THE MOST HOLY TRINITY A  Lectionary #164

Singing the Name

This solemnity sings the divine Name as Christians understand it: as the Trinity of Father, Son, and Spirit. The texts of the day focus on titles applied to God—merciful, God of the ancestors, God of love and peace, savior.

Exodus 34:4b–6, 8–9. In an act of immense trust, God reveals the divine personal name to Moses (YHWH, translated as “Lord”). To reveal one’s name, it was believed, was to give another power over your person. Such an act of trust changes God, in Moses’ mind, from the awesome lawgiver to someone who might share the people’s journey.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Psalm of the Day:  Daniel 3
This canticle is taken from a story intended to show that the God of Israel cares for the covenant people even when they are far from home, so long as they remain faithful. The canticle (3:52–90a) is preserved only in Greek and in ancient translations made from the Greek text. This first doxological part of the Canticle of the Three Young Men, like the whole canticle, is in verse-and-response form.

Cantico de Daniel FYC3 141

Cántico de los Tres Jóvenes (Cortés) FYC 284/FYC3 249GP 290

Glory and Praise For Ever  SS 545

Glory and Praise For Ever (Ash) JS 118/GP 289

Glory and Praise For Ever (Schiavone)  JS 942

Glory and Praise For Evermore (Guimont)  GC2 1018

God Is Praised and Exalted (Tate)  GC2 82

To You Glory and Praise (Gelineau) CBW 108/GC 151/RS 206/WOR 84

To You Glory and Praise (Guimont) GC 150


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps 145


I Will Praise Your Name for Ever, My King and My God


2 Corinthians 13:11–13. The conclusion of this letter evokes, for one of the few times in the New Testament, what seems to be a trinitarian God. Look closely at the text: Paul is actually invoking grace, love, and communion on the Corinthians. As Paul uses the names with which we are familiar, then, he is thinking of them functionally—as aspects of the one God, rather than as we understand them, as persons within the Godhead.


John 3:16–18. This text suggests the traditional understanding of “missions” as applied to the persons of the Trinity. Thus, God the Father is identified as creator, the Son as redeemer, and the Spirit as sanctifier. In fact, though, God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activities are all divine acts of the one God. As the creed called “Quicunque Vult” or the “Creed of St. Athansius” says: “The Catholic faith is this: We worship one God in trinity and trinity in unity, neither confounding the Persons nor dividing the substance.”



Songs for the Liturgy


A Living Hope (2,G) CBW 613/PMB 284

A Spendthrift Lover Is the Lord (G) WOR 597

All Hail, Adored Trinity (2)   BB-MI 706/GP 416/GP3 354/JS 467/OFUV 507 /OIF 658/PMB 377/RS/SPS 338/SS 792/WC 777/WS 634

All Praise and Glad Thanksgiving (2) BB-MI 705/GP 415/GP3 355/JS 466/JS3 445/OFUV 504

*All You Works of God (Ps) GC 492/GC2 498/G3 575

Alleluia, Sing! GC 473/RS 625

Baptized in Water (2,G) BB-MI 646/CBW 614/GC2 797/G3 903/GP3 391 /JS 542/JS3 516 /OIF 516/PMB 286RS 903/SS 980/WC 635 /WS 530/WOR 720/WOR4 919

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation GC 662/GC2 642/G3 745/JS 780/JS3 /PMB 384/RS 778/SS 844/WC 783/WOR 617/WOR4 732

Come Now, Almighty King (2) BB-MI 709/GC 475/GC2 486/G3 562/GP3 359/JS 471/JS3 450//LMGM 76/LMGM2 334/OFUV 506/PMB 378/WOR 487/WOR4 549

Creator God, Creating Still CBW 420

Father, Lord of All Creation (2) JS 853/RS 839/WOR 655/WOR4 555

Firmly I Believe and Truly (E)  CBW 533

God beyond All Names (1) BB-MI 420/GP 667/GP3 698/JS 634/OFUV 600

God Is Love (2) LMGM 241

God Is Love! The Heavens Are Telling (1,2,G) CBW 560

God Is One, Unique and Holy (2,G) GC 476/RS 623

*God So Loved the World (G)  PMB 418/WC 846/WS 680

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit LMGM 77     

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (1) BB-MI 190/CBW 555/GC 524/GC2 519/G3 615/GP 681/GP3 721/JS 593 /JS3 566 /LMGM 193/LMGM2 465/ OFUV 590/OIF 835/PMB 494/RS 657/SPS 311/S 816/WC 949/WS 775/WOR 427/WOR4 614

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty BB-MI 204/CBW /GC 474/GC2 483/G3 567/GP 414/GP3 358/JS3 448/LMGM 78/LMGM2 335/OFUV 505/OIF 830/PMB 485/RS 624/SS 791/WC 938/WS 772/WOR  485/WOR4 553

Holy, Holy, Holy  (T.R. Smith) SPS 308

Holy Is God (1) RS 156

How Great Thou Art, v 3 (G) BB-MI 423 /CBW 554/GC 494/GC2 496/G3 578/GP 665/GP3 694/JS 628 /JS3 614/LMGM 181/LMGM2 405/OFUV 595 /OIF 842/PMB 496/RS 663/SS 802/WC 941/WS 757/WOR4 578

How Wonderful the Three in One (2) GC 472/GC2 488/G3 563/JS 470/JS3 449/RS 618/OIF 656/PMB 380/WC 779/SS 787

Hymn to the Trinity (2,G) PMB 379/WC 781

I Sing the Mighty Power of God (G) BB-MI 421/GP 668/GP3 699/JS 635/JS3 618/RS 633/OFUV 598/ PMB 351/SS 800/WOR 502/WOR4 572

*Jesus, Lord, v 1 (G) BB-MI 495/CBW 365/GP 594/GP3 587/JS 701/JS3 668

Let Us Be One (2) PMB 388/WC 802

*Love One Another  Chepponis, v 1 (2,G) GC 630/OFUV 685/OIF 741/RS 745

Lover of Us All (1,2,G) GC 633/GP 643/GP3 663

*Meadows and Mountains (Ps) GP 703/GP3 701

Now Thank We All Our God (G) BB-MI 193/CBW 535/GC 565/GC2545/G3 636/GP 700/GP3 704/JS 636 /JS3 603/LMGM 208/LMGM2 488 /OFUV 611/OIF 896/PMB 520/RS 700/SS 830/WC 985 /WS 795/WOR 560/WOR4 637

O God, Almighty Father BB-MI 707/CBW 421/GC 479/GC2 485/G3 566/GP3 357/JS3 /LMGM 79/LMGM2 337/WOR 484/WOR4 551

O Love of God/Amor de Dios (2) BB-MI 301/GP 541/GP3 466/OFUV 760

On This Day, the First of Days (G) BB-MI 708/CBW 590/GP 413/JS 468/JS3 451/OFUV 503 /OIF/PMB 466/RS 843/SS 827/WC 908/WS 739/WOR 662/WOR4 825

Sing Joyfully unto the Lord (Ps) WC 907

Sing Out, Earth and Skies! (Ps) BB-MI 552/CBW 545/GC 499/GC2 497/G3 577/RS 640/SS 801/WC 948/WS 769

Sing Praise to Our Creator  PMB 376/WC 776/RS 620/WS 635

Sing We Praises to the Father CBW 422

Sing Your Praises to the Father  WC 780

Stand Up, Friends! (G) GC 478/GC2 487/RS 622

That All Be One (2) CBW 602

The God of Abraham Praise (2) GC 544/JS 602/RS 685/WOR 537/WOR4 601

The Lord Jesus Christ (2) CBW 436

This Day God Gives Me BB-MI 633/CBW 650/GC 757/GC2 749/G3 856/GP 727/GP3/JS 2/JS3 850/OFUV 838/OIF 209/PMB 2/RS 4,856/SS 943/WC 201/WS 34/WOR 673/WOR4 850

Today I Awake GC 755/RS 857

We Believe GP 449



Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
All Glory to Our Lord and God (choral introit w/bells) Hopson MSM G

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet (SAB)

Telemann, G.P.

Concordia (97-5232) *


Apostolic Band, The (SATB)

Willan, Healey

C.F.Peters (6099)


Benedictus es, Domine (SATB)

Coke & Jephcott



Duo Seraphim Handel/ed. Proulx GIA G4469  

For God So Loved the World (SSAATTBB)


N. Boosey & Hawkes (1815)


God So Loved the World (SS)

Bender, Jan

Concordia (98-1641) *


God So Loved the World (SATB)

Davis, Katherine K.

Galaxy (GMC 2214)


God So Loved the World Chilcott OUP  

God So Loved the World (SAB)

Goemanne, Noel

GIA (G-2699)


God So Loved the World (SATB)

Goss, John

Novello (29.0374.01)


God So Loved the World (Unison/2-part)

Horman, John

Choristers Guild (CGA-447)


God So Loved the World (SA)

Martinson, Joel

Concordia (98-3098) *


God So Loved the World (SSATBB)

Praetorius, H./Lynn, G.

Golden Music (W-4)


God So Loved the World (Crucifixion) (SATB)

Stainer, John

G.Schirmer (3798)


God So Loved the World (Crucifixion) (SAB)

Stainer, John/Wilson & Ehret

Boosey & Hawkes (5110)


God So Loved the World (Crucifixion) (SSAA)

Stainer, John/Trevor, C. H.

Novello (Ch. Ser. 124)


God So Loved the World (SATB)

Vulpius, Melchior/Thomas, P.

Concordia (97-5610) *


Ich aber bin Eland (SATB/SATB)

Brahms, Johannes/Klein, M.

G. Schirmer (11950)


Lord, God, Merciful and Gracious (SATB)

Gregor, Christian/Nolte E.V.

Abingodn (APM-525)


Put on, Therefore, as God's Elect (SATB)

Barnes, Edward S.

H.W. Gray (1337)


So God Loved the World (SAATB)

Gibbons, Orlando/Vining, P.

Novello (NECM 15)


Triune God, Mysterious Being (SATB) Fedak Selah 425-601  

* out of print