SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION (A, B, C)  Lectionary #58B
The ministry of Christ is continued in the ministry of the Church. In accord with the decision of the U.S. bishops (1998) as confirmed by the Holy See (1999), this solemnity may be transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter in certain ecclesiastical provinces of the United States.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Acts 1:1-11. Luke’s second volume begins with the ascension of Jesus and his commission to the apostles to wait for the promised Holy Spirit.

Psalm (46) 47
This enthronement psalm, dating probably to the reign of David and Solomon, has three sections: praise of God as the “most high,” the enthronement of God as sovereign in heaven, and the tribute given to God on earth.

Dios Asciende (Montgomery) FYC 208
God Goes Up with Shouts   PSL B-90/SS
God Goes Up with Shouts (Affley/Murray)  CBW 106
God Mounts His Throne (Batastini/Gelineau)   WOR4 1094
God Mounts His Throne (Chepponis)   WOR4 52/SS
God Mounts His Throne (Guimont)   GC2 926/G3 1079/PMB 631/PRM B63/LPGA B52/LPMG 58/WS
God Mounts His Throne (Haugen) GC 53/GC2 36/G3 50/RS 80
God Mounts His Throne (Hunstiger)   SS
God Mounts His Throne (Inwood)  JS 45/SP3 42/GP 208/MI-BB 777
God Mounts His Throne (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR3 851/WOR4 53/RS 79/LPGG 1075-12
God Mounts His Throne (Roberts)  LMGM 522
God Mounts His Throne (Schiavone)   JS 936/LP 80
God Mounts His Throne (Stephan) SPS 68
God Mounts His Throne (Sullivan)   WC 438
God Mounts His Throne (Weckler) PMB 151/WS
God Mounts the Throne (Willcock)  PFS 32
Shouts of Joy (Canedo) SPS 190

Ephesians 4:1-13. Paul urges the Ephesians to live in accord with their faith, and he reminds them that Jesus became one of us in order to empower us with the gifts we need to live that way. (The second reading for Year A may also be used.)

Mark 16:15-20. This is the “longer ending” to Mark’s Gospel, which contains a description of the miraculous signs that will confirm the truth of apostolic preaching. Use of this text might take some extra explanation.

Songs for the Liturgy

*A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (1)  WOR3 469/WOR4 530/GC 453/GC2 467/G3 545/RS 606/SS
A Rightful Place SPS 202
All Shall Be Well  GP 396
*Alleluia! Go and Teach All People (G)  CBW 515
*Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (1,2)  WOR3 737/WOR4 953/WC 746/CBW 426/GP 419/MI-BB 742/LMGM 67/JS 477/GC 853/GC2 826/G3 949/RS 914/PMB 352/WS/SS
Baptized in Living Waters, vss 4-5 (2,G)   PMB 386/WC 787/WS
Be Not Afraid (1)  GP 602/GC 608/GC2 596/G3 683/WOR4 680/CBW 481/MI-BB 431/LMGM 123/WC 877/JS 706/RS 734/PMB 446/WS/SS
Christ’s Church Shall Glory (2) WOR3 616/RS 717/SS
Come, Christians, Join to Sing (1)  GP 684/JS 608/WOR4 628/WC 905/WS 721/MI-BB 563
Crown Him with Many Crowns (2)  WOR3 496/WOR4 571/CBW 437/MI-BB 743/LMGM 68/WC 724/GP 420/JS 480/GC 485/GC2 489/G3 574/RS 626/PMB 465/WS/SS
Dwelling Place (2)  GP 591/GC 594/GC2 582/G3 678/MI-BB 498
Forth in the Peace of Christ (G)  WOR3 627/CBW 514
*Go (G)  LMGM 66/RS 604/GC 454/WC 919/PMB 478/WS
Go, Make a Difference SPS 213
*Go, Make of All Disciples (G)  WOR3 628/WOR4 792/WC 927/GC 687/GC2 666/G3 769/RS 798/JS 828/PMB 479/WS/BB
Go Out, Go Out (G) SPS 212
*Go Out in the World (G)   WS
*Go Out to the World (G)   G3 762
*Go to the World! (G)  CBW 508/RS 608/GC2 469/G3 546/WOR4 532/WC 889/WS/SS
Go Ye Out SPS 215
God, We Praise You (G)   BB 83/RS 676/WOR3 535/WOR4 599/PMB 495/JS 594/WS/SS
*Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (1,G)  WOR3 471/WOR4 529/CBW 399/BB 188/WC 620/JS 451/GC 457/GC2 468/G3 543/RS 605/GP 400/PMB 276/WS/SS/SPS 188
Hail Thee, Festival Day! (2)  CBW 388/WC 605/JS 450/WOR3 444/WOR4 524/RS 588/GC 450
Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (G) GC 562/GC2 529/G3 626/RS 692/PMB 482
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (2)  WOR3 524/WOR4 614/CBW 555/WC 949/GP 681/BB 197/LMGM 193/JS 593/GC 524/GC2 519/G3 615/RS 657/PMB 494/WS/SS
Holy, Holy, Holy Cry SPS 183
I Send You Out SPS 214
*I Will Be with You (1,G) GC 455/RS 603
I Will Sing, I Will Sing (Ps)   GC 543/GC2 79/G3 96
Jesus Shall Reign (2)  WOR3 492/WOR4 569/WC 745/RS 631/JS 479/PMB 362/WS/SS
*Let the Earth Rejoice and Sing (1,G)  WC 621/PMB 277/WS
*Lift Up Your Hearts, Believers (1,G)   HG 69
Look, O Look, the Sight Is Glorious  WOR3 468
*Lord, You Give the Great Commission (G)  WOR3 470/WOR4 790/MI-BB 375/WC 788/JS 452/GC 456/GC2 466/G3 544/CBW 691/RS 607/GP 401/PMB 382/WS/SS
O Christ, the Great Foundation (2) WOR3 618/RS 781, 782/GC2 646/CBW 527/SS
*O Men of Galilee (E)   IH 28
*One Is the Body (2B)   WOR4 731
*One Lord (2B)  MI-BB 663/GP 453/G3 770
*Praise Him As He Mounts the Skies (1)  CBW 513
*Ps 117: Go Out to All the World (G)
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (1,Ps)  WOR3 493/WOR4 564/MI-BB 733/LMGM 93/WC 762/JS 478/GC 487/GC2 493/G3 568/RS 627/PMB 355/WS/SS
Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus (1,G)   WOR4 531
*Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise (1,G)  CBW 391/JS 448/WC 619/PMB 275/WS/SS
Take Christ to the World (G)  GP 549/JS 836
Tell It! Tell It Out with Gladness (G)   GC2 518/HG 92
The Church of Christ in Every Age (2)  WOR3 626/WOR4 785/WC 965/JS 843/RS 803/GC2 665/G3 765/SS
The Church’s One Foundation (2) CBW 526/GC 661/G3 742/WOR4 736/JS 779/GP 573/PMB 385/WC 789/WS/MI-BB 420/SS
The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (2)  WOR3 464/RS 591
*Vayan al Mundo/Go Out to the World (G)   MI-BB 386
We Are One (2B)  G3 913
With One Voice SPS 232
*Why Stare into the Sky? (E)   PSL B-89/SS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Achieved Is the Glorious Work from “Creation” (SATB, Organ) Haydn, Franz Josef Walton (W6001) 1
All People Clap Your Hands (SAATB, Organ) Weelkes, Thomas/Collins, Walter Oxford (A 193) PS
All You People, Clap Your Hands (Unison, Organ) Roff, Joseph GIA (G-1618) PS
Alleluia, Ascendit Deus (SSATB)
Alleluia, Ascendit Deus (SSATB, Organ/Keyboard, Latin/English)
Byrd, William
Byrd, William/Kingsbury, John
Stainer & Bell (416)
Tetra (Broude) (AB 844)
G
Antiphonal Praise (Antiphonal Unison Choir, Organ) Hopson, Hal Sacred Music Press (S-255) PS
Ascendit Deus (SAATB, Keyboard/Organ, Latin/English) Clement, Jacques/Deis, Carl G. Schirmer (7754) PS, G
Ascendit Deus (SATBB) Gallus, Jacobus Associated (A-83) PS, G
Ascendit Deus (SB, Keyboard) Ravanello, Oreste/French, Paul GIA (G-5685) PS, G
Ascendit Deus (SSATB, Keyboard/Organ)
Ascendit Deus (SSATB, Keyboard/Organ)
Philips, Peter
Philips, Peter
Oxford (43.452)
CPDL
PS, G
Ascendit Deus Witt, F. CPDL PS, G
Ascension from “Verses for the Easter Season” (SATB) Willan, Healey/Guenther Concordia (98-3057) C
Ascension, The (SATB, Organ) Moore, Philip Pavane (Intrada) (PVN 1006) PS, G
Christ Be with Me (SATB, Organ) Pulkingham, B. C. Paraclete Press (PPM 9329) C
Christ's Own Body (Unison, 2-part, 2 Octave Handbells, opt. Cong.) Tucker, Margaret Choristers Guild (CGA 801) G
Clap Hands, All People (SATB) Berger, Jean Shawnee (A-729) PS
Clap Your Hands (SATB, opt. percussion) Eddleman, David Carl Fischer (CM 8039) PS
Clap Your Hands (Unison, Keyboard) Wyton, Alec Gemini (Alexander Broude) (GP 101) PS
Clap Your Hands (Unison/2-part mixed, Keyboard, opt. Trumpet, opt. 32 Handbells) Boertje, Barbara Unity Music (10/1976U) PS
Clap Your Hands, All Ye Children (Unison, Keyboard) Hunnicut, Judy Augsburg (11-1632) PS
Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet (Unison, Organ/Keyboard) Nelson, Ron Augsburg (11-0649) PS
Go Therefore and Make Disciples (Unison, Keyboard) Bedford, Michael Concordia (98-3270) G, C
Go, Ye, into All the World (2 pt) Gumpeltzhaimer, Adam Concordia G, C
Go, Ye, into All the World (SATB, Keyboard) Butler, Eugene Carl Fischer (CM 7880) G
God Has Gone Up (SATB, Organ) Titcomb, Everett H. W. Gray (CMR 2192) E, 1
God Has Gone Up with a Shout (SSATBB, Tenor or Soprano Solo, Organ, Brass, Tympani, Percussion) Weidner, R Paraclete Press (PPM 0315) PS
God Has Gone Up with a Shout! Alleluia! (SATB, Organ) Hillert, Richard Concordia (98-2774) PS
God is Gone Up (SATB) Titcomb, Everett H. W. Gray (GCMR 2192) PS
God is Gone Up (SATB, Organ) Croft, William/Bryant, Giles Leeds Music (#6) PS
God Is Gone Up with a Merry Noise (SATB, Keyboard) Leavitt, John Concordia (98-3649) PS
God is Gone Up with a Merry Noise (SSAATB, Organ)
God is Gone Up with a Merry Noise (SSAATB, Organ)
Croft, William Novello (88 0034 00)
RSCM (in Festival Service Book, Vol. II)
PS
God is Gone Up with a Merry Noise from “Shorter Anthems” (SATB) Hutchings, Arthur Novello (296) PS
God is Gone Up with a Shout (SATB, Organ) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-1543) PS
God Is Gone Up with a Shout (SATB, Organ, opt. Tpt., Hdbls) Hopson, Hal H. H.W. Gray (GCRM 03586) PS
God Is Gone Up with a Mighty Shout (choral introit w/bells) Hopson MSM PS
God Rules in Might and Splendor (SAB, Keyboard) Pergolesi, Giovanni, B./arr. Hopson, Hal H. Flammer (D-5405) PS
God, the Lord, Now Reigneth (SATB) Des Près, Josquin/ed. Van Camp, Leonard Concordia (98-3213) PS
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB, Organ) Joule, Anthony GIA (G-4492) C
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB, Organ) Titcomb, Everett Carl Fischer (CM 441) C
Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing, A (SATB) White Selah 405-526 1. PS, G
Jesus, My All, to Heaven Has Gone (Unison) Scott, K. Lee Augsburg (0800651081) 1
Lift Up Your Heads (SATB, Organ) Mathias, William Oxford in Anthems for Choirs I(OXF 353214) 1
Nations, Clap Your Hands (SATB, Keyboard) Grotenhuis, Dale Concordia (98-3621) PS
O Clap Your Hands (2-part, Organ) Powell, Robert J. GIA (G-2088) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SAB, Organ/Piano)
O Clap Your Hands (SA, Organ/Piano)
Couperin, François/Jewell, Kenneth W.
Couperin, François/Jewell, Kenneth W.
Concordia (98-1922)
Concordia (98-1921)
PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB) Schütz, Heinrich Concordia (97-4880) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB)
O Clap Your Hands (Unison, Keyboard)
Rohlig, Harald Augsburg (11-0607)
Concordia (97-5165)
PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB, Keyboard) Leavitt, John Concordia (98-3593) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB, Organ) Hopson, Hal Flammer (A-5594) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB, Organ) Mathias, William H. Oxford (3503441) also in “Anthems for Choirs, I (353214X) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB, Organ) Rutter, John Oxford (A 307) PS
O Clap Your Hands (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass)
O Clap Your Hands (SSATTBB, Organ, Brass, Percussion)
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Galaxy (222)
E. C. Schirmer (ECS I-5000)
PS
O Clap Your Hands (SSAATTBB, Keyboard/Organ, English only) Gibbons, Orlando Oxford (TCM 40) also in “Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems” PS
O Clap Your Hands (SSATB, Organ/Keyboard) Greene, Maurice Concordia (98-2224) PS
O Clap Your Hands Together, All Ye People (SATB, Organ) Shaw, Martin Novello (29.0141.02) PS
O Lord, Most High, Eternal King (SATB, Organ) Benson, Robert A. Auagsburg (0800674200) PS
O Rex Gloriae Marenzio CPDL G
O, All Ye People, Clap Your Hands (SATB, Organ) Purcell, Henry/Lewis & Fortune Novello (PSR 11) PS
Omnes Gentes (SAT/SATB/ATTB/SATB, Keyboard/Organ, Latin) Gabrieli, Giovanni/Winter, Paul C. F. Peters (4813) PS
One Faith, One Hope, One Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, opt. solo Trumpet or Brass Quintet) Courtney, Craig Sacred Music Press (S 462) 2
Psalm 47 (2-part, Keyboard, opt. Finger Cymbals & Triangle) Webb, Charles, H. Choristers Guild (CGA-207) PS
Psalm 47 (SAB, Organ, Cong.) Pelz, Walter Augsburg (11-9376) PS
Psalm 47 (SATB, Organ, Trumpet) Lindh, Jody Broadman (4563-02) PS
Psalm Concerto (Part III) (SATB, 2 Tpts, 2 Trombones, Str. Bass) Moe, Daniel (Augsburg (11-0649) PS
See God to Heaven Ascending (SATB) Riegal, Friedrich Samuel Augsburg (0800657772) in “Chantry Choirbook” 1
Sing Praise (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)
Sing Praise (SSAA, Keyboard/Organ)
Sing Praise (TTBB, Keyboard/Organ)
Sing Praise (SAB, Keyboard/Organ)
Glarum, L. Stanley Hall & McCreary (1656)
Hall & McCreary (2557)
Hall & McCreary (3510)
Hall & McCreary (8013)
PS
Sing Praises (SATB, Keyboard/Organ) Pfautsch, Lloyd Lawson Gould (51367) PS
Viri Galilaei (AATBB) Byrd, William Oxford in Anthems for Men'sChorus, Vol. I E, 1
Viri Galilaei/Men of Galilee (SSATB, Latin/English) Sweelinck, Jan P./ed. Hines, Robert S. Augsburg (11-10283) E, 1
We Are the Church (Unison/2-part, Keyboard) Jothen, Michael Choristers Guild (CGA 731) 2
We Want to See Jesus Lifted High (SATB, Keyboard, Percussion) Horley, Doug Word (689314186) 1
You Men of Galilee (Unison, Handbells) Martens, Edmund Concordia (97-5384) E, 1

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