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 (Rosas) FYC 185/FYC3 161/GP 181
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Taulé) FYC 184
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Terry) FYC 183
El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rosas) FYC3 161/GP 181

My Shepherd Is the Lord (Gelineau)        BB-MI 740/ CBW 606/GC2 24/RS 45/SS        WC 421/WS 330/WOR 32

Nada Me Falta (Peña) RS 46/GC 33

Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)        BB-MI 36/GC 31/GC2 23/RS 756/

       SPS 128/WC 423

       WS 331/WOR4 736

The Lord is My Shepherd (Blakesley)SPS 59

The Lord is My Shepherd (Colopy)  WC 422

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Cooney) GP 179/

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Crandal) JS 23/SPS 60

The Lord Is My Shepherd (della Picca) PMB 589/WC 218

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Guimont) GC2 894

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gustafson) GP 178

The Lord is My Shepherd (Hunstinger)  SS 499

The Lord Is My Shepherd/Tú Vas Conmigo (Hurd) JS 24

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Black) CBW 53

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 796

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Roberts) LMGM 544

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Schiavone) JS 912

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Sensmeier) RS 44/GC 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


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/WS.



Songs for the Liturgy

*A Banquet Is Prepared (Ps) GP 509

Amazing Grace (G) BB-MI 431/CBW 480/ GC 612/GC2586 /G3 645 /GP 615/GP3 614/JS 713/JS3 680/LMGM 173/LMGM2 495/ OFUV 639/OIF 330/PMB 323/RS 737/SS 847/SPS/WC 217,707/WS 26, 586 /WOR 583 /WOR4 650

Anthem (2,G) BB-MI 501/GC 600/GC2 691/G3 778/GP 578/GP3 556/JS 761/JS3 727 OFUV 705

*Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (2) CBW 304

*Awake, O Sleeper (2) GC 803/GC2 /OIF/RS 650,729/WC 827/WS 668/WOR 586/WOR4 915

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (1,G) BB-MI 464/GP 627/GP3 641/JS 725/JS3 697

*Beyond the Days (G) BB-MI 125/GP3 268/JS 384/JS3 360/SPS

Christ, Be Our Light  (2,G) BB-MI 594/JS 661/JS3 824/GP 656/GP3 683/SS 808/GC 512/G3 590/OFUV 625/OIF 867/SPS 207/WC 962/WS 781

Christ Is the World's Light (G) WOR 543/WOR4 602

Come to Me – Norbet (Ps)  BB-MI 358/GP3 644/JS3 695/OFUV 730/OIF 791/         WC 880/WS 717/WOR4 716

From Ashes to the Living Font  (G) G3 474/OIF 427/PMB 236/RS 561/SS 727/WC 558/WS 466/WOR4 463

*Gentle Shepherd/Jesús, Pastor Tan Dulce (Ps)  CBW 598/GP 512 /JS 737

*God Alone May Lead (Ps) GP 636/GP3 652/JS 736

*He Healed the Darkness of My Mind (G)  GC 876/GC2 844/G3 953/RS 951/WOR 749/WOR4 976

Healer of Our Every Ill (2,G)  CBW 363/ GC 882/GC2 854/G3 960/RS 958/WC 713/WS 593

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

*I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (G) BB-MI 461/ GC 646/GC2 622/G3 724/GP 633/GP3 646/JS 726/JS3 692/LMGM 41,160/LMGM2 598/ OFUV 189/OIF 327,777/ PMB 452/RS 768/SS 865/WC 878/WS 712/WOR 607/WOR4 707 /

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (2) BB-MI 596/GC 507/GC2 513/G3 593/JS3 632/LMGM2 420/RS 651/PMB 404/SS 807/WC 820/WOR 510/

WOR4 585/WS 648

*In the Arms of the Shepherd (Ps)     PMB 449/WC 887/WS 718

Jesus Christ, Inner Light (2,G)  GP 661/JS 666

Jesus, Come to Us (G) BB-MI 392/GP 304/GP3 622/JS 694/JS3 660/ OFUV 652

Jesus, Lead the Way (G)  GC 642/G3 732/RS 755/WOR 611/WOR4 715

Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (Ps) WOR 649

Lead Me, Guide Me (E) BB-MI 361/GC 574 /GC2 555/G3 656/JS3 654/LMGM 168/LMGM2 538/OIF 704/ PMB 397/RS 712/SS 334/SPS/WC 816/WS 650

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/JS3 128

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Ps) JS 732/JS3 699/OIF 785/RS 761/WC 886/WOR 606/WOR4 708

Now in This Banquet, Lenten ref. (2,G)  CBW 608/GC 833/GC2 825/G3 937/RS 933

O Healing Light of Christ (G) JS 576

*O Lord, You Are My Shepherd (Ps) WC 885

O Splendor of God’s Glory (G) JS 870

Open My Eyes (G) BB-MI 390/FYC3 458/G3 651/GP3 636/JS 695/JS3 659/OFUV 289

*Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness, v 2 (1,G) CBW 582

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior (2,G) BB-MI 589/ CBW 442/ GC 515/GC2 517/G3 596 /GP 662/GP3 691/JS 674/JS3 643/OFUV 651/RS 652/WOR4 690

*Priestly People v.4 (2,G)  OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 761/WS 637

*Shepherd of My Heart (Ps) GC 641/GC2 624/SS 864 

Song of the Body of Christ, vss 3‑4 (2,G) BB-MI 332/GC 847/GC2 807/G3 924/RS 924 /WC 668/WS 738

Take and Eat (1,2,G) BB-MI 361/CBW 611/GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/RS 910/SS 1010/WC 686/WS 563/WOR4 940

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Ps) BB-MI 466/ GC 635/GC2 631/G3 712/GP 632 GP3 648/JS 733/JS3 690/LMGM2 601/ OFUV 724/OIF 749/ PMB 427

RS 766/SS 861/WC 854/WS 694/WOR 609/WOR4 712

The Light of Christ (G) BB-MI 600/CBW 394 /GP3 688/JS3 / OFUV 626

*The Living God My Shepherd Is (Ps) WOR 612/WOR4 709

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 Shepherd (Ps) BB-MI 738,739,821/GC 643/G3 36/GP3 125,126,127  JS3 23,24,25,133/LMGM 152/OFUV 148,733/OIF 231,232,307,331

SS 499,554/WC 218,421,422/WS 27,332/WOR4 38

The Lord Jesus Christ (G) CBW 436

*The Lord, the Lord, the Lord Is My Shepherd (Ps) WOR 613

Those Who See Light (2,G) BB-MI 496/GP3 597/OFUV 681   

Tree of Life (G)  CBW 373/ GC 397/GC2 401/G3 475/OIF 434/RS 541/SS 719/WC 578/WS 480

We Are Called (1,G) BB-MI 616/ GC 718/GC2 710/G3 807/GP3 524/RS 820/SS 868 SPS/WC 817/WS 664/WOR4 799

We Are Marching (2) GC 512/GC2 516/G3 594/JS 665/JS3 635/LMGM2 419/OIF 716/PMB 398/RS 648/WC 828/WS 652

We Who Once Were Dead (2,G) CBW 402

With a Shepherd's Care (Ps)  GC 654 /GC2 628/G3 725/RS 738/WOR4 710

Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G)  CBW 429/JS 449/OIF 641 / PMB 367/RS 449/WC 751/WOR 513 /WOR4 590

*You Are All I Want (Ps) GC2 625

You Are the Voice (2,G)  CBW 576/ GC 549 /GC2 538/G3 609/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