How familiar are we with the Scriptures? Is the Word of God “in your mouth and in your heart”? Is it familiar enough that you know how to carry it out, apply it in daily experience? If not, what will you do about that?


Deuteronomy 30:10–14. Moses tells the people that the heart of the Torah is not complex. It is simple, and they know it. All they have to do is carry it out.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (68) 69

Today's text comes at the end of a long psalm in which the psalmist, accused of theft, appeals to God for help. In the end, he invites all who are unjustly accused (the “lowly ones”) to put their trust in God.


Seek the Lord, You Who Are Poor (O'Carroll/Murray) CBW 156

Turn to God in Your Need (Cooney) GP 219/JS 56

Turn to the Lord in Your Need (Carroll/Batastini/Gelineau) WOR 909/GC 70/LPGG 914/WOR4 1153

Turn to the Lord in Your Need (della Picca) PMB 685/PRM C84

Turn to the Lord in Your Need (Guimont) GC 69/GC2 940/RS 97/LPMG 119

Turn to the Lord in Your Need (Schiavone) JS 992/LP 136

Turn to the Lord in Your Need SS 552



Psalm of the Day (2): Ps (18) 19

The text for this alternative psalm comes from the second half of this composition. The first half is a hymn in praise of creation; the second half sings the praise of the Torah and offers a prayer for forgiveness.


Señor, Tú Tienes Palabras (García) FYC 178

Señor, Tú Tienes Palabras de Vida Eterna (Sosa) FYC 176

Señor, Tú Tienes Palabras/Lord, You Have the Words (Reza) FYC 177

Your Word Is Life, Lord PSL C-64/SS 505

Your Words Are Spirit and Life (Farrell) JS 680/MI-BB 596

Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Guimont) GC2 889/LPMG 120

Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Haugen) WS/PMB 139, 686, 776/PRM C85

Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Hurd) SPS 56/GP3 120

Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Schiavone) JS 992/LP 137

Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Waddell/Gelineau) LPGG 914

Your Words, O Lord, are Spirit and Life WOR4 1117,1153


Colossians 1:15–20. Paul draws on an early Christian hymn to summarize his teaching.


Luke 10:25–37. In the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus applies the teachings of the Torah to everyday life. When his questioner gets the point of the story, Jesus tells him: “Go and do likewise.”

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy
A Touching Place (G) RS 760/GC 640
Abundant Life (G) GC 710/GC2 703/G3 811/RS 636
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (2) WOR 494, 495/WOR4 566/GP 421/GP3 364/WC 744/MI‑BB 732/LMGM 88, 89/GC 484/GC2 490/G3 570/JS 482/RS 632/PMB 368/WS 629/SS 875
Anthem (G) GP 578/GP3 556/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/MI‑BB 503/JS 761
Arise, Your Light Is Come! (G) CBW 302
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (G) RS 779/GC 663/GC2 643/G3 744
Bearers of Peace (G) JS 743
Blessed Jesus, at Your Word (1) JS 675
Blest Are They (G) GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/MI‑BB 635/RS 774/CBW 522/WC 973/WS 810/WOR4 721/GP3 759/SS 950
Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love (G) CBW 524
Bring Peace to Earth Again (G) PMB 503
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (2) WOR 617/WOR4 732/WC 783/GC 662/GC2 642/G3 745/JS 780/RS 778/CBW 430/PMB 384/SS 964
Christ Is the World's Light (2) WOR 543/WOR4 602/CBW 543
*Christ, You Are the Fullness (2) CBW 431
Christians, Let Us Love (G) CBW 595/MI‑BB 476/JS 751/GP 646/GP3 657
Christ's Peace (G) JS 844
Come and Follow Me (G) GC2 677/G3 800
Faithful Family (G) GP 365/GP3 659/GC 413
Gift of Finest Wheat, esp. v. 5 (G) WOR 736/WOR4 939/GP 525/GP3 487/CBW 603/WC 666/MI‑BB 324/LMGM 136/JS 803/GC 815/GC2 816/G3 940/RS 912/PMB 300/WS 581
Glorious Is the Name of Jesus (2) LMGM 194
God Is Love (G) CBW 473/GC 629/GC2 608/G3 699/RS 744/GP 647/GP3 655/JS 749/MI‑BB 485
God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens (G) WOR 648/RS 819/WC 717
God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle (G) WOR 640/WOR4 797/RS 828/GC 714/GC2 704/G3 813
Holy, Holy, Holy (2) WOR 485/WOR4 553/WC 938/BB 209/LMGM 78/GC 474/GC2 483/G3 567/JS 469/RS 624/GP 414/GP3 358PMB 485/WS 795
Holy, Holy, Holy Cry SPS 183/BB 182
How Long, O Lord, How Long (G) RS 829
*I Pleaded to the Lord (E) IH 51
*Jesus Christ, the Same (2) PSL C-22/SS
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (G) WOR 525/WOR4 611/GP 693/GP3 726/WC 945/MI‑BB 548/LMGM 197/GC 528/GC2 520/G3 614/JS 617/RS 669/CBW 511/PMB 497/WS 780
Lead Me, Lord (G) GP 715/JS 659/MI‑BB 636/SPS 221/GP3 760/SS 901
Let Us Rejoice in Jesus Christ (2) CBW 544
Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace (G) WOR 602/WOR4 697/WC 805/GC 634/GC2 608/G3 703/RS 751      
Love Consecrates the Humblest Act (G) PMB 425
Love One Another (G) JS 752/MI-BB 483/GP 645/GP3 665/RS 745/GC 630/WS 715
*Love the Lord your God (G) PSL C-140/SS
Make Me a Blessing (G) LMGM 278
Make Us True Servants (G) WC 923/PMB 501/WS 806/SS 992
No Greater Love (G) GC 628/GC2 607/G3 701/RS 753/CBW 599/GP 362/BB 143/JS 277/WOR4 698/GP3 290/SS 936
O Christ the Great Foundation (2) WOR 618/RS 781, 782/GC2 646/CBW 527/SS 958
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (2) CBW 582
Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior (2,G) JS 674/GC 515/GC2 517/G3 596/MI‑BB 598/RS 652/CBW 442/GP 662/GP3 691/WOR4 591
Prayer of St. Francis (G) RS 830/GC 726/GC2 721/G3 828/GP 650/GP3 679/WC 900/MI‑BB 527/PMB 459/JS 738/WS 753/SPS 339
Prayer of St Francis (Angrisano/Tomaszek) SPS 283
Psalm 84: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (C)
Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living (G) RS 727/GC 666/GC2 650/G3 756/WC 835/PMB 408/WS 701/SS 966
Song of Good News (1) WC 801/WS 670
Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken (1) WOR 514/CBW 677
The Church of Christ in Every Age (G) WOR 626/WOR4 785/WC 965/RS 803/GC2 665/G3 765/JS 843/SS 979
The Church's One Foundation (2) CBW 526/WC 789/MI‑BB 412/GC 661/G3 742/JS 779/GP 573/GP3 571/PMB 385/WS 660/WOR4 763/SS 959
The Harvest of Justice (G) GC 711/GC2 716/G3 806
The Servant Song (G) GC 669/GC2 661/G3 751RS 788/JS 829/PMB 413/WC 839/WS 700/MI-BB 386/GP3 537/SS 967
The Summons (G) RS 811/GC 700/GC2 687/G3 790/WC 830/WS 696/MI-BB 383/SPS 230/WOR4 773/GP3 529/SS 988
*The Word Is in Your Heart (1) GC 518
This Is My Commandment (G) WOR 603
This Is My Will (G) WOR 590
*To Gaze on Your Glory (E) PSL C-137
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (2) WOR 497/WOR4 570/CBW 438/GP 422/GP3 360/WC 743/MI‑BB 729/GC 488/GC2 492/G3 573/JS 485/RS 629/PMB 370/WS 644/SS 878
Ubi Caritas (G) WOR 598,604/CBW 67, 376/GC 408, 631/GC2 430, 568, 601/G3 500,696,705/JS 753, 754, 805/WC 849, 852/MI‑BB 337, 477, 478/RS 746, 752/GP 364/GP3 292, 510, 664/PMB 428, 430/WS 713, 722/SPS 259, 362/WOR4 694,702/SS 938
Vines and Branches SPS 261
Voices That Challenge (G) GC 721/GC2 702
Wake the Song of Jubilee (2) WC 979/PMB 514
We Are Called (G) GC 718/GC2 681/G3 807/RS 820/WC 817/WS/MI-BB 625/WS 689/WOR4 799/GP3 524/SS 948
We Have Been Told (G) GC 699/GC2 694/G3 784/WC 851/MI‑BB 511/RS 815/WS 718/WOR4 763/GP3 564/SS 987
We Sing Your Praise, O Christ (G) HG 93
What Is This Place, v 2 (1) WOR 709/MI‑BB/GC 748/GC2 736/JS 799/RS 892/GP 538
Where Charity and Love Prevail (G) GC 625/GC2 610/G3 706/MI‑BB 481/JS 756/WC 850, 858/RS 747/GP 644/GP3 288/PMB 424, 429/WS 712, 719/WOR4 700/SS 937
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (1) WOR 513/WOR4 590/CBW 429/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 726
Word of God, You Spoke Creation (1) JS 676
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (2) WOR 707/WOR4 886/MI‑BB 724/LMGM 104/GC 794/GC2 790/G3 882/JS 528/WC 966/RS 886/GP 446/GP3 390/PMB 522/WS 820/SS 1045
Your Word Went Forth (1,G) RS 655


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Bread of Life from Heaven, Argentine Folksong (SATB, Keyboard, Guitar)  adapt. Haugen, Marty  GIA (G-5652)  C
Christ’s Own Body (2-part, Keyboard, opt 2 Octave Handbells)  Tucker, Margaret Tucker  Choristers Guild (CGA 801)  PS
Fill Us with Your Love, Ghana Folk Song (Unison, SA or 2-part mixed, Keyboard)  arr. Hopson, Hal H.   Agape (HH 3923)  PS
Good Samaritan, The (2 part, Keyboard)  Horman, John  Choristers Guild (CGA 281)  PS
Good Samaritan, The from “Two Parables” (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  McAfee, Don  General Music (# n/a)  PS
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Op. 206 (SATB, Organ)  Stearns, Peter Pindar  Paraclete (PPM00409)  C
How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place (SATB)  Reagan, Donald J.  World Library (8508)  C
How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place (SATB, Keyboard)  Joncas, Michael/arr. Fortune, Joe  Coronet (CP 304)  C
I Will Praise God with a Song (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Newbury, Kent A.  Hope (A-420) PS
I Will Praise the Name of God (SATB, Keyboard)  Cain, Noble  Flammer (A-5576)  PS
I Will Praise the Name of God (SATB, Organ)  Blow, John/ed. Statham, Heathcote  Oxford (A-200)  PS
Jesu, Jesu , Fill Us with Your Love, Ghana Folk Song (2 part, Keyboard, Flute)  arr. Johnston-Favreau, Cindy  GIA (G-3000)  PS
Lord, Make Us Instruments of Thy Peace (SATB)  Shaw, Martin  Novello (29.0485)  PS
O How Beautiful (SATB, Keyboard, opt. Flute or C-instrument, opt. 3 Octave Handbells)  Horman, John D.  Choristers Guild (CGA 773)  C
Offertory for the Third Sunday of Easter (SATB, Organ)  Pelz, Walter  Augsburg (11-9546) PS
Prayer of St. Francis (SATB, Soprano or Tenor Solo, Keyboard)  Pote, Allen  Hinshaw (HMC-888)  PS
Psalm 69: Turn to God in Your Need (SATB, Keyboard, Guitar, Flute)  Cooney, Rory  OCP (10467)  PS
Psalm 84, 16th Century English Tune (SATB)  Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-5721)  C
This Do, and Thou Shalt Live (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Ford, Virgil T.  Lorenz (C-179)  PS
Thou Shalt Love the Lord Thy God (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Glarum, L. Stanley  Bourne (SG-7) PS
To Be Your Presence, ENGELBERG (SATB, opt. 1 or 2 Trumpets)  Stanford, Charles V./ed. Batastini, R.  GIA (G-5413)  PS