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
Laughter Fills Our Mouths PSL B-184/SS 333
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Cortez) GP 271/MI-BB 819
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Guimont) RS 169/GC2 995/G3 1180/LPMG 149
The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us (Hunstiger) SS 603
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Manalo) JS 103
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Marchionda) PRM B100/LPGA B89/PMB 730
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Proulx) W3 69, 953/WOR4 99, 1197/RS 171/GC 123/LPGG 771/SS 666
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Schiavone) LP 181/JS 1036
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Smith) GP 272
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Stewart) RS 170
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 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) WOR4 979/HG 57
All Are Welcome (1) RS 846/GC 753/GC2 741/G3 850/WOR4 833/WC 911/WS 760/MI-BB 418/SS 1000
All Things New (1,2) GC 427/GC2 450/G3 541
All Who Hunger (1) GC 820/GC2 817/G3 852, 925/WOR4 844, 951/RS 845, 926/SS 1084
Amazing Grace (1,G) W3 583/WOR4 650/MI-BB 432/CBW 480/GP 615/LMGM 173/GC 612/GC2 586/G3 645/JS 713/OIF 576/PMB 323/WC 707/RS 737/WS 609/SS 927
Anthem (1,G) GP 578/JS 761/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/MI-BB 511         
Arise, Your Light Has Come! (1,G) CBW 302/WOR4 583
As Grain on Scattered Hillsides (1) SS 1009
As We Remember (2) GC 818
At the Table of the World (1) OIF 531/PMB 301/WC 684/WS 586
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/G3 590/WOR4 584/OIF 867/WC 962/WS 803/MI-BB 606/SS 888
Christ's Peace (1,G) JS 844
City of God, Jerusalem (1,Ps) W3 362/WOR4 391/RS 486
Come Out the Wilderness (1,Ps) LMGM 258
Come to the Feast (1,G) JS 795/GC 503/GC2 499, 734/G3 585, 838/RS 642/MI-BB 307
Come to Us (1,G) GP 537/GC 743/GC2 740/G3 842
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (2) W3 756/WOR4 962
*Courage! Get Up! (G) PSL B-185/SS 248
From East and West (1) GP 567
Gather ‘Round This Table (1) GC2 735
Gather Us In (1) W3 665/WOR4 836/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/MI-BB 302/WC 909/RS 850/CBW 587/WS 758/SS 1002
God, Whose Almighty Word (1,G) W3 486/RS 619/CBW 513/PMB 470
God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (1,2) OIF 807/PMB 467/WC 910/WS 759
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (1,Ps) OIF 404/PMB 225/WC 517/WS 477/SS 736
He Healed the Darkness of My Mind (G) W3 749/WOR4 976/RS 951/GC 876/GC2 844/G3 953
Healer of Our Every Ill (1,G) WC 713/WS 616/GC 882/GC2 854/G3 960/WOR4 965/RS 958/CBW 363
Healing River (1,G) RS 715/GC 584/GC2 564/G3 643
Holy Darkness (G) MI-BB 458/JS 578/GP 477
I Will Sing, I Will Sing, v 4 (Ps) GC 543/GC2 79/G3 96
In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (1) GC 749/RS 916
Jesus, Heal Us (G) GC 875/GC2 846/G3 952
*Let Every Heart Who Seeks (E) IH 68
Lord, Come and Save Us (G) GC 140/JS 113/GP 308/OIF 296
Most Wondrous Maker of the Light (G) CBW 664
Now as We Gather (1) MI-BB 319
Now in This Banquet (1,G) GC 833/GC2 825/G3 937/RS 933/CBW 608
O Blessed Savior (1) OIF 553/PMB 308
O Food of Exiles Lowly (1,Ps) W3 729/WOR4 557/GC 886
O Healing Light of Christ (G) JS 576
Open My Eyes (G) JS 695/GC2 569/G3 651/MI-BB 396
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (G) CBW 582/G3 625/OIF 637
Priestly People, v 8 (2) OIF 69/PMB 383/WC 786/WS 607
Remember Your Mercy, Lord (2) JS 561/GC 885/GP 476
*Rise to Sing! The Light Is Breaking, v 1 (1,Ps) WOR4 517
Save Us, O Lord (1,Ps) GP 301/JS 555/MI-BB 666
*Seek the Lord (E) PSL B-32/SS 403
Shine on Me (G) LMGM 160
Table of Plenty (1,G) JS 793/GP 530/MI-BB 310
The Spirit Sends Us Forth (1,G) JS 835/WOR4 787/MI-BB 377
The Voice of God Goes Out (1,G) W3 358/CBW 639
There Is a Longing (G) JS 692/GP 620/G3 653/MI-BB 406
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1,2) W3 595, 596/WOR4 645/MI-BB 493/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/G3 644/CBW 443/WC 709/JS 748/GP 639/OIF 585/PMB 322/WS 607/SS 935
We Come to Your Feast (1) GC 850/GC2 814/G3 938
We Remember (1) GC 593/GC2 578/G3 681/WOR4 938/MI-BB 502/WC 691/WS 561/RS 724/SS 922
Within Our Darkest Night (G) GC 644/RS 767
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G) W3 513/WOR4 590/CBW 429/RS 653/OIF 641/PMB 367/WC 751
You Are Mine (1,G) RS 762/GC 649/GC2 627/G3 721/WOR4 704/MI-BB 460/WC 893/WS 743/SS 943
You Are the Healing (G) MI-BB 399
You Are the Voice (G) GC 549/GC2 538/G3 609/RS 659/CBW 576
You Have Anointed Me (1,G) RS 795/GC 676/GC2 662/G3 773
Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (G) W3 750/WOR4 972/RS 949/JS 579/OIF 589/PMB 332/WC 712/WS 615
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