The covenant between God and the people is made in family flesh: Isaac, Jesus, ourselves.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18. This is the very difficult story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to please God. It is interpreted here as a “test” of Abraham’s fidelity; later Jewish thought also described the practice of circumcision, understood primarily as a dedication to God even to the core of one’s being, as evoking the (almost) sacrifice of Isaac.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (115) 116
An individual song of thanksgiving, composed in two sections. Today’s selections come from the second part of the psalm (vv. 10-19), which express the psalmist’s faith and a vow to offer a thanksgiving sacrifice in the Temple.

Caminaré (Espinosa) GP 258
El Caliz Que Bendecimos/Our Blessing Cup (Cortez), Respuesta II  FYC 253
I Will Walk before the Lord (Batastini/Gelineau)   WOR4 1031/LPGG 795
I Will Walk before the Lord (DeBruyn)   JS 90
I Will Walk before the Lord (Guimont)   GC2 982/G3 1020/LPMG 26
I Will Walk before the Lord (Hughes)   PMB 584/PRM B19/WS/LPGA B19
I Will Walk before the Lord (Palmer)    WC 437
I Will Walk before the Lord (Schiavone)   JS 907/LP 38
I Will Walk in the Presence   PSL B-33/SS
I Will Walk in the Presence (Daigle/Cooney)  RS 154
I Will Walk in the Presence (Hughes)   PMB 168/WS
I Will Walk in the Presence (Hunstiger)   SS
I Will Walk in the Presence (Kendzia) GP 259/MI-BB 810
I Will Walk in the Presence (Proulx/Black)  CBW 48
I Will Walk in the Presence (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 791/WOR4 90/RS 153
I Will Walk in the Presence (Stewart)  PCY5 19
I Will Walk in the Presence (Weckler)   WC 438
I Will Walk with the Lord (Soper)   MI-BB 809
In the Land of the Living (Haas)  GC2 62/G3 80/RS 152

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (94) 95
This psalm serves as the “invitatory” that begins the Church’s daily prayer each morning. It is an enthronement hymn praising YHWH as king, but it shifts into a prophetic warning to avoid infidelity.

If Today You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Hearts

Romans 8:31b-34. Paul writes to a (mostly?) Jewish Christian community that has already been condemned as heretical by other Jews, one facing imminent persecution from the Roman state. He reminds them that God has been revealed as “for them” in the death of Jesus, so why, he asks, are they worrying about human accusations?

Mark 9:2-10. Moses and Elijah represent the Torah and the prophets; Jesus transfigured between them is revealed as the fulfillment of the Scriptures. Peter is presented as a typical human who wants the “good stuff” to last forever.

Songs for the Liturgy

Adoramus Te Domine (G)  WOR 548/WOR4 609
Be Light for Our Eyes (G)  GC2 511/CBW 305
Beyond the Days (G)    JS 384
Change Our Hearts (G)  GP 349/GC2 414/G3 493/MI-BB 668
Christ Is the World's Light (G)  CBW 543/WOR4 602
Christ, the Word before Creation (G)  SS
*Christ upon the Mountain Peak (G)  WOR 701            
Christ, You Are the Fullness (G)  CBW 431
*From Ashes to the Living Font (G)  WC 529/RS 561/PMB 236/GC2 402/G3 474/WOR4 463/WS/SS
Glorious Is the Name of Jesus (G)  LMGM 194
Glory and Praise to You (G)   PMB 360/WC 739/WS
God of Abraham (1)  GP 450
God Spoke to Our Father Abraham (1)  WOR 578
God Will Take Care of You (2)  LMGM 183
God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (G) PMB 467/WC 884/WS
*Here Is My Servant (C)   PSL B-34/SS
How Can I Keep from Singing (2)  MI-BB 441/GP 616/RS 733/GC2 598/G3 685/WOR4 684/WC 841/JS 721/PMB 603/WS/SS
I Will Be Your God (1)   JS 383
I Will Choose Christ (G)   JS 775/GP 459/GC2 683/G3 802/MI-BB 520
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (G) JS 646/GP 709
I Will Not Die (G)  JS 658/RS 771/GP 716
I'd Rather Have Jesus (G)  LMGM 272
*If God Is for Us (2)   JS 647/GP 712,714/MI-BB 615
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (G)  WOR 512/WOR4 630/WC 713/MI-BB 570/CBW 472/JS 621/PMB 347/SS
Jesus Christ, Inner Light (G) JS 666/GP 661/MI-BB 611
Jesus Has Conquered Death (G)   LMGM 62
Let the Heav'n Light Shine on Me (G)  LMGM 189
*My Heart Declared to You, Lord (E)   IH 16
*Neither Death Nor Life (2)   GC2 605/G3 647
O Christ, Bright Sun of Justice (G)   JS 389
O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (G)  GP 154
*O Light of Light, Love Given Birth (G)  CBW 434
*O Raise Your Eyes on High (G)  CBW 366
Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal (G)  WOR 666/WOR4 839/RS 852
Open My Eyes (G)  JS 695/GC2 569/G3 651/MI-BB 395
Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (G)  JS 674/MI-BB 605/GC2 517/G3 596/CBW 442/RS 652/WOR4 591/GP 662
*Priestly People (G)  WC 761/PMB 383/WS
*Seek the Lord! Long for the Lord! (E)   PSL B-32/SS
Speak, Lord (G)  MI-BB 603
Table Song (1,Ps,G)  GC2 833/G3 923
The Cross of Jesus (1,Ps,G)   GC2 396/G3 482/WOR4 465
*The Glory of These Forty Days (G)  WOR 422/WOR4 467/BB 122/LMGM 32/GC2 397/G3 481/WC 541/JS 379/RS 545/GP 343/PMB 237/WS/SS
The God of Abraham Praise (1)  WOR 537/WOR4 601/RS 685/JS 602
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (2)  WOR 595, 596/WOR4 645/MI-BB 493/RS 742/GC2 603/G3 644/CBW 443/WC 682/JS 748/PMB 322/WS/SS
*'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (G)  WOR 700/WOR4 881/GC2 771/G3 877/WC 532/RS 882/JS 518/PMB 229/WS/BB 123/SS
To Abraham and Sarah (1) CBW 519
To God with Gladness Sing (G)  RS 666
Transfiguration (G) GP 443/BB 134
*Transfigure Us, O Lord (G)   MI-BB 509/SPS 164
*Transform Us (G)  RS 881/GC2 770/G3 878/WOR4 880/HG 149/SS
Tree of Life – Haugen (G)  RS 541/GC2 401/G3 475/CBW 373/SS
We Remember (G)  GC2 578/G3 681/WC 665/MI-BB 502/RS 724/WOR4 938/WS/SS
When from Bondage (2,G)   SS
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G)  WOR 513/WOR4 590/CBW 429/JS 449/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 726
You Are the Voice (G)  RS 659/GC2 538/G3 609
You Are the Way (G)  CBW 441/WOR4 682/WC 723/PMB 365/WS
You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd (G)   RS 699/WOR4 626/GC2 525/G3 628
You Shall Be My People (1) WC 759


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Abraham and Isaac (SATB)
Capello, Giovanni Abingdon (APM 143) 1
Call to Remembrance (SATB) Farrant, Richard/ Klammer , Ed GIA (G-3051) PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB) Farrant, Richard/ Greyson, Norman Bourne (ES 17) PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB) Farrant, Richard/ Shaw, Martin H.W. Gray (CMR 1751) PS
Call to Remembrance (TTBB) Farrant,Richard/Wolff, S. Drummond Concordia (98-2246) PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB) Farrant, Richard Oxford (TCM60B) PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB) Farrant, Richard / Collins, Walter 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
Christ Upon the Mountain Peak (2-part) Bertalot, John Augsburg (11-10499) G
Christ Upon the Mountain Peak (SATB) Bouman, Paul Concordia (98-2856) G
Christus Paradox (SATB, organ, brass quartet) Sensmeier, Randall GIA (G-4543) G
Credidi (SSA) Porpora, Niccola Novello (19923) PS

Fairest Lord Jesus

White Selah G
Go Up to the Mountain of God (SATB, Piano, opt. Flute) Helman, Michael Augsburg (0800656952) G
I Love the Lord (SATB) Schmutz, Albert Abingdon (APM-439) PS
If God Be for Us (SATB, Organ) Butler, Eugene Carl Fischer (CM 8131) 2
If God Be for Us (SATB) Franck, Melchior Marks Music (12781) 2
If God Be for Us (SATB) Schütz, Heinrich G. Schirmer (10876) 2
If God Is for Us (SATB, desc., Guitar, Keyboard, 19 Handbells, opt. instruments) Chepponis, James GIA (G-5948) 2
Jesus, Take Us to the Mountain (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Schalk, Carl MorningStar (MSM 50-2601) G
Jesus! The Very Thought of Thee Near Aureole G
Love Everlasting (SATB, Piano) Pote, Allen Choristers Guild (CGA 1006) 2
Mirror of Eternity (SATB) Chepponis, James GIA (G-4225) G
My Faith Is Sure (TTBB) Gerike, Henry Concordia (98-3274U31) PS
Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair! (SATB, Organ, Trumpet) Wolf, Drummond Concordia (98-2690) G

O Nata Lux
O Nata Lux

Tallis, Thomas
Tallis, Thomas

Oxford Tudor Anthems, p. 248


O Savior of the World (SATB) Goss, John N/A G
Send Out Thy Light (SATB) Balakireff/Cherwien MSM 50-6035 G
This Is My Beloved Son (SAB)
Nystedt, Carl
Concordia (98-1805) C, G
This is My Son, My Beloved (SATB) Powell, Kathy GIA (G-3527) C, G
Three Short Anthems Shepherd RSCM/ GIA G
Transfiguration (Unison, descant, Organ)
Transform Us (SAB, keyboard)
Martinson, Joel
Gerike, Henry/Vyhanek, James
Paraclete Press (PPM09511)
GIA (G-4104)
We Will Sing Our Song to God (SATB, Guitar, Keyboard) O'Brien, Francis Patrick GIA (G-3777) 2