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

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (1)  W3 494,495/W4 566/JS2 482/JS3 462/GP 421/LMGM 88,89/LMGM2 342,343/MI-BB 737/RS 632/GC 484/GC2 490/G3 570/WC 744/WS 629/PMB 368/SS 875
Arise, Your Light Has Come! (1,Ps,G)  CBW 302/W4 583
*As a Bridegroom Rejoices (1)   PSL C-100/SS 216
As Grains of Wheat (2)  MI-BB 331
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/G3 839/W4 831/LMGM2 685/JS3 760/SS 1006
Bless the Feast (G)  GC 752/GP 532
*Bridegroom and Bride (G)  RS 944
*Christ, You Formed the Church, Your Body (2)   W4 730
City of God (1)  GP 548/JS2 830/JS3 813/GC 678/GC2 663/G3 766/MI-BB 380/WC 813/RS 799/CBW 345/WS 690
City of God, Jerusalem (1)  W3 362/W4 391/RS 486
Come, Holy Ghost (2)  W3 482/W4 544/CBW 416/GP 402/LMGM 69/LMGM2 324/MI-BB 452/JS2 458/JS3 443/WC 769/RS 611/GC 469/GC2 472/G3 559/WS 652/PMB 372/SS /SPS 193
*Come, Join in Cana’s Feast (G)   HG 51
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (G)   JS2 693/JS3 662/W3 569/W4 662/WC 855
Come unto Me (1)  JS2 770/MI-BB 522/GP 418
Earth and All Stars (Ps)  W3 517/RS 681
Fire of God, Titanic Spirit (2)  W3 478
Fire of God, Undying Flame (2)  RS 614/W4 533
*Gather Your People (2)  W3 482/W4 544/CBW 416/GP 402/LMGM 69/LMGM2 324/MI-BB 452/JS2 458/JS3 443/WC 769/RS 611/GC 469/GC2 472/G3 559/WS 652/PMB 372/SS 859
*God in the Planning (G)  GC 868/RS 944/W4 984
I Come with Joy (2)   W4 926/GC2 799/G3 919/LMGM2 754/WC 913/WS 597/SS 1056
I Have Loved You (1)  GP 710/JS2 649/JS3 623/GC 504/GC2 504/G3 588/MI-BB 613/RS 641
*Jesus, Come! For We Invite You (G)  W3 564/W4 656
*Let All the Earth (E)   IH 36/PSL C-77/SS 335
Make Us One (2)   PMB 392/WC 806/WS 673
Many Are the Light Beams (2)  GC 736/RS 841
Moved by the Gospel, Let Us Move (2)  GC 685/RS 801/SS 977
O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (2)  W3 475/W4 546/CBW 412/WC 772/GC 461/GC2 475/G3 551/RS 616/WS 651/PMB 371/SS 858
*O Love of God/Amos de Dios (2)  GP 541/MI-BB 301
One Bread, One Body (2) ) GC 830/GC2 813/GP 499/JS 2 820/LMGM 139/RS 915/WC 687/WS 556/BB 348/J3 793/G3 932/SPS 139
*One Is the Body (2) W4 731
One Lord (2)  MI-BB 656/GP 453/G3 770
One Love Released (2)   JS2 814/JS3 802/MI-BB 365
One Spirit, One Church (2)  GP 570/JS 703/BB 421/JS2 778/JS3 745
Ps 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd (C)
*Ps 66: Let All the Earth (E)
*Sing a New Church (Ps)  MI-BB 416/GP 572/JS3 830/GC2 644/G3 743/W4 727
Sing a New Song to the Lord -- Dudley-Smith/Wilson (Ps)  W3 550/W4 629/CBW 566/GC 521/GC2 541/G3 627/RS 677/WC 958/PMB 493/SS 898
Sing Our God Together (1,Ps)  GC 523/RS 690
*Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (G)  W3 410/W4 451/CBW 348/BB 112/JS2 368/JS3 333/WC 548/RS 529/GC 376/GC2 383/G3 459/LMGM2 278/WS 478/PMB 224/SS 776
The Church's One Foundation (1,G)  JS2 779/JS3 746/CBW 526/WC 789/GP 573/MI-BB 420/GC 661/G3 742/LMGM2 606/WS 660/PMB 385/W4 736/SS 959
*The One Same Spirit (2)   PMB 389
There Is One Lord (2)  W3 657/W4 921/GP 453/GC 809/GC2 796/G3 905/RS 835/LMGM2 745/WC 638/MI-BB 499/WS 638/PMB 287/JS2 699
Unity (2)   LMGM2 666
*Vayan al Mundo/Go Out to the World (Ps)   MI-BB 386
Veni Creator Spiritus/Creator Spirit (2)  W3 479/W4 543/CBW 418/LMGM 70/BB 193/JS2 457/JS3 444/WC 625/GC 460/GC2 474/G3 558/LMGM2 328/GP 402/WS 539/SS 866
We Are Many Parts (Haugen) W4 822/GC 733/GC2 727/G3 733/RS 840/WC 803/MI-BB 591/WS 674
We Are One – Wright (2)   LMGM2 665/GC2 482/G3 548
We’re Marching to Zion (1)  LMGM 316/LMGM2 706
*With Gifts That Differ by Your Grace (2) W4 810
Wonderful and Great (1,Ps,G)  WC 956/PMB 499
Your Light Will Come Jerusalem  SPS 139


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