Attention shifts today from Easter to Pentecost. (We separate the two events of the resurrection and the gift of the Spirit because our liturgical calendar follows Luke's chronology, which treats the resurrection, ascension, and gift of the Spirit as separate events spread across the fifty days from Passover to Pentecost.)

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17. This reading is often quoted as the “proof-text” for treating Baptism and Confirmation as two separate sacraments.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (65) 66
Psalm 66, like Psalm 118, may be used as a "seasonal psalm" during the Great Fifty Days. It begins as a hymn of praise that leads into a great thanksgiving for what God has done personally for the psalmist.


All You Nations, vss 1‑5 (Deiss) PMB 153/WC 409

Let All the Earth (Cooney) BB-MI 770/GP 216

Let All the Earth (Guimont) GC2 935

Let All the Earth (Haugen) GC 65/GC2 45/RS 93

Let All the Earth (Isele) LMGM 519

Let All the Earth (Olivier/Black) CBW 103

Let All the Earth (Roberts) LMGM 518

Let All the Earth (Schiavone) JS 933

Let All the Earth (Vogt) JS 53

Let All the Earth (Warner) CBW 589/GP 217

Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB-MI 529/JS 620/GP 676/GC 558


1 Peter 3:15-18. Life in Christ has moral consequences for daily living. The way we live our life is rooted in our faith that Christ died “to lead us to God.”


John 14:15-21. From the “Final Discourse” in John's version of the Last Supper, Jesus promises “another Advocate,” the “Spirit of truth.” Filled with the Spirit, we are able to obey the commandment to love in imitation of the love that Jesus has shown us and the love shared by Jesus and the Father.


Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Hope, v 3 (1,G) CBW 613/PMB 284

All the Ends of the Earth -- Dufford (1,Ps) (G) BB-MI 548/ GP 683/GP3 712/GC 520/GC2 526/G3 604/JS 595/JS3 573/OFUV 571

*Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (G) BB-MI 727/CBW 426/FYC3 /GC 853/GC2 826/G3 949/GP 419/GP3 361/JS 477/JS3 458/LMGM 67/LMGM2 752/OFUV 518/OIF 630/PMB 352/RS 914/SS 989/WC 746/WS 610/WOR 737/WOR4 953

Amen Siakudumisa (Ps)   GC 536/RS 698

At the Table of the World (1,G) OIF 531/PMB 301/WC 684/WS 565

Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (2) RS 729/WC 827/WS 668/WOR 586/WOR4 915

Christ, Be beside Me (G) BB-MI 395/JS 687/JS3 650/OFUV 686/OIF 621/PMB 364/WC 747/WS 620

Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts, v 5 (1,2,G) CBW 585/RS 674/WOR 538

Come Down, O Love Divine (1,G) CBW 407/GC 465/GC2 471/G3 556/JS 461/JS3 438/LMGM2 332/OIF 491/RS 617/WC 628/WOR 472 /WOR4 534

Come, Holy Spirit (1,G) JS 464/JS3 437

Come, Holy Spirit, Wind and Fire (1,G) OIF 649/PMB 375/WC 766/WS 631

Come, Host of Heaven’s High Dwelling Place (G) GC2 747/G3 846

Come Now, Almighty King (G) BB-MI 709/CBW /FYC3 /GC 475/GC2 486/G3 562/GP 417/GP3 359/JS 471/JS3 450/LMGM 76/LMGM2 334 /OFUV 506/PMB 378/WOR 487/WOR4 549

Forth in the Peace of Christ (1)  CBW 514/WOR 627

From All That Dwell below the Skies (Ps) BB-MI 535/JS 603/JS3 569/GP 682/GP3 718/OFUV 586/OIF 829/PMB 483/SS 826/WC 946/WS 754/WOR 521

Glory and Praise to Our God (Ps) BB-MI 545/GC 522/GC2 537/G3 606

GP 671/GP3 723/JS 596/JS3 574/OFUV 576/OIF 836 /RS 596/WC 936

WS 758/WOR4 597

God Sends Us His Spirit (1,G) GC 467/LMGM 125/LMGM2 333/WOR 724

I Come with Joy (G) CBW 424/FYC3 /GC 806/GC2 /G3 919/JS3/LMGM2 754 /OIF 724/PMB 320/RS 854/SPS /SS 979/WC 913/WS 576/WOR 726 /WOR4 926

I Surrender All (G) LMGM 235/LMGM2 616

I Will Be with You (G) GC 455/RS 603

I Will Never Forget You (G) BB-MI 607/CBW 708/GP 711/GP3 767/JS 653/JS3 628/OFUV 615

If You Believe and I Believe (1,2,G) RS 825/GC 722/GC2 708/G3 818/JS 839/LMGM2 653/WOR4 803

Jesus, Wine of Peace (G) GC 817/GC2 804

Jesus, Your Spirit in Us (G) GC2 648/G3 752

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (G) BB-MI 472/ CBW 625/CH 454/ GC 622/GC2 613/G3 641/GP 158/GP3 662/JS 391/JS3 709/OFUV 696/OIF 743/RS 743/SS 854/WC 857/ WOR 588/WOR4 642/WS 695
Love One Another ‑‑ Dufford, v 3 (G) BB-MI 473/GC 630/GP 645/GP3 665/JS 752/JS3 718/OIF 741/OFUV 685/RS 745

Mold Me, Lord (G) LMGM 128/LMGM2 742

More Love to Thee, O Christ (G) LMGM 246/LMGM 363

O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God (1,2,G) BB-MI 648/GC 800/GC2 800/G3 902/GP3 399/JS 551/JS3 521/OFUV 293/OIF 651/PMB 373/RS 907/SS 777/WC 770/WS 628/WOR 725/WOR4 914

O for a Heart to Praise My God (G) WOR 591

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G)  CBW 654/JS 444/JS3 563/RS 759/SS 1003/WOR 605/WOR4 705

*Peace, v 7 (G) BB-MI 524/GP 649/GP3 681/OIF 799/PMB 462/WS 726

Praise the Spirit in Creation (G) WOR 477/WOR4 542

Send Us Your Spirit (G) BB-MI 448,452/CBW 414/GC 470/GC2 476/G3 552/GP 410/GP3 341/JS 462/JS3 433/OFUV 664/RS 612

Singing Songs of Expectation (G) JS 781/RS 780

Song of the Holy Spirit (1,2) JS 460

Spirit, Come (G) BB-MI 451/GP 406/GP3 346

Spirit Divine, Accept Our Prayers (G) OIF 654/PMB 374/WC 771/WOR 476

Spirit of God within Me (G) GC 468/G3 554/RS 610/WOR 480/WOR4 547

Sweet, Sweet Spirit (G) GP 405/JS 331/LMGM 75/LMGM2 327/OIF 655/WC 768/WS 629

There's a Spirit in the Air (1,G)  GC 550/OIF 495/RS 689/WC 585/WOR 531

*This Is My Body, v 10 (G) OIF 570/PMB 318/WC 661/WS 554

This Is the Spirit's Entry Now (1,2) WOR 722

We Are God's Work of Art/Somos la Creación de Dios (2) RS 901/GC 808

We Have Been Told (G) C) BB-MI 497/GC 699/GC2 694/GP3 564/RS 815/WC 851/WS 693/WOR4 763

Wonderful and Great (Ps) OIF 860/PMB 499/WC 956

You Are Mine (G) BB-MI 455/GC 649/GC2 627/G3 721/GP3 651/RS 762/SS 863/SPS 238/WC 893/WS 723/WOR4 704


Choral Anthems

Glorify the Lord (SSATB)

Sweelinck, Jan Pieters/Lundquist, M. N.

Summy-Birchard (1348)


If You Love Me (SATB)

Beck, John Ness

Beckenhorst (BP1114)


If Ye Love Me (SSA)

Pinkham, Daniel

E.C. Schirmer (2568)


If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Roff, Joseph

Hal Leonard (08031760)


If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Tallis, Thomas



If Ye Love Me (SAB)

Tallis, Thomas/Proulx, R.

GIA (G-2290)


If Ye Love Me (TTBB)

Tallis, Thomas

Concordia (98-1520) *


If Ye Love Me (SSA)

Willan, Healey

Concordia (We Praise Thee Vol. 3) *

(1,PS G)

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SSATB)

Byrd, William

E.C. Schirmer


I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (TTBB)

Byrd, William

E.C. Schirmer (2324)


I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (2-part treble)

Nelson, Ron

Boosey and Hawkes (5576)


I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB)

Titcomb, Everett

Carl Fischer (C.M.441)


Let All the Earth Worship You (SATB)

Kreutz, Robert

GIA (G-2165)


Loudly Shout His Praise (TBB)

Greene, Maurice

Concordia (98-2301) *


Make a Joyful Noise (SATB)

Fetler, Paul

Augsburg (1476)


Make a Joyful Noise Unto God (Tenor, SATB)

Beethoven, L. van/Pattinson, J.

Carl Fischer (CM 146)


Non Vos Relinquam Orphanos Byrd CPDL  

O Be Joyful in God (Soprano, SATB)

Willan, Healey

C.F. Peters (6073)


O Rex Gloriae (SATB)

Marenzio, Luca

Oxford (A303)


Praise God, Ye Lands (TTBB)

Schütz, Heinrich/Precht, F.L.

Concordia (98-1681) *


Sing Praises to the Lord (SAB)

Gieseke, Richard W.

Concordia (97-5481)


Sing Forth (SATB)

Mueller, Carl F.

Carl Fischer (6876)


This Do and Thou Shalt Live (SATB)

Ford, Virgil T.

Lorenz (C-179)


With a Voice of Singing (SATB)

Jennings, Kenneth

Augsburg (11-1429)


* out of print