SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER C Lectionary #57
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Church seeks to live in love and share the gift of peace, Jesus’ final gift to us.

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29. The first great crisis that the Church had to face was how to deal with Gentile converts. Paul and Barnabas had gone beyond what other apostles were doing by preaching to Gentiles who had embraced the Jewish faith and even to those who had not become Jews. One faction of the Church insisted that all who believed in Jesus also had to follow Jewish practice and the Torah. The issue was addressed at the “Council of Jerusalem,” the first major meeting of Church leaders to deal with a problem. They sought to act under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (66) 67
This psalm was probably composed as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It may have been sung at the feast of Tabernacles. It is used here because of its invitation to the nations to join in praising God.

A Dios Den Gracias (Espinosa) FYC 215
La Tierra Ya Germinó/The Earth Has Yielded (Cortés)--Respuesta II FYC 216
God, Let All the People Praise You PSL C-87/SS
Let All the Nations (Warner) PST 22
Let the Peoples Praise You (Jordan/Stanbrook Abbey) CBW 105
O God, Let All the Nations (Alstott) BB
O God, Let All the Nations (Guimont) GC 66/GC2 937/LPMG 72
O God, Let All the Nations (Hunstiger) SS
O God, Let All the Nations (Kremer/Gelineau) WOR 850/RS 95/LPGG 855
O God, Let All the Nations (Proulx) WC 415/WS/PRM C61/PMB 630
O God, Let All the Nations (Schiavone) LP 79/JS 935
O God, Let All the Nations (Smith) GP 218/MI-BB/JS 55

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

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23. The vision of the New Jerusalem links the Jewish heritage of the Church (twelve gates on which were inscribed the names of the twelve tribes) with the apostolic preaching (twelve courses of foundation stones with the names of the twelve apostles). Christians have no need of a fixed location for their worship, however, because in this new city “the temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb.”

John 14:23-29. Continuing to read from the Last Supper discourse, we learn that our ability to live the new commandment will be supported by the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ final gift to us is a peace that the world cannot give.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

Arise and Shine (2) CBW 341
Arise, Shine Forth (2) CBW 342
Christ’s Peace (G) JS 844
City of God (2) GP 548/GC 678/GC2 663/MI‑BB/WC 788/JS 830/RS 799/CBW 345/WS
Come Down, O Love Divine (G) WOR 472/CBW 407/MI‑BB/WC 601/JS 461/RS 617/GC 465/GC2 471
Come, Holy Ghost (G) WOR 482/CBW 416/WC 746/GP 402/MI‑BB/LMGM 69/JS 458/RS 611/GC 469/GC2 472/WS/PMB 372/SS
Come, Our Almighty King (G) WC 757/LMGM 76/WOR 487/GC2 486/MI-BB/WS/PMB 378/JS 471/SS
*Come, Spread the News (E) IH 27
Creator Spirit, Lord of Grace (G) CBW 409/WC 600/WS/PMB 280/JS 457
Do Not Be Afraid (G) GP 630
*Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled (G) GC2 765
Dona Nobis Pacem (G) GC 730/GC2 724/JS 348/RS 832/GP 653/BB/MI-BB/JS 742, 744/SS
Dwelling Place (G) GP 591/GC 594/GC2 582
Envía Tu Espíritu (G) JS 463/GC 459/MI‑BB/GP 407
Filled with the Spirit's Power (1,G) CBW 413
Gift of God – Page (G) PMB 289
Good Friday Hymn (G) GC 406
Holy Spirit, Lord of Love (G) CBW 417
*I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (2) WOR 510/GC 507/GC2 513/RS 651/WC 795/WS/PMB 404/MI-BB/SS
I Will Be with You (G) GC 455/RS 603
Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come (G) WC 594
Jerusalem, My Destiny (2) GC 390/GC2 399/SS
Jerusalem, My Happy Home (2) WOR 690/CBW 601/WC 858/MI‑BB/JS 788/RS 871/GC 771/GC2 764/WS/PMB 454/SS
*Jesus, the Bread of Life, v 3 (G) LMGM 141/GP 527/MI‑BB/JS 817
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (G) LMGM 257
Live On in My Love (G) PSL C-88/SS
Make Our Lives a Prayer of Peace (G) GP 654
May God’s Love Be Fixed above You (G) HG 130
O Day of Peace (G) WOR 654/PMB 460/JS 740
O Holy City, Seen of John (2) WOR 685/GC 767/GC2 757
O Holy Spirit, Come to Bless (G) CBW 410
One Spirit, One Church (G) JS 778/MI‑BB/GP 570
Out of Darkness -- Walker (G) MI‑BB/JS 765/GC 689/GP 574
*Peace – Demny (G) WS
*Peace – Norbet (G) WC 878/MI‑BB/JS 741/GP 649/WS/PMB 462
Peace Prayer (G) GP 652
People of Peace (G) GP 564
Prayer of St. Francis (G) RS 830/GC 726/GC2 721/GP 650/WC 874/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 459/JS 738
Priestly People, v 4 (2) WC 761/WS/PMB 383
Receive in Your Heart (G) WC 653
Send Down the Fire (G) GC 466/GC2 477
Send Us Your Spirit (G) GC 470/GC2 476/MI‑BB/RS 612/GP 410/JS 462/SS
Shalom, My Friends (G) WC 873/WS/PMB 456
*Shout to the Ends of the Earth (E) PSL C-86/SS
Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers (G) WOR 476/CBW 521/WC 748/PMB 374
Spirit Friend (G,C) GC 467/WOR 724/LMGM 125
Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart (G) LMGM 74
*Take and Eat, v 2 (G) GC 831/GC2 812/WC 660/RS 910/CBW 611/WS/SS
There Is a River (2) GP 718/JS 656
*Unless a Grain of Wheat, v 6 (G) GC 697/GC2 699/JS 760, 802/MI‑BB/RS 804/GP 579
Veni Creator Spiritus -- Latin/English (G) WC 599/WOR 479/CBW 418/BB/LMGM 70/JS 457/GC 460/GC2 474/WS/SS
*When We Eat This Bread, v 3 (2) JS 823/MI‑BB/GP 510
You Are Mine (G) RS 762/GC 649/GC2 627/WC 867/MI‑BB/WS/SS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Awake, My Glory (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, opt. Guitar)  Diemer, Mary Lou  Abingdon (APM-962)  P
Come Away to the Skies (SATB, Flute, Finger Cymbals)  Erickson, Richard  Augsburg (0800656776) 2
Come Down, O Love Divine (SATB, Organ)  Harris, William H.  Novello (29.0470.05)  G
Deus, Misereatur Nostri (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)   Schütz, Heinrich/Klein, Maynard Schütz, Heinrich/Ehret, Walter  G. Schirmer (11969) Tetra (Alexander Broude) (AB 742)  P
Earth Adorned, The/Sommersalm (SATB)  Åhlén, Waldemar  Walton (8500102)  2
E'en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come Manz MSM 2
Festival Psalm (SATB, Organ)  Arnatt, Ronald  H.W. Gray (CMR 2684)  P
Go, Ye, Into All the World (SATB, Keyboard)  Butler, Eugene  C. Fischer (CM 7880)  G
God Be Merciful (SATB)  Tchesnokoff, Paul/Dash, James A.  Summy Birchard (J5525)  P
God Be Merciful (SS or SA, Organ)  Bouman, Paul  Concordia (98-2471)  P
God of Grace, God of Mercy (SAB, Keyboard)  Burroughs, Bob  Broadman (4552-10)  P
God, Be Merciful Unto Us (SATB, Organ)  Aston, Peter  Novello (MT.1494)  P
God, Be Merciful Unto Us (SSA, Keyboard)  Willan, Healey  Concordia (97-7160)  P
Greater Love (SATB, B-Solo)  Ireland, John  Galaxy (1.5030.1)  G
I Give You a New Commandment (2-part voices, Organ)  Aston, Peter  GIA (G-4331)  G
I Have Chosen You (SATB, Organ, 7 Brass)  Allen, Larry  Broadman (4562-56)  G
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)  Titcomb, Everett  Carl Fischer (CM 441)  G
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (SATB, Organ)  Joule, Anthony  GIA (G-4492)  G
If Ye Keep My Commandments (SATB, Keyboard)  Heeley, Albert  Novello  G
If Ye Love Me (SAB)  Tallis, Thomas/Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-2290)  C
If Ye Love Me (SATB)  Tallis, Thomas  G. Schirmer (10234)  C
If Ye Love Me (SATB) If Ye Love Me (SAB)  Tallis, Thomas Tallis, Thomas/Proulx, Richard  G. Schirmer (10234) GIA (G-2290)  G
If Ye Love Me (SSATB, Organ)  Wilby, Philip  Pavane (8300561)  C
If Ye Love Me (SSATB, Treble Solo, Organ)  Wilby, Philip  Pavane (8300561) E.C. Schirmer (ECS 191)  G
If You Love Me (SAT(B), Piano/Organ)  Patterson, Mark  Choristers Guild (CGA 952)  G
If You Love Me (SAT(B), Piano/Organ)  Patterson, Mark  Choristers Guild (CGA 952) C
Let All People Praise Thee, O God (SAB, Organ)  Shaw, Martin  Novello (85079)  P
Let All the Peoples Praise Thee (SA, Organ)  Powell, Robert J.  Concordia (98-1973)  P
Let All the Peoples Praise You, O God (2-part, Piano, Flute)  Bedford, Michael  Chorister Guild (CGA 933)  P
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (SATB, acc. opt.)  Wolff, S. Drummond  Concordia (CH 1077)  G
Let the People Praise Thee, O God  (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, 2 Trumpets)  Berger, Jean  Alexander Broude (754)  P
Let the People Praise Thee, O God (SS, Keyboard)  Willan, Healey  Concordia in   We Praise Thee, Vol. I (97-7564) P
Let the Peoples Praise Thee, O God  (Unison, 2 Violins, Continuo)  Hammerschmidt, A./Oberdoerffer  Concordia (98-1826)  P
Let the Peoples Praise Thee, O God (SSAATTBB, Organ)  Mathias, William  Oxford (A-331)  P
Lord, Be merciful Unto Us, Op. 259, No. 2  (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Hovhaness, Alan  Broude Brothers (RM 3527)  P
May God Have Pity on Us (Unison, solo, Organ)  Schoen, Frank A.  GIA (G-1711)  P
May the People Praise You, O God (Unison, Organ)  Gieseke, Richard  Concordia (98-2929)  P
No Greater Love (SATB, Organ, opt. instruments)  Joncas, Michael  GIA (G-3140)  G
O God, Be Merciful (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)  Tye, Christopher/Buck, P.C.  Oxford (#n.a.)  P
Of Divine Love (SATB, Organ)  Routley, Erik  Novello (MW 24)  G
Our Paschal Lamb, That Sets Us Free (SATB, Organ)  Proulx, Richard  Augsburg (0800656113) 2
Peace I Leave with You (2-part, Keyboard)  Cherubini, Luigi/Hopson, Ha. H.  GIA (G-3425)  G
Peace I Leave with You (2-part, Organ/Keyboard)  Kosche, Kenneth  Concor4dia (98-3696)  G
Peace I Leave with You (SATB, div.)  Clausen, René  Mark Foster (2079)  G
Peace I Leave with You (SATB, Keyboard)  Nystedt, Knut  Augsburg (0800652673) G
Peace I Leave with You (Soprano, Alto soli, SSA, Keyboard)  MacFarlane, Will C.  G. Schirmer (0472)  G
Psalm 67 (SATB, Glockenspiel, String Bass, Organ)  Zimmerman, Heinz, W.  Carl Fischer (CM 7857)  P
Song of Triumph (SATB & Treble Choir, Keyboard)  Bitgood, Roberta  Hope (F-924)  E
Sun Shall No More Go Down, The (SATB, Organ)  Gore, Richard T.  J. Fischer (8782)  2
This Is My Commandment (SATB)  Tallis, Thomas  Oxford (Tudor Church Music 70) G
With a Voice of Singing (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Jennings, Kenneth  Augsburg (11-1379) E
With a Voice of Singing Shaw G. Schirmer E

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