The readings remind us to keep faith with God; it will bring us to the light.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Jeremiah 31:7-9. The prophet celebrates the end of the Babylonian Exile. God will bring the people back “from the ends of the world” because “I am a father to Israel.”

Psalm of the Day: Ps (125) 126
This communal lament recalls God’s mighty deeds of the past, especially the restoration of the people from the Exile, and it calls on God to act once more on behalf of the nation in the current crisis.

El Señor Ha Estado Grande con Nosotros (López) FYC 265
El Señor Ha Estado Grande con Nosotros (Sosa) FYC 264
God Has Done Great Things for Us (Haugen) GC 124/GC2 69
Home from Our Exile (Huijbers) SP2 64
Laughter Fills Our Mouths PSL B-184/SS
Our God Has Done Great Things (Foley) PCY7 54
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Alstott) BB
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Cortez) GP 271/MI-BB
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Gelineau/Proulx) WOR 69, 953/RS 171/GC 123/LPGG 771/SS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Guimont) RS 169/GC2 995/LPMG 149
The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us (Hunstiger) SS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Manalo) JS 103
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Marchionda) PRM B100/PMB 730/WS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Schiavone) LP 181/JS 1036
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Smith) GP 272/SP5 63
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Stewart) RS 170/PCY5 6
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Twynham) CCS 2024
What Marvels the Lord Worked for Us (Young/Black) CBW 58

Suggested Common Psalms

Ps (62) 63: My Soul Is Thirsting for You
Ps (90) 91: Be with Me, Lord, When I Am in Trouble

Hebrews 5:1-6. Continuing to reflect on the image of the high priest in the Temple as a way to interpret Jesus’ mission, the author of Hebrews points out that high priests did not choose themselves; they were called by God. Jesus was called the same way.

Mark 10:46-52. Bartimaeus calls out for help with the persistence of faith. It is this persistent faith that brings him healing and leads him to discipleship: “Immediately he received his sight and followed [Jesus] on the way.”

Songs for the Liturgy

*A Blind Man Sat beside the Road (G) HG 57
All Are Welcome (1) RS 846/GC 753/GC2 741/WC 885/WS2/MI-BB/SS
All Things New (1,2) GC 427/GC2 450
All Who Hunger (1) GC 820/GC2 817/RS 845, 926/SS
Amazing Grace (1,G) WOR 583/MI‑BB/CBW 480/GP 615/LMGM 173/GC 612/GC2 586/JS 713/PMB 323/WC 685/RS 737/WS/SS
Anthem (1,G) GP 578/JS 761/GC 690/GC2 681/MI‑BB
As Grain on Scattered Hillsides (1) SS
As We Remember (2) GC 818
At the Table of the World (1) PMB 301/WC 658/WS
Be Light for Our Eyes (G) GC 509/GC2 511
Bless the Feast (2) GC 752/GP 532
Christ, Be Our Light (1,G) JS 661/GP 656/GC2 512/WC 937/WS/MI-BB/SS
Christ's Peace (1,G) JS 844
City of God, Jerusalem (1,Ps) WOR 362/RS 486
Come Out the Wilderness (1,Ps) LMGM 258
Come to the Feast (1,G) JS 795/GC 503/GC2 499,734/RS 642/MI‑BB
Come to Us (1,G) GP 537/GC 743/GC2 740
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (2) WOR 756
*Courage! Get Up! (G) PSL B-185/SS
From East and West (1) GP 567
Gather ‘Round This Table (1) GC2 735
Gather Us In (1) WOR 665/GC 744/GC2 743/MI‑BB/WC 883/RS 850/CBW 587/WS/SS
God, Whose Almighty Word (1,G) WOR 486/RS 619/CBW 513/PMB 470
God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (1,2) PMB 467/WC 884/WS
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (1,Ps) PMB 225/WC 517/WS/SS
He Healed the Darkness of My Mind (G) WOR 749/RS 951/GC 876/GC2 844
Healer of Our Every Ill (1,G) WC 668/WS/GC 882/GC2 854/RS 958/CBW 363
Healing River (1,G) RS 715/GC 584/GC2 564
Holy Darkness (G) MI-BB/JS 578/GP 477
I Will Not Die (1) JS 658/MI‑BB/GC 657/RS 771/GP 716
I Will Sing, I Will Sing, v 4 (Ps) GC 543/GC2 79
In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (1) GC 749/RS 916
Jesus, Heal Us (G) GC 875/GC2 846
*Let Every Heart Who Seeks (E) IH 68
Lord, Come and Save Us (G) GC 140/JS 113/GP 308
Most Wondrous Maker of the Light (G) CBW 664
Now as We Gather (1) MI‑BB
Now in This Banquet (1,G) GC 833/GC2 825/RS 933/CBW 608
O Blessed Savior (1) PMB 308/WC 647
O Food of Exiles Lowly (1,Ps) WOR 729/GC 886
O Healing Light of Christ (G) JS 576
Open My Eyes (G) JS 695/MI‑BB
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (G) CBW 582
Priestly People, v 8 (2) PMB 383/WC 761/WS
Remember Your Mercy, Lord (2) JS 561/GC 885/GP 476
Save Us, O Lord (1,Ps) GP 301/JS 555/MI‑BB
*Seek the Lord (E) PSL B-32/SS
Shine on Me (G) LMGM 160
Table of Plenty (1,G) JS 793/GP 530/MI-BB
The Spirit Sends Us Forth (1,G) JS 835/MI-BB
The Voice of God Goes Out (1,G) WOR 358/CBW 639
There Is a Longing (G) JS 692/GP 620/MI-BB
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1,2) WOR 595, 596/MI‑BB/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/CBW 443/WC 682/JS 748/GP 639/PMB 322/WS/SS
We Come to Your Feast (1) GC 850/GC2 814
We Remember (1) GC 593/GC2 578/MI‑BB/WC 665/WS/RS 724/SS
Within Our Darkest Night (G) GC 644/RS 767
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G) WOR 513/CBW 429/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 726
You Are Mine (1,G) RS 762/GC 649/GC2 627/MI‑BB/WC 867/WS/SS
You Are the Healing (G) MI-BB
You Are the Voice (G) GC 549/GC2 538/RS 659/CBW 576
You Have Anointed Me (1,G) RS 795/GC 676/GC2 662
Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (G) WOR 750/RS 949/JS 579/PMB 332/WC 687/WS
Your Song of Love (G) GP 583

Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Amazing Grace, NEW BRITAIN (SATB, Organ)    arr. Bertalot, John    Augsburg (0800649141)  G
Amazing Grace, NEW BRITAIN (SATB, Organ, 2 Flutes)  Weinhorst, Richard  Mark Foster (MF 2010)  G
Amazing Grace, NEW BRITAIN (SATB, Organ, Flute) arr. Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-6389)  G
Amazing Grace, NEW BRITAIN (SB, Keyboard, opt. Clarinet, String Trio)  arr. Young, Jeremy GIA (G-3199)  G
Amazing Grace, NEW BRITAIN, A Choral Reflection (SSATBB, Solos, Piano)
Amazing Grace (SATB)
Ames, Roger
GIA (G-5926) 
Selah 420-733
1, PS, G
Blessed Jesus At Thy Word Hopson Selah  
Die mit Tränen saen (SATBB/SATBB) German only  Schütz, Heinrich  Hanssler (F 2636 H)  P
Fragrant the Prayer (SATB, Sop. & Ten. Solos)  Oliver, C.  Paraclete (PPM 9821) C
Give Thanks to the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Martinson, Joel  Paraclete (PPM 0509)  E
Help Us, O Lord (SATB)  Copland, Aaron  Boosey & Hawkes (OCTB6018) G
In Convertendo Dominus (SATB) Latin/English  Peeters, Flor  McLaughlin & Reilly (2479)  P
In Convertendo Dominus (SATB/SATB, Organ Continuo) Latin/English  Willärt, Adriano/Hunter,Ralph  Belwin Mills (2469)  P
Lord, Has Done Great Things For Them (Unison, Inst.)  Bobb  Concordia (98-2556)  P
O God, Whose Healing Power, HEALING POWER  (2 mixed voices, Descant, Keyboard)  Sensmeier, Randall  GIA (G-4739)  G
O Heavenly Father (SATB)  Matthews, Thomas  H.T. Fitzsimons (2153)  G
Oh, That I Had A Thousand Voices (SAB)  Konig, Johann/Nelson, Ron A.  Augsburg (1167)  P
Open My Eyes (SATB, Organ)  Scott, K. Lee  Concordia (98-2904)  G
Paths of God, The (SATB, Organ/Keyboard).  Young, Gordon  Richmond Music (MI 360) 1
Seek Ye His Countenance in All Places  (SATB, 2 Violins, Continuo, German/English)  Herbst, Johannes/Kroeger, Karl  Carl Fischer (CM 8009)  E
They That Sow in Tears (SATB, Organ) English/German  Bach, J. S./ Owen, A.  Concordia (97-6361)  P
Thy Perfect Love (SAT or SATB, Keyboard)  Scott, K. Lee  Choristers (CGA 704) C
Turn Our Captivity, O Lord (SSATBB)  Byrd, William  Stainer & Bell (MSP 78099) P
We Will Sing for Joy (Unison, Keyboard)  Scarlatti, Domenico/Lowe, Helenclair  Choristers Guild (CGA 202) E
When the Lord Turned Again (SATB)  Batten, Adrian/Puck, P.C.  Oxford  P
When the Lord Turned Again (SATB)  Billings, William  Concordia (98-2189)  P
Your Hands, O Lord, FOREST GREEN (2 mixed voices, Keyboard)  arr. Niedmann, Peter  GIA (G-5119)  G