EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME B Lectionary #83

This year, this Sunday is the last Sunday before the beginning of Lent. As we sing farewell to “Alleluia” (and to the Gloria ), we send our catechumens to the cathedral for the rite of election. One of the images for Lent is the desert, the place where God became espoused to Israel . Images of the meaning of marriage today can guide our sending of the catechumens and our own entry into Lent: Easter is the wedding garment in which the church is clothed as the bride of Christ.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Hosea 2:16b, 17b, 21-22. The prophet evokes memory of the desert wandering, when the people came to know God and to join a covenant (like a marriage covenant) at Mount Sinai . Through the prophet, God calls on the people to remember that time and that close union, promising to renew it in a covenant that will never be broken.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (102) 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13

Originally a thanksgiving for recovering from some grave problem, perhaps an illness, this psalm sings of God's great love, which puts our transgressions far from us and embraces us with compassion.

Deep Down in My Soul (Haas) GC 880

El Señor Es Compasivo (Castillo) FYC 248 70

El Señor Es Compasivo (Cortés) FYC 247

El Señor Es Compasivo (Kolar) Cantos (WLP) 70

El Señor Es Compasivo (Martínez) FYC 246

El Señor Es Compasivo (Sandate) GP 249

Loving and Forgiving (Soper) GP 251/MI-BB/SP3 68

O Bless the Lord, My Soul (Williams) JS 414

Our God Is Rich in Love ( Moore ) GC 652

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Bolduc) WS 305

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Cotter) GC 99/RS 140

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (DeBruyn) JS 245

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Dufford) GP 250/MI-BB/SP4 52

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Foley) PCY7 38

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Goemanne) IL 90

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Goemanne/Somerville) CBW 52

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Haas/Gelineau) WOR 887/RS 141-2

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Haugen) GC 100/RS 143/LMGM 535

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Kraehenbuehl) SMM1 78/SMM4 98

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Peloquin) SI2 61

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Reagan) PC1 52/PRM B78

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Roberts) LMGM 534

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Stewart) PCY5 28

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Willcock) PFS 56

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Ziegenthals) SO 76

The Lord Is Rich in Kindness/El Señor Es Compasivo (Kolar) WC 408/WS 306

The Lord Is Tender and Caring (Hughes) CBW 638

2 Corinthians 3:1b-6. The Gospel lives in the human heart.

Mark 2:18-22. One popular view of the coming reign of God was to picture it as a great wedding feast celebrating the undying covenant between God and Israel . By calling himself the "bridegroom," Jesus evokes that image. Additional images suggest that a whole new world is dawning in his presence: It will require new garments, not simply patches on old garments, and new wineskins for the new wine that God is preparing.


Songs for the Liturgy

A Spendthrift Lover Is the Lord (1,G) WOR 597

All Things New (1,G) GC 427

Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (1,G) WOR 586/RS 729

Christ Is the King (2,G) WOR 500/RS 630/JS 452/CBW 387

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (1,G) WOR 569/GC 577/RS 717/JS 419/WC 812/MI-BB

Covenant Hymn (1) GC 797/RS 904

Flow River Flow (1) GP 455/JS 541/MI-BB

God, Full of Mercy (Ps) WC 671

Grant to Us (1) RS 558/JS 530/CBW 621/WC 662/WS 456

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (1) LMGM 242

He Has Done Great Things for Me (Ps,G) LMGM 289

Hosea (1) JS 676/GP 471/GC 386/WC 663/MI-BB/WS 458

I Have Loved You (1) JS 615/GP 710/GC 504/RS 641/MI-BB

I Will Be with You (1) RS 603/GC 455

I Will Be Your God (1) BB

I'm So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me (Ps,G) LMGM 171

*It Shocked Them That the Master Did Not Fast (G) WOR 637

Jesus, the New Covenant (1,G) WC 719

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (1,G) WOR 525/GC 528/RS 669/GP 693/LMGM 197/JS 379/CBW 511/WC 892/MI-BB/WS 622

Love Is His Word (1,G) WOR 599/RS 750/WC 635

Lover of Us All (1) JS 550/GP 643/GC 633

Now the Feast and Celebration (G) GC 742/RS 853

*Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Ps) WOR 530/GC 551/RS 684/GP 685/LMGM 198/CBW 565/WC 908/MI-BB

*Praise the Lord, My Soul -- Foley (Ps) GP 691

Praise the Lord, My Soul -- Parker (1,Ps,G) GC 652/RS 688

*Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Ps) WOR 547/GC 527/RS 695/GP 686/LMGM 196/JS 338/CBW 568/WC 903/BB/WS 618

Thanks Be to You (1) RS 708/GC 569

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1,Ps) WOR 595, 596/GC 626/RS 742/GP 639/JS 432/CBW 443/WC 659/MI-BB/WS 457

With Eternal Love (1) WC 817

You Are Mine (G) GC 649/RS 762/WC 846/MI-BB/WS 583

 

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Bless the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard) Brandon, George GIA (G-1931) PS
Bless the Lord, O Bless His Holy Name (SAB, organ/piano) Corelli, Arcangelo/Stone, Benjamin J. Boston Music (13133) PS
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SA) Bach, J.S./Hopson Flammer (E-5201) PS
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SAB, organ/piano) Lotti, Antonia/Ehret, Walter Ludwig Music (L 9138) PS
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SATB, organ/keyboard) Lovelace, Austin Canyon (6011) PS
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Unison, organ) Marshall, Jane Broadman (4560-92) PS
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard) Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M./Wilhousky, Peter J. Carl Fischer (CM636) PS
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard) Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M./Mueller, Carl F. G. Schirmer (Five Centuries of Music) PS
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB & organ, ad lib.) Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M. H. W. Gray (200) PS
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB & organ, ad lib.) Ippolitoff-Ivanoff M./Clough-Leighter H. Oliver Ditson (332.13770) PS
Canticle of Praise (SATB, piano/organ) Beck, John Ness Presser (312-40588) PS
I Will Sing of Thy Great Mercies, O Lord (SAB, Organ/Keyboard) Mendelssohn, Felix/Blaine, G. Gordon Walton Music C
Lobet den Herren (SATB/SATB, organ, German/English) Schütz, Heinrich/Ehret, Walter Presser (312-41056) PS
Lobet den Herren (SATB/SATB, continuo, German) Schütz, Heinrich Hanssler (HE 1.040) PS
Love Bade Me Welcome (SATB) Hurd, David Selah (418-610) G
My Soul, Now Bless (SATB) Schütz, Heinrich Concordia (97-4880U31) PS
No Temple Now, No Gift of Price (SATB) Hyslop, S. Concordia (98-3617) G
O Jesu, Joy of Loving Hearts Powell GIA G
O My Soul, Bless God the Father (SB) Handel, G.F./Kirby Flammer (EA-5015) PS
Psalm 103 (SATB, organ/piano)
Three Festival Psalms (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, 3 Handbells)
Cain, Noble
Kosche/Behnke
Flammer (A-5033)
Concordia (98-3365U31)
PS

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