How do we view the future? Do we look forward in hope, trusting that God's promises will be fulfilled? Do we look for the completion of what we now celebrate in sacramental form: the reign of God?


Wisdom 18:6–9. The author of the Book of Wisdom lived long after the Exodus and the time of the prophets. Looking back across Israel 's long history, he saw in the slaves of Egypt a hope—an expectation of future fulfillment—that would be appropriate for people in his own time.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (32) 33

Blessed the People the Lord Has Chosen (Guimont) GC2 916/LPMG 117

Blessed the People the Lord Has Chosen (Hughes) PMB 698/PRM C89/WS

Blessed the People the Lord Has Chosen (Kelly/Gelineau) LPGG 926

Blessed the People the Lord Has Chosen (Kreutz) JS 35

Blessed the People the Lord Has Chosen (Schiavone) JS 1004/LP 149

Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be His Own WOR4 1103,1165

Dichoso el Pueblo (García) FYC 196

Dichoso el Pueblo (Sosa) FYC 197/Una Voz 165

Happy are the People the Lord Has Chosen WOR4 45

Happy Are the People the Lord Has Chosen (Haugen) GC 45/RS 66, ref 3

Happy Are They Whose God is the Lord PSL C-151/SS

Happy the People the Lord Has Chosen (Kelly/Gelineau) WOR 921/RS 67

Happy the People the Lord Has Chosen (Kreutz) PSC 33

Happy the People the Lord Has Chosen (Marchionda) SO 56

Happy the People the Lord Has Chosen (Young/Forrester) CBW 168

Happy the People You Have Chosen (Cooney) GP 197/GP3 141/SP4 20

La Misericordia del Señor/The Earth Is Full (Reza) FYC 198, vss. 3, 4, 5

Que Tu Misericordia, Señor (Rubi) FYC 199, vss. 2, 3.


Suggested Common Psalm

Ps 100, We Are His People


Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–19. Jewish Christians looked back to their ancestors in the faith, interpreting the stories through the filter of their faith in Jesus Christ.


Luke 12:32–48. “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be.” Where we find our treasure is determined by many things, not least by our view of history as incomplete until the Lord returns.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Faith (2) CBW 447/GC2 579/G3 677

All My Hope on God Is Founded (1,2,G) CBW 479

All Who Love and Serve Your City (G) WOR 621

Be Not Afraid (2) GP 602/GP3 600/GC 608/GC2 596/G3 683/MI‑BB 427/CBW 481/LMGM 123/WC 877/JS 706/RS 734/PMB 446/WS 740/SPS 271/WOR4 680/SS 929

Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (G) WOR 366/WOR4 401/LMGM 11

Come to Us SPS 135,144/GP3 461

Come to Set Us Free (1,G) GP 298/SPS 134

Crown Him with Many Crowns (G) WOR 496/WOR4 571/MI‑BB 738/GP 420/GP3 362/WC 749/CBW 437/LMGM 68/JS 480/GC 485/GC2 489/G3 574/RS 626/PMB 359/WS 641/SS 876

Do Not Be Afraid (1,2,G) JS 731

Do Not Fear to Hope (1,2,G) GP 597/GC 596/GP3 589

Eye Has Not Seen (2) GC 638/GC2 616/G3 728/MI‑BB 457/WC 881/RS 758/CBW 482/WS 736/WOR4 713/GP3 645/SS 940

Faith of Our Fathers (2) WOR 571/WOR4 676/MI‑BB 493/WC 844/CBW 446, 447/JS 698/GC 600/GC2 579/G3 677/RS 726/GP 592/GP3 593/PMB 421/WS 706/SS 923

God Is Working His Purpose Out (1,G) WOR 507/WOR4 862/RS 646

God of Abraham (2,G) GC 391/GP 450

God of All People (1,G) CBW 314

God Spoke to Our Father Abraham (2) WOR 578

God Whose Giving Knows No Ending (G) WOR 631/WOR4 805/RS 794/HG 29/WC 824/WS 691

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (G) WOR 510/WOR4 585/GC 507/GC2 513/G3 593/WC 820/RS 651/PMB 404/WS 675/MI-BB 605/GP3 682/SS 887

I Will Not Die (1) JS 658/GC 657/RS 771/GP 716/GP3 758

In the Lord I'll Be Thankful (1,G) GC 566/GC2 546/G3 639/RS 70/WOR4 639

Jesus, Lead the Way (2) WOR 611/WOR4 715/RS 755/GC2 632/G3 732

Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (G) JS 330/WOR 363/BB 534/WC 977/PMB 515/GC2 341/SS 730

Lord of Glory (1,G) GP 707/GP3 769/MI‑BB 613/JS 645

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, v 3 (1,G) WOR 588/WOR4 642/MI‑BB 474/WC 857/JS 746/GC 622/GC2 613/G3 641/RS 743/CBW 625/GP 640/GP3 662/PMB 431/WS 721/SS 934

My Lord! What a Morning (G) LMGM 9

My Lord Will Come Again (1,Ps,G) GC 769

My Soul in Stillness Waits (1,G) GC 328/GC2 336/G3 415/RS 495/SS 726

O Day of God (G) CBW 586

O God, Our Help in Ages Past (1,G) WOR 579/WOR4 689/MI‑BB 442/GP 613/612/WC 867/CBW 644/LMGM 230/JS 705/GC 614/GC2 588/G3 688/RS 735/PMB 435/WS 733/SS 926

O How I Long to See, v 3 (G) GP 306

O the Beautiful Treasures (G) WOR 689

Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living (G) GC 667/GC2 650/G3 756/RS 727/WC 835/PMB 408/WS 701/SS 966

*Rain Down (Ps) JS 651/GP 713/GP3 771/GC2 505/G3 582/WS 714/MI‑BB 614/SPS 228

*Remember, Lord, Your Covenant (E) IH 56

Sacred Silence SPS 347/MI-BB 549/GP3 635

Shelter Me, O God (1) MI‑BB 468/JS 724/GC 636/GC2 634/G3 717/RS 765/CBW 372/GP 626/GP3 649

Sign Me Up (G) LMGM 111/GC 805

*Song of the Chosen (Ps) GC 813

The Day Is Near (1,G) GC 768

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (1,G) WOR 373/WOR4 403/BB 50/LMGM 1/WC 491,502/JS 319/GC 320/GC2 347/G3 414/RS 497/GP 307/GP3 226/PMB 186/WS 444/SS 719

The Summons (2) RS 811/GC 700/GC2 687/G3 790/WC 830/WS/MI-BB 383/WS 696/SPS 230/WOR4 773/GP3 529/SS 988

There Is One Lord (2) MI‑BB 495/GP 453/WC 638/JS 699/GC 809/GC2 796/G3 905/RS 835/CBW 530/PMB 287/WS 555/WOR4 921

This World, My God, Is Held (1,G) WOR 582

To Abraham and Sarah (2) CBW 519

We Are Your People (1,Ps) WOR 623/WOR4 78/RS 789/WC 790/PMB 387/WS 661/SS 963

We Walk by Faith (2) WOR 572/WOR4 674/GC 590/GC2 583/G3 680/MI‑BB 490/JS 700/GP 258/GP3 594/WC 847/RS 723/CBW 495/PMB 416/WS 705/SS 924

We've Come This Far by Faith (2) LMGM 225

What Does the Lord Require (2) WOR 624/WOR4 748/RS 785

When the King Shall Come Again (1,G) WOR 355/WOR4 395/GC 327/GC2 327/G3 404/RS 487/JS 318/SS 733



Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Anima Christe (SATB) Thacher Trinitas/OCP G
Anthem of Faith, An (SATB, Piano/Organ)  Mueller, Carl F.  G. Schirmer (12029)  2
Blessed Are Those Servants (SATB)  Moeran, E. J.  Novello in “The Novello Anthem Book”  G
Ecce Fidelis Servus/Behold All Faithful Servants (SAB, Organ)  Fauré, Gabriel/ed. Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-4753)  G
Exultate Justi in Domino  (SATB, Latin only)  Viadana, L./ed. Borucahia, Nino  P
Exultate Justi in Domino  (SATB, Organ, Latin/English)  Viadana, Lodovico  P
Exultate Justi in Domino  (SATB, Latin only)  Viadana, Lodovico  P
Exultate Justi in Domino  (SATB, Keyboard)  Viadana, Lodovico/ed. Klein, M.  P
Exultate Justi in Domino (SATB, Organ, Latin/English)  Viadana, Lodovico/ed. Rainbow B.  Oxford in “16th Century Anthem Book”  P
Have No Fear Little Flock (SATB, Keyboard)  Johnson, Carolyn  Augsburg (0800674545  G
Have No Fear, Little Flock (Unison or SATB, Keyboard)  Zimmermann, Heinz Werner  Concordia (97-5131)  G
I Am the Bread of Life (SATB, Keyboard, Congregation)  Toolan, Suzanne  GIA C
I Wanna Be Ready (SATB)  Powell, Rosephanye  Gentry (8738698)  G
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (SAT[B], Keyboard, opt. Hand Drum and Claves)  arr. Rentz, A.  Choristers Guild (CGA-1087)  G
Living Faith, A (Unison, 2-part, Keyboartd)  Shepperd  Choristers Guild (CGA-580)  2
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
O Ye Little Flock (SSAATB, Organ)  Amner, John/ed LeHuray, Peter   Oxford (CMS 47)  G
Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB)  Schalk, Carl  Concordia (98-3252)  P
Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB)  Schalk, Carl  Concordia (98-3252)  G
Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB, Keyboard)  Marshall, Jane  Sacred Music Press (S-271)  P
Our Soul Waits for the Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Heussenstamm, George  Concordia (98-1753)  P
Rise Up! Rise Up! (SATB)  Walter, Johann  Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (0800657772)  E
Rise, O Lord (SAB)  Kreutz, Robert E.  GIA (G-2249)  E
Sing and Speak of God’s Glory (Unison/2 part, Keyboard, opt. instruments)  Kemp, Helen  Choristers Guild (CGA 563)  P
We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (SATB) Where Your Treasure Is (SATB, Keyboard, Guitar, C Instrument)  McKie Haugen, Marty  Oxford in “Oxford Anthems, #4” GIA (G-5443)  G