FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER C Lectionary #51
On this “Good Shepherd Sunday,” the readings focus on that part of the flock who are like a wild vine grafted onto the good stock of Judaism: the Gentile converts to Christianity. In other words: most of us.

Acts 13:14, 43-52. This recounting of events in Antioch in Pisidia illustrates why Paul began preaching to Gentiles or, more specifically, to Gentile converts to Judaism. Not surprisingly, his teaching about Jesus and Jesus’ interpretation of Torah was considered heresy by most Jews. Gentile converts, however, heard that the covenant made by God with the Jews was now open to all people on the basis of faith in Jesus.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (99) 100
This hymn of praise calls on Israel and all the nations to praise God.

Aclamamos al Señor (Reza) GP 247
All the Earth (Deiss) WC 906/MI-BB/WS/PMB 484
Arise, Come to Your God (Gelineau) WOR 53/CBW 584
Let All the Earth Cry Out ( Somerville ) WC 432/WS
Nosotros Somos Su Pueblo/We Are God's People (Cortez) FYC 243/JS 80
People of God, Flock of the Lord PSL C-81/SS
Somos Su Pueblo (Sosa) FYC 245
Somos Su Pueblo y Ovejas (Montgomery) FYC 244
We Are God's People (Haas) GC 97/GC2 56/PCY1 74/RS 138/MI-BB
We Are God's People (Harbor) LMGM 536
We Are God's People (Smith) GP 246/JS 81
We Are God's People (Willcock) PFS 54
We Are His People (Alstott) BB
We Are His People (Bogdan) PRM C59/PMB 624/WS
We Are His People (Guimont) GC2 970/LPMG 66
We Are His People (Haas/Isele) CBW 99
We Are His People (Hunstiger) SS
We Are His People (Jordan) LMGM 537
We Are His People (Kremer/Gelineau) WOR 844/LPGG 849
We Are His People (Krzystofczyk) WS
We Are His People (Schiavone) LP 73/JS 929

Revelation 7:9, 14b-17. John's vision of heavenly worship also includes the group of martyrs who “have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” This image was very important for a church undergoing persecution, as John's communities were: Their suffering would be rewarded personally by God, who would “shelter them” and keep them from all further suffering.

John 10:27-30. All who hear the Shepherd's voice will share eternal life. “No one can take them out of my hand.”

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

A Multitude Comes from the East and the West (2) WOR 688
Abundant Life (G) RS 636/GC 710/GC2 703
*Alabaré (2) JS 643/GC 542/RS 662/GP 680
*All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Ps) WOR 669, 670/WC 927/CBW 578/GP 535/MI‑BB/LMGM 304/JS 604/RS 849/GC 747/GC2 746/WS/PMB 480/SS
All the Earth, Proclaim God's Glory (Ps) GC 552
Around the Throne a Glorious Band (2) WOR 719/CBW 450
At the Lamb's High Feast (2) WC 564/JS 424/WOR 459, 460/BB/CBW 375/RS 578/GC 433/GC2 463/GP 394/WS/PMB 271/SS
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (G) MI‑BB/JS 725/GP 627
Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts (Ps) WOR 538/RS 674/CBW 585
Christus Paradox (G) RS 699/HG 64/GC2 525
*Come, Rejoice before Your Maker (Ps) WOR 664/RS 847/CBW 577
Come, Taste and See (G) GP 526/JS 818
*Come to the House (Ps) GP 531
*Come, Worship the Lord (Ps) GP 536/MI‑BB/JS 790
Easter Alleluia (G) GC 424/GC2 447/RS 592/SS
Eye Has Not Seen (2) GP 69/GC 638/GC2 616/MI‑BB/WC 856/RS 578/CBW 482/WS/SS
From All That Dwell below the Skies (2) WOR 521/WC 919/MI‑BB/JS 603/GP 682/WS/PMB 483/SS
Gentle Shepherd/Jesús, Pastor Tan Dulce (G) JS 737/CBW 598/GP 512
Gift of Finest Wheat, v 1 (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
Good Christians All (G) RS 586/CBW 386/WC 585/PMB 262/SS
I Lift My Eyes to the Quiet Hills (Ps,G) CBW 484
In Praise of His Name (Ps) JS 631
In the Arms of the Shepherd (G) WC 862/WS/PMB 449
Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (G) WOR 649/GC 725
*Jubilate Deo (Ps) WOR 555/GC 555/GC2 535/BB/RS 667,693/CBW 572/SS
Lift Up Your Hearts (Ps) GC 558/GC2 543/MI‑BB/JS 620/RS 691/GP 676
Like a Shepherd (G) GP 708/CBW 490/MI‑BB/JS 648/GC 325/GC2 332
Look, O Look, the Sight Is Glorious (2) WOR 468
*Mighty Lord, v 3 (Ps) GP 664
My Shepherd, Lord (G) JS 423
My Shepherd Is the Lord (G) PSL C-82/SS
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (G) WOR 606/WC 861/RS 761
Nada Me Falta (G) GC 33/RS 46
O Lord, You Are My Shepherd (G) WC 860
Praise the Lord, My Soul (2) GC 554/RS 688
Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd (G)
*Psalm 33: The Earth Is Full (E)
*Rejoice in God (Ps) CBW 580
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (G) LMGM 47
Shepherd Me, O God (G) GC 31/GC2 23/WC 393/MI‑BB/RS 756/WS/SS
Shepherd of My Heart (G) GC 641/GC2 624/SS
Shepherd of Our Hearts (G) GC 829
Shepherd of Souls (Ps,2,G) WOR 728/MI‑BB/GC 840/GC2 818/WC 639, 655/GP 501/WS/PMB 296, 307/JS 825/SS
Sing Joyfully unto the Lord (Ps) WC 881
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Ps) MI‑BB/GC 547/GC2 532/JS 605
*Sing, People of God (Ps) WC 923/PMB 486
Splendor and Honor (1,2,G) CBW 685
Take and Eat (G) GC 831/GC2 812/WC 660/RS 910/CBW 611/WS/SS
*The Earth Is Full (E) PSL C-80/SS
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (G) WOR 609/MI‑BB/WC 829/JS 733/RS 766/GC 635/GC2 631/GP 632/WS/PMB 427/SS
The Living God My Shepherd Is (G) CBW 690/WOR 612
*The Lord Fills the Earth (E) GP 198
The Lord Is My Shepherd (G) GC 643/WOR 32/CBW 607/LMGM 152, 544/JS 128
The Lord Jesus Christ (G) CBW 436
The Lord, My Shepherd, Rules My Life (G) CBW 489
The Lord's My Shepherd (G) CBW 488
*The Mercy of the Lord (E) IH 25
This Is My Body, v 4 (G) WC 635/CBW 580/WS/PMB 318
Wake the Song of Jubilee (2) WC 952/PMB 514
We Will Rise Again (G) MI‑BB/JS 714
With a Shepherd's Care (G) GC 654/GC2 628/RS 738
Without Seeing You, v 4 (G) GC 844/GC2 842
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (2) WOR 707/MI‑BB/LMGM 104/WC 966/JS 528/RS 886/GC 794/GC2 790/GP 446/WS/PMB 522/SS
You Are Mine (G) RS 762/GC 649/GC2 627/WC 867/WS/MI-BB/SS
You Have Looked upon the Lowly, v 2 (G) CBW 624

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Be Joyful in the Lord (Unison, Keyboard, opt. Flute)  Powell, Robert J.  Choristers Guild (CGA765)  P
Christus Paradox (SATB, Organ)  Fedak, Alfred  GIA (G-5463)  G
Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (SATB, Organ, Handbells)  Powell, Robert  Paraclete (PMP 8607) 1
Do You Know Your Shepherd’s Voice (2-part, Keyboard)  Lord, Suzanne  Choristers Guild (CGA 673)  G
Easter 4 from “Verses for the Easter Season” (SATB, Organ)  Willan, Healey/Guenther  Concordia (98-3057U31)  G
Ego Sum Pastor Bonus (SATB)  Porta  C. F. Chester in  “Chester Motets #14,” p. 22) G
Festival Jubilate (SATB, Organ or Brass)  Scott, K. Lee  Concordia (98-1395)  P
Flocks in Pastures Green Abiding (SATB, Organ)  Bach, J.S.  Oxford in  “Oxford Easy Anthem Book” G
From the Vision of John (SATB, Narrator, Organ, Trumpet)  Pelz, Walter L.  Concordia (98-3074)  2
God of Love My Shepherd is, The (SATB, 2 Violins, Organ)  Schalk, Carl  MorningStar (MSM-50-8812)  G
Hundreth Psalm, The (SATB, Organ)  Mendelssohn, Felix  Concordia (98-2215)  P
I Am the Good Shepherd (2-part equal voices, Keyboard)  Bender, Jan  Concordia (98-1992)  G
I Am the Good Shepherd (SATB, Organ)  Young, Phillip  Carl Fischer (CM 7759)  G
I Am the Good Shepherd (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, Flute)  Englert, Eugene  GIA (G-2117)  G
I Beheld and Lo, A Great Multitude (TTBB, Organ)  Blow, John/ed. Shaw, Watkins  Oxford (CMS 22)  2
I Beheld and Lo, A Great Multitude  (Alto, Tenor, 2 Basses, Organ)  Blow, John/ed. Shaw, Watkins  Oxford (CMS 28)   2
I Looked and Beheld (SATB, Organ)  Milner, Anthony  Novello (NCM 26)  2
I’m the Good Shepherd (2-part, Keyboard, opt. Flute)  Barta, Daniel  Choristers Guild (CGA 861)  G
Jesus, Good Shepherd (SATB, Piano or Harp)  Ellingboe, Bradley  Augsburg (08006-5827-2)  G
Jesus, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us (Unison, Keyboard)  Lau, Robert  Jenson (423-1002)  G
Jubilate (Jazz Motet) SATB, opt. Keyboard)  Michel, Johannes, Matthias  Concordia (98-3848)  P
Jubilate Deo (2-part Mixed or Equal voices, Organ/Keyboard)  Wood, Dale  Augsburg (11-1646)  P
Jubilate Deo (2-part voices, Keyboard, opt. 14 Handbells)  King, Gordon  GIA (G-5679)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ, English only)  Britten, Benjamin  Oxford (42.848)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ, English only)  Martinson, Joel  GIA (G-3712)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus  Concordia (98-3191)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ)  Mozart, W.A./arr. Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-5418)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, Latin only) Lasso, Orlando di  Mercury (352.00080)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Latin/English)  Lasso, Orlando di/ed. Field, Robert Boosey & Hawkes (5490)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Latin/English)  Lasso, Orlando di/ed. Klein, Maynard  G. Schirmer (11410)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Latin/English)  Lasso, Orlando di/ed. Agey, C. Buell  G. Schirmer (11987)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Latin only)  Lasso, Orlando di  J. W. Chester (JWC 55103) P
Jubilate Deo (SATB, Organ/Piano, Latin/English)  Roman, Johan Helmich/ ed. Wolff, S. Drummond Concordia (98-2291)  P
Jubilate Deo (SATB/SATB, Organ/Keyboard, Latin/English)  Hassler, Hans Leo/ed. Ehret, Walter  Concordia (98-2348)  P
Jubilate Deo (Unison, Keyboard, English only)  Bedford, Michael  Choristers Guild (CGA 647)  P
Jubilate Deo (Unison, Organ)  Purvis, Richard  MCA (02089-064)  P
Jubilate Deo Omnis Terra (SATB, Organ)  Peeters, Flor  Summy-Birchard (M 2096) P
King of Love, The Bairstow CPCL G
King of Love My Shepherd Is, The (SATB, Keyboard, Flute)  Pelz, Walter L.  Augsburg (0800646010)  G
King of Love My Shepherd Is, The (SATB, Organ)  Krapf, Gerhard  Concordia (98-2671)  G
Know That the Lord Is God (2-part Mixed and Organ)  Handel, G.F./ed. Pfautsch, Lloyd  Lawson Gould (872)  P
Know that the Lord is God  (2-part Mixed, 2 Treble Instruments, Continuo)  Handel, G. F./ed. Braun, William  Concordia (98-3817)  P
Lamb Will Be a Shepherd Now, The (SATB, Organ, opt Flute or Oboe)  Sebesta, Donald  Augsburg (0800677064)  2
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SAT, SAB or SATB, piano)  Pote, Allen  Choristers Guild (CGA 551) G
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, Organ)  Goodall, Howard  Novello (290680)  G
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, Organ) Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SSAA, Organ)  Schubert, Franz  G. Schirmer (50304810) G. Schirmer (5302)  G
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, Organ, opt Oboe)  Rutter, John  Oxford (94.216)  G
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (SATB, Organ, Piano or Harp)  Thompson, Randall  E.C. Schirmer (2688)  G
Lord Is My Shepherd, The (Unison, Keyboard)  Bouman, Paul  Concordia (98-2911)  G
Lord’s My Shepherd, The (SATB, Organ, opt. strings)  Kosche, Kenneth  MorningStar (MSM-60-9018)  G
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SATB)  Thompson, Virgil  H. W. Gray (GCMR 2046)  G
O Be Joyful in the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Albert, Prince Consort/  ed. Callahan, Charles  MorningStar (MSM 50-7002) P
O Be Joyful in the Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Titcomb, Everett  Carl Fisher (CM 6708)  P
O Holy City, Seen of John, MORNING SONG   (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass)  arr. by Powell, Robert J.  GIA (G-4482)  2
O Lord, I Trust Your Shepherd Care (SATB, Organ)  Schütz, Heinrich  Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (08006-4277-2) G
O Quam Gloriosum (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Powell, Robert J.  Schmitt, Hall, McCreary (SD 6203) 2
O Quan Gloriosum (SATB)  Vaet, Jacobus/ed. Pizzaro, David  Sumco (5285)  2
Of the Kindness of the Lord (2-part, Organ)  Proulx, Richard  Augsburg (11-1539) E
One Fold, One Shepherd (2 equal or mixed voices, organ)  Woollen, Russell  WLP (ESA 660)  G
Plaudit (SSAT/SATB/TTBB, Organ, opt. Brass)  Gabrieli, G.  G. Schirmer (11895)  P
Psalm 100, The Lord is Good (Unison, Keyboard)  Meyer, Daniel C.  GIA (G-4436)  P
Revelation Motet  (SATB, Keyboard/Organ, English/German)  Franck, Melchior/ed. Henson, B.  Broude Brothers  2
Savior, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us  (Unison, Keyboard, opt Flute, Violin or other C instrument)  Roberts, William Bradley  Augsburg (0800646983)  G
Savior, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us (Unison, Organ)  Bach, J.S./Hopson, H.H.  GIA (G-2266)  G
Serve the Lord with Gladness (SATB, Piano/Organ)  Handel, G. F./ed. Barrie, Walter  Lawson Gould (794)  P
Shepherd Me, O God (SATB, Keyboard, C instrument,  opt. Glockenspiel and Strings)  Haugen, Marty  GIA (G-2950)  G
Surrexit Pastor Bonus (SATB) DiLasso, Orlando CPDL
G
They Are Before the Throne of God (SATB, Organ)  Schalk, Carl  Augsburg (0800677390)  2
Thy Sheep May Safely Graze (SATB, Organ, 2 flutes)  Bach, J. S./Morgan, Julia  Beckenhorst (BPI 369)  G
Twenty-Third Psalm, The (SATB, solo, Keyboard)  Vaughan Williams, Ralph  Oxford (43-913)  G
Verily, Verily Tallis CPDL G
We Are His People (SATB, Keyboard)  Woods, Wendell Craig  GIA (G-6231)  P
With a Shepherd’s Care (SATB, Keyboard, opt. C Instrument)  Chepponis, James  GIA (G-3617)  G

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