ALL SAINTS Lectionary #667

This solemnity reminds us that “church” is a reality much bigger than our own community or even our own time. We are able to share the faith because of those “who have gone before us with the sign of faith.” We share the faith with people around the world, who worship in ways that would appear strange to us, in languages with which we are unfamiliar, using music that we would find difficult to sing.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Gathering/Entrance Procession
One of the following or some other musical setting of the Litany of the Saints would be appropriate for the Entrance Song, espe­cially if the procession includes children and other members of the community in addition to the ministers.

Letanía de los Santos (Chant) FYC 398
Litany of the Saints (Becker)  GC 796/GC2 788/GP 377/MI-BB 732/JS2 525/JS3 503
Litany of the Saints (Chant)  W3 827/WOR4 1070/GC 795/GC2 787/G3 1056/LMGM2 849/CBW 12a, 86/JS2 419/JS3 394/WC 992/RS 977/BB 32/GP 376/WS 141/OIF 901, 1007/PMB 615
Santos del Señor (Cortez) FYC 397

Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14. The visions of the Book of Revelation were intended, in their time, to offer hope of God’s protection to people being persecuted for their faith. Those “sealed” with the mark of the living God constitute a huge crowd of Jewish Christian believers (144,000 represented an immense number). Beyond these believers is another immense throng of Gentile believers “from every nation, race, people, and tongue” who join in sung worship of God and of the Lamb. Note the hymn quotations which may be excerpts from hymns used in the Johannine communities.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (23) 24
This hymn praises God, the creator and victorious redeemer. It is a double “entrance liturgy,” celebrating the entry of God’s people into the Temple (vv. 3-6) as well as God’s own return to the Temple (vv. 7-10). Today we sing about our entry (vv. 1-6).

Ésta Es la Raza (Montgomery) FYC 186
Lord, This Is the People PSL B-229/SS 354
Lord, This Is the People LMGM2 995
Lord, This Is the People (Armstrong/Somerville) CBW 225
Lord, This Is the People (Carroll) W3 1053/WOR4 1225/LPGG 1058
Lord, This Is the People (Cooney) GP 182
Lord, This Is the People (Englert) PRM B116/LPGA B105/PMB 756/WS 213
Lord, This Is the People (Guimont) GC2 899/G3 1209/LPMG 667
Lord, This Is the People (Hunstiger) SS 511
Lord, This Is the People (Schiavone) LP 207/JS2 1062
Lord, This Is the People (Smith) JS3 26/MI-BB 755
O God, This Is the People (Keil) GC 34/GC2 25/G3 37/RS 47

1 John 3:1-3. Those who are transformed by baptism into “God’s children” should be ready for even further transformation when we will “become like” God.

Matthew 5:1-12a. The Beatitudes describe the ideal believer.

Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Faith (1) RS 726/GC2 579/G3 677/WOR4 676/LMGM2 552
*Alabaré (1) GC 542/RS 662/WOR4 618/GP 680
Around the Throne, a Glorious Band (1) W3 719/WOR4 907/CBW 450
As Stars Adorn the Night-Veiled Sky (1) WOR4 887
At the Lamb's High Feast (1) W3 459,460/WOR4 512/WC 564/GC 433/GC2 463/G3 536/LMGM2 316/JS2 424/JS3 407/CBW 375/RS 578/GP 394/BB 172/WS 517/OIF 453/PMB 271/SS 845                      
*Be Not Afraid – Dufford, v 3 (1,G) GP 602/GC 608/GC2 596/G3 683/WOR4 680/LMGM2 583/CBW 481/MI-BB 431/WC 852/JS2 706/JS3 673/RS 734/WS 740/OIF 774/PMB 446/SS 929
*Beatitudes (G) GP 717/MI-BB 642/JS2 657
Blessed Assurance (2) LMGM2 431/WC 849/WS 729/OIF 757/PMB 441/JS2 609
*Blest Are the Pure in Heart (G) CBW 471
*Blest Are They (G) GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/WOR4 721/LMGM2 602/GP 35/MI-BB 640/CBW 522/RS 774/WC 946/WS 810/SS 950
By All Your Saints Still Striving (1) W3 706/WOR4 890/WC 962/CBW 455/RS 887/OIF 898/PMB 524/JS2 784/JS3 748/BB 196/SS 1049
Festival Canticle: This Is the Feast of Victory (1) W3 458/WOR4 515/RS 583/GC 429/GC2 458/G3 520/CBW 396/JS2 428/JS3 424/OIF 834/PMB 489/WC 908/SS 829
For All the Saints (1) W3 705/WOR4 891/CBW 449/MI-BB 728/JS2 526/JS3 504/WC 968/GP 445/GC 793/GC2 791/G3 884/RS 889/LMGM2 728/WS 777/OIF 899/PMB 521/SS 1044
For All the Saints Who’ve Shown Your Love (G) GC2 786/G3 885/WOR4 892/WS 819
For the Faithful Who Have Answered (1) GC2 789/G3 883
Gather Us In (1) W3 665/WOR4 836/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/LMGM2 676/MI-BB 302/WC 883/CBW 587/RS 850/WS 758/SS 1002
Give Thanks to God on High GC 792/RS 888
*God Is Love – Haas, v 3 (2) GC 629/GC2 608/G3 699/RS 744
God, We Praise You (1) W3 535/WOR4 599/WC 907/RS 676/BB 196/OIF 838/PMB 495/JS2 594/JS3 567/WS 758/SS 897
Hail, Redeemer, King Most Blest (1) SS 1047
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (1) W3 485/WOR4 553/LMGM2 335/JS2 469/JS3 448/WC 911/GP 414/BB 212/GC 474/GC2 483/G3 567/RS 624/WS 795/OIF 830/PMB 485/SS 871
I Have Loved You (Ps,2) GP 710/GC 504/GC2 504/G3 588/MI-BB 613/JS2 615/JS3 623/RS 641
In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (1,G) GC 749/RS 916
*In Honor of All Saints (E) IH 85
Jerusalem, My Happy Home W3 690/WOR4 867/JS2 788/JS3 758/WC 858/MI-BB 623/GC 771/GC2 764/G3 870/RS 8871/WS 738/OIF 776/PMB 454/SS 1053
Jesus, the Very Thought of You (G) OIF 939/WC 1002/JS2 474/JS3 455/MI-BB 411
*Lead Me, Lord – Becker (G) JS2 659/JS3 733/MI-BB 641/GP 715
*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (G) W3 620/WOR4 738
*O Blest Are You (G) WOR4 742
On the Wings of Change (2) WC 951/WS 809/OIF 887/PMB 512
Priestly People (1) WC 761/WS 659/OIF 669/PMB 383
*Rejoice in the Lord (E) PSL B-228/SS 393
Rise Up, O Saints of God (1,G) WC 808/OIF 718/PMB 405
Rise Up with Him (1,2) MI-BB 580
Saints of God (1) JS3 751
Shall We Gather at the River (1) GC 774/GC2 761/G3 873/WOR4 866/LMGM2 716/JS2 786/JS3 756/WC 820/WS 709/OIF 737/PMB 422/MI-BB 621
Sign Me Up (1) LMGM2 696/GC 805
Sing Praise to God for Friends (1) WOR4 889/LMGM2 544
Sing with All the Saints in Glory (1) W3 467/WOR4 526/GC 442/GC2 442/G3 539/LMGM2 317/CBW 406/RS 595/GP 724/WC 948/WS 812/OIF 881/PMB 510/JS2 789/JS3 759/MI-BB 622/SS 1052
Splendor and Honor (1) CBW 685
The Church's One Foundation (1) CBW 526/MI-BB 420/JS2 779/JS3 746/GC 661/GP 573/G3 742/WOR4 736/LMGM2 606/WC 764/WS 660/OIF 671/PMB 385/SS 959
The Clouds’ Veil (1) GC2 619/G3 710
The God of Abraham Praise (1) W3 537/WOR4 601/JS2 602/GC 544/RS 685
*The Spirit and the Bride Say “Come!” (G) PSL B-230/SS 433
*The Song of Beatitudes (G) CBW 523
Those Who Seek Your Face (Ps) GP 447/JS2 128
Wake the Song of Jubilee (1) WC 952/OIF 888/PMB 514
*We Are the Light of the World (G) GC 508/GC2 515/G3 592/JS2 660/JS3 629/WC 934/MI-BB 606/GP 657/WS 799/OIF 880/PMB 506
We Praise You, O God – Jones JS2 622/JS3 577
We Shall Rise Again (1) GC 772/GC2 762/G3 871/RS 872/LMGM2 719
We Sing of the Saints (1) WC 963/OIF 905/PMB 525
We’re Marching to Zion (1) LMGM2 706
When the Saints Go Marching In (1) LMGM2 729
*Who Are These, Like Stars Appearing? (1) WOR4 888
Worthy Is the Lamb (2) JS2 682/JS3 754/MI-BB 583
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones W3 707/WOR4 886/LMGM2 730/JS2 528/JS3 505/MI-BB 729/GC 794/GC2 790/G3 882/WC 966/RS 886/GP 446/WS 820/OIF 900/PMB 522/SS 1045

Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Bass Solo, Organ)  Liszt, Franz  Arista (AE-176)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Callahan, Charles  Concordia (98-3760)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Fetler, Paul  Augsburg (1454)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Pfautsch, Lloyd  Flammer (84903)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ/Piano)  Malotte, Albert Hay  G. Schirmer (8400)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Sop. or Ten. Solo, Organ)  Joubert, John  Novello (MT 1461)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATTBB, Tenor Solo, Organ)  Tschesnokoff, P.  J. Fischer (4588)  G
Beatitudes, The (SSAATTBB)  York, David Stanley  Mercury (MC 389)  G
Beatitudes, The (SSAATTBB, Organ/Keyboard)  Glarum, L. Stanley  Hall & McCreary (1638)  G
Beatitudes, The (Unison, Organ)  Lovelace, Austin  Augsburg (11-9544)  G
Beatitudes, The, Op. 35 (2 part Treble, Oboe, Viola, Cello, Keyboard)  Bender, Jan  Concordia (97-4742)  G
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (SATB, Sop. or Ten. Solo, Organ)  Arnatt, Ronald  H.W. Gray (2162)  G
Blessed Are They (SATB div, opt instruments/handbells)  Fleming, Larry L.  MorningStar (MSM 50-8106) G
Called and Gathered by the Spirit (SATB, opt. Brass, Timpani)  Hillert, Richard  GIA (G-5350)  2
Festival Canticle: Worthy Is Christ (SATB, Organ, Brass)  Hillert, Richard  Concordia (98-2305)  1
From the Vision of John (SATB, Trumpet, Narrator)  Pelz, Walter L.  Concordia (98-3074)  1
Happy Are the Lowly Poor (2 part mixed, Keyboard)  Jones, Hilton Kean  Concordia (98-3154)  G
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (2-part, Keyboard, Flute)  Hassell, Michael  Augsburg (0800658515)  E
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (Unison, 2 or 3 part  Children’s Choir, Keyboard, opt. Snare Drum)  Hopkins, John Henry/arr. Taylor, Jim  Oxford (0-19-386367-7)  (Cat. No. 98.234) E
Justorum Animae
Justorum Animae
Lamb Will Be A Shepherd Now, The  (SATB, Keyboard, opt. Oboe or Flute)  Sebesta, Donald  Augsburg (0800677064)  1
Promises, The (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Panchenko, Simon W./ed. Wilhousky P.  Carl Fischer (CM 515) G
Quis Ascendit Montem Domine Witt, F. CPDL P
Saints of God (Unison, Keyboard)  Exner, Max  Augsburg (0800646282)  E
These are they Which Follow the Lamb Goss CPDL  
We Are Children of Our God (Unison, 2 part, Keyboard,  opt. Flute/Violin, opt. 3 octave Handbells.)  Bedford, Michael  Choristers Guild (CGA 731) 2
Worthy Is Christ (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)  Leavitt, John  Concordia (98-3609)  1
Worthy Is the Lamb (SATB)  Gallus, Jacobus/ed. & arr. Lundquist/Matthew  Willis Music (5798)  1
Worthy Is the Lamb from “Messiah” (SATB, Keyboard)  Handel, Georg Frederic  Various Editions & Voicings 1