SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY (A, B, C) Lectionary #20

A further reflection of the meaning of Christmas: Christ is the light and the savior of the whole world. He came from the Jews and fulfilled Israel's hopes for salvation from God. But—a point that was strongly contested in the early Church—salvation is not limited to the Jews. It is for everyone.

Isaiah 60:1-6. God is compared to the sun dawning over Jerusalem, which will draw all nations (and the wealth of the nations) to a city that lies, as the prophet speaks, in ruins. The gifts of the nations are echoed in the Gospel text.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (71) 72
A psalm composed in praise of a new royal heir in the house of David. The Church has used this psalm to honor Christ as the king of kings, lord over all the nations.

Every Nation on Earth (Joncas) GC 72/GC2 46/RS 102
Every Nation on Earth (Tate) WC 447/WS 358
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Cooney) GP 220/MI-BB 772
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Gelineau/Proulx) WOR 784/LPGG 786
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Guimont) GC2 944/LPMG 20
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Harbor) LMGM 506
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Haugen) PCY1 16/RS 103
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Kasbohm) PMB 575/PRM A13
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Schiavone) JS 898/LP 29
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Willcock) PFS 10
Lord, Every Nation on Earth (Young) CBW 37
Se Postrarán ante Ti/Every Nation upon the Earth (Cortez) FYC 219
Se Postrarán ante Ti, Señor (Grajeda) FYC 218
They Shall Adore You PSL A24/SS 438

Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6. This announcement is what makes it possible for most of us to be Christian: God's plan is that “the Gentiles are coheirs [with the Jews], members of the same body, and copartners in the promise of Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 2:1-12. The story of the “magi from the east” puts in graphic form the Christian belief that the meaning of Christmas is for the nations; it is not limited to one group of people or one country. It also shows how the presence of Christ causes division: It makes some people (Herod) fearful; it leads others (the magi) to rejoice. The tradition that there were three magi comes from the fact that the text describes three gifts that the magi offer.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy
All the Ends of the Earth – Dufford (1) BB-MI 548/GP 683/GP3 712/GC 520/GC2 526/G3 604/JS 595/JS3 573/OFUV 571
All the Ends of the Earth  (Booth) SPS 82
All the Ends of the Earth  (Canedo)  SPS 83
*Angel Voices Richly Blending (G) WOR 395
*Angels from the Realms of Glory (G) BB 109/JS 367/JS3 332/LMGM 18/LMGM2 264/GC 358/GC2 369/G3 438/OFUV 383/OIF 379/RS 508/GP 335/GP3 253/PMB 202/SS 676/WC 513/WS 449/WOR 377/WOR4 425
*Arise and Shine (1) CBW 341
Arise, Jerusalem (1) PSL A-23/SS 214,215
*Arise, Shine Forth (1) CBW 342
*Arise, Your Light Has Come (1) CBW 302
*As with Gladness Men of Old (G) BB 104/CBW 343/GP 339/GP3 258/JS 369/JS3 334/GC 374/GC2 384/G3465/RS 534/OFUV 409/OIF 405/PMB 226/SS 698/WC 550/WS 453/WOR 409/WOR4 450
*Brightest and Best (1) GC 379/RS 533
Epiphany Carol (G) GC 386/G3 462/LMGM2 279/SS
From All That Dwell below the Skies (Ps,2) 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
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (G) BB 95/CBW 322/RS 518/GC 367/G3 440/JS 346/JS3 314/GP 319/GP3 239/OFUV 384/OIF 392/PMB 198/SS 675/WC 539/WS 447/WOR 391/WOR4 427
*Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Ps) /OIF 404/PMB 225/SS 656 /WC 546/WS 451
How Brightly Beams the Morning Star (1) OIF 407/WC 547/WOR 389
In the Bleak Midwinter (G) OIF 393/PMB 206/JS 371/WC 521
In the Darkness Shines the Splendor (1) CBW 346
Infant Wrapped in God’s Own Light (1,G) SS 699
Jesus Shall Reign (Ps) RS 631/PMB 362/JS 479/JS3 460/LMGM2 345/OIF 633/SS 793/WC 745/WS 624/WOR 492/WOR4 569
Lord, Today (1) GP 338/GC 375/GC2 385/G3 464/RS 536
*O Star of Christ's Appearing (G) CBW 347
Of the Father's Love Begotten (1) BB 85/CBW 330/JS 349/JS3 317/WS/GC 351/GC2 374/G3 427/LMGM2 266/RS 510/OFUV 395/OIF 403/PMB 211/SS 678/WC 516/WS 446/WOR 398/WOR4 415
One Bread, One Body (2) BB-MI 339/GP 499/GP3 498/JS 820/JS3 793/GC 830/GC2 813/G3 932/LMGM 139/LMGM2 760/OFUV 824/OIF 555/RS 915/SS 1013/WC 687/WS 535/WOR4 931
*Sing We Now of Christmas, vss 4‑5 (G) WC 543/WS 448
*Sion, Sing! (1) RS 532
Song of Gathering (1,2,G) GC 740
*Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (G) BB 107/CBW 348/JS 368/JS3 333/LMGM2 278/GC 376/GC2 383/G3 459GP3 254/OFUV 406/OIF 409/RS 529/PMB 224/SS 696/WC 548/WS 452/WOR 410/WOR4 451
*The First Nowell (G) BB 108/GP 334/LMGM 28/LMGM2 276/JS 363/JS3 328/CBW 344/GC 377/GC2 388/G3 460/GP3 259/OFUV 408/OIF 383/RS 537/PMB 222/SS 704/WC 518/WS 430/WOR 408/WOR4 449
The Lord Is Come (1) GP 326
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (G) GC 345/GC2 378/G3 454/LMGM2 268/RS 501
*'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (G) CBW 337/GC 361/WOR 380
We Adore   SPS 152
*We Three Kings (G) BB 110/GP 333/LMGM 27/LMGM2 273/JS 364/JS3 329/GC 373/GC2 382/G3 463/GP3 255/OFUV 403/OIF 406/RS 535/PMB 223/SPS 151/SS 703/WC 549/WS 452/WOR 406/WOR4 452
*What Child Is This, v 3 (G) BB 105/CBW 338/GP 337/GP3 256/LMGM 29/LMGM2 277/JS 365/JS3 330/GC 380/GC2 387/G3 466/RS 530/OFUV 404/OIF 412/PMB 216/SPS 153/SS 700/WC 551/WS 436/WOR 411/WOR4 454
*What Star Is This (G) BB 103/CBW 349/JS 370/JS3 336/GC 378/GC2 389/G3 461/RS 531/OIF 410/PMB 227/SS 701/WC 552/WOR 407/WOR4 448
Wonderful and Great, v 4 (1,Ps,G) OIF 860/PMB 499/WC 956
You Are the Voice (1) GC 549/GC2 538/RS 659/CBW 576

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Choral Anthems

Entrance (Sacramentary) Malachai 3:1; 1 Chronicles 19:12

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Ab Oriente Venirunt Magi (SSATB, Latin only) Clemens non Papa J. & W. Chester (JWC 55110) G
Ab Oriente Venirunt Magi (SATB, Latin/English)
Ab Oriente Venirunt Magi (SATB, Latin only)
Gallus, Jacobus Alexander Broude (AB 271)
E.C. Schirmer (ECS 2785)
G
Ab Oriente Venirunt Magi Handl CPDL G
All They from Saba (SATTB) Gallus, Jacobus/Lundquist, Matthew Willis (5797) E, 1
All They from Saba (SATTB)
All from Saba Shall Come (SATB)
Handl, Jacob Bosworth (#3)
St. James Press
G
All They from Saba Shall Come (SATB) Powell, Robert J. Concordia (98-1781) * 1
And Lo! The Star (2-part treble, instruments in C, keyboard) Ptezhold, Johannes Augsburg (TI-305) * G
And You, O Bethlehem (2-part mixed, Organ) Hillert, Richard Concordia (98-1632) * G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (SSA, Latin/English)
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (SSA, Latin/English)
Monteverdi, Claudio/Klein, M.
Monteverdi, Claudio
G. Schirmer (11785)
Mercury Music (352.000024)
G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait Hassler CPDL G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait Lasso CPDL G
Arise and Shine, Jerusalem (SATB divisi, Organ, Trumpet) Nestor, Leo E.C. Schirmer (5672) 1
Arise, Shine! (SATB, Organ)
Arise, Shine! (SATB, Organ)
Martinson, Joel Augsburg (11-10450)
MorningStar (MSM-50-2007)
1
Arise, Shine! (SAB, Keyboard) Lau, Robert Tetra/Continuo (TC 1156) 1
Arise, Shine! (SATB divisi, Solo, Cello) Shepperd, Mark Kjos (9023) 1
Arise, Shine, for Thy Light Is Come (SATB) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-1508) 1
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come (2-part mixed) Bender, M. Concordia (98-2707) 1
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come (2-part mixed, Organ) How, Martin Ionian Arts (CH-1009) 1
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come (SATB) Jennings, Kenneth Augsburg in “The Augsburg Choirbook” (0800656784) 1
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come (SATB) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3600) * 1
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come (Choral Introit w/bells) Hopson MSM 1
Arise! Sing Forth (SAB, Organ/Keyboard) Purcell, Henry/arr. Hopson, Hal H. Augsburg (11-10253) 1
As With Gladness Men of Old (SATB) Anon, 15th Century St. James Press G
Babe Is Born in Bethlehem, A (SATB, Organ) Van Dyke, Paul Flammer (A-5549) G
Beautiful Star (SATB) Larsen, Libby E.C. Schirmer (4202) G, C
Blessed Birth, The (SATB) Davies Arista (569) G
Brighter than the Sun (SATB, piano) Helgen, John Augsburg (0800658396) G
Brightest and Best (SATB, keyboard) Schweizer, Mark Concordia (98-3144) * G
Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning (SATB, Keyboard) Ashdown, Franklin T. Concordia (98-3846) G
Carol of the Kings, The (SATB) Thiman Novello (2276) G
Eight Orisons #8, “Saw You Never in the Twilight” (SATB) Friedell H.W. Gray (2963) G
Epiphany Alleluias (SATB, Organ) Weaver, John Boosey & Hawkes G
Epiphany Carol (SATB) Williamson Boosey & Hawkes (W.012) G
Falan-Tidings, Out of the Orient Crystal Skies (SAB, Organ) Pearson, Donald Selah (405-309) G
For Glory Dawns Upon You (2-part mixed, Keyboard) Hirten, John Karl Augsburg (11-10650) 1
Good Christian Friends Rejoice (SATB/divisi) Bedford St. James Press G
Guiding Star (SATB) Wetzler Sacred Music Press G
Hail to the Lord's Anointed, ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN (SATB, Brass Quartet, Organ) arr. Hopp, Roy Selah (241-072) PS
How Lovely Shines the Morning Star (2 part mixed, Organ) Schalk, Carl Concordia (97-7618) * G
In Dulci Jubilo (SATB/SATB) Praetorius/Tortolano GIA G-2243 G
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (SATB, Organ) Erickson, Richard Augsburg (0800658396) 1
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (SATB, Keyboard) Thomerson, Kathleen GIA (G-2786) 1
I Will Give You as a Light to the Naitons (SATB) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3600) * 2, C
Jerusalem Surge
Jerusalem Surge
Martini
Isaac
CPDL
CPDL
1
Lamp-Lighting Antiphon (SATB, Assembly) Thompson, J. Michael GIA (G-5506) 1
Let in Thy Light (SSATB, Organ/Keyboard) Butler, Eugene Fred Bock (BG 2088) 1
Light Everlasting (SATB) Christiansen, Olaf C. Kjos (5510) G
Lo! The Star Which They Saw (SSA, Keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7160) * G
Magi videntes stellam (SATB) Clemens non Papa CPDL G
Now There Lightens Upon Us (SATB) Sowerby, Leo H.W. Gray (1307) G
O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
(SAB, Organ, Treble Instruments)
Busarow, Donald Concordia (980-2819) 1
O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (SATB) Bach, J.S. Augsburg in “Bach for All Seasons” (080065754X) 1, G
O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (SSATB) Praetorius, Michael Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (0800657772) G
Of The Fathers Love Begotten (SATB)
Of The Fathers Love Begotten
Of The Fathers Love Begotten
Of the Fathers Love Begotten (SAB)
Pelz
Grotenhuis
Young
Isele
Augsburg
Presser
Plymouth Music Co., Colla Voce 55-54122
EC Schirmer / Morning Star Music 7071
2
Omnes de Saba (SATTB, Latin only)
Omnes de Saba (SATTB, Organ,
Latin only)
Omnes de Saba (SATTB,
Latin only)
Handl, Jacob Arista (AE 147)
E.C. Schirmer (2783)
Oxford (A 302)
1
O nata lux (SATTB) Tallis, Thomas Oxford (43.228) G
Out of the Orient Crystal Skies (SATB, Organ, opt. Percussion) Zgodava, Richard Augsburg (0800652711) G
Rise, Shine! (SATB, Organ) Wood, Dale Augsburg (0800655923) also in “The Augsburg Choirbook” 1
Rise Up and Shine! FOREST GREEN (SATB, Keyboard) Traditional English/arr. Lovelace, Austin GIA (G-4431) 1
Say, Where Is He that Is Born? (TTB, Organ) Mendelssohn, Felix E.C. Schirmer (#11) G
Sing Unto the Lord
(SATB, Organ, opt. Junior Choir & Handbells)
Fetler, David Carl Fischer (CM 7951) PS
Sing We Now of Christmas, NOEL NOUVELET (SATB) arr. Clemens, James E. WLP G
Sing We Now of Christmas, Noel Nouvelet (SATB) arr. Zgodava, Richard Augsburg (9780800645250) G
Song of David (SATB, Organ) Yancey, Thomas Flammer (A-5596) E
Star in the East Averitt E. C. Schirmer G
Star in the East (SATB, Organ, opt. Percussion) White, David Ashley Sehlah (403-316) G
Stars in the Sky Proclaim (SAB) di Lassus, Orlando/arr. Proulx, R. Augsburg (0800672445) * G
Surge, Illuminare, Jerusalem Byrd CPDL  
There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob (SATB, Organ) Mendelssohn, Felix Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook”
(0800657772)
G
There Shall Be A Star (SATB, Organ)
There Shall Be A Star (SATB, Tenor & Bass soli, Organ)
Mendelssohn, Felix H.W. Gray
Hinshaw (AP-206)
G
Three Kings, The (SSATBB) Willan, Healey Oxford (OCS 718.340498-2) G
Three Kings, The (SATB) Cornelius Oxford (1502) G
Three Wise Men Traveling (SATB, Organ, Flute) Young, Gordon Flammer (A-5650) G
Tollite Hostias Saint-Saens CPDL G
Tribus Miraculis Marenzio CPDL G
Videntes Stellam (SATB/SATB, Latin only) Palestrina, G.P./Sargent, Malcolm Oxford G
Videntes Stellam (SATB, Latin only) Poulenc, Francis Salabert (SAL.14) G
Videntes Stellam (SATB) Victoria, Tomas Luis de Shawnee (A 1355) G
Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The (SATB) Trapp Morning Star Music G
We Have Seen His Star (SATB) Titcomb, Everett Carl Fischer (CM 438) G
We Have Seen His Star in the East (SATB, Organ) Carter, John ECS Publishing (4903) G
What Child Is This (SAB, Guitar, Flute, keyboard) Batastini, Robert (arr.) GIA (G-5364) G
What Child Is This (SATB) Lehmann Boosey and Hawkes G
What Shall We Bring? (SATB, Organ) Hughes, SM, Howard GIA (G-4502) G, C
Where Is the Newborn King? (SSATB, 2 Violins, Continuo) Hammerschmidt, A./Mueller, H. Concordia (97-5038) G

* out of print

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