FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT B Lectionary #2

Appropriately, as we approach a new calendar year, we are called to watch, to be attentive for signs of God's presence. This Sunday is also about returning: our returning to God, but also God's return to us.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. A cry from exile. No one remembers what God has done for the people in the past, not even, it seems to the prophet, God. Even so, "O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands."

Psalm of the Day: Ps (79) 80
A communal lament, calling on God as Israel's shepherd to return and care for the people.
God of Hosts, Bring Us Back   PSL B-2/SS
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Alstott)   JS 122/MI-BB
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Guimont)  RS 108/GC2 947/LPMG 2
Lord, Make Us Turn to You, vss 1,2,3 (Haugen)  PCY2 25/RS 107/GC 75/GC2 47
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Haugen/Isele)  CBW 18
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Hughes/Gelineau)  WOR 767/LPGG 767
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Keil)   JS 58/MI-BB
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Kogut)   PCY10 38
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Roberts)   BB
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Schaffer) PRM B1/PMB 555/WS
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Schiavone)   LP 9/JS 879
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Smith)  GP 221
Pastor de Israel (Taulé) FYC 222
Señor, Restáuranos (Sosa) FYC 223

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (84) 85
Remembering God's past mercies, the psalmist calls on God to forgive and be merciful now, in the present.
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (see suggestions for 2nd Sunday of Advent)
1 Corinthians 1:3-9. At the beginning of this important letter, Paul gives thanks for the community's faith and prays that they will remain faithful "to the end . . . [to] the day of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Mark 13:33-37. This instruction to the disciples was very important to Mark's original audience (probably the Christian community in Rome). Facing persecution, they are reassured that the Lord will be returning, so they should keep faithful watch.
 
Songs for the Liturgy
A Season of Light (1)  WC 470/WS
*Advent Gathering Rite (E)   WS
Alleluia! Hurry, the Lord Is Near (G)  JS 324/BB
As Servants Working an Estate (G)   HG 81
Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (G)  CBW 304
Behold, the Bridegroom Is Here    PSL B-3/SS
Blessing of the Advent Wreath   WC 483
Christ, Be Our Light (1) GP 656/JS 661/GC2 512/WC 937/MI-BB/WS/SS
Clear the Voice (G)   JS 317
Come, Light of the World (1)  WC 463/WS
Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (1)  WOR 366/LMGM 11
Come, Lord Jesus BRidge (1,G)   BB
Come, O Lord, and Set Us Free, v 3 (C)   RS 114/GC 80/GP 295
Come to Set Us Free (1)   GC 338/GP 298
Creator Alme Siderum/Creator of the Stars of Night (1)  WOR 368/CBW 307/BB/LMGM 7/RS 483/GC 337/GC2 334/JS 325/GP 305/SS
*Eye Has Not Seen (1)  WC 856/MI‑BB/RS 758/GC 638/GC2 616/CBW 482/WS/SS
Find Us Ready (G)   GC2 342
God of All People (1)  GC 331/GC2 349/SS
*Hold Me in Life (E)   MI‑BB/GC 599/JS 702/GP 596
*I Lift My Soul to You (E)   GC2 562
In the Day of the Lord (1) JS 685/GP 722/MI-BB
Jesus, Hope of the World (1)   WC 741/WS
Let the Valleys Be Raised, v 3 (G) GP 310/JS 190/BB
Litany of the Word (1)   JS 312/BB
Maranatha    JS 184/BB/GP 295/GC2 324, 335/SS
My Lord! What a Morning (G)  LMGM 9
Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand (G)  WOR 687
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (1)  WOR 579/CBW 644/GP 613/MI‑BB/LMGM 230/RS 735/GC 614/GC2 588/WC 842/JS 705/PMB 435/WS/SS
O, How I Long to See (G)  GP 306
O Lord of Light (1)  PMB 187/WC 476/WS/SS
*Ps 25: To You, O Lord (E)
Rejoice, the Lord Is King, last vs (G)  WOR 493/LMGM 93/MI‑BB/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/PMB 355/WC 737/WS/JS 478/SS
*Save Us, O Lord B Dufford (Ps)  GP 301/MI‑BB/JS 555
Soon and Very Soon (G)  LMGM 4/MI‑BB/RS 870/GC 770/GC2 758/WC 947/JS 683/GP 723/PMB 513/WS/SS
The Day Is Near (G)  GC 768
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (G)  WOR 373/GP 307/LMGM 1/BB/RS 497/GC 320/GC2 347/CBW 318/WC 461, 472/JS 319/PMB 186/WS/SS
There Is a Longing (1)   GP 620/JS 692/MI-BB
Thy Kingdom Come (1,G)  GP 719/RS 776/GC 656
*To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul (E)   GP 302/JS 691/MI-BB
*To You, O Lord (E)   WC 469/SS 414/BFW 1/IH 1/PSL B-1/BFW 1/JS 718/MI-BB/SS
Wait for the Lord (G)  RS 484/GC 332/GC2 340/CBW 319/SS
Wake, O Wake (G)  WOR 371/CBW 451/BB 51/RS 489/GC 335/WC 462/WS/JS 332/HG 127/PMB 185/SS
We Live a Mystery (1)  GC 595
When the King Shall Come Again (1,G)   WOR 355/GC 327/RS 487/JS 318/SS
When the Lord in Glory Comes (G)  GC 765/RS 868
*Your Mercy Like Rain (C)   GC 330

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Ad Te Levavi (ATB) Jenni, D. Associated (A-704) E
Advent Carol Wood, Dale AMSI 1
Advent Supplication (SATB) Hopson Morning Star Music G
An Advent Carol (Unison) Lindh, Jody Choristers Guild (CGA 648) G
Advent Prayer (2-part mixed, Keyboard, opt. Solo) Hopson, Hal H. Augsburg (0800658469) * 1
And Take Heed to Yourselves (SSATTB, Organ, 2 Violins) Schütz, Heinrich/Stevens, Denis C. F. Peters (6595) G
And There Will Be Signs (Unison & Organ) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-2082) * G
Behold, the Days Come, Saith the Lord (SATB & Organ) Reger, Max Concordia (97-5610) * 1
But the Lord is Faithful (SATB) Roff, Joseph Boosey & Hawkes (5477) G
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (TTBB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Farrant, Richard/ Klammer, Ed
Farrant, Richard/ Greyson, Norman
Farrant, Richard/ Shaw, Martin
Farrant, Richard/Wolff, S. Drummond
Farrant, Richard / Collins, Walter
GIA (G-3051)
Bourne (ES 17)
H.W. Gray (CMR 1751)
Concordia (98-2246) *
Oxford (TCM60B)
Hinshaw (HMC-492)
PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB, opt. Organ) Battishill, Johathan Leeds (#4) PS
Call to Remembrance (SSAATTBB) Hilton, John Oxford (TCM 97) PS
Conditor alme siderum (SATB, Handbells) Rossie, Richard Robert GIA (G-4725) PS
Creator Alme Siderum (SATB) Praetorius GIA 2903 G
Creator of the Stars of Night (Unison)
Creator of the Stars of Night (Unison)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SATB)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SB)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SATB)
Wood
Bukhardt
Fielding
Ferris
Larkin
H. W Gray
Morning Start
E. C. Schirmer
WLP
Morning Star 50-0430
G
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SATB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (TTBB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SSAA)
Manz, Paul MorningStar (MSM 50-0001)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0900)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0450)
G
Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (SATB, Organ) Thiman, Eric H. Novello (M.T.993) G
Hark! the Glad Sound (SATB) Davies, H. W. Oxford in “Oxford Anthems” G
I Lift Up My Soul (SATB, Organ, Flute) Englert, Eugene Augsburg (11-1797) * E
I Lift Up My Soul to You (SATB) Weckler, Marcy World Library (006252) E
Keep Silence (SATB, Piano, Tenor, C instrument, opt. chimes) Kjos 8891) 1
Keep Your Lamps (SATB, 3 Conga Drums) Thomas, André Hinshaw (HMC 577) G
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (SATB) Distler, Hugo Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (0800657772) 1
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB, SAB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (Six A cappella Christmas Carols) (SATB)
Praetorius/Houkom
von Herzogenberger
Neswick
Saylor
Distler, Hugo
Praetorius, M/arr. Overby
Rentz
Adelmann
Proulx
Concordia 98-2216
St. James Press
St. James Press
Paraclete
Arista (AE109)
Augsburg (11-1036)
Oxford
Trinitas/OCP
GIA
1
Lo! He Comes (SATB) Smith, H. Hamilton GIA G
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (SATB) Williams, David H.W. Gray (2350) G
Lord, I Lift My Soul to You (SB) Handel, G.F./Hopson, H.H. Choristers Guild (CGA-440) PS
My Lord, What a Mornin' (Low or High voice, Keyboard) Burleigh, Harry T. Warner (EL 03150) G
O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide (SATB, Keyboard) Brahms, Johannes E. C. Schirmer (382) 1
Paper Reeds by the Brooks, The (SATB) Thompson E C Schirmer 1751 G
Prayer for Guidance (Unison, 2-part) Pote, Allen Hinshaw (HMC-244) PS
Savior of the Nations, Come (SATB, Organ) Bach, J. S Augsburg in “Bach for All Seasons” (080065854X) G
Show Me Thy Ways (SATB, Oboe, Guitar, or Flute) Pelz, Walter Augsburg (0800645421) PS
Show Me Your Ways, O Lord (SATB) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3207) E
Spotless Rose, A (SATB, Tenor or Bass Solo) Howells, Herbert Galaxy (1.5014) 1
To Thee, O Lord (SATB) Rachmaninoff, S. (Oxford) in “Oxford Anthems forChoirs,” Vol. I E
Unto Thee, O Lord (Unison, Organ) Goode, Jack C. Abingdon (APM-516) E
Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord (Unison or SA & Keyboard) Rohlig, Harald Concordia (98-2358) * PS
There will be Signs in the Sun (SATB, Organ) Wadley, F.W. Elkin (2544) G
To Thee, O Lord (SATB) Rachmaninoff, S. Oxford in “Anthems for Choirs,” Vol. I PS
To You, O Lord Near Aoureole E
To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul (Unison) Nelson Concordia (98-2928) * PS
To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul (SATB, Keyboard) Owens, Sam GIA (G-3040) PS
Unto Thee, O Lord (SATB)
Unto Thee, O Lord (SAB)
Ford, Virgil T. G. Schirmer (11101)
G. Schirmer (11506)
PS
Wake, Awake (SSAATTBB) Christiansen, F. Melius Augsburg (0800645065) G
Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying (SATB, Organ) Bach, J. S Augsburg in “Bach for All Seasons” (080065854X) G
Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying (2 part) Bach, J. S Selah 405-136 G

* Out of Print

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