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 (Angrisano) SPS 64
Taste and See, vss 1,5,6,7 (Dean) MI-BB 771/RS 72/WOR4 48/JS 576/GP 200
Taste and See, vss 1,5,6,7 (Guimont) RS 71/GC2 917/G3 46, 1150/WOR4 49/MG 119
Taste and See (Hommerding) PMB 148, 700/WC 226/WS 191/PRM B90/LPGA B79
Taste and See (Hunstiger) SS 528
Taste and See, vss 1,5,6,7 (Proulx/Gelineau) W3 923/WOR4 1167/RS 73/LPGG 928
Taste and See (Schiavone) JS 1006/LP 151
Taste and See (Stephan) SPS 65
Taste and See (Talbot) MI-BB 770
Taste and See (Tate) WC 432
The Goodness of the Lord PSL B-150/SS 420

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 933/MI-BB 422/JS 446/PMB 484/WS 788
*All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly (Ps) RS 845, 926/GC 820/GC2 817/G3 852, 925/WOR4 844, 951/SS 1084
Ave Verum Corpus (G) W3 730/WOR4 929/RS 908/SS 1078
Baptized in Living Waters, vss 1,2,5 (G) PMB 386/WC 787/WS 662
*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 324, 357, 371/CBW 597/JS 819/GC 824
Bread of Life from Heaven/Pan de Vida Eterna (G) GC2 803/G3 943/WOR4 948/SS 1063
By Your Hand, You Feed Your People (1,Ps) SS 1082
Can God a Lavish Table Spread? (G) SS 1089
Come, Taste and See (1,Ps,G) JS 818/GP 526
Come to the Banquet (Ps) GC2 810/G3 931/WOR4 928/SS 1090
Come to the Feast (1,Ps,G) RS 642/GC 503/GC2 734/G3 585/JS 795/MI-BB 307
Come to Us, Creative Spirit (2) W3 566/WOR4 806/RS 719/GC 576/CBW 408
Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord (G) W3 732/WOR4 947/WC 650/JS 472/PMB 293/GC2 829/G3 935/WS 559
*Eat This Bread (G) W3 734/WOR4 943/MI-BB 335/LMGM 130/RS 928/GC 838/GC2 806/G3 941/CBW 602/WC 649/WS 577/SS 1072
Eye Has Not Seen (1) WC 881/MI-BB 463/RS 758/GC 638/GC2 616/G3 728/WOR4 713/CBW 482/WS 736/SS 940
Gather Us In (1) W3 665/WOR4 836/MI-BB 302/WC 909/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/CBW 587/WS 758/SS 1002
Gift of Finest Wheat (G) W3 736/WOR4 939/GP 525/MI-BB 328/LMGM 136/WC 666/CBW 603/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/G3 940/JS 803/PMB 300/WS 581/SS 1086
God’s Holy Gifts (G) MI-BB 353
*God’s Holy Mystery (G) PMB 297/WC 658/WS 574
*Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (G) RS 692/GC 562/GC2 529/G3 626/MI-BB 567/PMB 482
*Happy Are They Who Dwell (E) PSL B-38/SS 283
Holy Gifts (1,G) MI-BB 321
*How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (E) WC 450/WS 383/MI-BB 692/SS 1112
*I Am the Bread of Life – Englert (G) PMB 321/WC 696
*I Am the Bread of Life – Kaczmarek (G) WS 600
*I Am the Bread of Life/Yo Soy el Pan de Vida – Toolan (G) W3 738/WOR4 950/MI-BB 343/LMGM 133/WC 659/RS 931/GC 828/GC2 822/G3 945/JS 736/WS 564/SS 1065
*I Am the Living Bread (G) MI-BB 344/CBW 605/JS 822/GP 519
I Received the Living God (G) W3 735/WOR4 923/LMGM 137/RS 913/GC 851/GC2 809/G3 916/JS 815/PMB 312/WC 676/WS 592, 595/MI-BB 349/SS 1076
In Memory of You (G) W3 730/WOR4 930/RS 908
*Jesus, Bread of Life, v 1 (G) PMB 295/WC 683/WS 588
Jesus Is Here Right Now (G) LMGM 142
*Jesus, the Bread of Life (G) GP 527/LMGM 141/JS 817
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You, v 4 (2) W3 525/WOR4 611/WC 945/GP 693/LMGM 197/MI-BB 555/RS 669/GC 528/GC2 520/G3 614/CBW 511/JS 617/PMB 497/WS 780/SS 901
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (G) W3 523/WOR4 620/CBW 596/WC 685/BB 213/RS 658/GC 540/GC2 542/G3 619/JS 611/GP 694/PMB 306/WS 603/SS 894
Let Everyone Praise! (2) WC 939
Let the Hungry Come to Me (1,G) WC 695
Lift Every Voice and Sing (2) LMGM 291/WOR4 801/PMB 487/WC 947/WS 789
Litany for the Holy Eucharist (1,Ps,G) WC 651
*Look Beyond, v 3 (G) GP 521/MI-BB 339/GC 843/GC2 837
Lover of Us All (2) GC 633/GP 643
Now in This Banquet (G) RS 933/GC 833/GC2 825/G3 937/CBW 608
Now the Feast and Celebration (1) RS 853/GC 742
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G) W3 605/WOR4 705/RS 759/CBW 654/SS 1080
O Living Bread from Heaven (G) PMB 546/WC 1017, 1028
O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery (G) PMB 309/WC 664/WS 596
Praise and Thanksgiving, v 3 (1) W3 682/WOR4 856/RS 867/GC 764/GC2 754/G3 861/SS 749
Praise to the Lord! Praise Him! (2) LMGM 204
Priestly People, v 1 (1) PMB 383/WC 786/WS 659
Shepherd of Our Hearts (G) GC 829
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (G) W3 728/WOR4 941/MI-BB 373/WC 665/GC 840/GC2 818/G3 910/JS 825/GP 501/PMB 296/WS 562/SS 1070
Sing a New Song (2) GP 670,692/MI-BB 565, 566/CBW 563/RS 686/GC 537/GC2 544/G3 607/WOR4 600/WC 931/JS 607/WS 784
Sing a New Song to the Lord (2) W3 550/WOR4 629/RS 677/GC 521/GC2 541/G3 627/CBW 566/PMB 493/WC 958/SS 692,898
Sing Alleluia, Praise the Lord (2) W3 554
Sing, O Sing (2) GP 689/MI-BB 568
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (2) MI-BB 564/GC 547/GC2 532/G3 610/JS 605/GP 690
Sing Praise to the Lord (2) W3 539/WOR4 596,612/RS 687/GC 545/JS 625
Table of Plenty (1) JS 793/MI-BB 310/GP 530
Table Prayer (1,G) RS 701/GC 573
Take and Eat (G) GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/RS 910/WOR4 940/CBW 611/WC 686/WS 584/SS 1087
The Church of Christ in Every Age (1) W3 626/WOR4 785/RS 803/GC2 665/G3 765/WC 965/JS 843/SS 979
The Kingdom of God (1) W3 615/WOR4 720/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 639/G3 736/PMB 511/WC 976
The Living Bread of God (G) GC 826/GC2 841/G3 921
*There Is Mercy in the Lord (C) PSL B-47/SS 437
This Is the Body of Christ (G) WOR4 949
*This Is the Bread (C) PSL B-155/SS 441
Ven al Banquete/Come to the Feast (1,Ps,G) GC2 734/G3 838/JS 795/MI-BB 307
We Come to Your Feast (1) GC 850/GC2 814/G3 938
*We, the Body of Christ (Ps) GP 517
We Who Once Were Dead (G) CBW 402
When in Our Music God Is Glorified (2) W3 549/WOR4 608/GC 560, 561/G3 612/CBW 509/WC 953/JS 624/PMB 491/SS 890
*Wisdom’s Feast (1) PMB 298/WC 655/WS 558
Word of God, Come Down on Earth, v 4 (1) W3 513/WOR4 590/CBW 429/RS 653/JS 449/PMB 367/WC 751

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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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