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.

God Has Done Great Things for Us (Haugen) GC 124/GC2 69
Laughter Fills Our Mouths    PSL C-5/SS 333
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Cortez) GP 271
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Guimont)   GC2 995/G3 996/LPMG 12
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Holland) LMGM2 796
The Lord has Done Great Things (Hunstiger)   SS 603
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Isele) CBW 22
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Manalo) JS2 103/JS3 104
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Marchionda) PMB 559
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Proulx) W3 69,771/W4 99, 1006/RS 171/GC 123/LPGG 14/SS 666
The Lord Has Done Great Things (Schiavone)   JS2 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 Morning Star Draws Near (G) W4 400
*A Voice Cries Out (G) RS 485/GC2 343/G3 416/GP 294/JS2 313/JS3 276/BB 45
*Advent Antiphon (G) CBW 301
Are You Ready? (G) LMGM2 243
*Arise, Jerusalem (C) PSL C-4/SS 215
*Awake to the Day (1,G) G3 399
Be Strong! (1)  LMGM 237/LMGM2 573
*Behold, O Zion (E)   IH 2/WC 510/WS 445
Bread of Life (Farrell) – Advent/Christmas setting (1) BB 779/JS2 819/JS3 788
Christ Is Coming: Prepare the Way (G) LMGM 10/LMGM2 241
Christ's Peace (1, 2) JS2 844
*City of God, Jerusalem (1)   W3 362/W4 391/RS 486
*Clear the Voice (G)   JS2 317
Come, Light of the World (1)   GC2 328/WC 493/WS 438
*Comfort, Comfort, O My People (1G) W3 370/W4 402/JS2 327/JS3 295/BB 57/WC 507/RS 488/GC 326/GC2 331/G3 413/SS 718
Comfort, My People (1 ,Ps) G3 396
*Every Valley (G) GP 297/CBW 308/BB 74/JS2 326/JS3 289
Find Us Ready (2)   GC2 342
For the Coming of the Savior (1)   SS 723
Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (G)   SS 585
Lead Us to Your Light (1)   GC2 326
Let Desert Wasteland Now Rejoice (1)   SS 725
*Let the Valleys Be Raised (1,G)  GP 310/JS3 292/BB 67
Like a Bird (1,Ps) W4 397/G3 408
*Like a Shepherd, v 1 (G) GP 708/CBW 490/JS2 648/JS3 622/GC 325/GC2 332/G3 402/MI-BB 617
Maranatha (1) GP 295/JS3 275,283/BB 59,70,73
Maranatha, Come (2)   GC2 335/G3 410/SS 746
Maranatha, Lord Messiah (2)   GC2 324/G3 397/W4 412/SS 721
Now Is the Time Approaching (2) WC 505
*On Jordan's Bank (G) W3 356/W4 392/CBW 351/LMGM 8/LMGM2 240/GC 321,22/GC2 344/G3 418/JS2 315/JS3 278/BB 40/WC 501/RS 490/GP 296/PMB 190/WS 442/SS 738
People, Look East (1, G)  W3 359/W4 398/JS2 329/JS3 297/BB 49/WC 490/RS 482/GC 318/GC2 337/G3 409/GP 300/PMB 188/WS 446/SS 728
*Prepare! Prepare! (1, G) G3 398
*Prepare the Way of the Lord (1,G)  W3 369/W4 389/LMGM 2/RS 491/GC 336/GC2 330/G3 400/CBW 317
*Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (1, G)   LMGM2 235,237/WS 429
*Ready the Way (G) BB 64, 69/JS2 323
*The Harvest of Justice (2) GC 711/GC2 716/G3 806
The Voice of God Goes Out (1,2)  W3 358/CBW 433
Wait for the Lord (2) RS 484/GC 332/GC2 340/G3 406/W4 410/CBW 319/SS 722
Walk in the Reign (1) GC 319/GC2 325
When He Comes (1)   PMB 196
When the King Shall Come Again (1) W3 355/W4 395/RS 487/GC 327/GC2 327/G3 404/JS2 318/JS3 281/SS 733
*Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice (G)   W4 390/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 of the Lord (SATB/2-part) Rowan, William Hope (A 596) 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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