FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT B Lectionary #11

Among the traditional titles for Mary (used, for example, in the Litany of Loretto) are "house of gold," "ark of the Covenant," and "gate of heaven"—titles drawn from the praises heaped on the Temple in Jerusalem. This is the connection between today's first reading and the Gospel.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16. These scattered verses are brought together to describe how God "built a house" for David by making him king and preparing for a line of kings to follow him. Christians borrow the promise of an "heir after you," to whom God will be a father, and apply it to Jesus.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (88) 89
The full text is a royal lament that recalls God's promises to the house of David and, thus, to the nation. As excerpted here, the psalm reminds God of the promise of an everlasting covenant.

Cantaré Eternamente (Martínez)  FYC 228/Una Voz 202
Cantaré Eternamente/For Ever I Will Sing, vv. 4, 1, 3 (Reza)  FYC 229/JS 64
For Ever I Will Sing (Alstott)   JS 63
For Ever I Will Sing (Carroll/Gelineau)  WOR 776/RS 119/LPGG 776/SS
For Ever I Will Sing (Foley) PCY7 29
For Ever I Will Sing (Guimont)  RS 117/GC2 953/LPMG 11
For Ever I Will Sing (Haugen)  PCY2 27/RS 118/GC 82/GC2 49/CBW 448/SS
For Ever I Will Sing (Hunstiger)   SS
For Ever I Will Sing (Hughes)  CCS 2027          
For Ever I Will Sing (Kogut)   PCY10 41
For Ever I Will Sing (Kreutz)    PMB 157, 564/PRM B4/WC 423/WS
For Ever I Will Sing/Cantaré Eternamente (Krisman)   SS
For Ever I Will Sing (Ridge)   GP 226
For Ever I Will Sing (Schiavone)   JS 888/LP 18
For Ever I Will Sing (Schoenbachler)   GP 227
For Ever I Will Sing (Somerville)  CBW 27
For Ever I Will Sing (Twynham)  CCS 2022          
Forever Will I Sing (Bolduc)   WC 418
I Will Sing For Ever   PSL B-11/SS

Romans 16:25-27. The very end of Paul's letter to the Christian community at Rome is a summary of his faith that God has a plan for the universe, that this plan is revealed in Christ, and that the plan is coming to completion.

Luke 1:26-38. The same Gospel text used on December 8 presents Mary as an example of faithful discipleship, trusting God despite her doubts and doing what must be done to make God's will a present reality.

Songs for the Liturgy
*A Message Came to a Maiden Young (G)  RS 478
*Advent Antiphon (C)   CBW 301
*Advent Gathering Rite (E)   WC 480/WS
Advent Gathering Song (1,G)   GC2 338/SS
All Who Claim the Faith of Jesus (G)  RS 897/GC 787
*Ave Maria (G)  WOR 713/LMGM 95/WC 972/RS 896, 898/GC 785, 789/GC2 772, 774/JS 493, 504/MI‑BB/GP 429/PMB 532/SS
Behold a Virgin Bearing Him (G)   PMB 203/WC 485/WS
Christ, Circle Round Us (C)   BB
Come, Emmanuel (G)    PMB 192/WC 478/WS
Creator Alme Siderum/Creator of the Stars of Night (G)  WOR 368/CBW 307/BB/RS 483/GC 337/GC2 334/JS 325/GP 305/SS
*Emmanuel (C)   PMB 193/WC 464/WS
*Hail Mary (G)  LMGM 98/PMB 528/GC2 772/WS/MI-BB
*Hail Mary: Gentle Woman (G)  GP 426/GC 782/GC2 779/JS 489/MI‑BB/WC 974/WS
Highly Favored One (G)  CBW 459
*Holy Mary, Full of Grace (G)  CBW 461
*I Am for You, v 2 (G)  GC 704/GC2 676
I Say "Yes," Lord/Digo "Sí," Señor (G)  RS 722/GC 597/GC2 581
I Sing a Maid (G)  RS 899/GC 781/GC2 777/CBW 462
*Joy to You (G)   PMB 526
Lead Us to Your Light (1,G)   GC2 326
*Let the Clouds Rain Down (E)   BFW 10/SS
Let the King of Glory Come (1) GP 299/JS 320/BB
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (G)  WOR 374/GP 742/LMGM 24/BB/GC 368/GC2 373/WC 497/JS 338/PMB 210/WS/SS
Maranatha, Come (1,C)   GC2 335/SS
Maranatha, Lord Messiah (1,C)   GC2 324/SS
My Soul in Stillness Waits (1)  RS 495/GC 328/GC2 336/SS
*No Wind at the Window (G)  RS 876/GC2 768
*O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (1,C)  WOR 357/GP 293/LMGM 3/CBW 312/BB/RS 493/GC 317/GC2 323/WC 466/JS 311/PMB 184/WS/SS
*O Heavens, Let the Just One Come (E)   IH 4
O Lord of Light (G)   PMB 187/WC 476/WS
*Open, You Skies (E)   PSL B-10/SS
Praise We the Lord This Day (G)  GC 777/GC2 769/RS 877/WOR 696
Savior of the Nations, Come (G)  WOR 372/RS 480/GC 334/GC2 348/WC 473/JS 321/SS
See How the Virgin Waits (1,G)   JS 331/BB
Servant of the Word (G)  CBW 467
She Will Show Us the Promised One   PMB 539/WC 985
Sing of Mary (G)  WOR 404/GP 432/LMGM 100/WC 983/MI‑BB/RS 528/GC 783/GC2 778/JS 490/PMB 538/WS/SS
*The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (G)  WOR 695/CBW 316/GP 441/JS 513/BB

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
A Tender Shoot Goldschmidt, O. CPDL G
Angel Gabriel, The BASQUE CAROL (SATB, Flute & Oboe, opt. 2 Violins, Bassoon) setting by Schroeder, Hermann Concordia (98-2381) * G

Ave Maria (unison)
Ave Maria (unison, SATB)
Ave Maria (SATB)
Ave Maria (SATB)
Ave Maria (SATB)
Ave Maria (SATB)

Chant
Caccini
Aquilanti
Arcadelt, Jacob
Biebl, Franz
Conte

Various
GIA
E.C. Schurmer
GIA (G-1528)
Hinshaw (HMC-1255)
EC Schurmer/MSM 4729

G

Ave Maris Stella Victoria GIA G
Blessed Is the People (SATB) Wiscomb, Jeff Boston Music (13935) PS
Creator Alme Siderum Praetorius/Tortolano GIA (G-2903) G
Diffusa Est Gratia Nanini CPDL G
Dixit Maria (SATB)
Dixit Maria (SATB)
Dixit Maria (SATB)
Dixit Maria ad Angelum (SATB, Latin/English)
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler/Tozer
Hassler/Thompson, J. Michael
CPDL
Arista (AE 288)
Belwin Mills
World Library (WLP 5791)
G
Dove Flew Down from Heaven, A (SATB) Brahms, J Oxford (from “Second Motet Book, p. 16) G
Drop Down Ye Heavens from Above (SATB) Cassler, G. Winston Augsburg (ACL 1342) * E
Drop Down, Ye Heavens from “Oxford Easy Anthem Book,” (2-part, organ) Statham, Heathcote Oxford E
Ecce Concipes Handl CPDL – I.C. G
Festival Magnificat (SATB, Organ, Brass) Proulx, Richard Selah (410-866) G
God Sent Forth His Son (SATB) Gibbs, Allen Abingdon (APM-966) G
Hodie! Emmanuel! Gloria! (SATB) Price, Milburn Hinshaw (HMC-157) G
Hymn to the Queen of Heaven Healey E.C. Schirmer G
Let All Mortal Flesh (SATB) Davis, Katherine K. (arr.) Belwin Mills (64176) G
Let All Mortal Flesh (SATB, opt. Organ) Somary, Johannes (arr.) GIA (G-1614) G
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB) Praetorius, Michael Various G
Magnificat (SATB/SATB) Pachelbel, Charles Theodore C. F. Peters (6087) G
Magnificat (SSAA, Soprano Solo, Oboe, Maracas) Ellingboe, Bradley Kjos (KJO 6274) G
Magnificat (SSA) R. Thompson arr. Seitz E. C. Schirmer G
Mary Went Up to Hill Country (SATB, Organ) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3172) * G
Mary's Magnificat (SATB) Carter, Andrew Oxford (X299) G
Mary's Salutation (SSATB) Eccard, Johannes Oxford (A-254) G
My Soul Exalts Your Name, O Lord (SATB, Keyboard) Schütz, Heinrich/Farlee, Robert B. Augsburg (080067524X) * G
My Soul Gives Glory to the Lord (SATB, Keyboard, Children, opt. Flute or Handbells) Schalk, Carl MorningStar (MSM 50-1058) G
Ne Timas Maria Victoria CPDL G
O Emmanuel Stainer, J. CPDL  
O Sanctissima Beethoven/Thatcher MSM G
Over the Hills Young Mary Hastes (SSATB, English/German) Eccard, Johannes/Cherwin, Susan P. MorningStar (MSM-50-1704) G
Prepare! (SB) Pote, Allen Choristers Guild (CGA-705) G
Rorate Caeli (SATB) Tye, Christopher/French, Paul M. World Library (WLP 008742) E
Rorate Caeli (SATB) Latin only Guerrero, Francisco J.&W. Chester (JWC 55110) E
Rorate Caeli Desuper (SAATB) Latin/English Byrd, William Oxford (TCM 31) E
Rorate Coeli Rheinberger CPDL E
Seven Joys of Mary, The (SATRB) King, Stephen Oxford (X-305) G
Song of Mary (Annunciation) Brahms, J. Choral Arts Publishers (FXCX 194) G
Virgin Born, We Bow Before You (SATB) Chepponis, James GIA (G-3296) G
White Dove, The (SATB) Brahms CPDL G
Your Love, O Lord, Forever Will I Sing (SATB, Organ) Hallock, Peter GIA (G-2078) PS

* Out of Print

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