How do you measure God’s care? God doesn’t measure it: It is poured out abundantly, though at times we may not recognize that fact. Someone devastated by war or terrible loss finds it hard to believe that God not only loves but is love itself. That is the challenge for Christians: to believe in and, more important, to manifest divine love even in awful circumstances.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 49:14-15. God’s love surpasses even that of a mother for her child, though the people of Israel, defeated by their enemies, clearly found that hard to believe.

Psalm of the Day:Ps. (61) 62
This psalm contains some of the most powerful language about trust in God found in the Psalter.

For God Alone (Soper)   JS 49/GP 212
In God Alone (Collegeville)   PSL A-114/SS
In God Alone (Haas)   RS 88/GC 59
Rest in God Alone (Alstott)   BB
Rest in God Alone (Batastini/Gelineau)   WOR 891/RS 87/LPGG 891
Rest in God Alone (Guimont)   GC2 932/LPMG 82
Rest in God Alone (Hunstiger)   SS
Rest in God Alone (Phillips)   PMB 662/WS/PRM A69/LPGA A62
Rest in God Alone (Schiavone)   JS 969/LP 113

Suggested Common Psalm:  Ps (62) 63

My Soul Is Thirsting for You
Mi Alma Está Sedienta de Ti, Señor

1 Corinthians 4:1-5. Paul was accused of many things by people who disagreed with his teaching. While acknowledging his faults and possible mistakes, Paul holds to one truth: He has remained trustworthy, holding to the task that God has given him.

Matthew 6:24-34. If you believe in God’s love, and if you believe that the God who clothes creation in beauty cares for you, then how can you disobey God? This passage is also the foundation for Christian vows of poverty, through which individuals and communities proclaim their absolute trust in God’s providence.

Songs for the Liturgy

*Age to Age, v 2 (G)   JS 703/MI-BB
All Things Bright and Beautiful (G)   WOR 505/RS 635/PMB 348/JS 632/WC 693
*Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, v 2 (C)  WOR 737/RS 914//GC 853/GC2 826/LMGM 67/PMB 352/JS 477/GP 419/WC 703/WS/MI-BB/SS
Christian, Do You Hear the Lord (1) WOR 594
Enséñame/Teach Us, Lord (G)   GC2 503
Father, Lord of All Creation (G)   JS 853
Father, We Thank Thee (G)   WOR 558/RS 705/GC 568/GC2 547/PMB 316/WC 619/WS/SS
For the Fruits of This Creation (G)   WOR 562/RS 704/PMB 519/JS 629/WC 952/WS/MI-BB/SS
God Feeds Us, God Saves Us (G)   PSL A-115/SS
God Has Smiled on Me (G)   LMGM 185
God Is So Good (G)   LMGM 188
God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens (G)   WOR 648/RS 819
God, Whose Love Is Reigning O'er Us (G)   JS 613
God Will Take Care of You (G)   LMGM 183
Halleluyah! We Sing Your Praises (C)  RS 692/GC 562/GC2 529/PMB 482
*His Eye Is on the Sparrow (G)   LMGM 186
How Beautiful the Morning and the Day (G)   WOR 672
*I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (G)   LMGM 187
I Have Loved You (1,G)   RS 641/GC 504/GC2 504/JS 649/GP 710/MI-BB
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (G)   WOR 502/RS 633/PMB 351/JS 635/GP 668/WC 921/WS/MI-BB/SS
*Isaiah 49 (1)   JS 653/GP 711/MI-BB
Like a Child Rests (1)   JS 734/GP 635/MI-BB
Lord of All Hopefulness (G)   WOR 568/RS 713/GC 578/GC2 560/PMB 415/JS 690/GP 622/WC 799/WS/MI-BB/SS
*Lord, You Give the Great Commission, v 5 (C)   WOR 470/RS 607/GC 456/GC2 466/PMB 382/JS 452/GP 401/WC 742/WS/MI-BB/SS
Morning Has Broken (G)   WOR 674/RS 859/GC 756/GC2 748/PMB 281/JS 871/GP 728/WC 590/WS/MI-BB/SS
Neither Death Nor Life (G)   GC2 605
O God, You Search Me (G)   GC2 509/JS 711/GP 601/MI-BB
*Only in God (Ps)   GC 621/GC2 591/JS 712/GP 600, 610/MI-BB
Our God Provides (G)   JS 652
Praise the Lord of Heaven (G)   WC 912
Praise the Lord! You Heavens, Adore Him (G)   WOR 529/LMGM 202/MI-BB/SS
*Seek First God's Kingdom (G)   BFW 246/SS
*Seek for the Kingdom of God with All of Your Powers! (G)   HG 36
*Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G)   WOR 580/RS 728/GC 615/GC2 600/PMB 433/JS 720/GP 608/WC 822/WS/MI-BB
So the Day Dawn for Me (G)   GC 651
The Hand of God (G)   GC2 828
*The Lord Has Become My Protector (E)   IH 43
The Stars Declare His Glory (G)   WOR 506/RS 639/GC 489
*The Strong Lord Sets Me Free (E)   PSL A-184/SS
This World, My God, Is Held within Your Hand (G)   WOR 582
*Though the Mountains May Fall, v 1 (1)   GC 602/GC2 595/JS 715/GP 605/MI-BB
Today I Awake (G)   RS 857/GC 755
With a Shepherd's Care (1,G)   RS 738/GC 654/GC2 628
You Are All We Have (Ps,G)   RS 643/GC 505/GC2 508
You Are Mine (1,G)   RS 836/GC 649/GC2 627/WC 853/WS/MI-BB/SS
You Are Near (G)   GC 604/GC2 590/LMGM 184/JS 722/GP 619/WC 854/WS/MI-BB
*You Have Rescued Me (E)   GP 475
Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created (G)   WOR 638/GC 713/JS 841


Choral Anthems

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful (2-part)

Rutter, John

Hinshaw (HMC-663)


Consider the Lilies (SATB)

Willaert, Adrianus/Zanon-Vene

Ricordi (NY 1898)


Consider the Lilies (SATB)

Winslow, R.

Elkan-Vogel (1217)


Consider the Lilies (SATB)

Young, Gordon

Theodore Presser (312-41025)


Consider the Lilies of the Field (SATB)

McCormick, Clifford

Shawnee (A-399)


Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The Berger Augsburg G

For God alone My Soul Awaits (SATB, Brass or Wind Quintet)

Nelson, Ron

Augsburg (11-0560)


He Watching Over Israel Mendelssohn G. S. Schirmer G

If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee
If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee


Oxford (Morning Star Choir Book, V.2)
Concordia 98-2081


If you But Trust in God 2 pt mixed Arr. Woodward GIA G-7201 G

In God is My Salvation (TB)

Pfohl, Henry

Harold Flammer (C-5022)


Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee Brahms C. F. Peters G
Lord of All Hopefulness SATB Willan Peters G

My Soul, Waith Thou Only Upon God (SATB)

Roff, Joseph

Abingdon (APM-432)


O Bread of Life From Heaven White Augsburg G
O How Sweet, O Lord Willan W. Gray G
On God, and Not on Humans Trust SATB Pachelbel Concordia* G
Praise the Lord Gumpelzaimer GIA  

Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei, K. 86 (SATB)

Mozart, W.A

Concordia (97-5230)


Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Our God (SATB)

Bruckner, Anton /Klein, M.

GIA (7 More Motets) (G-1495)


Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Our God (2-part mixed)

Kirk, Theron

Carl Fischer (CM 8043)


Sing for Joy, O Heavens (SATB)

Roff, Joseph

Associated (A 417)


Sing, O Heavens (SATB)

Diemer, Mary Lou

Carl Fischer (CM 7923)


Truly, My Soul Waiteth Upon God (SATB)

Sacco, P. Peter

Foster & Hall (FH 110)


Truly, My Soul Waiteth Upon God (SA)

Willan, Healey

Concordia (We Praise Thee) (97-7564)


Zion's Lament (SSATB)

Hammerschmidt, A./Hoelty-Nickel, T

Concordia (98-1478)


Zion Said (SSATB)

Hammerschmidt, A./Ehret, Walter

Abingdon (APM 538)


Zion Speaks, I Am by God Forsaken

Schein, Johann H./Scholten, J

Concordia (98-1894)


* Out of Print