TWENTIETH SUNDAY B Lectionary #119
The bread of life is found in Christ, whose “flesh is true food and [whose] blood is true drink.” This may be a good day to focus on the presence of Christ in the sacramental elements of bread and wine. Reflecting on the call to action in the first two readings, it may also be a day to connect Eucharist with faithful living in the rest of life.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Proverbs 9:1-6. Wisdom is presented as the hostess of a great feast offered to all who lack understanding.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (33) 34
See also suggestions for previous Sunday.

O Taste and See (Somerville) PMB 146, vss 1, 2, 3
O Taste and See (Somerville/Bramma) CBW 170
Taste and See (Asltott) BB
Taste and See, vss 1, 5, 6, 7 (Dean) MI‑BB/RS 72/JS 576/GP 200
Taste and See, vss 1, 5, 6, 7 (Guimont) RS 71/GC2 917/LPMG 119
Taste and See (Hommerding) PMB 148, 700/WC 403/WS/PRM B90
Taste and See (Hunstiger) SS
Taste and See, vss 1,5,6,7 (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 923/RS 73/LPGG 928
Taste and See (Schiavone) JS 1006/LP 151
Taste and See (Tate) WC 402
The Goodness of the Lord PSL B-150/SS

Ephesians 5:15-20. Not only should we try to “understand what is the will of the Lord,” we should put it into practice in all of our life—a goal expressed in our common “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.”

John 6:51-58. Jesus’ audience seems to take what he says about his flesh quite literally. Jesus responds by seeming to repeat and emphasize what he said, but its expansion in terms of life (“The living Father sent me and I have life . . . so also the one who feeds on me will have life”) suggests that this may be a good occasion to address the sacramental (and not literal) understanding of the Eucharist.

Songs for the Liturgy

All the Earth (2) WC 906/MI‑BB/JS 446/PMB 484/WS
*All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly (Ps) RS 845, 926/GC 820/GC2 817/SS
Ave Verum Corpus (G) WOR 730/RS 908/MI-BB/SS
Baptized in Living Waters, vss 1,2,5 (G) PMB 386/WC 762/WS
*Behold, O God, and See the Face (E) IH 57
Bless the Feast (1) GC 752/GP 532
*Blessed Jesus, Living Bread (G) HG 133
Bread of Life (G) GP 498, 520, 522/MI‑BB/CBW 597/JS 819/GC 824
Bread of Life from Heaven/Pan de Vida Eterna (G) GC2 803/SS
By Your Hand, You Feed Your People (1,Ps) SS
Can God a Lavish Table Spread? (G) SS
Come, Taste and See (1,Ps,G) JS 818/GP 526
Come to the Banquet (Ps) GC2 810/SS
Come to the Feast (1,Ps,G) RS 642/GC 503/GC2 734/JS 795/MI‑BB
Come to Us, Creative Spirit (2) WOR 566/RS 719/GC 576/CBW 408
Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord (G) WOR 732/BB/WC 624/JS 472/PMB 293/GC2 829/WS
*Eat This Bread (G) WOR 734/MI‑BB/LMGM 130/RS 928/GC 838/GC2 806/CBW 602/WC 642/WS/SS
Eye Has Not Seen (1) WC 856/MI‑BB/RS 758/GC 638/GC2 616/CBW 482/WS/SS
Gather Us In (1) WOR 665/MI‑BB/WC 883/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/CBW 587/WS/SS
Gift of Finest Wheat (G) WOR 736/GP 525/MI‑BB/LMGM 136/WC 640/CBW 603/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/JS 803/PMB 300/WS/SS
God’s Holy Gifts (G) MI-BB
*God’s Holy Mystery (G) PMB 297/WC 632/WS
*Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (G) RS 692/GC 562/GC2 529/PMB 482
*Happy Are They Who Dwell (E) PSL B-38/SS
Holy Gifts (1,G) MI-BB
*How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (E) SS
*I Am the Bread of Life – Englert (G) PMB 321/WC 670
*I Am the Bread of Life – Kaczmarek (G) WS
*I Am the Bread of Life/Yo Soy el Pan de Vida – Toolan (G) WOR 738/MI‑BB/LMGM 133/WC 633/RS 931/GC 828/GC2 822/JS 736/WS/SS
*I Am the Living Bread (G) MI‑BB/CBW 605/JS 822/GP 519
I Received the Living God (G) WOR 735/LMGM 137/RS 913/GC 851/GC2 809/JS 815/PMB 312/WC 650/WS/MI-BB/SS
In Memory of You (G) WOR 730/RS 908
*Jesus, Bread of Life, v 1 (G) PMB 295/WC 657/WS
Jesus Is Here Right Now (G) LMGM 142
*Jesus, the Bread of Life (G) GP 527/LMGM 141/JS 817/MI-BB
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You, v 4 (2) WOR 525/WC 918/GP 693/LMGM 197/MI‑BB/RS 669/GC 528/GC2 520/CBW 511/JS 617/PMB 497/WS/SS
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (G) WOR 523/CBW 596/WC 659/BB/RS 658/GC 540/GC2 542/JS 611/GP 694/PMB 306/WS/SS
Let Everyone Praise! (2) WC 912
Let the Hungry Come to Me (1,G) WC 669
Lift Every Voice and Sing (2) LMGM 291/PMB 487/WC 920/WS
Litany for the Holy Eucharist (1,Ps,G) WC 993
*Look Beyond, v 3 (G) GP 521/MI‑BB/GC 843/GC2 837
Lover of Us All (2) GC 633/GP 643
Now in This Banquet (G) RS 933/GC 833/GC2 825/CBW 608
Now the Feast and Celebration (1) RS 853/GC 742
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G) WOR 605/RS 759/CBW 654/SS
O Living Bread from Heaven (G) PMB 546/WC 991. 995
O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery (G) PMB 309/WC 648/WS
Praise and Thanksgiving, v 3 (1) WOR 682/RS 867/GC 764/GC2 754/SS
Praise to the Lord! Praise Him! (2) LMGM 204
Priestly People, v 1 (1) PMB 383/WC 761/WS
Shepherd of Our Hearts (G) GC 829
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (G) WOR 728/MI‑BB/WC 639/GC 840/GC2 818/JS 825/GP 501/PMB 296/WS/SS
Sing a New Song (2) GP 670, 692/MI‑BB/CBW 563/RS 686/GC 537/GC2 544/WC 904/JS 607/WS
Sing a New Song to the Lord (2) WOR 550/RS 677/GC 521/GC2 541/CBW 566/PMB 493/WC 931/SS
Sing Alleluia, Praise the Lord (2) WOR 554
Sing, O Sing (2) GP 689/MI-BB
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (2) MI‑BB/GC 547/GC2 532/JS 605/GP 690
Sing Praise to the Lord (2) WOR 539/RS 687/GC 545/JS 625
Table of Plenty (1) JS 793/MI‑BB/GP 530
Table Prayer (1,G) RS 701/GC 573
Take and Eat (G) GC 831/GC2 812/RS 910/CBW 611/WC 660/WS/SS
The Church of Christ in Every Age (1) WOR 626/RS 803/GC2 665/WC 940/JS 843/SS
The Kingdom of God (1) WOR 615/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 639/PMB 511/WC 949
The Living Bread of God (G) GC 826/GC2 841
*There Is Mercy in the Lord (C) PSL B-47/SS
*This Is the Bread (C) PSL B-155/SS
Ven al Banquete (1,Ps,G) GC2 734/JS 795/MI‑BB
We Come to Your Feast (1) GC 850/GC2 814
*We, the Body of Christ (Ps) GP 517
We Who Once Were Dead (G) CBW 402
When in Our Music God Is Glorified (2) WOR 549/GC 560, 561/CBW 509/WC 926/JS 624/PMB 491/SS
*Wisdom’s Feast (1) PMB 298/WC 629/WS
Word of God, Come Down on Earth, v 4 (1) WOR 513/CBW 429/RS 653/JS 449/PMB 367/WC 726

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum (SSA)
Ave Verum (SA)
Ave Verum
Byrd
Elgar
F. Peeters
Robison
Mawby
Gontijo
Mozart
Poulenc
Faure
Saint-Saens
OUP & CPDL
CPDL
Schwann
Alliance Music Publications
Mayhew
Cantus Quercus Press
CPDL
Salabert
E.C.Schirmer & CPDL
Morning Star & CPDL
G
Ave Verum, Op. 631 (SATB, a cappella)  Peeters, Flor  Schwann Musikverlag Frankfurt(CH-2)  G
Ave Verum Corpus (SATB) Saint-Saens MSM 50-3005 G
Bread Which Will Give, The (SATB, opt. Organ)  Biery, James  GIA (G-5935)  G
Commit Your Way to the Lord (SATB)  Liebenhold/ed. Klammer, Ed  GIA (G-2898)  2
Eat This Bread (SATB, C-instrument, keyboard, cantor)  Berthier, Jacques  GIA (G-2433)  C
Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup (Unison/2-part, Keyboard)  Young, Jeremy  Augsburg (0800655265)  G
Ego sum panis vivus (SATB)  Esquivel  Chester Motets #3, p. 2  G
Ego sum panis vivus (SATB)  Palestrina, G. P.  Chester Motets #1, p. 23  G
Filled with the Spirit (3-part canon, opt. Handbells or Keyboard)  Burkhardt, Michael  MorningStar (MSM 50-7402) 2
Gustate et Videto (SATB, organ/keyboard, Latin only)  Isaac, Heinrich  J. W. Chester (JWC 55127) P
I Am the Bread of Life (SATB, Brass Quartet, Organ)  Toolan, Suzanne/arr. Cooney, Rory  GIA (G-5016)  G
I Am the Bread of Life (Unison, descant, Organ)  Lole, Simon  GIA (G-4473)  G
I Am the Living Bread (SATB, Solo, Oboe, Keyboard)  Johengen, Carl  GIA (G-4353)  G
I Will Always Give Thanks (SAB)  King  Concordia (98-1659)  P
I Will Always Give Thanks (SATB, organ)  Titcomb, Everett  Flammer (84701)  P
I Will Bless the Lord (SATB, organ)  Roff, Joseph  GIA (G-2367)  P
I Will Praise the Lord at All Times (Unison)  Handel, G.F./Hopson, H. H.  Choristers Guild (CGA-243) P
Jesu dulcis: The Taste of Goodness (SATB, organ)  Kreutz, Robert  GIA (G-2304)  P
Jesus, Lead the Way, ROCHELLE  (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass Quartet, Timpani)  arr. Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-5370)  2
Jesus, Sun of Life, My Splendor (SATB) Handel CPH 98-1445 G
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SATB)  Holst, Gustav  E.C. Schirmer (1.5019)  G
O Bread of Life from Heaven/O esca viatorum (SATB)  Isaac, Heinrich  Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook”(0800657772)  G
O Bread of Life From Heaven (2-part mixed, Organ)  White, David Ashley Augsburg G
O Food of Exiles/O esca viatorum (SAB)  Isaac, Heinrich/arr Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-4983)  G
O Magnify the Lord with Me (SA, piano/organ)  Mueller, Carl F.  Carl Fischer (6684)  P
O Esca Viatorum
O Esca Viatorum
Haydn
Isaac
CPDL
CPDL
G
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Viadana
Croce
Marenzio
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
G
O Taste and See (SATB)  Doherty, Anthony  Trinitas (4592)  P
O Taste and See (SATB, keyboard)  Larkin, Michael  Coronet Press (392-41993)  P
O Taste and See (SATB, Soprano, opt. organ)  Vaughan-Williams, Ralph  Oxford (43 P 909)  P
O Taste and See in “Lift Up Your Hearts”   (SATB, Soprano, organ)  Wolff, S. Drummond  Concordia (97-6219)  P
Pange Lingua Victoria CPDL G
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (Unison, SA, TB, SATB, Organ/Keyboard)
Panis Angelicus (T-solo, SATB, String(s), opt. Harp)
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (SATB, a cappella)
Panis Angelicus (SATB, Organ)
Casciolini
Franck, César
Franck, César/arr. Proulx, Richard
Labillotte
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi/Lee, John
Saint-Saëns, Camille
CPDL
Various publishers & editions
GIA (G-5572)
CPDL
GIA (G-2003)
Oxford (Oxford New Anthems, p. 359) & CPDL
G
Proclaim with Me (SATB, opt. Trumpet)  Busarow, David  Concordia (98-3127)  P
Psalm 130 (Unison, Organ)  Pelz, Walter L.  Choristers Guild (CGA 980) C
Taste and See That the Lord is Good (SATB, Organ)  Gehring  Concordia (98-3585)  P
This Is the Hour of Banquet and Song (SATB, Organ)  DeLong, Richard P.  H.W. Gray (GCMR 03643)  G
Verily, Verily I Say Unto You (SATB) 
Verily, Verily
Tallis, Thomas 
Tallis, Thomas
Oxford (A-247)
CPDL
G
We Gather At your Table, Lord (SATB) Ehert Sacred Music Press S228  

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