THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER C Lectionary # 48

What does it take to show your love? The Gospels tell us that no one has any greater love than this—willingness to lay down life for a friend. Today's readings show disciples putting such love into practice in response to the witness of Jesus’ love for them.

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41. Early Church preaching focused on Jesus' interpretation of Torah (“speaking in the name of Jesus”), on the self-sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, and, unfortunately, on accusations that the Jewish leadership was heavily involved in the death of Jesus (“You . . . want to bring this man's blood upon us”). Some of the leaders were probably involved in preparing evidence to turn over to Pilate, but we have to deal with the “blood guilt” accusation (“you had him killed by hanging him on a tree”) that led to centuries of anti-Judaism and terrible persecutions. Such accusations stemmed from Christian bitterness after Christians were expelled from some of the synagogues as heretics, but they led to condemnation of a whole ethnic group for the actions of a few people. They also led to the Holocaust.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (29) 30
This is the thanksgiving song of an individual freed from a deadly illness. Being brought back from the “netherworld” is applied, in this season, to Jesus’ resurrection.

I Will Praise You, Lord PSL C-78/SS
I Will Praise You, Lord (Alstott) CBW 80/BB
I Will Praise You, Lord (Carroll/Gelineau) WOR 841/LPGG 827
I Will Praise You, Lord (Daigle) PCY4 16
I Will Praise You, Lord (Guimont) RS 59/GC2 909/LPMG 48
I Will Praise You, Lord (Haas) PCY3 7
I Will Praise You, Lord (Hillert) PMB 621/PRM C58/WS
I Will Praise You, Lord (Hunstiger) SS
I Will Praise You, Lord (Inwood) MI‑BB/GC 41/GC2 30/JS 32/RS 60/GP 192
I Will Praise You, Lord (Ridge) GP 193/SP3 22/MI-BB
I Will Praise You, Lord (Schiavone) JS 926/LP 70
Te Ensalazaré, Señor/I Will Praise You (Reza) FYC 193

Common Psalm: Ps (65) 66
Let All the Earth Cry Out with Joy

Revelation 5:11-14. In this vision of heavenly worship, John quotes part of a hymn (“Worthy is the Lamb”) and a doxology (“To the one who sits on the throne”) that may have been part of worship in early Johannine communities. Having their own sung worship quoted as part of heavenly worship would help these communities understand their link with the reign of God.

John 21:1-19. In this post-resurrection appearance, Jesus performs a familiar miracle, which leads Peter to recognize him. He also shows that he is not a ghost by, presumably, eating some of the fish that he has prepared for breakfast. Finally, he questions Simon Peter's love, echoing the three times Peter denied Jesus in the courtyard of the high priest (John 18:17, 25-27). Because of his love for Jesus, Peter will also suffer death.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy
A Living Hope (2) CBW 613/PMB 284
*Alabaré (2) GC 542/RS 662/FYC 630/GP 680
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (2) WOR 494, 495/WC 719/MI‑BB/LMGM 88,89/JS 463/GP 421/RS 632/GC2 490/WS/PMB 368/JS 482/SS
*All People of the Earth, Rejoice (E) IH 24
*All You Nations (E) WC 414/WS/PMB 153
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (2,G) WOR 737/CBW 426/WC 721/GP 419/MI‑BB/LMGM 67/JS 477/RS 914/GC 484/GC2 826/WS/PMB 352/SS
*Around the Throne a Glorious Band (2) WOR 719/CBW 450
At the Lamb's High Feast (2) WOR 459,460/CBW 375/BB/WC 564/JS 424/RS 578/GC 433/GC2 463/GP 394/WS/PMB 271/SS
Be Not Afraid (1) GP 602/GC 608/GC2 596/CBW 481/MI‑BB/LMGM 123/WC 852/JS 706/RS 734/WS/PMB 446/SS
Behold the Lamb (2,G) MI‑BB/GC 823/GC2 824/GP 524/JS 809
Bread of Life from Heaven/Pan de Vida Eterna (G) GC2 803/SS
Christian, Do You Hear the Lord (G) WOR 594
Come and Eat This Living Bread (G) GC2 820
Come Away to the Skies (2) GC 440
Crown Him with Many Crowns (2) WOR 496/WC 724/CBW 437/MI‑BB/LMGM 68/JS 480/GP 420/RS 626/GC 485/GC2 489/WS/PMB 359/SS
For You Are My God (1) GP 612/CBW 483/MI‑BB/GC 616/JS 710
Gift of Finest Wheat (G) WOR 736/CBW 603/WC 640/GP 525/MI‑BB/LMGM 136/JS 803/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/WS/PMB 300/SS
Go (G) LMGM 66/GC 454/RS 604/PMB 478/WC 891/WS
Heavenly Hosts in Ceaseless Worship (2) WOR 522/RS 661
Here in This Place ‑‑ Haas (G) GC 839
I Come with Joy (G) WOR 726/CBW 424/WC 887/RS 854/GC 806/GC2 799/WS/PMB 320/SS
I Know That My Redeemer Lives -- Hatton (1,Ps) WOR 445/MI‑BB/WC 736/LMGM 63/GC 430/GC2 454/JS 131/RS 582/GP 388/WS/PMB 363/SS
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (2) WOR 510/GC 507/GC2 513/WC 795/RS 651/WS/PMB 404/MI-BB/SS
*If You Love Me (G) PSL C-79/SS
In the Breaking of the Bread/Cuando Partimos el Pan del Señor (G) JS 808/MI‑BB/GC 841/GC2 843/WC 637/RS 932/GP 508/WS/PMB 303
Jesus Is Our King (2,G) LMGM 91
*Let All the Earth Cry Out (E) PSL C-77/SS
*Lift Up Your Hearts (E) GP 676./GC 558/GC2 543/MI-BB/JS 620/RS 691
Morning Has Broken (Ps) WOR 674/WC 603/GC 756/GC2 748/JS 871/MI‑BB/CBW 651/GP 728/RS 859/WS/PMB 281/SS
*Now the Feast and Celebration (2) GC 742/RS 853
*O Risen Christ, You Search Our Hearts (G) HG 129
Shepherd of Our Hearts (G) GC 829
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (G) WOR 728/MI-BB/WC 639/GC 840/GC2 818/JS 825/GP 501/WS/PMB 296/SS
Splendor and Honor (2) CBW 685
Take and Eat, v 3 (2) GC 831/GC2 812/WC 660/RS 910/CBW 611/WS/SS
The God of Abraham Praise (2) WOR 537/JS 602/RS 685/GC 544
The Lord Is My Hope (Ps) JS 730/MI‑BB/GC 613/GP 631
The Song of the Supper (G) GC 845
*This Is the Feast of Victory (2) WOR 458/WC 908/JS 428/MI‑BB/RS 583/GC 429/GC2 458/CBW 396/WS/PMB 489/SS
What Wondrous Love Is This (2) WOR 600/WC 732/GP 642/MI‑BB/JS 755/GC 627/GC2 614/RS 749/WS/PMB 253/SS
Without Seeing You (G) GC 844/GC2 842

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Let All the Earth Worship You (SATB, Organ)  Kreutz, Robert  GIA (G-2165)  E
Come, Follow Me Forever  (2 mixed or equal voices, Keyboard)  Haydn, Joseph/Liebergen, P.  GIA (G-5387)  G
Come, Let us Join Our Cheerful Songs (2-part mixed/Organ)  Cruger, Johann  Augsburg (11-1822)  2
Draw Us in the Spirits Tether Ossewaarde H.W. Gray C
Feed My Lambs (Unison, Keyboard, 2 Flutes)  Sleethe, Natalie  Carl Fischer (CM 7777)  G
Feed My Lambs (Unison/2-part children, Keyboard)  Shute, Linda Cable  Augsburg (080067411-1)  G
Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep (SATB, Keyboard, Flute)  Schultz, Ralph C.  Concordia (98-3756)  G
Feed My Sheep (Unison/2-part, Piano, opt. Flute)  Honoré, Jeffrey  Choristers Guild (CGA986) G
Follow Me, Jesus Manifested a Third Time (SATB,  9 Brass instruments, Timpani, or Organ)  Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-4428)  G
I Will Exalt Thee (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) I Will Exalt Thee (SATB, Organ)  Tye, Christopher Tye, Christopher/ed. Langdon, John  Oxford (59) Novello (NECM-10) P
John Saw Duh Numbuh (SATB)  Parker, Alice and Shaw, Robert  Lawson-Gould (51109)  2
Loudly Shout His Praise (TTB, Keyboard)  Green, Maurice  Concordia (98-2301)  E
Make A Joyful Noise (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Fetler, Paul  Augsburg (11-1476)  E
Make A Joyful Noise Unto God  (Tenor solo, SATB, Keyboard)  Beethoven, Ludwig/Pattinson, John  Carl Fischer (CM146)  E
Make A Joyful Noise Unto God (SSATB)  Zimmerman, Heinz W.  Chantry (#N/A)  E
O Be Joyful (SATB, Keyboard, English/Latin)  Mozart, W. A.  Concordia (98-3191)  E
O Be Joyful in God (Soprano solo, SATB, Organ)  Willan, Healey  C.F. Peters (6073)  E
O Holy Banquet Sr. Theophane Hytrek School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee C
O Sacred Feast (SATB)  Willan, Healey  H. W. Gray (CGMR-715)  C
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB) 
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Biery, James 
Weelkes, Remondi, Messian, Matthews
Near
Smith
Viadana
Croce
Marenzio
MorningStar (MSM 50-8311)
Southern Music
Aurole
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
C
Our Paschal Lamb that Sets Us Free (SATB, Organ)  Proulx, Richard)  Augsburg (0800656113)  2
Praise Ye the Lord (SS & Keyboard, (German/English) Praise Ye the Lord (SS, Piano)  Schütz, Heinrich/ed. McAfee, Don  Belwin (DMC 8090)Capella  P
Psalm 30 (SATB, Percussion and Brass) (Hebrew/English)  Isaccson, Michael  Music 70 (M70-238) P
Psalm XXX (TTBB)  Pisk, Paul  Southern (ME 1012)  P
Sing for Joy (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Schultz  Concordia (98-3597U31) E
Sing Praises to the Lord (SAB)  Gieseke, Richard W.  Concordia (97-5481)  E
Sing to the Lord, New Songs Be Raising (SATB)  Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon  Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook (0800657772) P
Sing Unto the Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Tye, Christopher/ed. Ramsbottham, A.  Oxford in “16th CenturyAnthem Book”  P
Sing, O Ye Saints (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Schütz, Heinrich/ed. Herrmann, Wm.  Concordia (98-1414)  P
Song to the Lamb, A (2-part, Organ/Piano)  White, David Ashley  Concordia (98-3471)  2
Worthy Is Christ (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Leavitt, John  Concordia (98-3609)  2
Worthy Is the Lamb (SATB)  Gallus, Jacobus/ed. & arr. Lundquist, M. N.  Willis Music (5798)  2
Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain from “Messiah”   (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, orchestra)  Handel, G. F.  Various editions/publishers 2

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