
Jesus Christ, Inner Light (2,G)  GP 661/JS 666/MI‑BB
Jesus, Come to Us (G)  JS 694/GP 304/MI‑BB
Jesus, Lead the Way (G)  WOR 611/RS 755/GC 642/GC2 632
Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (Ps)  WOR 649
Lead Me, Guide Me (G)  LMGM 168/WC 777/GC 574/GC2 555/RS 712/PMB 397/WS/MI-BB
Let the Heav'n Light Shine on Me (2,G)  LMGM 189
Let There Be Light (2,G)  WOR 653
Many Are the Light Beams (2,G)  RS 841/GC 736
May We See You (G)   JS 550
*My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Ps)  WOR 606/WC 847/RS 761/JS 732
No Sign to Us You Give (G)   HG 123
Now in This Banquet, Lenten ref. (2,G)  CBW 608/RS 933/GC 833/GC2 825
O Healing Light of Christ (G)   JS 576
*O Lord, You Are My Shepherd (Ps)  WC 846
O Splendor of God=s Glory (G)   JS 870
Open My Eyes (G)   JS 695/MI-BB
*Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness, v 2 (G)  CBW 582
Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (2,G)  JS 674/MI‑BB/GC 515/GC2 517/CBW 442/RS 652/GP 662
Priestly People, v 4 (2,G)   PMB 383/WC 740/WS
*Rejoice, Jerusalem! (E)   IH 18
*Rejoice, Rejoice, All You Who Love Jerusalem (E)   PSL A-38/SS
*Shepherd of My Heart (Ps)   GC 641/GC2 624/SS
Song of the Body of Christ, vss 3‑4 (2,G)  RS 924/GC 847/GC2 807/MI‑BB/WC 631/WS
Take and Eat (1,Ps)  GC 831/GC2 812/CBW 611/WC 648/RS 910/WS/SS
*The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Ps)  WOR 609/MI‑BB/GC 635/GC2 631/WC 815/JS 733/RS 766/GP 632/PMB 427/WS/SS
The Light of Christ (G)  CBW 394/MI‑BB
*The Living God My Shepherd Is (Ps)  WOR 612
The Lord Is My Light (2,G)  LMGM 132/GC 605/GC2 29, 592/GP 486, 659/JS 29, 132/WC 392/RS 57, 649,732/MI‑BB/WS/SS
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps)  LMGM 152/GC 643
The Lord Jesus Christ (G)  CBW 436
*The Lord, the Lord, the Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps)  WOR 613
*The Lord's My Shepherd (Ps)  CBW 488
Those Who See Light (2,G)  MI‑BB
*Tree of Life (G)  GC 397/GC2 401/CBW 373/RS 541/SS
We Are Called (G)  GC 718/GC2 710/RS 820/WC 778/WS/MI-BB/SS
We Are Marching (2)  RS 648/GC 512/GC2 516/WC 789/PMB 398/WS/JS 665/SS
We Who Once Were Dead (2,G)  CBW 402
With a Shepherd's Care (Ps)  GC 654/GC2 628/RS 738
Word of God, Come Down on Earth, v 3 (G)  WOR 513/CBW 429/JS 449/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 708
*You Are All I Want (Ps)   GC2 625
*You Are Light (2)   PSL A-40/SS
*You Are My Shepherd (Ps)   SS
You Are the Voice (2,G)  GC 549/GC2 538/CBW 576/RS 659


Choral Anthems

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

Amazing Grace (SATB)
Amazing Grace (SATB)

Coates, John

Shawnee (A-1130)


Amazing Grace (SATB)


Hinshaw (HMC-255)


Amazing Grace (SATB)
Amazing Grace (SATB, C Inst.)

Proulx, Richard

GIA (G-2326)
Selah 420-733


Be Thou My Vision (2 pt, harp, strings or keyboard)
Be Thou My Vision (SATB)
Be Thou My Vision (SATB)
Be Thou My Vision (SATB)
Be Thou My Vision (SATB)
arr. Parker
Hinshaw HMC135
The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book - Oxford
Hinshaw HMC1035
Selah 410-624
Kjos 5254

Be Ye Therefore Followers of God (Unison)

Moser, Rudolf

Concordia (98-1353) *


Bestow Thy Light Upon Us #2 -2 Short Anthems (SATB) pasquet H.W. Gray 2908 G

Blessed Jesus (Unison)

Fauré, Gabriel

Concordia (98-2508) *


Brother James' Air (SATB, SSA)
Brother James' Air (The Lord is my Shepherd) (SATB)

Jacob, Gordon
arr. Bullard

Oxford (43.902)
The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book - Oxford


Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty Highben Augburg  
Eternal Light (SATB) Marshall GIA G7970 G
Faithful Vigil Ended (SATB) Nestor Selah 410-723 G

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

Dvorak, Anton



Heavenly Light

Kopylow, A.

Carl Fischer (CM 497)


I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (2 pt)
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
I Lift My Eyes (2 pt mixed)
I Lift My Eyes to the Mountains (SSAATTBB)
I to the Hills Lift Up My Eyes
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (SATB)
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (SATB)
P. French
WLP 00622
Paraclete Press PPMO1315
Augsburg (downloadable)
Boston Music 6350
Transcontinental Music Publishers 990114

I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light (SATB)

Thomerson, Kathleen

GIA (G-2786)


Incline Thine Ear, O Lord

Bach, J.S.

Harold Flammer (A-5806)


Jesus Said to the Blind Man (SATB) Vulpius Concordia 98-1027* G
King of Love, The Bairstow CPCL P

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

Englert, Eugene

GIA (G-1842)


Lord is My Light and My Salvation, The - The Appleton Motets (2 pt) Cooman Selah 410-538 G

Lord Is Like a Shepherd, The (Unison)

Page, Sue Ellen

Hinshaw (CS.2549)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Berger, Jean

Broude Brothers (BB 3053)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Hillert, Richard

Concordia (98-2439) *


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Matthews, Thomas

Fitzsimons (F2142)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Pote, Allen

Choristers Guild (CGA-551)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Rutter, John

Oxford (94.216)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, SSAA)

Thompson, Randall

E.C.Schirmer (2688) (2578)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (Unison)
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Sleeth, Natalie

Broadman Press (4560-93)
Selah 440-8280


Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare (SATB)

Harris, William

Novello (MT 1222)


Lord's My Shepherd, The (SATB)

Franck, Cesar/Black, C.

H.W. Gray (2901)


Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SA)

Smith, Gregg

G. Schirmer (12325)


Lord My Pasture Will Prepare, The (SATB)

Billings, William

Concordia (98-2193) *


Lord My Shepherd, The (SATB) White Selah 440-823 PS
Lord My Shepherd Guides Me Well, The (SATB) Scott Oxford 0-19-385838-X PS
Lord's My Shepherd, The - Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems (SAB) Chilcott Oxford PS

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (2-part)

Carol/arr. Ehret

Choristers Guild (CGA-362)


My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SATB)
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SATB)
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Unison/2 pt)

Thomson, Virgil

H.W. Gray (CMR 2046-7)
Hinshaw HMC1424
Augsburg PS609*


No More a Stranger or a Guest (2 pt) White Selah 410833 PS

Now You Are Light in the World (Unison)

Willan, Healy

Concordia (97-7160) *


Nunc Dimittis (SA w/trumpet)
Nunc Dimittis (SATB)
Nunc Dimittis (SATB)
Nunc Dimittis (SSAATTBB)
Nunc Dimittis in G (SATB)
Oxford 42.190
HW Gray
Boston 4213/1125

O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day (SATB)

Byrd, William

Oxford Anthems (p. 318)


O Lord, Send Out Thy Light

Pasquet, Jean

H.W. Gray (2980)


Open My Eyes (SATB)
Open Thou Mine Eyes (2 pt)
Open Thou Mine Eyes (SATB)

Scott, K. Lee

Concordia (98-2904)
WLP 008761
Hinshaw HMC467


Paths of God, The (SATB)

Young, Gordon

Richmond Music Press (MII-360)


Pool of Bethesda, The (SATB)

Sowerby, Leo

H.W.Gray (CMR 2851)


Psalm 23 (SATB)
Psalm 23 (2 mixed)

Burkhardt, Michael

Morning Star (MSM-50-9051)
GIA G2417


Psalm 23 (Unison)
Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation (Unison)

How, Martin

Boosey & Hawkes (W-180)
Choristers Guild A-144*


Twenty-Third Psalm, The (SA)

Davis, Katherine K.

Remick (TME4453)


Twenty-Third Psalm, The (TTBB)

Malotte, Albert Hay

G. Schirmer (9612)


Psalm 23 (SATB)

Zimmermann, Heinz W.

Augsburg (11-0638)


Psalm 121 - I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills (Unison, solo inst.)
Psalm 121 (SATB, cello)
Psalm 121 (Unison, flute)
GIA G-2359
Concordia 98-3699
Choristers Guild CGA 361
Ransom of a Soul, The White ECS  
Secret of Christ, The (SATB) Shepherd RSCM/GIA G
There is a Balm in Gilead (solo/SATTBB) Poovey Trinitas/OCP 4536 G

Thy Sheep May Safely Graze (SATB)

Bach, J.S.

Galaxy (1-1278)


Walk As Children of the Light (Bass,SATB)

Roff, Joseph

Associated (A 603)


We Cannot Measure How You Heal (SATB) Archer GIA G-6128 G