SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER A Lectionary #55

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/WS
Let All the Earth   PSL A-73/SS
Let All the Earth (Alstott)   MI-BB
Let All the Earth (Cooney)  GP 216/MI‑BB/SP4 28
Let All the Earth (Foley) PCY7 24
Let All the Earth (Guimont)   GC2 935/LPMG 55
Let All the Earth (Hutmacher/Gelineau)   LPGG 853         
Let All the Earth (Haugen)  GC 65/GC2 45/RS 93/PCY1 42
Let All the Earth (Isele)  LMGM 519
Let All the Earth/Aclaman al Señor (Krisman)   SS
Let All the Earth (Olivier/Black)  CBW 103
Let All the Earth (Roberts)  LMGM 518
Let All the Earth (Schiavone)   JS 933/LP 77
Let All the Earth (Strickland)  PRM A53/WS
Let All the Earth (Vogt)   JS 53
Let All the Earth (Warner)  CBW 589/GP 217
Let All the Earth (Willcock)  PFS 28
Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor)  JS 620/GP 676/GC 558/MI‑BB

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)  JS 595/GP 683/MI‑BB/GC 520/GC2 526
*Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (G)  WOR 737/CBW 426/GP 419/WC 703/MI‑BB/LMGM 67/GC 853/GC2 826/JS 477/RS 914/PMB 352/WS/SS
Amen Siakudumisa (Ps)  RS 698/GC 536
At the Table of the World (1,G) PMB 301/WC 646/WS
Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (2)  WOR 586/RS 729/WC 788/WS
Called and Gathered by the Spirit (G)   SS
Christ, Be beside Me (G)  WC 704/JS 687/MI‑BB/PMB 364/WS
Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts, v 5 (1,2,G)  WOR 538/CBW 585/RS 674
Come Down, O Love Divine (1,G)  WOR 472/MI‑BB/CBW 407/GC 465/GC2 471/WC 588/JS 461/RS 617
Come, Holy Spirit (1,G)  JS 464
Come, Holy Spirit, Wind and Fire (1,G)  PMB 375/WC 724/WS
Come, Host of Heaven=s High Dwelling Place (G)   GC2 747
Come Now, Almighty King (G)  WOR 487/MI‑BB/LMGM 76/GC 475/GC2 486/JS 471/GP 417/PMB 378/WC 737/WS/SS
*Come, Spread the News (E)   IH 27
For Your Gift of God the Spirit (G)   HG 45
Forth in the Peace of Christ (1)  WOR 627/CBW 514
From All That Dwell below the Skies (Ps)  JS 603/WOR 521/WC 922/MI‑BB/GP 682/PMB 483/WS/SS
Glory and Praise to Our God (Ps)  GP 671/GC 522/GC 537/MI‑BB/WC 898/JS 596/RS 696/WS
God Sends Us His Spirit (1,G)  GC 467/WOR 724/LMGM 125
Holy Spirit (1,G)  MI‑BB
I Come with Joy (G)  WOR 726/WC 877/CBW 424/GC 806/GC2 799/RS 854/PMB 320/WS/SS
I Surrender All (G)  LMGM 235
I Will Be with You (G)  GC 455/RS 603
I Will Never Forget You (G)  GP 711/JS 653/CBW 708/MI‑BB
If You Believe and I Believe (1,2,G)  RS 825/GC 722/GC2 708/JS 839/WS
Jesus, Wine of Peace (G)  GC 817/GC2 804
Jesus, Your Spirit in Us (G)   GC2 648
*Live on in My Love (G,C)   PSL A-85/SS
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (G)  WOR 588/MI‑BB/GP 640/WC 814/GC 622/GC2 613/JS 746/CBW 625/RS 743/PMB 431/WS/SS
Love One Another ‑‑ Dufford, v 3 (G)  GP 645/JS 752/MI‑BB
Mold Me, Lord (G)  LMGM 128
More Love to Thee, O Christ (G)  LMGM 246
O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God (1,2,G)  RS 907/GC 800/GC2 800/JS 551/MI‑BB/WOR 725/PMB 373/WC 729/WS/SS
O for a Heart to Praise My God (G)  WOR 591
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G)  WOR 605/CBW 654/JS 444/RS 759/SS
*Peace, v 7 (G)  WC 863/MI‑BB 482/CBW 700/JS 741/GP 649/PMB 462/WS
Praise the Spirit in Creation (G)  WOR 477
Send Us Your Spirit (G)  GP 410/MI‑BB/GC 470/GC2 476/CBW 414/JS 462/RS 612/SS
*Shout to the Ends of the Earth (E)   PSL A-89/SS
Singing Songs of Expectation (G)  RS 780/JS 781
Song of the Holy Spirit (1,2)  JS 460
Spirit, Come (G)  MI‑BB/GP 406
Spirit Divine, Accept Our Prayers (G)  WOR 476/PMB 374/WC 730
Spirit of God (G)   MI-BB
Spirit of God within Me (G)  WOR 480/GC 468/RS 610/MI-BB
Sweet, Sweet Spirit (G)  LMGM 75/JS 331/GP 405/WC 726/WS
There's a Spirit in the Air (1,G)  WOR 531/GC 550/WC 585/RS 689
*This Is My Body, v 10 (G)  PMB 318/WC 623/WS
This Is the Spirit's Entry Now (1,2)  WOR 722
Veni, Lumen Cordium (G)   SS
Water and Spirit (1,G)  WC 602
We Are God's Work of Art/Somos la Creación de Dios (2)  RS 901/GC 808
We Have Been Told (G)  MI‑BB 525/GC 699/GC2 694/RS 815/WC 812/WS/SS
We Receive Power (1,G)   WC 732
Wonderful and Great (Ps)   PMB 499/WC 918
You Are Mine (G)  RS 762/WC 853/MI‑BB/GC 649/GC2 627/WS/SS

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Choral Anthems

Glorify the Lord (SSATB)

Sweelinck, Jan Pieters/Lundquist, M. N.

Summy-Birchard (1348)

(PS)

If You Love Me (SATB)

Beck, John Ness

Beckenhorst (BP1114)

(1,PS,G)

If Ye Love Me (SSA)

Pinkham, Daniel

E.C. Schirmer (2568)

(1,PSG)

If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Roff, Joseph

Hal Leonard (08031760)

(1,PS,G)

If Ye Love Me (SATB)

Tallis, Thomas

Various

(1,PS,G)

If Ye Love Me (SAB)

Tallis, Thomas/Proulx, R.

GIA (G-2290)

(1,PS,G)

If Ye Love Me (TTBB)

Tallis, Thomas

Concordia (98-1520) *

(1,PS,G)

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

(G)

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (TTBB)

Byrd, William

E.C. Schirmer (2324)

(G)

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

Nelson, Ron

Boosey and Hawkes (5576)

(G)

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB)

Titcomb, Everett

Carl Fischer (C.M.441)

(G)

Let All the Earth Worship You (SATB)

Kreutz, Robert

GIA (G-2165)

(PS)

Loudly Shout His Praise (TBB)

Greene, Maurice

Concordia (98-2301) *

(PS)

Make a Joyful Noise (SATB)

Fetler, Paul

Augsburg (1476)

(PS)

Make a Joyful Noise Unto God (Tenor, SATB)

Beethoven, L. van/Pattinson, J.

Carl Fischer (CM 146)

(PS)

Non Vos Relinquam Orphanos Byrd CPDL  

O Be Joyful in God (Soprano, SATB)

Willan, Healey

C.F. Peters (6073)

(PS)

O Rex Gloriae (SATB)

Marenzio, Luca

Oxford (A303)

(G)

Praise God, Ye Lands (TTBB)

Schütz, Heinrich/Precht, F.L.

Concordia (98-1681) *

(PS)

Sing Praises to the Lord (SAB)

Gieseke, Richard W.

Concordia (97-5481)

(PS)

Sing Forth (SATB)

Mueller, Carl F.

Carl Fischer (6876)

(PS)

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