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 (Rangel) GP 186
I Lift My Soul to You (Weckler)   WC 425/WS 359
I Lift Up My Soul (Manion) GP 184
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) W3 33
To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) JS2 691
To You, O Lord   PSL C-2/SS 448
To You, O Lord (Alstott) JS2 559
To You, O Lord (Artman) SO 9
To You, O Lord (Chepponis/Janco)   /PMB 556
To You, O Lord (Guimont)  RS 51/GC2 900/G3 993/LPMG 9
To You, O Lord (Harbor) LMGM 500
To You, O Lord (Haugen) GC 36/GC2 26/G3 39/RS 53/W4 39/WC 424/WS 358/SS 636
To You, O Lord (Haugen/Fowler) CBW 16
To You, O Lord (Held) IL 52
To You, O Lord (Hunstiger)   SS 515
To You, O Lord/A Ti, Señor (Hurd)   JS2 27
To You, O Lord (Joncas) GP 185/JS2 26/JS3 27
To You, O Lord (Pishner)   GC2 28/G3 40
To You, O Lord (Roberts) LMGM2 793
To You, O Lord (Schiavone)   JS2 880/LP 10
To You, O Lord (Smith) JS3 28
To You, O Lord (Soper) JS2 28/JS3 28/GP 183
To You, O Lord (Thompson) W3 768/W4 40, 1003/RS 50
To You, O Lord (Willcock) SS 635

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 500/WS 427
Advent Gathering (1) GC 324/RS 492
Advent Gathering Song: Come, Come, Emmanuel (1)   GC2 338/GC3 405/SS 714
Advent Litany (1) JS3 291/BB 56
Are You Ready? (G) LMGM2 243
As Servants Working an Estate (G) W4 411
Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night (2) CBW 304
Awake to the Day (G) G3 399
Awaken, Sleepers (G) W4 393
Beyond the Moon and Stars (1Ps)   BB 47
Bread of Life – Advent/Christmas Setting (2) JS3 788/BB 77
Christ, Be Our Light (2) GP 656/MI-BB 606/JS2 661/JS3 824/WC 962/GC2 512/G3 90/W4 584/WS 803/SS 888
Christ, Circle Round Us (1, G)   JS3 284/BB 54
Come, Light of the World (1,2)   GC2 328/WC 493/WS 438
Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (1, G) W3 366/W4 401/LMGM 11/LMGM2 242
Come to Set Us Free (1) JS2 180/GC 338
Find Us Ready (2,G)   GC2 342
From the Father’s Throne on High (G) W4 865
God of All People (1) GC 331/GC2 349/G3 412/CBW 314/SS 737
Hold Me in Life (Ps) JS2 702/GC 599/GP 596
In the Day of the Lord (1) GP 722/MI-BB 584/JS2 685/JS3 753
In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful (1, Ps)  RS 703/GC 566/GC2 546/G3 639/W4 639/SS 913
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/JS 275,283/BB 59,70,73
Maranatha, Come (1)   GC2 335/G3 410/SS 746
Maranatha, Lord Messiah (1)   GC2 324/G3 397/W4 412/SS 721
My Lord! What a Morning (G)  LMGM 9/LMGM2 693
My Lord Will Come Again (1,G)  GC 769
Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand (G)  W3 687
O, How I Long to See (1)  GP 306
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord (E)  
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (G) W3 493/W4 564/LMGM 93/LMGM2 349/JS2 478/JS3 459/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/G3 568/WC 762/MI-BB 733/PMB 355/WS 635/SS 877
Save Us, O Lord (1, 2) GP 301/JS2 555/JS3 528/MI-BB 666
Sleepers, Wake! (G)   W4 409
Soon and Very Soon (1, G)  LMGM 4/LMGM2 691/GC 770/GC2 758/G3 865/W4 861/JS2 683/JS3 755/RS 870/GP 723/WC 974/MI-BB 585/WS 813/PMB 513/SS 1050
The Advent (Coming) of Our God (G) JS2 322/JS3 287/CBW 315/WC 504/BB 71,623/PMB 191/WS 428/SS 743
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (1,G)  W3 373/W4 403/GP 307/LMGM 1/LGMG2 236/GC 320/GC2 347/G3 414/JS2 319/JS3 282/RS 497/CBW 318/WC 491,502/BB 50/WS 437,444/PMB 186/SS 719
Thy Kingdom Come (1,G)  GP 719/GC 656/RS 776
*To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul (E,Ps)  WC 499/BFW 1/SS 673
*To You, O Lord, I Pray (E, Ps)   IH 1
Wait for the Lord (G) RS 484/GC 332/GC2 340/G3 406/W4 410/CBW 319/SS 722
Waiting in Silence (1,Ps,2)   BB 41
Wake, Awake (G)  W3 371/JS2 332/JS3 298/RS 489/GC 335/BB 53/PMB 185/WS 426/SS 720
Walk in the Reign (1)  GC 319/GC2 325
When the Lord in Glory Comes (1,G)  RS 868/GC 765/W4 863/HG 100
While We Are Waiting, Come (G) LMGM2 233

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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
Advent Supplication (SATB) Hopson Morning Star Music G
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
Creator Alme Siderum (SATB) Praetorius GIA 2903 G
Creator of the Stars of Night (Unison)
Creator of the Stars of Night (Unison)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SATB)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SB)
Creator of the Stars of Night (SATB)
Wood
Bukhardt
Fielding
Ferris
Larkin
H. W Gray
Morning Start
E. C. Schirmer
WLP
Morning Star 50-0430
G
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 (SATB) Distler, Hugo Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (0800657772) 1
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB, SAB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (Six A cappella Christmas Carols) (SATB)
Praetorius/Houkom
von Herzogenberger
Neswick
Saylor
Distler, Hugo
Praetorius, M/arr. Overby
Rentz
Adelmann
Proulx
Concordia 98-2216
St. James Press
St. James Press
Paraclete
Arista (AE109)
Augsburg (11-1036)
Oxford
Trinitas/OCP
GIA
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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