SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT C Lectionary #6

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

What is involved in repentance? Sorrow for the sins of the past, certainly, but also hope and trust in God's mercy.

Baruch 5:1-9. This beautiful and hopeful prophetic call to Jerusalem from Jeremiah's secretary is remarkable, given that Jerusalem was a shattered ruin at the time of the prophecy. Yet the prophet saw the ruined city as a queen royally attired by God, a mother watching for the joyful return of her children and moving to meet them in a royal procession for which the way had been carefully cleared and leveled.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (125) 126. Like last week's psalm, this is another lament—this time a communal one—but now the lament part is visible in the second half of the psalm. The first part of the psalm, which remembers the return from exile as God's great gift, is a preparation for the petition in the second half that God act now in the same way that God acted in restoring the nation after the exile.

El Señor Ha Estado (López) FYC 265
El Señor Ha Estado (Sosa) FYC 264
God Has Done Great Things for Us (Haugen) GC 124/GC2 69
Laughter Fills Our Mouths PSL C-5/SS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Alstott) BB
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Cortez) GP 271/MI-BB
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Gelineau/Proulx) WOR 69, 771/RS 171/GC 123/LPGG 771/SS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Guimont) GC2 995/LPMG 12
The Lord has Done Great Things (Hunstiger) SS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Isele) CBW 22
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Manalo) JS 103
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Marchionda) PRM C2/PMB 559/WS
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Schiavone) JS 883/LP 13
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Smith) GP 272/SP5 63
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Stewart) RS 170/PCY5 6
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Twynham) CCS 2024

Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. Taken from the opening greeting of the Letter to the Philippians, this address to the community includes Paul's prayer that God will continue to act in the people as God has acted in the past (an echo of the hope in the psalm).

Luke 3:1-6. Luke is careful to set John's ministry in a historical context: All of this happened in real time, not in some mythic place beyond time. The setting begins at its widest expanse, with the Roman Empire, and narrows like a close-up movie shot to the area around Jerusalem. Here we meet John, son of Zechariah (and Jesus' cousin, according to Luke), who is preaching repentance as a way to prepare for the coming of the Lord God.


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

*A Voice Cries Out (G) RS 485/GC2 343/GP 294/JS 313/BB
*Advent Antiphon (G) CBW 301
*Arise, Jerusalem (C) PSL C-4/SS
Be Strong! (1) LMGM 237
*Behold, O Zion (E) IH 2/WS
Bread of Life (Farrell) – Advent/Christmas setting (1) BB/JS 819
Christ Is Coming: Prepare the Way (G) LMGM 10
Christ's Peace (1,2) JS 844
*City of God, Jerusalem (1) WOR 362/RS 486
*Clear the Voice (G) JS 317
Come, Light of the World (1) GC2 328/WC 463/WS
*Comfort, Comfort, O My People (1,G) WOR 370/JS 327/BB/WC 477/RS 488/GC 326/GC2 331/SS
*Every Valley (G) GP 297/CBW 308/BB/JS 326
Find Us Ready (2) GC2 342
For the Coming of the Savior (1) SS
Great Is the Lord (1) GC 684
Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (G) SS
*I Will Sing, I Will Sing, v 4 (2) GC 543
Lead Us to Your Light (1) GC2 326
Let Desert Wasteland Now Rejoice (1) SS
*Let the Valleys Be Raised (1,G) GP 310/BB
*Like a Shepherd, v 1 (G) GP 708/CBW 490/JS 648/GC 325/GC2 332/MI‑BB
Maranatha (1) GP 295/BB
Maranatha, Come (2) GC2 335/SS
Maranatha, Lord Messiah (2) GC2 324/SS
Now Is the Time Approaching (2) WC 475
O How I Long to See (2) GP 306
*On Jordan's Bank (G) WOR 356/CBW 351/LMGM 8/GC 321, 322/GC2 344/JS 315/BB/WC 471/RS 490/GP 296/PMB 190/WS/SS
People, Look East (1,G) WOR 359/JS 329/BB/WC 460/RS 482/GC 318/GC2 337/GP 300/PMB 188/WS/SS
*Prepare the Way of the Lord (1,G) WOR 369/LMGM 2/RS 491/GC 336/GC2 330/CBW 317
*Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (1,G) WS
*Ready the Way (G) BB/JS 323
Rise Up, Jerusalem (1,G) GP 210
*The Harvest of Justice (2) GC 711/GC2 716
The Voice of God Goes Out (1,2) WOR 358/CBW 433
Wait for the Lord (2) RS 484/GC 332/GC2 340/CBW 319/SS
Walk in the Reign (1) GC 319/GC2 325
When He Comes (1) PMB 196
When the King Shall Come Again (1) WOR 355/RS 487/GC 327/GC2 327/JS 318/SS
*Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice (G) HG 18

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
And the Glory of the Lord (SATB, Keyboard, Instruments) Handel, George Frederic Various 1, G
Advent Hymn (SATB) Jean, Martin Augsburg (0800656628) 1
Advent Message (Unison, 2-part) How, Martin Boosey & Hawkes (WO 161) G
A Voice in the Desert Nelson GIA 5742 G
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (SATB, Alto solo, Strings, Oboe, Continuo) Bach, J. S. Concordia (98-2045) * 1
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (SATB) Bunjes, Paul Concordia (98-1388) * 1
Comfort, Comfort (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Fauré, Gabriel/
Hopson, Hal H.
Carl Fischer (CM 8017) * 1, G
Comfort, Comfort (SATB, opt. Picc, 2 Clar., Tamb., keyboard) Ferguson, John Augsburg (11-2381) 1, G
Comfort, Comfort, O My People Powell St. James Press 1, Ps, G
Comfort, Comfort Now My people Melody from “Genevan Psalter, 1551
(SAB, Finger Cymbals, Tambourine)
Proulx, Richard MorningStar Music Pub.
(Aureole Editions AE110)
1
Comfort, Comfort These My People (SATB) Armstrong, Matthew Logia (98-3155) 1, G
Daughter of Zion Clokey, Joseph Presser (312-21295) E
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SATB) Manz, Paul Morning Star (MSM 50-0001) G
Every Valley (SATB) Beck, John Ness Beckenhorst Press (BP1040) G
He Shall Feed His Flock from “Messiah”
(SATB, Keyboard; additional voicings from a variety of publishers)
Handel, George Frederic Various 1
Jerusalem Surge
Jerusalem Surge
Jerusalem Surge
Martini
Isaac
di Venosa
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
1
Listen to the Lambs (SATB) Dett, R. Nathaniel G. Schirmer (8010) 1
Lord Will Soon Appear, The (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Bach, Johannes Augsburg (0800657527) * 2
O Zion Herald of Good News (SATB, Organ/keyboard) Handel, George F./Hopson, Hal H. Choristers Guild (CGA323) 1
On Jordan's Bank Andrews St. James Press G
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry (SAB, Organ, Oboe) Busarow, Donald Concordia ((98-2639) G
On Jordan's Banks (SATB, Organ, opt Brass, Handbells, Timpani, Congregation) Cherwien, David AMSI (2020) G
On Jordan's Bank (SATB, Keyboard) Connolly, Michael (arr.) GIA (G-5376) G
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
(SAB, Keyboard, opt. 2 treble strings, or woodwinds)
Monteverdi, Claudio/
Klammer, Ed.
GIA (G-2834) G
Prepare! (2-part, SB) Pote, Allen Choristers Guild (CGA 705) G
Prepare the Royal Highway (SATB, Piano) Helgen, John Augsburg (0800674227) G
Prepare the Way, O Zion     1
Prepare Ye the Way (Unison, 2-part) Hopson, Hal H. Augsburg (0800675258) * G
Prepare Ye the Way (SATB)
Martin, Joseph Triune Music (10/1226T) G
Rejoice Ye Shining Worlds on High (SATB, Keyboard) Billings, William Concordia (98-3281) E, 1
Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness (SATB) Ellingboe, Bradley Augsburg (0800658477) * G
Voice in the Desert, The (SAB, keyboard) Nelson, Ron A. GIA (G-5742) G
Voice in the Wilderness, A (SATB, Organ) Heins, Francis D./Lovelace, Austin GIA (G-5794) G

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