THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT B Lectionary #8
Another Sunday featuring John the Baptist, this time from the perspective of the Fourth Gospel: "He was not the light, but came to testify to the light."

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11. The call of the prophet is a call to bring glad tidings to the poor, the brokenhearted, captives, prisoners, and all those longing for release. Acts of justice are like the jewels of a bride or the rich garments of a bridegroom.

Psalm of the Day: Lk 1 (Magnificat)
This canticle is modeled on the songs of faithful women in the Hebrew Bible. Like earlier canticles sung by women, it proclaims God's presence as transforming the world through justice, peace, and the inversion of the "way things are."

Be Glad, My Soul, (Arnandez/Frischman), vss 1, 2, 3, 6, 7    PMB 181/WC 455
Canto de Maria (Sosa) GP 292
Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Haugen), vss 7, 8, 9   RS 107
Magnificat (Chepponis)  RS 211/GC2 84/G3 101
Magnificat Anima Mea (Rubalcava)   MI-BB
Magnificat, My Being Proclaims (Roff)  CCS 2350           
My Soul Gives Glory (Vermulst)  PMB 180
My Soul Proclaims (Hughes)  CCS 2819           
My Soul Proclaims (Toolan)   JS2 120/GP 428
My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness (Haugen)  PCY2 57          
My Soul Rejoices    PSL B-8/SS
My Soul Rejoices (Alstott) BB/MI-BB/JS2 503
My Soul Rejoices (Batastini/Gelineau)  WOR 773/WOR4 121/RS 209/LPGG 773
My Soul Rejoices (François) SPS 109
My Soul Rejoices (Greening)    PMB 561/PRM B3
My Soul Rejoices (Guimont)   GC2 1019/G3 998/LPMG 8
My Soul Rejoices (Hunstiger)   SS
My Soul Rejoices/Se Alegra Mi Espíritu (Krisman)   SS
My Soul Rejoices (Schiavone)   JS2 885/LP 15
My Soul Rejoices (Testa)  CCS 2929
My Soul Rejoices (Vervoort)  CBW 24

Thessalonians 5:16-24. This brief summary of Christian living comes from one of the earliest Christian texts we have. Paul calls the community to prayer, thanksgiving, openness to the Spirit, faithfulness, and rejoicing.

John 1:6-8, 19-28. The Baptist claims no titles for himself other than to be God's herald.

Songs for the Liturgy
A Voice Cries Out (1,G)   JS2 313/BB/RS 485/GC2 343/G3 416/GP 294
Advent Antiphon (1)  CBW 301
Advent Gathering (1)  RS 492
*Advent Gathering Rite (E)   WC 480/WS
Advent Gathering Song (1)   GC2 338/G3 405/SS
Advent Litany (1)   BB
Alleluia! Hurry, the Lord Is Near (1, 2)  BB/JS2 324
*Arise, Your Light Is Come! (1)  CBW 302
*Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn – Advent text (C)    RS 494/GC2 351/G3 423/WC 465/CBW 303/WOR4 406/WS/SS
*Be Strong (C)   PSL B-9/SS
Behold a Virgin Bearing Him (G)   PMB 203/WC 485/WS
Christ, Be Our Light (1)  GP 656/MI-BB/GC2 512/G3 590/SPS 207/WC 937WOR4 584//WS/SS
Christ Is Coming: Prepare the Way (G)  LMGM 10
Christ Is the World's Light (G)  WOR 543
Come and Set Us Free  (1) SPS 134
Come, Emmanuel (1)   PMB 192/SPS 137/WC 478/WS
Come, Light of the World (1)   WC 463/WS
Come, O Long Awaited Savior (1)   PMB 189/WC 459/WS
Come, O Long Expected Jesus (1)  WOR 364/WOR4 394/CBW 300, 306/LMGM 5/RS 496/GC2 345/G3 403/JS2 328/GP 309/BB/SS
*Come, Rejoice (E)   IH 3
Come to Set Us Free (1)   GP 298
Come to Us  SPS 135
Come, Watch and Wait (G)   BB
*Every Valley (G)  GP 297/JS2 326/CBW 308/BB
For the Coming of the Savior (2,G)   SS
*God Has Chosen Me (1)  JS2 831/GC2 669/G3 761/WOR4 781/MI-BB/GP 546               
*Good News (1)  RS 797/GC2 672/G3 768
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (1)   PMB 225/WC 517/WS/SS
Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (G)   SS
Hold Me in Life (G)  MI-BB/JS2 702/GP 596
In the Day of the Lord (2)   JS2 685/GP 722/MI-BB
Jubilate Deo (2)  BB/RS 667, 693/GC2 535/G3 618/CBW 572/SS
Let Desert Wasteland Now Rejoice (E,1,Ps,2,C)   SS
Litany of the Word (1)   JS2 312/BB
Maranatha (1)  BB 42,43,72/GP 295/GC2 324, 335/G3 397, 410/SS
Now in This Banquet (1,C)   RS 933/GC2 825/G3 937/CBW 608
Now Is the Time Approaching (1) WC 475
*O Child of Promise, Come (1)   SS
O Come, Divine Messiah (1)  WOR 367/WOR4 387/CBW 310/BB/RS 479/GC2 333/G3 401/WC 467/JS2 316/PMB 195/WS/SS
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (1)  WOR 357/WOR4 386/GP 293/LMGM 3/CBW 312/BB/RS 493/GC2 323/G3 395/WC 466/JS2 311/PMB 184/WS/SS
O, How I Long to See (1)  GP 306
*On Jordan's Bank (G)  WOR 356/WOR4 392/LMGM 8/CBW 351/BB/RS 490/GC2 344/G3 418/WC 471/JS2 315/GP 296/PMB 190/WS/SS
On That Holy Mountain (1)   PMB 194/WC 468/WS
People Look East (2)  WOR 359/WOR4 398/BB/RS 482/GC2 337/G3 409/WC 460/JS2 329/GP 300/PMB 188/WS/SS
People of the Night (1)  GC2 346/G3 407
Prepare! Prepare! (1,G)   G3 398
Prepare the Way of the Lord (1,G)  WOR 369/WOR4 389/LMGM 2/RS 491/GC2 330/G3 400/CBW 317
Prepare Ye the Way (1,G)  LMGM 2/WS
*Proclaim the Joyful Message (1,G)   PMB 197/WC 482/WS
Ready the Way (G,C)   JS2 323/SPS 142/BB
*Rejoice in the Lord (E)   PSL B-7/SS
*Rejoice, the Lord Is King (E)   WOR 493/WOR4 564/MI-BB/LMGM 93/RS 627/GC2 493/G3 568/JS2 478/PMB 355/WC 737/WS/SS
*The Moon with Borrowed Light (G)   HG 28/WOR4 877
The Peace of God (E)   GC2 719/G3 823
*The Spirit of God (1)  WC 807/PMB 399/WS
*The Spirit Sends Us Forth (1)   JS2 835/WOR4 787/MI-BB
The Voice of God Goes Out through All the World (1)  WOR 358/CBW 433
*Wait for the Lord, v 4 (2,E,C)  RS 484/GC2 340/G3 406/CBW 319/WOR4 410/SS
Walk in the Reign (1,C)   GC2 325
*When the King Shall Come Again (C)   RS 487/WOR 355/WOR4 395/GC2 327/G3 404/SS
*You Have Anointed Me (1)  RS 795/GC2 662/G3 773/GP 555
Your Word Went Forth (G)  RS 655

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Advent Carol, An (Unison) Lindh, Jody Choristers Guild (CGA-648)
2
All the Earth Rejoicing (SSAATTBB) Mendelssohn, Felix Walton (M-109)
1
Be Strong, Fear Not (SATB, keyboard) Keesecker Concordia (98-3044)
C
Behold, I Send a Messenger (SA) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7160) *
G
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SATB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (TTBB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SSAA)
Manz, Paul MorningStar (MSM 50-0001)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0900)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0450)
G
Go and Tell John Fleming, Larry L. Augsburg (11-10282)
G
Go and Tell John (3-part, percussion)
Go and Tell John (SATB)
Pfautsch, Lloyd Hope (939)
Hope (CY 3334)
G
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed arr. Lovelace E. C. Schirmer I
I Will Greatly Rejoice (SATB) Nystedt, Knut Hinshaw (HMC 226)
2
Magnificat (2-part, Keyboard, opt. Flute) Schram, Ruth Elaine Augsburg (0-8006-7668-8)
PS
Magnificat (SATB) Howells, Herbert Novello (NOV 29 0289)
PS
Magnificat (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, opt. Brass Quartet) Landes, Rob MorningStar (MSM-50-0030A)
PS
Magnificat (SATB/SATB or SATB/Brass Quartet) Pachelbel, Charles Theodore/David, Hans T. C. F. Peters (6087)
PS
Magnificat (SATBB, opt. keyboard) Wise, Michael/Dearnly, Christopher Oxford (S 595)
PS
Magnificat (Unison, opt. 2-part, C-instrument) Kemp, Helen Choristers Guild (CGA954)
PS
Magnificat, The (Unison, Keyboard) Leitz, David Chantry Music Press
PS
Make Straight in the Desert a Highway (SATB) Hunnicutt GIA 3981 G
Mary Went Up to Hill Country (SATB, Organ) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3172) *
PS
Prepare (SB) Pote, Allen Choristers Guild (CGA 705)
G
Prepare the Way of the Lord (SATB/2-part, Organ/Keyboard) Rowan, William Hope (A 596)
G
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB) Purcell, Henry E.C. Schirmer (1101)
E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB, Organ) Goemanne, Noel GIA (G-2423)
E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB/SATB) Anon. 16th Cent. English/Rickard,Jeffrey Augsburg (11-1631)
E
Rejoice in the Lord (SSA) Davis, Katherine E.C. Schirmer (1544)
E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SA, Organ) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-1815) *
E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ or Piano) Kirk, Theron Kjos (5864)
E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ)
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ)
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, ATB soli, organ, opt. Strings, Continuo)
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (A,T,B Soli, SATB, Organ)
Purcell, Henry/Dent, Edward
Purcell, Henry
Novello (29.0150.01)
Carl Fischer (CM 6308)
Concordia (97-6344) *
Oxford (in“Church Anthem Book”)
E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (2-part treble) Kosche, Kenneth T. Concordia (98-3091) *
E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SATB) Redford, John/Klammer, Ed. GIA (G-2810)
E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SB or SAB) Martinson, Joel GIA (G-4450)
E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (TTBB) Causton, Thomas Concordia (98-1534) *
E
Rejoice, the Lord is King (SATB, 2 Tpts., Organ) Goemanne, Nowl GIA (G-2223)
E
Song of Mary (SATB) Crotch, Wm./Wetzler, Robert AMSI (#126)
PS
Song of Mary (SATB, Organ & opt. Brass) Shephard, Richard Oxford (A442)
PS
Spirit of the Lord, The Stopford MSM G
This is the Record of John (SSATB, Tenor solo)
This is the Record of John (SSATB, Tenor solo)
Gibbons, Orlando
Gibbons, Orlando
Oxford (42R-352084-2)
CPDL
G
We Will Rejoice (SATB) Hopp GIA G-5356 1, PS, 2

* Out of Print

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