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 live 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 (Alstott)   BB
Blessed Are They Who Follow (Chepponis)   PMB 657/WS/PRM A67/LPGA A60
Blessed Are They Who Follow (Guimont)   GC2 990/LPMG 76
Blessed Are They Who Follow (Hunstiger)   SS
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
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
All Glory Is Yours (2)   GC2 524/SS
*Be My Protecting, Saving God (E)   IH 41
Christ Is the King (1,G)   WOR 500/RS 630/GC 481/GC2 491/JS 848/SS
Deep Within (1,G)   RS 546/GC 399/GC2 419
*Eye Has Not Seen (2)   RS 758/GC 638/GC2 616/WC 844/WS/MI-BB/SS
Forgive Our Sins (G) WOR 754/RS 952/GC 879/GC2 848/PMB 324/JS 556/WC 663/WS/SS
Gift of Finest Wheat (C)  WOR 736/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/PMB 300/JS 803/GP 525/LMGM 136/WC 629/WS/MI-BB/SS
*God So Loved the World (C)   PMB 418/WC 803/WS
God! When Human Bonds Are Broken (G)   HG 155
*Heaven and Earth Will Fade Away (G)   PSL A-109/SS
How Can I Keep from Singing (E)   RS 733/GC 603/GC2 598 PMB 439/JS 721/GP 616/WC 828/WS/MI-BB/SS
His Voice Is in the Thunder, in the Storm (2,G)   WOR 515
*Lead Me, Guide Me (E)   RS 712/GC 574/GC2 555/LMGM 168/PMB 397/WC 777/WS/MI-BB/PSL A-107/SS
Let All Things Now Living (Ps,G)   WOR 559/RS 707/GC 567/GC2 551/PMB 516/JS 641/WC 945/WS/MI-BB/SS
Make of Our Hands a Throne, v 3 (C)    PMB 302/WC 656/WS
The Stars Declare His Glory (Ps,G)   WOR 506/RS 639/GC 489
The Works of the Lord Are Created in Wisdom (2)   WOR 504/GC 493/PMB 350/WC 696/WS
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)   WOR 624/RS 785
Wisdom, My Road (2)   GC2 500/WC 834
Your Words Are Spirit and Life (1,Ps,G)   JS 680/MI-BB

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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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