FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT C Lectionary #3

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


The readings present three ways of looking at the future. There are those who look to the future as a time of promise (first reading and Gospel). There are those who believe that worrying about the future or the past is useless; what counts is the way you live day by day (psalm and second reading). And there are those who take a more paranoid approach to life: Fear the future (Gospel).

Jeremiah 33:14-16. The prophet speaks to the people in exile, promising them a future of peace and justice built around the hope for a restored Davidic monarchy in a restored Jerusalem.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (24) 25. This psalm is really an individual lament, though the lamenting sections are excised from the verses used today. The psalm is edited to focus on the “way” that the Lord teaches, especially through the Torah: the way that leads to truth and justice.

A Tí, Señor (García) FYC 187
A Tí, Señor (Rangel) GP 186/JS 27
A Tí, Señor (Sosa) FYC 188
A Tí, Señor/To You, O Lord (Hurd) FYC 189/JS 27
I Lift My Soul to You (Weckler) WC 395/WS
I Lift Up My Soul (Manion) GP 184/MI-BB
Levanto Mi Alma (Peña) GC 37/RS 52
To You I Lift Up My Soul (Hughes) LMGM 499
To You I Lift Up My Soul (Murray/Gelineau) WOR 33
To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) JS 691
To You, O Lord PSL C-2/SS
To You, O Lord (Alstott) JS 559/MI-BB/BB
To You, O Lord (Artman) SO 9
To You, O Lord (Berrell) WC 390/WS
To You, O Lord (Chepponis/Janco) PRM C1/PMB 556/WS
To You, O Lord (Dameans) PCY6 49
To You, O Lord (Gelineau/Thompson) WOR 768/RS 50/LPGG 768
To You, O Lord (Guimont) RS 51/GC2 900/LPMG 3
To You, O Lord (Haas) PCY9 25
To You, O Lord (Harbor) LMGM 500
To You, O Lord (Haugen) GC 36/GC2 26/RS 53/PCY1 4/WC 394/SS
To You, O Lord (Haugen/Fowler) CBW 16
To You, O Lord (Held) IL 52
To You, O Lord (Hunstiger) SS
To You, O Lord/A Ti, Señor (Hurd) JS 27
To You, O Lord (Joncas) GP 185/MI-BB/JS 26
To You, O Lord (Pishner) GC2 28
To You, O Lord (Schiavone) JS 880/LP 10
To You, O Lord (Soper) JS 28/GP 183/MI-BB
To You, O Lord (Willcock) PFS 2/SS

1 Thessalonians 3:12–4:2. Paul's practical advice to a community that was concerned about when the Lord Jesus will return: Keep on living the way I taught you.

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. This “apocalyptic” sermon uses some common expectations of the time—a kind of cosmic warfare that echoes in the heavens the war between good and evil for human souls—to console believers because “your redemption is at hand.” In order to be prepared for that redemption, however, they need to live in vigilance and prayer.

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

A Season of Light (1,2) WC 470/WS
Advent Gathering (1) GC 324/RS 492
Advent Gathering Song: Come, Come, Emmanuel (1) GC2 338/SS
Advent Litany (1) BB
Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (2) CBW 304
Beyond the Moon and Stars (1,Ps) BB
Bread of Life – Advent/Christmas Setting (2) BB
Christ, Be Our Light (2) GP 656/MI-BB/JS 661/WC 937/GC2 512/WS/SS
Christ, Circle Round Us (1,G) BB
Come, Light of the World (1,2) GC2 328/WC 463/WS
Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (1,G) WOR 366/LMGM 11
Come, Lord Jesus (1,G) BB
Come to Set Us Free (1) JS 180/GC 338
Find Us Ready (2,G) GC2 342
God of All People (1) GC 331/GC2 349/CBW 314/SS
Hold Me in Life (Ps) JS 702/GC 599/GP 596/MI-BB
In the Day of the Lord (1) GP 722/MI-BB/JS 685
In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful (1,Ps) RS 703/GC 566/GC2 546/SS
Lead Us to Your Light (1) GC2 326
Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates (1,G) PMB 354
Lord, Come and Save Us (1,2) GP 308/GC 140
Maranatha (1,G) GP 295/BB
Maranatha, Come (1) GC2 335/SS
Maranatha, Lord Messiah (1) GC2 324/SS
My Lord! What a Morning (G) LMGM 9
My Lord Will Come Again (1,G) GC 769
Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand (G) WOR 687
O, How I Long to See (1) GP 306
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord (E)
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (G) WOR 493/LMGM 93/JS 478/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/WC 737/MI-BB/PMB 355/WS/SS
Save Us, O Lord (1,2) GP 301/JS 555/MI-BB
Soon and Very Soon (1,G) LMGM 4/GC 770/GC2 758/JS 683/RS 870/GP 723/WC 947/MI-BB/WS/PMB 513/SS
The Advent (Coming) of Our God (G) JS 322/CBW 315/WC 474/BB/PMB 191/WS/SS
The Day Is Near (1) GC 768
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (1,G) WOR 373/GP 307/LMGM 1/GC 320/GC2 347/JS 319/RS 497/CBW 318/WC 461, 472/BB/WS/PMB 186/SS
Thy Kingdom Come (1,G) GP 719/GC 656/RS 776
*To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul (E,Ps) WC 469/BFW 1/SS
*To You, O Lord, I Pray (E,Ps) IH 1
Waiting in Silence (1,Ps,2) BB
Wake, Awake (G) WOR 371/JS 332/RS 489/GC 335/WC 462/BB/PMB 185/WS/SS
Walk in the Reign (1) GC 319/GC2 325
When the Lord in Glory Comes (1,G) RS 868/GC 765/HG 100

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Ad Te Levavi (ATB) Jenni, D. Associated (A-704) E
Advent Carol Wood, Dale AMSI 1
An Advent Carol (Unison) Lindh, Jody Choristers Guild (CGA 648) G
Advent Prayer (2-part mixed, Keyboard, opt. Solo) Hopson, Hal H. Augsburg (0800658469) * 1
And Take Heed to Yourselves (SSATTB, Organ, 2 Violins) Schütz, Heinrich/Stevens, Denis C. F. Peters (6595) G
And There Will Be Signs (Unison & Organ) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-2082) * G
Behold, the Days Come, Saith the Lord (SATB & Organ) Reger, Max Concordia (97-5610) * 1
But the Lord is Faithful (SATB) Roff, Joseph Boosey & Hawkes (5477) G
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (TTBB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Call to Remembrance (SATB)
Farrant, Richard/ Klammer, Ed
Farrant, Richard/ Greyson, Norman
Farrant, Richard/ Shaw, Martin
Farrant, Richard/Wolff, S. Drummond
Farrant, Richard / Collins, Walter
GIA (G-3051)
Bourne (ES 17)
H.W. Gray (CMR 1751)
Concordia (98-2246) *
Oxford (TCM60B)
Hinshaw (HMC-492)
PS
Call to Remembrance (SATB, opt. Organ) Battishill, Johathan Leeds (#4) PS
Call to Remembrance (SSAATTBB) Hilton, John Oxford (TCM 97) PS
Come Lord and Tarry Not Ferris WLP 005704 1, G
Conditor alme siderum (SATB, Handbells) Rossie, Richard Robert GIA (G-4725) PS
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SATB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (TTBB)
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SSAA)
Manz, Paul MorningStar (MSM 50-0001)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0900)
MorningStar (MSM 50-0450)
G
Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (SATB, Organ) Thiman, Eric H. Novello (M.T.993) G
Hark! the Glad Sound (SATB) Davies, H. W. Oxford in “Oxford Anthems” G
I Lift Up My Soul (SATB, Organ, Flute) Englert, Eugene Augsburg (11-1797) * E
I Lift Up My Soul to You (SATB) Weckler, Marcy World Library (006252) E
Keep Silence (SATB, Piano, Tenor, C instrument, opt. chimes) Kjos 8891) 1
Keep Your Lamps (SATB, 3 Conga Drums) Thomas, André Hinshaw (HMC 577) G
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Adelmann Trinitas/OCP 1
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (SATB) Distler, Hugo Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (0800657772) 1
Lo, How a Rose Neswick St. James Press 1
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB) Praetorius, Michael Various 1
Lo! He Comes (SATB) Smith, H. Hamilton GIA G
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (SATB) Williams, David H.W. Gray (2350) G
Lord, I Lift My Soul to You (SB) Handel, G.F./Hopson, H.H. Choristers Guild (CGA-440) PS
My Lord, What a Mornin' (Low or High voice, Keyboard) Burleigh, Harry T. Warner (EL 03150) G
O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide (SATB, Keyboard) Brahms, Johannes E. C. Schirmer (382) 1
Prayer for Guidance (Unison, 2-part) Pote, Allen Hinshaw (HMC-244) PS
Savior of the Nations, Come (SATB, Organ) Bach, J. S Augsburg in “Bach for All Seasons” (080065854X) G
Show Me Thy Ways (SATB, Oboe, Guitar, or Flute) Pelz, Walter Augsburg (0800645421) PS
Show Me Your Ways, O Lord (SATB) Schalk, Carl Concordia (98-3207) * E, PS
Spotless Rose, A (SATB, Tenor or Bass Solo) Howells, Herbert Galaxy (1.5014) 1
To Thee, O Lord (SATB) Rachmaninoff, S. (Oxford) in “Oxford Anthems forChoirs,” Vol. I E
Unto Thee, O Lord (Unison, Organ) Goode, Jack C. Abingdon (APM-516) E
Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord (Unison or SA & Keyboard) Rohlig, Harald Concordia (98-2358) * PS
There will be Signs in the Sun (SATB, Organ) Wadley, F.W. Elkin (2544) G
To Thee, O Lord (SATB) Rachmaninoff, S. Oxford in “Anthems for Choirs,” Vol. I PS
To You, O Lord Near Aoureole E
To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul (Unison) Nelson Concordia (98-2928) * PS
To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul (SATB, Keyboard) Owens, Sam GIA (G-3040) PS
Unto Thee, O Lord (SATB)
Unto Thee, O Lord (SAB)
Ford, Virgil T. G. Schirmer (11101)
G. Schirmer (11506)
PS
Wake, Awake (SSAATTBB) Christiansen, F. Melius Augsburg (0800645065) G
Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying (SATB, Organ) Bach, J. S Augsburg in “Bach for All Seasons” (080065854X) G

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