Echoes of the Christmas season appear in the first reading, and we read the beginning of John's “book of signs”: Where do we find God's love and mercy incarnate in our life and in our history?

Isaiah 62:1-5. The promises made by a prophet to a people struggling to rebuild their homeland and their ruined Temple are either outrageous nationalism or a deep insight into the nature of God and God's union with the people, a union as close as the marriage bond. This reading was used at the Vigil Mass on December 24.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (95) 96. This enthronement psalm has a strong missionary character, calling on God's people to proclaim the divine Name through all the nations.

Great Is the Lord (Gelineau)  WOR 52/RS 131/GC 92
Proclaim His Deeds to Nations (Proulx)  CCS 2751
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds/Cuenten las Maravillas del Señor (Alonso)   SS
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Alstott)   BB
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Gelineau/Currie)  WOR 870/LPGG 875
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Guimont)   LPMG 80/GC2 962
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Janco) PRM C71/WS
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Kreutz)  PSC 77
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Schiavone)   JS 953/LP 97
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Smith)  GP 239/SP5 50/MI-BB
Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Twynham)  CCS 2023
Proclaim the Wonders God Has Done    PSL 99/SS
Proclaim the Wonders of the Lord (Duffy/Somerville)  CBW 117
Proclaim to All the Nations (Haugen/Haas)  GC 93/GC2 54/PCY3 38/RS 132

1 Corinthians 12:4-11. Unity in diversity: many gifts and one Spirit. Even the diversity of gifts aids the development of unity, since all are “given for some [shared] benefit.”

John 2:1-11. The beginning of John's “book of signs”: the wedding at Cana. Key to the story are Mary's total trust in her Son, Jesus' command over nature itself expressed in his ability to transform water into wine, and the creation of a wine so strikingly good that it suggests the bounty of the reign of God.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Songs for the Liturgy

A New Song (Ps)  GC 530
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (1)  WOR 494, 495/JS 482/GP 421/LMGM 88, 89/MI‑BB/RS 632/GC 484/GC2 490/WC 719/WS/PMB 368/SS
Arise, Your Light Is Come! (1,Ps,G)  CBW 302
*As a Bridegroom Rejoices (1)   PSL 100/SS
As Grains of Wheat (2)  MI‑BB
As the Grains of Wheat (2)  GC 825/RS 921
As We Gather at Your Table (Ps,2,G)  RS 848/CBW 583/GC2 738/SS
Bless the Feast (G)  GC 752/GP 532
*Bridegroom and Bride (G)  RS 944
City of God (1)  GP 548/JS 830/GC 678/GC2 663/MI‑BB/WC 788/RS 799/CBW 345/WS
City of God, Jerusalem (1)  WOR 362/RS 486
Come, Holy Ghost (2)  WOR 482/CBW 416/GP 402/LMGM 69/MI‑BB/JS 458/WC 746/RS 611/GC 469/GC2 472/WS/PMB 372/SS
*Come, Join in Cana’s Feast (G)   HG 51
Come unto Me (1)  JS 770/MI‑BB/GP 418
Come, We That Love the Lord (1)  LMGM 316
Earth and All Stars (Ps)  WOR 517/RS 681
Fire of God, Titanic Spirit (2)  WOR 478
Fire of God, Undying Flame (2)  RS 614
*Gather Your People (2)  JS 798/MI‑BB/GP 529/GC2 742
*God in the Planning (G)  GC 868/RS 944
Great Is the Lord -- Toolan (1,Ps)  GC 684
I Have Loved You (1)  GP 710/JS 649/GC 504/GC2 504/MI‑BB/RS 641
*Jesus, Come! For We Invite You (G)  WOR 564
*Let All the Earth (E)   IH 36/PSL 98/SS
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Ps)  WOR 536
Make Us One (2)   PMB 392/WC 781/WS
Many Are the Light Beams (2)  GC 736/RS 841
Moved by the Gospel, Let Us Move (2)  GC 685/RS 801/SS
O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (2)  WOR 475/CBW 412/WC 749/GC 461/GC2 475/RS 616/WS/PMB 371/SS
*O Love of God/Amos de Dios (2)  GP 541/MI‑BB
One Bread, One Body (2)  GP 499/GC 830/GC2 813/LMGM 139/MI‑BB/JS 820/WC 661/RS 915/WS
One Lord (2)  MI‑BB/GP 453
One Love Released (2)   JS 814
One Spirit, One Church (2)  JS 778/MI‑BB/GP 570
Ps 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd (C)
*Ps 66: Let All the Earth (E)
*Sing a New Church (Ps)  MI‑BB/GP 572/GC2 644
Sing a New Song to the Lord -- Dudley-Smith/Wilson (Ps)  WOR 550/CBW 566/GC 521/GC2 541/RS 677/WC 931/PMB 493/SS
Sing Our God Together (1,Ps)  GC 523/RS 690
*Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (G)  WOR 410/CBW 348/BB/JS 368/WC 519/RS 529/GC 376/GC2 383/WS/PMB 224/SS
The Church's One Foundation (1,G)  JS 779/CBW 526/WC 764/GP 573/MI‑BB/GC 661/WS/PMB 385
*The One Same Spirit (2)   PMB 389
There Is One Lord (2)  WOR 657/GP 453/GC 809/GC2 796/RS 835/WC 610/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 287/JS 699
*This Is the Day -- Haugen (Ps)  GC 449
*Vayan al Mundo/Go Out to the World (Ps)   MI-BB
Veni Creator Spiritus/Creator Spirit (2)  WOR 479/CBW 418/LMGM 70/BB/JS 457/WC 599, 600/GC 460/GC2 474/GP 402/SS
*Water and Spirit, v 3 (2)  WC 760
We Are Many Parts (2) GC 733/GC2 727/MI‑BB/WC 778/RS 840/WS/SS
Wonderful and Great (1,Ps,G)  WC 929/PMB 499


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation


Publisher & edition  #

Agnus Dei (SATB) Morely, Thomas Kjos (KJO 21) G
Be Thou My Vision, SLANE (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Young, Gordon McAfee Music (M1132) 2
Behold the Lamb of God (SA, Organ/Keyboard) Bouman, Paul Concordia (98-1088 G
Behold the Lamb of God (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-1509) G
Behold the Lamb of God from “Messiah” (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Handel, Georg Frederic Various G
Behold, the Temple of God (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Harris, William GIA (G-1480) 2
Blest Are They Bouman Selah G
Cantate Domino (SATB, Latin/English)
Cantate Domino Omnis Terra (SATB, Latin)
Cantate Domino
Viadana, Lodovico/Cramer, John
Croce, Giovanni

Marks (4291)
Arista (AE 199)

Cantate Domino (SATB, Organ or keyboard)
Cantate Domino
Berger, Jean
Concordia (98-1557)
Cantate Domino (SSATB, Latin/English)
Cantate Domino (SSATB)
Cantate Domino (SSATB)
Cantate Domino (SATB, optional Organ, Latin only)
Sweelinck, J. P./Colton, Donald
Sweelinck, J. P./Ehret, Walter
Sweelinck, J. P./Klein, Maynard
Vecchi, Orazio/Wilhelm, Roger
Concordia (98-1937)
Walton (6029)
G. Schirmer (12102)
Lawson Gould (51633)
Cantate Domino (SSATTB, English/Latin)
Cantate Domino (SATB, English/German)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Cantate Domino (SATB)
Cantate Domino (SSA)
Cantate Domino (TTBB)
Cantate Domino
Gabrieli, Giovani/Schnee, Karl-Heinz Hassler, Hans Leo Walton (6048)
Hanssler (H.E. 1.125)
E. C. Schirmer (2979)
J. & W. Chester (JWC 55107)
GIA (G2878)
E. C. Schirmer (821)
E. C. Schirmer (68)
Come, Join in Cana's Feast White Selah 405-385 G
He Comes to Us as One Unknown (SATB, Organ) Ferguson, John Augsburg (AFP 0800656008) 1
Here I Am, Lord (SATB or Unison) Routley, Erik Carl Fischer 1
Here I Am, Lord (SATB, Piano) Schutte, Dan/Young, Ovid Augsburg (AFP 0800656059) 1
I Believe This Is Jesus (SATB) Moore, Undine Smith/Jennings, Kenneth Augsburg (AFP 0800645286) G
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Witherup Selah G
I Waited for the Lord, Lobegesang (SATB) Mendelssohn, Felix Kjos (KJO 5990) P
I Waited Patiently for the Lord (2-part Treble)   Mercury (352.00344) P
Jubilate Deo Di Lasso, O. CPDL P
Jubilate Deo Mozart CPDL P
Lamb of God (SATB) Christiansen, F. Melius Augsburg (AFP 0800652592) also in “The Augsburg Choirbook” (AFP 0800656784) G
Lamb of God, I Look to Thee (Unison, Keyboard) Bengson, W. H. W. Gray G
Let All the Earth Worship You (SATB, Organ) Kreutz, Robert GIA (G-2165) E
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways (SATB) Byrd, Wm./Lovelace, Austin Concordia (98-2935) 1
Lord, Speak to Me Richard SMP G
Make a Joyful Noise (SATB, Organ, keyboard) Fetler, Paul Augsburg (1476) E
Make a Joyful Noise Unto God (SATB, Tenor solo, keyboard) Beethoven, Ludwig/Pattinson, John Carl Fischer (CM 146) E
None Other Lamb Stover E. C. Schirmer G
O Be Joyful (2-part mixed, keyboard, Latin/English) Rogers, Benjamin/White, J. Perry Augsburg (11-0667) E
O Be Joyful in God (SATB, Organ) Sing Forth (SATB, Organ, keyboard) Milner, Arthur Meuller, Carl F. Novello (1426) Carl Fischer (6876) E
O Christ, Who Called the Twelve (SATB) Carlson, J. B. Concordia (98-3591) G
One Faith, One Hope, One Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Courtney, Craig Sacred Music Press (S-462) G
Psalm 40 (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Adler, Samuel Oxford (94.209) PS
Temples of God (2-part, Organ) Nelson, Ronald Augsburg (AFP 2
These Are They Which Follow the Lamb (SATB, Organ/keyboard) Goss, John Oxford (353214X) “Anthems for Choirs I” G
Tribus Miraculis Marenzio CPDL G

Walk in Love

Sitton Trinitas G
Will You Come and Follow Me (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Your Voice, O God, Calls Me By Name (SATB) Bell, John Routley, Erik GIA (G-4384) GIA (G-2275) 1