SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Lectionary #76

What are the limits of divine law? Is it just a matter of following the “law on the books,” or does it demand more of us than that? In Jesus’ time, this was a key debate between the Sadducees and the Pharisees. Jesus, as a radical Pharisee, taught that fidelity to God goes far beyond the written Law and even the oral Law that interpreted it; fidelity to God requires total dedication in every circumstance.

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Choral Anthems


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Sirach 15:15-20. Traditional moral teaching divided human behavior into two “ways”: the way of life and the way of death. God calls people to follow the way of life and does not force anyone into the way of death.

 

Psalm of the Day: Ps. (118) 119

These excerpts from the longest psalm in the Psalter (176 verses!) praise both those who follow God’s way and the Law (Torah) which lays out that way. The final verse of today’s excerpt asks for wisdom—insight into how everything fits together in God’s plan.

 

Blessed Are They Who Follow (Chepponis) PMB 657/PRM A67/LPGA A60

Blessed Are They Who Follow (Guimont) GC2 990/LPMG 76

Blessed Are They Who Follow (Inwood) JS 99/GP 265

Blessed Are They Who Follow (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 885/LPGG 885

Blessed Are They Who Follow (Schiavone) JS 963/LP 107

Happy Are They Who Follow (Collegeville) PSL A-108/SS 284

Happy Are They Who Follow (Guimont) RS 162

Happy Are Those Who Follow (Cooney) GC 116

 

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (18) 19

 

Ps 19: Lord, You Have the Words

Señor, Tú Tienes Palabras

 

1 Corinthians 2:6-10. Paul indicates that he taught at several levels. There is the basic announcement of the Good News (see last week’s second reading), but he also taught in deeper ways (and, probably, relying more on his rabbinical training) for those who could understand it. Still, he claims no credit for this deeper teaching: It is the work of the Spirit.

 

Matthew 5:17-37. In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls his disciples to complete fidelity to the divine will in all circumstances. He quotes examples from the “oral Law” (for the most part) and follows them with commands that go to extremes to show how devoted people must be in their “yes” response to God.

 

Songs for the Liturgy

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

All Glory Is Yours (2) GC2 524/G3 605/SS 820

*Be My Protecting, Saving God (E) IH 41

Christ Is the King (1,G) /GC 481/GC2 491/G3 571/JS 848/JS3 833/ RS 630/SS 799/WOR 500/WOR4 568

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

*Eye Has Not Seen (2) BB-MI 460/GC 638/GC2 616/G3 728/GP3 645/RS 758/SS 860/WC 881/WS 711

Forgive Our Sins (G) /RS 952/GC 879/GC2 848/G3 965/PMB 324/JS 556/OIF 575/SS 1017/WC 711/WS 588/ WOR 754/WOR4 967

Gift of Finest Wheat (C) BB-MI 324/GC 815/GC2 816/G3 940/GP 525/GP3 487/JS 803/JS3 791/LMGM 136/LMGM2 757/OFUV 807/OIF 540/PMB 300/ SS 1009/WC 666/WOR 736/WOR4 939/WS 560

*God So Loved the World (C)  OIF 739/PMB 418/WC 846/WS 680

God! When Human Bonds Are Broken (G) HG 155

*Heaven and Earth Will Fade Away (G) PSL A-109/SS 288

How Can I Keep from Singing (E) BB-MI 440/RS 733/GC 603/GC2 598/G3 685/GP 616/GP3 607/JS 721/JS3 686/ OFUV 638/OIF 760/PMB 439/SPS 216/SS 845/WC 866/WOR4 684/WS 703

His Voice Is in the Thunder, in the Storm (2,G) WOR 515

*Lead Me, Guide Me (E) BB-MI 391/GC 574/GC2 555/G3 656/GP3 621/JS3 654/LMGM 168/OIF 704/PMB 397/PSL A-107/RS 712/SS 334/WC 816/WOR4 657/WS 650

Let All Things Now Living (Ps,G) BB-MI 586/GC 567/GC2 551/G3 635/GP3 706/JS 641/JS3 608/OIF 895/PMB 516/RS 707/SS 838/WC 984/ WOR 559/WOR4 636/WS 792

Make of Our Hands a Throne, v 3 (C)  OIF 552/PMB 302/WC 694/WS 578

The Stars Declare His Glory (Ps,G)  GC 489/RS 639/WOR 506

The Works of the Lord Are Created in Wisdom (2) GC 493/OIF 618/PMB 350/WC 735/WOR 504/WS 603

We Live a Mystery (2) GC 595

We Will Serve the Lord (1,G) GC 665/GC2 652

What Does the Lord Require (1,G) RS 785/WOR 624/WOR4 748

Wisdom, My Road (2) GC2 500/WC 872

Your Words Are Spirit and Life (1,Ps,G) BB-MI 591/GP3 692/JS 680/JS3 644/OFUV 650

Your Words Lord, Are Spirit and Life   SPS 56

 

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Choral Anthems

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

Ad Dominum cum Tribularer (SSATB)

Hassler, Hans Leo

Mercury (2)

(PS)

Beati Immaculati (SATB)

Victoria, Tomás Luis/Martens, M.

Walton (6020)

(PS)

Beati Quorum Via (SSATBB)

Stanford, C. V

Boosey 7 Hawkes (OCTB 5318)

(PS)

Benedictus es Domine SATB Lassus CPDL 1, PS, G

Blessed Are the Undefiled (SS)

Willan, Healey

Concordia (97-7564)

(PS)

Blessed Are Those That Are Undeflied (2-part treble)

Greene, Maurice/Wienandt, E.

Hinrichsen (C.F. Peters) (#51)

(PS)

Blessed Are Those (SATTB)

Tallis, Thomas

G. Schirmer (9567)

(PS)

Blessed Are Those Whose Way Is Blameless (SAB)

Petrich, Roger

Augsburg (PS 614)

(PS)

Blessed Jesus at Thy Word Hopson Selah 410-107 G
Blest Are They SATB Bouman Selah 410-113 G

Foolishness Carol, The (SATB)

Lovelace, Austin

Somerset (CF 4326)

(2)

For God So Loved the World SATB Martinson Selah 410-546 C
Forgive Our Sins 2 pt White Selah 410-611 G
God So Loved the World
God So Loved the World
Chilcott
Stainer
  C

If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Tallis, Thomas

Tudor Church Music (42.601)
CPDL

(1,PS,G))

If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Beck, John Ness

Beckenhorst Press (BP1114)

(1,PS,G)

If Ye Love Me

Tallis / Proulx

GIA (G-2290)

(1,PS,G)

Jesus, Lead My Footsteps Ever

Bach, J.S.

Oxford (New Anthems, p. 193)

(G)

Keep Me Faithfully SB Handel/Proulx GIA G-2355 1, PS, G
Lord, Make Me to Know Thy Ways Byrd/Lovelace Concordia, CPDL 1, G
Lord Teach Me Thy Ways Byrd/Lovelace Concordia 1

Oculus Non Vidit (2-part)

Lassus, Orlando

Mercury (352.00011)

(2)

Oculus Non Vidit (2-part)

Lassus, Orlando

Oxford (Anthems for Choirs, Vol 2)

(2)

Offertory Ness Beck Beckenhorst 1
Open My Eyes SATB
Open My Eyes SATB
Rutter
Scott
Hinshaw HMC 467
Concordia 98-2904
1, PS, G

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas

Concordia (98-1343)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas

G. Schirmer (ECS 372)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas

Novello (29/0225.07)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas

Oxford (Anthems for Choirs)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Atwood, Thomas

CPDL

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Byrd, William

Oxford (Tudor Anthems)(CMS-23)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SAB)

Franck, J.L

Pro Art (Belwin) (PRO-CH 3014)

(PS)

Teach Me, O Lord SAB Moger RSCM/GIA (PS)

Teach Me, O Lord (SATB)

Young, Gordon

Belwin Mills (OCT 02545)

(PS)

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