In every age there is a “remnant” whose only hope is God and whose only treasure is faith.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13. Originally “the remnant” comprised either those who were left behind after Judah was conquered by Babylon or the exiles taken away from the land—those who were so poor that all they had left was their faith in God. But this title was spiritualized to mean those who placed their faith in God first, above any possessions.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (145) 146
God acts in unexpected ways to heal and care for those who have no one else to care for them.


Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Hughes) PMB 651/PRM A65

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Proulx/Gelineau) LPGG 879

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Schiavone) JS 957/LP 101

Blessed the Poor in Spirit (Guimont) GC 1011/LPMG 70

Blest Are the Poor in Spirit PSL A-102/SS 231

Dichosos los Pobres (Cortés) FYC 279
Happy the Poor in Spirit (Guimont) RS 196

Happy the Poor in Spirit (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 874

How Happy Are the Poor in Spirit (Jordan/Guimont) CBW 121


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (26) 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
(See suggestions for Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)


1 Corinthians 1:26-31. This reading accords fairly well with today's other readings. Paul reminds the Corinthians that they don’t have much to boast about. All they have, in fact, is faith.


Matthew 5:1-12. The “beatitudes” praise those who constitute the faithful “remnant” and promise them a reward for their fidelity. Matthew also connects persecuted Christians with this remnant as a way to offer them hope.


Songs for the Liturgy

Abundant Life (1,G) RS 636/GC 710/GC2 703/G3 811

Anthem (1,G) BB-MI 501/GP 578/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/GP3 556/JS 761/JS3 727/OFUV 705

At the Table of the World (1,G) PMB 301/WC 684/WS 565

*Be Not Afraid, v 3 (G) BB-MI 430/ CBW 481/GC 608/GC2 596/G3 683/GP 602/GP3 600/JS 706/JS3 673/LMGM 123/LMGM2 583/OIF 774/PMB 446/OFUV 647/RS 734/SPS 271/SS 849/WC 877/WOR4 680/WS 715

Bearers of Peace (1,Ps,G) JS 743/JS3 704

*Beatitudes (G,C) BB-MI 629/GP 717/JS 657

*Blest Are the Poor in Spirit (G) PSL A-103/SS 231

*Blest Are the Pure in Heart (G) CBW 471

*Blest Are They (G,C) BB-MI 627/GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/GP 35/GP3 759/CBW 522/LMGM2 602/RS 774/SS 870/WC 973/WS 788

Bread for the World (G) BB-MI 349/GC 827/GP 528/GP3 483/JS 810/JS3 780 /SPS 240

Bread of Life (Fisher)  SPS  243

Bring Forth the Kingdom (1,G) GC 658/GC2 640/G3 734/RS 772

Canticle of the Turning (1,G) GC 556/GC2 527/G3 622/RS 678

Christ Be Near at Either Hand (G)  OIF 623/PMB 361/WC 756/WS 611

Deep Within (1,G)  GC 399/GC2 419/G3 486/RS 546

Disciple's Song (G) CBW 505

Do Not Fear to Hope (2) GP 597/GP3 589

*Earthen Vessels (2) BB-MI 408/CBW 445/GP 584/GP3 559//JS 672/JS3 639/OFUV 682

For the Healing of the Nations (1,G) BB-MI 426/CBW 503/GC 719/GC2 712/G3 803/GP3 517/ JS 866/JS3 844/OIF 877/ RS 823/PMB 505/SS 910/ WC 960/WOR 643/WOR4 798/WS 777

Gather Us In (1,G) BB-MI 302/CBW 587/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/GP 78/GP3 471/LMGM2 676/RS 850/SS 922/WC 909/WOR 665/WOR4 837/WS 733

Go Make a Difference (1,G) BB-MI 499/GC2 664/G3 775/GP3 554/JS3 730/SPS 213

Great God, Whose Will Is Peace (G) CBW 539

I Am the Light of the World (G) BB-MI 598/GC 510/GP 658/GP3 684/JS 664/JS3 630/OFUV 624

I Have Been Anointed (1,G) PMB 395/G3 718/WC 819/WS 658

*Lead Me, Lord (G,C) MI‑BB 628/GP 715/GP3 760/JS 659/JS3 733/LMGM2 530/OFUV 619

Let Justice Roll Like a River (1,G) GC 716/GC2 709/G3 810

*Let Searching Hearts (E) IH 39

Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (G) CBW 630/OIF 794/SS 914/WC 864

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (G) BB-MI 522/GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP3 679/JS 738/JS3 702/OIF 797/OFUV 720/ PMB 459/RS 830/WC 900/WS 729

Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace (G) GP 654/GP3 677

Make Us True Servants (G) PMB 501/WC 961/WS 784

Many Are the Light Beams (G) GC 736/RS 841

May We Praise You (G) GC 529/GP 678/GP3 728

*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (G,C) WOR 620/WOR4 738

O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God (G) BB-MI 648/GC 800/GC2 800/G3 902/GP3 399/JS 551/JS3 521/OFUV 293/OIF 651/RS 907/SS 777/WC 770/WOR 725/PMB 373/WS 628

Peace Prayer (G) GP 652

People of Peace (G) GP 564/GP3 522

Prayer of Peace (G) GC 729/GC2 720/G3 821/SS 913

Prayer of St. Francis (Angrisano/Tomaszek)  SPS 283

Seek the Lord (1) BB-MI 658/GP 351/GP3 279/RS 540/JS 558/JS3 531/GC2 395/OFUV 315/PSL A-101/SS 403

Take, O Take Me As I Am (1,2) GC2 692/G3 795/SS 894

Taste and See (1,G) BB-MI 334,340,343,345,352,756/CBW 610/GC 814, 837/GC2 34, 827/G3 45,915,930/GP 199,200/GP3 143,144,145,504,507,511/JS 37, 38, 39, 40/JS3 39,40,42782,789,796/LMGM 129/LMGM2 512,750/RS 70, 71, 72, 73, 919/OFUV 168,169,797/OIF 243,245,246/PMB 148/SS 605,562,563,992/WC 226,432,433,690/WOR 36/WOR4 48,945,952/WS344,345,559

The Kingdom of God (1,G) GC 655/GC2 637, 639/G3 736/OIF 883/WOR 615/WOR4 720/ /RS 775/WC 976/PMB 511

The Servant Song (G) BB-MI 384/GC 669/GC2 661/G3 751//GP3 537/RS 788/JS 829/JS3 816/OFUV 748/OIF 727/PMB 413/WC 839/SS 887/WS 675

'Tis the Gift to Be Simple (G) BB-MI 516/RS 792/GC2 657/G3 748/GP3 583/JS 772/JS3 735/OIF 706/PMB 402/WC 823/WS 656

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

We Are The Light   SPS 236

*We Are the Light of the World (G,C) MI‑BB 595/ GC 508/GC2 515/GP 657/GP3 687/JS 660/JS3 629/PMB 506/OFUV 621/SPS 247/WC 970/WS 785

What Does the Lord Require (G) RS 785/WOR 624/WOR4 748

*Whenever You Serve Me (1,Ps,2,G) PMB 177

Within the Reign of God (1,G) GC2 638


Choral Anthems

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

Beatitudes, The (SATB)

Gore, Richard

Chantry Press


Beatitudes, The, Op. 35 (SATB)

Bender, Jan

Concordia (97-4742) *


Beatitudes, The (SATB)

Fetler, Paul

Augsburg (1454) *


Beatitudes, The (SATB)

Gore, Richard T.



Beatitudes, The (Bass, SATB)

Liszt, Franz

Arista (AE-176)


Beatitudes, The (Unison)

Lovelace, Austin

Augsburg (11-9544) *


Beatitudes, The (SATB)

Malotte, Albert Hay

G. Schirmer (8400)


Beatitudes, The (SATB)

Pfautsch, Lloyd

Flammer (84930)


Beatitudes, The (SSA)

Rubbra, Edmund

Lengnick (4052)


Beatitudes, The (Tenor/SATTBB)

Tschesnokoff, Peter

J. Fischer (4588)


Beatitudes, The (SATB)
Beatitudes, The (unison)
Beatitudes, The SATB

Russian Chant
Par., Betty

Worship III (No. 620)
Paraclete Press
Universal Editions UE19 585


Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Sop. or Ten./SATB)

Arnatt, Ronald

H.W. Gray (2162)


Blessed Are the Pure of Heart (SATB)

Voullaire, Woldemar

Hinshaw (HMC-974)


Blessed Are They (Alto/SATB)

Wilkinson, Scott

Carl Fischer (CM 105)


Blest Are They SATB Bouman Selah G

Day of the Lord is Near, The (SATB)

Martin, G.C.

Novello (Novello Anthem Book)


Day of the Lord is Near, The (SATB)

Stout, Alan

C.F. Peters (6883)


Day of the Lord is Near, The (SATB)

Near, Gerald

Aureole (AE-13)


Lord, Make Me Thine Instrument SATB York Mercury 352-00199 G

O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

arr. by Gilbert Martin

Hinshaw Music (HMC-1031)


Of Righteousness SATB Powell Paraclete Press PPMO 9807  


Beck, John Ness

Beckenhorst Press

Promise, The (SATB)

Panchenko, Simon/Wilhousky, Peter

Carl Fischer (CM 515)


Psalm 146 (SATB, Strings)

Berger, Jean

Augsburg (11-1952) *


Psalm 146 (SB, 5 handbells)

Powell, Robert

GIA (G-2089)


Praise the Lord, O My Soul (SATB)

Butler, Eugene

Abingdon (APM-918)


Praise the Lord, O My Soul (SATB, Brass opt.)

Rutter, John

Oxford (A-330)


Praise Ye the Lord (SATB)

Diemer, Emma Lou

Flammer (A-5021)


Prayer of St. Francis, A SATB
Prayer of St. Francis, A SATB
Prayer of St. Francis, A
Thatcher, Charles
1, G

I'll Praise My Maker (SATB, organ or brass choir)

Pfautsch, Lloyd

Abingdon (APM-100)