THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT C Lectionary #9

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

What does it mean to have a “savior”? What does it mean to be a “savior”? A savior, negatively, is someone who does not do evil things. A savior is someone, positively, who removes evil and replaces it with good.

Zephaniah 3:14-18a. The Jerusalem Temple, in its heyday, was intended to be a sign of a much deeper reality: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior.” The chosen people are those who are aware of God's presence.

Psalm of the Day: Isaiah 12:2-6. This poetic canticle from Isaiah is an example of psalm-type compositions in the Bible found in sources other than the Book of Psalms. Here the psalm singer expresses thanksgiving for God's saving presence.

Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Alstott) BB
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Gelineau/Batastini) WOR 774/RS 205/LPGG 774
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Guimont) GC2 1016/LPMG 15
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Haugen/Kodner) GC 148/GC2 81
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Hunstiger) SS
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Reagan) PRM C3/PMB 562/WS
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Schiavone) JS 886/LP 16
Great in Our Midst PSL C-8/SS
Sing and Shout for Joy (Young) CBW 25

Philippians 4:4-7. Expecting the imminent coming of the Day of the Lord, Paul tells the community at Philippi that their attitude should be one of expectation and rejoicing, not one of fear at the Lord's coming.

Luke 3:10-18. When people ask John what they should do to prepare for the Day of the Lord, his advice is a mix of negatives (“don't . . .”) and positives (“share . . .”). His expectations of the “one mightier than” himself are similarly a mix of negative (“clear the threshing floor”) and positive (“baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire”) images.


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
Advent Gathering GC 324/RS 492
Alleluia! Hurry, the Lord Is Near (G) JS 324/BB
Arise, Your Light Is Come (1) CBW 302
Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn (1,2) WOR 360/RS 494/GC2 351/CBW 303/WC 465/WS/SS
Behold Your God (1) LMGM 21
*Be Strong (C) PSL C-9/SS
Christ, Be Our Light (G) JS 661/MI‑BB/GP 656/GC2 512/WC 937/WS/SS
Christ Is Coming: Prepare the Way (G) LMGM 10
Clear the Voice (G) JS 317
Come, Light of the World (1) GC2 328/WC 463/WS
*Come, Rejoice in God Our King (IH) IH 3
Comfort, Comfort, O My People (1,Ps,G) WOR 370/JS 327/BB/RS 488/GC 326/GC2 331/WC 477/SS
Every Valley (1) GP 297/CBW 308/BB/JS 326
Find Us Ready (G) GC2 342
For the Coming of the Savior (1) SS
God of All People (2,G) GC 331/GC2 349/SS
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (1,G) WC 517/PMB 225/WS/SS
Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (G) SS
Hills of the North, Rejoice (1) WOR 365
I Will Rejoice (2) LMGM 311/GP 674
In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful (2) GC 566/GC2 546/RS 703/WS/SS
Lead Us to Your Light (1) GC2 326
Let Desert Wasteland Now Rejoice (1) SS
Let the King of Glory Come (Ps,G) GP 299/JS 320/BB
Lift Up Your Heads (Ps) WOR 363/JS 330/BB/WC 950/PMB 515/GC2 341/SS
O Come, Divine Messiah (1,2) WOR 367/CBW 310/JS 316/BB/RS 479/GC 333/GC2 333/WC 467/PMB 195/WS/SS
On Jordan's Bank (G) WOR 356/CBW 351/LMGM 8/JS 315/GC 321, 322/GC2 344/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 (G) WOR 369/LMGM 2/RS 491/GC 336/GC2 330/CBW 317
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (G) WS
Proclaim the Joyful Message (1,2) WC 482/PMB 197/WS
*Rejoice in the Lord (E) PSL C-7/SS
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (1,2) WOR 493/MI‑BB/LMGM 93/JS 478/WC 737/WS/RS 627/GC 487/GC2 493/PMB 355/SS
River of Glory (1,Ps) JS 548/MI‑BB/GP 454
*Sion, Sing (1,Ps) RS 532
*Surely It Is God Who Saves Me (Ps) WOR 584/CBW 500
The Day Is Near (G) GC 768
*The Voice of God Goes Out (1,G) WOR 358/CBW 433
Wait for the Lord (2) RS 484/GC 332/GC2 340/CBW 319/SS
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 #  
Be Peace on Earth in “The Oxford Easy Anthem Book” (SA)  Crotch, William  Oxford (3533219)  2
Be Strong, Fear Not (SATB, keyboard)  Keesecker, Thomas  Concordia (98-3044) C
Behold! God is My Salvation (SA, Piano)  Powell, Robert J.  McAfee/Belwin (DMC 8106) P
Behold! God is My Salvation (SATB)  Berger, Jean  Augsburg (1464)  P
Behold! God is My Salvation (SATB)  DuBois, Leon J.  J. Fischer (9484)  P
Behold, God is My Salvation (SA, Organ)  Sowerby, Leo  H.W.Gray (CMR 2712)  P
Behold, God is My Salvation (Unison/2-part)  Lindh, Jody  Concordia (98-3193)  P
Cry Out and Shout (SSATB)  Nystedt, Knut  Summy Birchard (1574)  P
Daughter of Zion (SA)  Handel, G.F.  E.C. Schirmer (1956)  P
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SATB)   Manz, Paul  MorningStar (MSM 50-0001) 2
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (SSAA)  Manz, Paul  MorningStar (MSM 50-0450) 2
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (TTBB) Manz, Paul  MorningStar (MSM 50-0900) 2
Ecce, Deus (Canticles, Set II) (SATBB)  Rorem, Ned  Boosey & Hawkes (5841)  P
First Song of Isaiah,The(SATB, Keyboard, opt. Guit., Handbells, Perc.)  White, Jack Noble  H.W. Gray (CMR 3347)  P
God is My Salvation (TTBB)  Adler, Samuel  Mercury (MC 430)  P
God is My Strong Salvation (SATB)  Palestrina, G. P./Wagner, Douglas E.  Flammer (A5902)  P
God is Our Strong Salvation (SAB, Keyboard)  Mozart, W. A./arr. Hopson, Hal H.  Selah (410-531)  P
Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding (SATB)  Keesecker, Thomas  Concordia (98-3228)  2
Laetentur coeli (SATB)  Byrd, William  Novello (16006)  E
Peace of God, The (SATB, Organ)  Rutter, John  Oxford (E157)  2
Peace of God, The (SATB, Organ)  Scott, K. Lee  Concordia (98-3289)  2
Prepare Thyself, Zion (Unison, Keyboard opt. Cello/Bassoon)  Bach, Johann Sebastian/arr.Burkhardt, M.  MorningStar (MSM 50-0415)  1
Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (SATB)  Kosche, Kenneth T.  Concordia (98-3084)  2
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB)  Purcell, Henry  E.C. Schirmer (1101)  E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB)  Purcell, Henry  E.C. Schirmer (1101)  2
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB)  Anon 16th Century/arr. Redford, John  Oxford (43.243)  2
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Behnke, John A.  Concordia (98-3771)  E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Goemanne, Noel  GIA (G-2423)  E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Behnke, John A.  Concordia (98-3771)  2
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB/SATB)  Anon. 16th Cent. English/Rickard,Jeffrey  Augsburg (11-1631)  E
Rejoice in the Lord (SATB/SATB)  Anon. 16th Century/arr. Rickard,Jeffrey  Augsburg (11-1631)  2
Rejoice in the Lord (SSA)  Davis, Katherine  E.C. Schirmer (1544)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway  (SATB, ATB soli, organ, opt. Strings, Continuo) Purcell, Henry   Concordia (97-6344)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (A,T,B Soli, SATB, Organ)  Purcell, Henry   Oxford in “Church AnthemBook”  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SA, Organ)  Willan, Healey  Concordia (97-1815)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ or Piano)  Kirk, Theron  Kjos (5864)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ)  Purcell, Henry   Carl Fischer (CM 6308)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Alway (SATB, Organ)   Purcell, Henry/Dent, Edward  Novello (29.0150.01)   E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (2-part treble)  Kosche, Kenneth T.  Concordia (98-3091)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (2-part treble)  Kosche, Kenneth T.  Concordia (98-3091)  2
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SATB)  Redford, John/Klammer, Ed.  GIA (G-2810)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SATB)  Redford, John/Klammer, Ed.  GIA (G-2810) 2
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SATB, A,T, & B soli,  opt. String, Organ)  Purcell, Henry  Concordia (97-6344)  2
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SB or SAB)  Martinson, Joel  GIA (G-4450)  E
Rejoice in the Lord Always (SB or SAB)  Martinson, Joel  GIA (G-4450)  2
Rejoice in the Lord Always (TTBB)  Causton, Thomas  Concordia (98-1534)  E
Rejoice, the Lord is King (SATB, Organ)  Ashdown, Frank  Paraclete (PPM 0316)  E
Rejoice, the Lord is King, DARWELL’S 148TH  (SATB, 2 Tpts., Organ)  Goemanne, Noel  GIA (G-2223)  E
Sing Aloud! (SATB)  Trued, S. Clarence  Abingdon (APM-478)  1
Sing, O Daughters of Zion, Op. 43, No. 5 (SAB, Sop.Solo)  Bender, Jan  Concordia (98-2517)  1
Song of Isaiah (SA or TB or ST or AB, 2 Handbells, Percussion)  Proulx, Richard  AMSI (189); GIA (G-3305) P
Surely, It is God Who Saves Me (SATB, Organ)  Wyton, Alec  Hinshaw (HMC 259)  P
Zion Hears the Watchmen Singing (Unison, Keyboard)  Bach, Johann Sebastian  Aubsburg in “Bach for All Seasons(080065654X)  1

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