HOLY FAMILY B Lectionary #17B

Dreams do sometimes come true. The readings for this feast in the B Cycle focus on the fulfillment of promises, especially the promise to Abraham and Sarah. Note: The texts from Cycle A may also be used today.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3. Parents dream about a great future for their children: This dream came true for Abram (Abraham) and Sarah.
Psalm of the Day: Ps (104) 105
This hymn celebrates the history of Israel from the ancestors to the Exodus and the conquest of Canaan. The mention of the prehistoric ancestors (especially, in light of the first reading, Abraham) is unique in the Psalter.
God Remembers His Covenant For Ever    PSL B-18/SS
The Lord Remembers His Covenant For Ever (Black) CBW 34
The Lord Remembers His Covenant For Ever (Guimont)   GC2 977/LPMG 17B
The Lord Remembers His Covenant For Ever (Hughes)   PRM B11/PMB 571/WS
The Lord Remembers His Covenant For Ever (Schiavone)   JS 895/LP 25
Alternative Psalm of the Day (A):  Ps (127) 128
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Guimont)   GC2 996/LPMG 17
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Hunstiger)   SS
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Rendek)   PRM B10/PMB 570/WS
Blessed Are Those Who Fear the Lord (Schiavone)   JS 894/LP 24
Blest Are Those Who Love You (Haugen)  GC 125/GC2 70/CBW 628/PCY2 43/RS 173/WC 441
Dichoso el que Teme al Señor (García)  FYC 267
Dichoso el que Teme al Señor (Taulé)  FYC 266
Happy Are Those (Somerville)  CBW 33
Happy Are Those (Stewart)   PCY5 13
Like Olive Branches (Deiss) PMB 333/WC 690
O Blessed Are Those (Gelineau)  CBW 431
O Blessed Are Those (Inwood)  JS 104/G 54/GP 273
O Happy Are Those (Gelineau)  WOR 782/RS 172
We Praise You (Balhoff/Ducote/Daigle), vss 6‑7   GP 677/GC 541/GC2 540/RS 694/JS 626
Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19. This section of the Letter to the Hebrews reinterprets the history of salvation in light of the early Christian focus on faith as the gift which brings someone into the mystery of redemption. In this section, carrying out the theme enunciated in the first reading, the focus is on Abraham as a person of faith.
Luke 2:22-40. The witness of Simeon and Anna, who represent the Law and the prophets (Simeon is "righteous and devout"; Anna is "a prophetess"), in the very heart of the Temple, is Luke's way of indicating the meaning of Jesus' life as fulfilling God's promises to Sarah and Abraham in a new and startling way.
Songs for the Liturgy
A Stable Lamp Is Lighted (G)  WOR 385
*Canticle of Simeon (G)  RS 212, 874/GC 144,776/GC2 85, 767/JS 123, 876/GP 439/PMB 183/CBW 680/WOR 676, 691/WC 457/WS
Child of Gladness (G)  CBW 326
Child of the Poor (G) JS 366/GP 336/BB
Christ, You Are the Fullness (2A)  CBW 431
Come, Sing a Home and Family    PMB 220/WC 970/WS
Faith, Hope and Love (2A)  GC 624/GC2 609/BB
Faith of Our Fathers (1B,2B)   WOR 571/CBW 446/WC 819/MI‑BB/GC 600/GC2 579/JS 698/RS 726/GP 592/PMB 421/WS/SS
Faithful Family (2A)  GP 365/GC 413
For the Beauty of the Earth (2A)  GC 572/GC2 548/WOR 557/GP 76/CBW 531/WC 957/JS 642/MI‑BB/RS 697/PMB 517/WS/SS
God Is Love (2A)  CBW 473/MI‑BB/GC 629/GC2 608/JS 749/RS 744/SS
God Made from One Blood (1A)  RS 824
God of Adam, God of Joseph (G)  RS 960/GC 893/GC2 870/JS 361
God of Eve and God of Mary (G)  RS 959/GC 892/GC2 871/JS 360
God of Love (2A) GP 647
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (G)  WOR 391/CBW 322/BB/RS 518/GC2 367/PMB 198/WC 510/JS 346/GP 319/WS/SS
Hail to the Lord Who Comes (G)  WOR 692           
*How Happy You Who Fear the Lord (Ps-A) PMB 336/WC 696
*In His Temple Now Behold Him (G)   JS 506/BB
Joy to the World (G)  WOR 399/CBW 328/BB/LMGM 19/GP 318/RS 524/GC 343/GC2 353/WC 493/JS 336/PMB 207/WS/SS
Love One Another (2A)  GC 630/RS 745/JS 752/GP 645/MI‑BB/WS
Love Which Never Ends   GP 465/JS 573/MI-BB
Of the Father's Love Begotten (G)  WOR 398/CBW 330/BB/RS 510/GC 351/GC2 374/WC 487/JS 349/PMB 211/WS/SS
Once in Royal David's City (G)  WOR 402/GC 372/RS 526/GC2 380/JS 362/PMB 203/BB/WC 491/WS/SS
Our Father, by Whose Name (1A,2A,G)  WOR 570/RS 961
*Our God Dwells in His Holy Place (E)   IH 9
*See Mary Setting Out at Dawn (G)   HG 121
Sing of Mary (G)  WOR 404/GP 222/MI‑BB/LMGM 100/WC 983/GC 783/GC2 778/JS 490/RS 528/GP 432/PMB 538/WS/SS
The Aye Carol  RS 525/GC 371/GC2 381
The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (G)  WOR 405/CBW 464/JS 514/SS
The Greatest Gift (2A) PMB 334/WC 693/WS
The Snow Lay on the Ground (G)  JS 354/PMB 221/BB/WC 511/WS/SS    
Ubi Caritas (2A)  WOR 604/GC 408/GC2 430,568,601/CBW 67/WC 824, 827/MI‑BB/RS 746/JS 753, 754, 805/GP 364/PMB 428, 430/WS/SS
Virgin Born, We Bow before You (G)  WOR 403/RS 527
What Child Is This (G)  WOR 411/LMGM 29/GP 337/BB/CBW 338/GC 380/GC2 387/WC 522/JS 365/RS 530/PMB 216/WS/SS
When Love Is Found (2A)  WOR 745/JS 568/WC 694/CBW 629/RS 942/GC 865/GC2 856/PMB 337/WS/MI-BB/SS
Where Charity and Love Prevail (2A)  GC 625/GC2 610/MI‑BB/WC 825, 833/JS 756/RS 747/GP 644/PMB 424,428/WS/SS
Where Love Is Found (2A)   JS 572
Where There Is Love (2A)  MI‑BB/CBW 631/JS 569/GP 464

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Choral Anthems

Entrance Antiphon: Luke 2: 16

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
All Wisdom Comes from the Lord, Op. 62  (SA, Organ) Joubert, John Novello  (MT 1535) 1
And Jesus Increased in Wisdom  (SAB) Hahn, Harvey E. Concordia  (98-2100) *  
Blessed are All They That Fear the Lord  (SATB, organ) Sowerby, Leo H.W. Gray  (CMR 1573) PS
Blest Are All Who Fearfully Love the Lord
(SATB, Organ) English/Latin
Blest Are All Who Fearfully Love the Lord 
(SATB, Organ) English/Latin
Purcell, Henry Dartmouth 
Oxford  (A 245)
PS
Canticle of Fellowship  (SATB) Courtney, Craig Beckenhorst  (BP-1349) 2
Every Word and Thought 
(Solo SATB Quartet, SATB, 2 Violins, Viola & Continuo) German/English
Buxtehude, Dietrich Concordia  (97-6279) * 2
Gentle Psalm, A  (SATB) Clark, Keith Presser  (312-40932) PS
Happy Are You  (SATB, Baritone) Marshall, Jane Augsburg  (11-0686) * PS
How Blest Are They  (Unison, Flute, Keyboard) Proulx, Richard Augsburg  (11-0654) PS
Let the Word of Christ (Unison) Gieseke, Richard W. Concordia  (98-2903) 2
May the Word of Christ  (2-part, keyboard, C-instrument) Schultz Concordia  (98-3001) * 2
My Son, Wherefore Hast Thou Done This to Me?
(SAB soloists, SATB, 2 Violins, 2 Violas & Continuo) German/English
Schütz, Heinrich Concordia  (97-9347 *  
Pastores Loque Bantur  (SSATBB)  Latin/English Victoria, Tomas Luis/Payson, Arnold Franck  (F 538) E
Psalm 128  (Soprano, SATB, Keyboard) Berger, Jean Broude Brothers  (BB-3054) PS
Psalm 128  (SATB, Piano or Organ) Wetzler, Robert Augsburg  (11-0646) * PS
Put On Therefore, As God's Elect  (SATB, Organ) Barnes, Edward S. H. W. Gray  (1337) 2
Singing with Grace in Your Heart  (Alto, SATB, Piano/Organ) Mueller, Carl F. Carl Fischer  (6710) 2
Son, Why Have You Treated Us So?  (2-part treble, keyboard) Bender, Jan Concordia  (98-1963) *  
You Are the People of God  (Unision) Becker, John Concordia  (98-2603) * 2
Wedding Anthem  (SATB) Oliver Novello  (#29-0478-00) PS

* out of print

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