ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME C Lectionary #93
The readings are about repentance and about God's merciful response to our acknowledgement of our sin. The gift far outweighs the offense.

2 Samuel 12:7–10, 13. The prophet confronts David with a dual sin. Despite all that God has done for him, David could not obey the Torah. He arranged to have Uriah killed so that he could marry Bathsheba. The prophet invokes divine wrath, but David repents and is forgiven.

Psalm of the Day: Ps. (31) 32
This is a “wisdom” psalm that has features of a thanksgiving song. It begins by blessing God for merciful forgiveness, then the psalmist suggests that he (or she) believed this and confessed a sin, and indeed God offered forgiveness. Therefore, all are invited to praise God.

Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Alstott)   BB
Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Carroll/Gelineau)   LPGG 902
Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Guimont)   RS 65/GC2 913/LPMG 93
Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Kreutz)   PRM C80/PMB 673/WS
Lord, Forgive the Wrong (Schiavone)   JS 980/LP 124
Turn to the Lord   PSL C-126/SS

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (50) 51
Be Merciful, O Lord, for We Have Sinned

Galatians 2:16, 19–21. Paul proclaims his belief in justification by faith and his belief that this “justification” means that Christ is now dwelling and working in him and in all believers.

Luke 7:38–8:3. The contrast between the attitude of Jesus' wealthy host and the woman who washes and anoints his feet gives Jesus an opportunity to tell the parable of two debtors and teach about forgiveness.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy
*All Your Sins Have Been Forgiven (G)   PSL C-127/SS
Alleluia No. 1 (2)   WOR 441/RS 581/GC 443/GC2 462/PMB 353/GP 389/JS 439/CBW 383/WC 735/WS/MI-BB
Amazing Grace (1,Ps,2,G)   WOR 583/RS 737/GC 612/GC2 586/PMB 323/GP 615/JS 713/CBW 480/WC 685/WS/MI-BB/SS
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (G)   WOR 756/RS 954
Forgive Our Sins (G)   WOR 754/RS 952/GC 879/GC2 848/PMB 324/JS 556/CBW 620/WC 684/SS
Grant to Us, O Lord (Ps)   PMB 329/RS 558/CBW 621/WC 683/WS
Great God of Mercy (1,Ps,G)   WOR 746/CBW 361
Have Mercy, Lord, on Us (1,Ps, G)   WOR 753/PMB 328/CBW 358/WC 677/WS
Hosea (1,G)   GP 471/PMB 327/JS 559/GC 386/GC2 405/WC 680/WS/MI-BB/SS
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (2,G)   WOR 607/RS 768/GC 646/GC2 622/PMB 452/GP 633/JS 729/WC 866/WS/MI-BB/SS
*In the Land of the Living (C)   RS 56
Loving and Forgiving (1,Ps,2,G)   JS 560/MI-BB
*My Voice Has Called (E)   IH 47
*One Thing I Seek (C)   PSL C-125/SS
Our Father, We Have Wandered (1,Ps,G)   WOR 755/RS 955/GC2 849/PMB 326/JS 554/WC 678/WS/SS
Our God Is Rich in Love (1,Ps,G)   GC2 620
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (1,Ps,2,G)   WOR 530/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/PMB 492/GP 685/JS 612/CBW 565/WC 930/WS/MI-BB/SS
Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 130: With the Lord There Is Mercy
Remember Your Love (Ps)   GP 474/JS 561/RS 550/GC 881/GC2 851/MI-BB
Save Your People (E,C)   GP 341/BB
Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (G)   GP 690/JS 605/GC 547/GC2 532/MI-BB
There Is a Balm in Gilead (1,Ps,G)   WOR 608/RS 764/GC 648/GC2 617/PMB 331/GP 634/JS 723/WC 689/WS/MI-BB/SS
The Master Came to Bring Good News (G)   WOR 752/RS 956/GC 878/GC2 853/CBW 439
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy (1,Ps,2,G)   WOR 595/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/PMB 322/GP 639/JS 748/CBW 443/WC 682/WS/MI-BB/SS
Those Who Seek Your Face (Ps,C)   GP 447/JS 128
Yes, I Shall Arise–Deiss (Ps)   PMB 325/WC 658/WS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Blessed is He Whose Unrighteousness is Forgiven (ATB)  Tomkins, Thomas  Oxford in Anthems for Men’s Voices, Vol. 1  P
Christ Is With Me (Two-part Choir, Mixed/Equal, C Instrument, Piano/Organ)  Coleman, Gerald Patrick  Concordia (98-3120)  2
Galatians 2: 16, 19-20 (SATB, Keyboard)  Blankenship, Mark  Broadman (4563-13)  2
Hide Not Thy Face From Me (SATB, Organ)  Roff, Joseph  GIA (G-2206)  E
How Beautiful upon the Mountains (2-Mixed, Keyboard)  Carter, John  Hinshaw (HMC-239)  G
O for a Faith, GREATOREX COLLECT (SATB, Solo, Keyboard)  arr. Carter, Nathan  GIA (G-5924)  2
O Lord, I am Not Worthy (TTBB)  Franck, C./arr. Gerike, R.  Concordia (98-3485)  G
One Thing I Have Desired (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)  Howells,Herbert  Novello (29.0406.03)  C
One Things I Ask of the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Rudolph, Glenn  GIA (G-4103)  C
Psalm 32 (SST or SAB, Organ and opt. congregation)  Weber, Paul  Augsburg (11-0682)  P
There Is a Wideness in God’s Mercy, ST. HELENA (Unison, Organ, Instrument)  Hampton, Calvin  GIA (G-5638)  E, 1
Thy Perfect Love (SATB, Organ)  Rutter, John  Oxford (42-392)  G
When Jesus Sat at Meat (SSATB, Organ)  Nicolson, Richad  Oxford (CM 7810)  G
Whom the Lord Hath Forgiven (TTBB, Organ)  MacMillan, Alan  Rock Harbor Press (RMO 802)  P
Wise Confine Their Choice in Friends, The (Soprano/Tenor Solo, Keyboard)  Bach, J. S./ed. Oberdoerffer, Fritz  Concordia (97-9334) in Sacred Songs  1

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