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 (Alstott)   BB
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 (Hunstiger)   SS
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/El Justo Brilla (Schiaonve)   SS
The Just Man Is a Light (Strickland)   WS/LPGA A59
Those Who Fear the Lord (Collegeville)   PSL A-105/SS

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)  GP 578/GC 690/GC2 681/MI‑BB/JS 761
Arise, Your Light Is Come (1,G)  CBW 302
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (1,G)   GC 663/GC2 643/ RS 779
*Beatitudes (C)   JS 657/GP 717/MI‑BB
*Blest Are They (C) GC 659/GC2 636/GP 35/CBW 522/RS 774/WC 938/WS/MI-BB/SS
Blest Are We (G)   PMB 409/WC 757/WS/GC2 682
*Bow Down before the Lord (E)   IH 40
*Bring Forth the Kingdom (G) GC 658/GC2 640/RS 772/SS
Christ, Be Our Light (1,G)   JS 661/GP 656/MI‑BB/WC 924/WS 743/GC 512/SS
Christ Is Alive (1,2)  WOR 466/CBW 384/WC 550/RS 601/PMB 258/JS 441/SS
Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (1,2,G)  WOR 616/RS 777/SS
City of God (G)  GP 548/GC 678/GC2 663/MI‑BB/CBW 345/JS 830/WC 774/RS 799/WS
*Come, Let Us Sing for Joy (E)   SS
*Come, Let Us Sing with Joy to the Lord (E)   GC2 739
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (G)  WOR 569/JS 693/WC 818/RS 717/GC 577
*Come, Worship the Lord (E)  JS 790/MI‑BB/GP 536
Crux Fidelis (2)   PMB 247/WC 751/WS
Disciple's Song (G)  CBW 505
*Gather Us In (G)  WOR 665/GC 744/GC2 743/WC 869/MI‑BB/CBW 587/RS 850/WS/SS
*Go Make a Difference (G)   GC2 664
God Has Chosen Me (G)  GP 546/JS 831/GC2 669/MI‑BB
God=s Blessing Sends Us Forth (G)   PMB 473/WC 881/WS
I Am the Light of the World (1,G)  JS 664/MI‑BB/GP 658
I Know Jesus (G)  LMGM 84
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (1,G)  WOR 510/GC 507/GC2 513/WC 781/RS 651/PMB 404/WS/SS
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (2)  LMGM 45/WC 755/WS
Kindle a Flame to Lighten the Dark (1,Ps,G)  RS 861
*Lead Me, Lord (C)  MI‑BB 587/JS 659/GP 715
Let There Be Light (1,G)  WOR 653
*Light of the World (G)   PSL A-106/SS
Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1,G)  WC 864/SS
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (1,2,G)  WOR 630/GC 681/GC2 668/CBW 507/JS 840/WC 933/MI‑BB/RS 793/GP 557/PMB 508/WS/SS
Now in This Banquet, vss 5‑6 (1,G) GC 833/GC2 825/CBW 608/RS 933
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,G)   PMB 472/WC 928/CBW 521
*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (C)  WOR 620
*O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (E)  GP 154/CBW 74/MI‑BB
Only This I Want (2)   JS 766/GP 575/GC 695/GC2 701/CBW 516/MI‑BB
Out of Darkness -- Walker (1,G)  MI‑BB/JS 765/GP 574/GC 689
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (1,G)  CBW 582
Prayer of Peace (1,G)  GC 729/GC2 720/SS
Receive in Your Heart (G)  WC 641
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (E) WOR 493/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/LMGM 93/PMB 355/JS 478/WC 720/WS/MI-BB/SS
Sent Forth by God=s Blessing (G)  MI‑BB/CBW 533/PMB 474, 475/WS
*Sing Praise to God (E)  WC 917/WOR 528/RS 683/GC 539/JS 610/PMB 498/SS
*Take Us as We Are, O God (G)   HG 97
There's a Spirit in the Air (1)  WOR 531/RS 689/GC 550/WC 585
This Little Light of Mine (1,G)  LMGM 190/GC 513/GC2 514/PMB 502/WC 937/WS
Those Who See Light (1,G)  MI‑BB
Tree of Life (2) GC 397/GC2 401/CBW 373/RS 541/SS
*Venite, Adoremus (E)   PSL A-245/SS
We Are Called (1,G) GC 718/GC2 710/RS 820/WC 778/WS/MI-BB/SS
We Are Marching (1,G)  RS 648/GC 512/GC2 516/PMB 398/JS 665/WC 789/WS/SS
*We Are the Light of the World (G)  WC 931/MI‑BB/JS 660/GP 657/PMB 506/GC 508/GC2 515/WS
What Does the Lord Require (1)  WOR 624/RS 785
*What You Hear in the Dark (G)  GP 660
Whatsoever You Do (1)   GC 670/GC2 656/WC 934/MI‑BB/JS 846/GP 558/WS
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (2)   JS 417/BB/WOR 433/CBW 382

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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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