FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A Lectionary #73

Disciples are salt and light. This might suggest that they are like ordinary necessities, but there is more involved. For Israel, salt was so precious that it was included in covenant offerings made in the Temple. It preserved food, and even if it lost its flavor, it could serve as a fertilizer. In the world of Jesus’ followers, the only artificial light came from the consumption of wax or oil—a self-offering that drove away the darkness.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Isaiah 58:7–10. What does it mean to be people of the covenant? It must mean more than observance of the Law or ritual practices; it means caring for those who have no one else to care for them, as God does for us.

Psalm of the Day: Ps. (111) 112
This psalm is intended to teach that true wisdom and righteousness come from following God’s way by practicing justice and generosity. Here, it is God who is light; the just walk in divine light.

A Light Rises in Darkness (Briggs/Hall) CBW 124
A Light Rises in the Darkness (Guimont) RS 149/GC 104
Like a Lamp in the Darkness (Kogut) PCY10 49                             
The Just Man Is a Light (Guimont) GC2 980/LPMG 73
The Just Man Is a Light (Hughes) PMB 654/PRM A66
The Just Man Is a Light (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 882/LPGG 882
The Just Man Is a Light (Schiavone) JS 960/LP 104
The Just Man Is a Light (Strickland) LPGA A59
Those Who Fear the Lord (Collegeville) PSL A-105/SS 445

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (26) 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
El Señor Es Mi Luz y Mi Salvación

1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Paul defends his teaching as simple and direct, not like the arguments of other teachers who presented themselves as wise or learned. That teaching—Jesus Christ crucified—is a solid foundation.

Matthew 5:13-16. In this part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues to teach about discipleship. Light the staples of salt and light, necessary for human life, the disciples are necessary to spread the Gospel.

Songs for the Liturgy
Anthem (1,G) BB-MI 501/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778 /GP 578/GP3 556/JS 761/JS3 727/OFUV 705
Arise, Your Light Is Come (1,G) CBW 302/WOR4 583
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (1,G) GC 663/GC2 643/G3 744/RS 779/WOR4 734
*Beatitudes (C) BB-MI 629/JS 657/GP 717/GP3 757
*Blest Are They (C) BB-MI 627/GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/GP 35/GP3 759/CBW 522/LMGM2 602/RS 774/SS 870/WC 973/WOR4 721/WS 788
Blest Are We (G)   GC2 682/G3 789/OIF 680/PMB 409/WC 799/WS 643
*Bow Down before the Lord (E) IH 40
*Bring Forth the Kingdom (G) GC 658/GC2 640/G3 734/RS 772
Christ, Be Our Light (1,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 Alive (1,2)  CBW 384/ JS 441/JS3 418/ OIF 455/PMB 258/ RS 601/SS 761/WC 550/WOR 466/WOR4 510
Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (1,2,G) RS 777/SS 880/WOR 616
City of God (G) BB-MI 383/ CBW 345/GC 678/GC2 663/G3 766/GP 548/GP3 538/ JS 830/JS3 813/OFUV 742/OIF 690/RS 799/WC 813/WS 665
*Come, Let Us Sing for Joy (E) SS 932
*Come, Let Us Sing with Joy to the Lord (E) GC2 739
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (G) JS 693/RS 717/GC 577/OIF 742/WC 855/WOR 569/WOR4 662
*Come, Worship the Lord (E) BB-MI 306/GP 536/GP3 472/JS 790
Crux Fidelis (2)   OIF 675/PMB 247/WC 794/WS 125,488
Disciple's Song (G) CBW 505
*Gather Us In (G) BB-MI 302/CBW 587/ GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/GP3 471/RS 850/SS 922/WC 909/ WOR 665/WOR4 836/WS 733
*Go Make a Difference (G) BB-MI 499/GC2 664/G3 775/GP3 554/JS3 730/SPS 213
God Has Chosen Me (G) BB-MI 377/GP 546/JS 831/GC2 669/G3 761/GP3 542/JS3 815/OFUV 736/WOR4 781
God’s Blessing Sends Us Forth (G)  OIF 815/PMB 473/WC 921/WS 748
I Am the Light of the World (1,G) BB-MI 598/GP 658/GP3 684/JS 664/JS3 630/OFUV 624
I Know Jesus (G) LMGM 84
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (1,G) 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
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (2) LMGM 45/LMGM2 300/WC 798/WS 469
Kindle a Flame to Lighten the Dark (1,Ps,G) RS 861
*Lead Me, Lord (C) BB-MI 628/GP 715/GP3 760/JS 659/LMGM2 530/OFUV 619/SPS 221
Let There Be Light (1,G) WOR 653
*Light of the World (G) PSL A-106
Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1,G)  OIF 794/SS 914/WC 901
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (1,2,G) BB-MI 614/CBW 507/GC 681/GC2 668/G3 764/GP 557/JS 840/JS3 825/OIF 871/PMB 508/RS 793/SS 892/WC 968/WOR 630/WS 780
Now in This Banquet, vss 5‑6 (1,G)  CBW 608/GC 833/GC2 825/G3 937/CBW 608/RS 933
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,G) CBW 521/PMB 472/WC 963
*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (C) WOR 620
*O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (E) CBW 74/GP 154
Only This I Want (2) BB-MI 498/ CBW 516/GC 695/GC2 701/G3 782/
GP 575/GP3 562/ JS 766/JS3 732
Out of Darkness -- Walker (1,G) BB-MI 505/GC 689/GP 574/GP3 560/JS 765/JS3 724/OFUV 709
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (1,G) CBW 582
Prayer of Peace (1,G) GC 729/GC2 720/G3 821/SS 913
Receive in Your Heart (G) WC 679
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (E) BB-MI 719/ RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/G3 568/ JS 478/JS3 459/LMGM 93/LMGM2 349/OFUV 508/OIF 635/PMB 355/SS 797/WC 762/ WOR 493/WOR4 564/WS 613
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (G) BB-MI 385/CBW 533/OFUV 745/OIF 817/PMB 474, 475/WC 925,926/WS 746,749
*Sing Praise to God (E)   GC 539/G3 600/JS 610/JS3 590/OIF 869/PMB 498/RS 683/SS 823/ WC 917/ WOR 528
*Take Us as We Are, O God (G) HG 97
There's a Spirit in the Air (1)   GC 550/OIF 495/RS 689/WC 627/ WOR 531
This Little Light of Mine (1,G) GC 513/GC2 514/G3 591/LMGM 190/LMGM2 637/OIF 874/PMB 502/WC 972/WS 782
Those Who See Light (1,G) BB-MI 496/OFUV 681
Tree of Life (2) CBW 373/GC 397/GC2 401/G3 475/OIF 434/RS 541/SS 719
*Venite, Adoremus (E) PSL A-245
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 Marching (1,G) RS 648/GC 512/GC2 516/G3 594/ JS 665/JS3 635/LMGM2 419/OIF 716/PMB 398/ /WC 828/WS 652
We Are The Light   SPS 236
*We Are the Light of the World (G) BB-MI 595/GC 508/GC2 515/GP 657/GP3 687/JS 660/JS3 629/OFUV 621/OIF 880/PMB 506/SPS 237/WC 970/WS 785
We Will Follow   SPS 239
What Does the Lord Require (1) RS 785/ WOR 624/WOR4 748
*What You Hear in the Dark (G) GP 660/GP3 685
Whatsoever You Do (1) BB-MI 620/GC 670/GC2 656/GP 558/GP3 519/JS 846/JS3 828 OIF 868/WC 969/WS 778
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (2) BB 144/CBW 382/JS 417/JS3 387/LMGM2 725/OIF 678/WOR 433/WOR4 494

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Choral Anthems

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

And Then Shall Your Light (Elijah) (SATB)

Mendelssohn, Felix Various

(1,G)

Beatus Vir (SSATB)

Carissimi, G Oxford (A 311)

(PS)

Beatus Vir (SSATTB)

Monteverdi, Claudio/Steele, John Novello

(PS)

Beatus Vir (SATB)

Perti, Giacomo/Berber, Jean Lawson Gould (51764)

(PS)

Beatus Vir (SATB/SATB)

Vivaldi, Antonio Ricordi

(PS)

Beatus Vir (SATB/SATB)

Vivaldi, Antonio/McEwen, Douglas Hinshaw (HMC 177)

(PS)

Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The SATB
Call, The 2 pt
Call, The SATB
Smith
White
Pfautsch
Jennings
Leavitt
Stroope
St James Press
Selah
Augsburg*
Earthsong
GIA
MSM 50-6515
G

Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Candlyn C. Fischer

G

Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Willan Concordia

G

Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Dimmock Trinitas/OCP

G

Come My Way, My Truth, My Life SATB Friedell HW Gray G

Eternal Light

Marshall GIA

G

Heart's Offering, The SATB Baldwin Oxford  

Heavenly Light

Kopylow, A. Carl Fischer (CM 497)

(1,G)

I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light

Thomerson, Kathleen GIA (G-2786)

(1,G)

Jesus Sun of Life My Splendor

Handel Concordia

G

Let Your Light Shine (SATB)

Lee, John Broadman (4566-21)

(G)

Light and Salt (SATB)

Routley, Erik GIA (G-2300)

(G)

O Happy Man (SATB)

Purcell, Henry/Lewis & Fortune Novello (PSR 12)

(PS)

O, I Got a Light (SATB)

Dett, R. Nathaniel Hall & McCreary (Dett's Spirituals,#1)

(G)

O Lux Beatissima SATB Helvey Hinshaw HMC1971  

On God and Not on Humans Trust

Pachelbel Concordia

2

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas Hal Leonard

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas G. Schirmer (ECS 372)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB, Keyboard) 
Teach Me, O Lord
Attwood, Thomas/arr. Klammer, Edward 
Attwood, Thomas
GIA (G-3045) 
CPDL
(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Byrd, William Oxford (Tudor Anthems)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Young, Gordon Belwin Mills (OCT 02545)

(G,1)

This Little Light of Mine SSAATTBB Hogan Hal Leonard 08743115  

True Fasting (2-part mixed)

Brandon, George Abingdon (APM 522)

(1)

Ye Are the Light of the World (SATB)

Mueller, Carl F. Fischer, Carl (CM 6524)

(G)

You Are the Salt of the Earth (SATB)

Butler, Eugene Word (CS 2452)

(G)

* Out of Print

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