FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT B  Lectionary #32

See also Fourth Sunday of Lent A, Lectionary #31, especially in parishes with catechumens going through purification.

The covenant between God and the people is not pretend, not once-upon-a-time. It is historical fact, certainly, but it is also eternally renewed in the return from Exile, in Christ the light of the Word, and in graced faith.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23. This is a summary history of the Exile in Babylon interpreted theologically as sin-punishment-redemption. God acts beyond the limits of the covenant people—through Cyrus of Persia, who conquered Babylon—to restore the people to Judah.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (136) 137
A communal lament over the loss of Jerusalem, composed as a song by the Exiles in Babylon. One of the most beautiful and sorrowful poems in the Book of Psalms, with one of the most horrific final lines ever written for any poem (verses 8-9, omitted from the Lectionary).

Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Guimont)  CBW 54/GC2 1002/G3 1026/LPMG 32
Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Hay)   PMB 590/WS/PRM B22/LPGA 104
Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Hunstiger)   SS
Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Schiavone)   JS 913/LP 44
Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Schoen/Gelineau)  WOR 797/WOR4 1037/RS 182/LPGG 801
Let My Tongue Be Silenced (Waddell)   WC 444
Let My Tongue Be Silent (Johengen)  RS 183
O Let My Tongue Cleave to My Mouth   PSL B-41/SS

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (90) 91
A general psalm of trust, probably sung originally by a cultic official in the Temple.

Be with Me, Lord, When I Am in Trouble.

Ephesians 2:4-10. Not by our own deeds have we been saved but by God’s grace. Even the faith which justifies us is a gift of divine grace.

John 3:14-21. Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert to bring divine healing, so Jesus will be lifted up as a light to enlighten the world. People will reveal their own nature by their reaction to the light.

Songs for the Liturgy

All You Who Are Thirsty (1,2) RS 644
Amazing Grace (2,G)  WOR 583/WOR4 650/CBW 480/GP 615/LMGM 173/WC 685/MI-BB 432/RS 737/GC2 586/G3 645/JS 713/PMB 323/WS/SS
As We Remember (2)  GP 504
Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (G)  WOR 586/WOR4 915/RS 729/WC 802/WS     
Behold, before Our Wond’ring Eyes (G)   JS 381
Blest Be the Lord (1,Ps)  GP 599/MI-BB 433/GC2 585/G3 686/JS 708
*By the Babylonian Rivers (1,Ps)  WOR 426/RS 543
*By the Waters of Babylon (1,Ps) GC2 573/G3 672/WS
Change Our Hearts (1,Ps)  GP 349/GC2 414/G3 493/MI-BB 668
Christ Is the World's Light (G)  WOR 543/WOR4 602            
Christ's Church Shall Glory (G)  RS 777/WOR 616/SS
Come, Taste and See (1,2)   JS 818/GP 526
Crucem Tuam (G)  RS 571/GC2 393/WOR4 464
Do Not Fear to Hope (2,G)  GP 597
Eternal Lord of Love (G)  RS 554/CBW 360/JS 390
*For God So Loved the World (G)   G3 580
*From Ashes to the Living Font (G)   G3 474/WOR4 463/WC 529
*God So Loved the World (G)   PMB 418/WC 821/WS
Great God of Mercy (2)  WOR 746/CBW 361
He Will Remember Me (1,Ps,2,G)  LMGM 36
Hold Me in Life (2)  JS 702/GP 596
Hold Us in Your Mercy – Conry (1,2)  GC2 398/G3 494/GP 350
*How Can I Be a Friend (G) WC 783
I Am the Light of the World (G)  MI-BB 609/JS 664/GP 658
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (2,G)  WOR 607/WOR4 707/LMGM 41, 160/MI-BB 466/RS 768/GC2 622/G3 724/WC 866/JS 729/GP 633/PMB 452/WS/SS
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (G)  WOR 510/WOR4 585/RS 651/GC2 513/G3 593/PMB 404/WC 795/WS/MI-BB 610/SS
I Will Be Your God (1)   JS 383
I Will Choose Christ (G)   JS 775/GC2 683/G3 802/GP 459/MI-BB 520
In All Our Grief (Ps,G)   WOR4 971
In the Cross of Christ (G)   RS 221/GC2 436/G3 515/SS
Jerusalem, My Destiny (1)  GC2 399/G3 492/SS
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (2)  LMGM 45
*Jesus, Lord (G)  CBW 365/MI-BB 503/GP 594
Lift High the Cross (2,G)  WOR 704/WOR4 585/CBW 435/GP 444/WC 767/MI-BB 725/RS 884/GC2 785/G3 881/JS 522/PMB 393/WS/SS
*Lover of Us All (2)  JS 550/GP 643
My Song Is Love Unknown (G)  WOR 439/WOR4 490/RS 572/JS 415
My Soul in Stillness Waits, vss 5-6 (1,Ps)   GC2 336/G3 415/RS 495/WOR4 404/SS
O Christ, Bright Sun of Justice, v 4 (G)   JS 389
O Cross of Christ (G)  CBW 368/PMB 248/WC 770/SS
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G)  CBW 654/WOR 605/RS 759/WOR4 705/SS
Oh, Freedom (1,G)  LMGM 298/RS 821
*Once We Sang and Danced with Gladness (Ps)   WOR4 477
Our God Is Rich in Love (2)  GC2 620
Ps 27: The Lord Is My Light (G)  
Ps 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (2)
*Ps 122: Let Us Go Rejoicing (C)  
*Rejoice, Jerusalem! (E)   IH 18
*Rejoice, Rejoice (E)   PSL B-40/SS
Remember Your Love – Dameans (2)  RS 550/GC2 851/G3 961/JS 561/MI-BB 671/GP 474
Run to the Cross (G) SPS 162
Save Your People (1,Ps) GP 341/BB 131
Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story (G)  CBW 381
The Cross of Jesus (1,2)   GC2 396/G3 482/WOR4 465/SS
The Lord Is Now Exalted (G)  CBW 377
The Lord Jesus Christ (G)  CBW 436
The Name of God (G)  RS 152/GC2 62/G3 80
There Is a River (1,Ps)   JS 656/GP 718
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/GP 639/PMB 322/WS/SS
Tree of Life – Haugen (G)  GC2 401/G3 475/RS 541/CBW 373/SS
We Acclaim the Cross of Jesus (G) PMB 252/WC 772/WS
*We Are God's Work of Art/Somos la Creación de Dios (2)  RS 901
We Have No Glory (G)  JS 671
*What Love and Deep Devotion/Porque de Tal Manera  (G) WOR4 648
What Wondrous Love Is This (G)  WOR 600/WOR4 641/GP 642/MI-BB 483/RS 749/GC2 614/G3 642/WC 732/JS 755/PMB 253/WS/SS
When from Bondage (2,G)   SS
You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd (G)   RS 699/WOR4 626/GC2 525/G3 628
You Shall Be My People (1)   WC 759

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Amazing Grace NEW BRITAIN (SATB, Organ) arr. by Bertalot, John Augsburg (0800649141) 2, G, C
Amazing Grace NEW BRITAIN (SATB, Organ, Flute) arr. by Proulx, Richard GIA (G-6389) 2, G, C
Amazing Grace NEW BRITAIN (Unison or SB, Keyboard, opt. instruments) arr. by Young, Jeremy GIA (G-3199) 2, G, C
Beside the Alien River, FORHOME (2 Mixed voices, descant, Organ/Keyboard) Sensmeier , Randall GIA (G-4662) PS
By the Waters of Babylon (SA, Organ) Henning, Ervin E. C. Schirmer (2556) PS
By the Waters of Babylon , Traditional Round (SAB, opt. Keyboard) arr. by James A. Lucas Somerset Press (SP 779) PS
By the Waters of Babylon (2-part treble, Organ) Mawby, Colin GIA (G-1098) PS
By the Waters of Babylon (SATB) Noble, T. Tertius H. W. Gray (2082) PS
By the Waters of Babylon (SATB) Palestrina, G. P. J. Fischer (7259) PS
By the Waters of Babylon (Unison, Organ) Pratt, George RSCM (251) PS
By the Waters of Babylon Palmer, N. WLP PS
Ephesians 1: 8-10 (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Allen, Larry Broadman (4563-11) 2
For God So Loved the World (SAB) Distler Concordia (98-2239) G
For God So Loved the World (SATB) Martinson Selah 410-546 G
For God So Loved the World ((SATT(Bar.)B)) Schütz, Heinrich Concordia (98-1472) G
God So Loved the World (SAB, Keyboard) Carter, John Beckenhorst (BP1665) G
God So Loved the World (Unison, Keyboard, Guitar) Englert, Eugene GIA (G-5713) G
God So Loved the World (SATB, Organ) Goemanne, Nowell GIA (G-2699) G
God So Loved the World (Unison/2-part, Keyboard, Flute/Violin) Horman, John D. Choristers Guild (CGA-447) G
God So Loved the World (SA, Keyboard) Martinson, Joel Concordia (98-3098) G
God So Loved the World (SATB) Sadowski, Kevin J. Concordia (98-3472) G
God So Loved the World (SATB) Stainer, John G. Schirmer (11717) G
God So Loved the World (SAB) Stainer, John Boosey & Hawkes (5110) G
God So Loved the World (SAB, 2 Violins, Viola) Telemann, G. P. Concordia (97-5232) G
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Witherup Selah G
Let My Tongue Be Silent (SATB, Piano, Oboe) Johengen, Carl GIA (G-3653) PS
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (SATB) Farrant, Richard E.C. Schirmer (374) 2
My Song Is Love Unknown (SAB, Organ, Flute) Cherwien, David Augsburg (0800655486) G
Sing Praise to God (Unison/2-part, Keyboard, opt. Flute, Violin, Organ, Piano) Leaf, Robert Choristers Guild (CGA 712) G
Super Flumina in 7 More Motets for the Church Year (SATB)
Super Flumina Babylonis
Super Flumina Babylonis
Super Flumina Babylonis (SATB)

Palestrina, G. P.
Palestrina
di Lasso
Lassus
GIA (G-1495)
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
PS
Truly, Truly I Say Unto You (Unison, Organ) Krapf, Gerhard Concordia (98-1975) G
What Wondrous Love, WONDROUS LOVE (SATB) Christiansen, Paul Augsburg (0800652665 G
What Wondrous Love Is This, WONDROUS LOVE (SATB, Flute, opt. Keyboard/Organ Melby, James Concordia (98-2635) G

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