PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION C Lectionary #37C, 38C

The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and his death five days later have cosmic consequences. People beyond the limits of the covenant recognize him, and even the stones cry out.

Palm Procession Gospel: Luke 19:28-40. Judging by the response that the two disciples were ordered to give, Luke suspects that the colt belonged to someone who knew Jesus. The crowd's acclamation is made more general, for Luke's non-Jewish audience, and Jesus is hailed as the “ruler who comes in the name of the Lord.” Jesus' comment to the Pharisees indicates the cosmic nature of what is happening.

Opening Antiphon and Procession

A Ti, Jesús, Honor y Gloria Cantos 37
All Glory, Laud and Honor  WOR 428/LMGM 30/CBW 62/GP 356/BB/WC 547/JS 399/GC 402/GC2 421/RS 563/WS/PMB 244/SS/LPGG 810
Benedictus Qui Venit  WOR 429
Blessings on the King   GP 357
Gloria, Albanza y Honor FYC 366
He Is King of Kings  LMGM 86/WOR 498
Hisanna al Hijo de David FYC 365
Honor, Loor y Gloria/All Glory, Laud and Honor FYC 367
Hosanna   GC 403/GC2 423, 425/CBW 59, 60, 61/BB/RS 969/GP 358/JS 396, 397/WS/PMB 595/PRM B26/LPGG 808/BFW 101/PSL C-50/SS
Hosanna in Excelsis  WOR 430
Hosanna, Son of God  WC 545/PMB 243
Los Hijos de Israel FYC 362
Los Niños Hebreos FYC 363
Palm Sunday Procession   BB
Palm Sunday Processional   GC 420
Ride On, Jesus, Ride  GC 405/GC2 424/LMGM 264/RS 562
Ride On, King Jesus  GP 359/JS 398
Ride On!  Ride On in Majesty    PMB 245/WC 552/WS
Sing Hosanna to Our King   WS
The Children of Jerusalem   BB/PMB 596, 597/PRM C27,  C28
The Children of the Hebrews   BFW 104/SS

At the Mass

It is strongly recommended that all four Scripture texts (including the psalm) be used at Mass. However, given the importance of the Passion narrative, the priest is authorized to choose only one of the other two readings prescribed, plus Psalm 22. If necessary, only the Passion may be read.

Isaiah 50:4-7. The third “song of the servant” describes the servant's mission as speaking a rousing word—a mission to be carried out despite rejection and suffering. The servant remains faithful to the mission because of God's help.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (21) 22. An individual lament, whose opening line is put on Jesus' lips in Matthew's and Mark's accounts of the Passion. Despite current sufferings, the psalmist relies on the memory of God's past mercies to hope for relief. This hope leads to an invitation to all who hear the psalmist to join in the praise of God.

Dios Mío (Alturas) FYC 180
Dios Mío, Dios Mío (Grajeda) GP 176
Dios Mío, Dios Mío/My God, My God (Hurd) FYC 181/JS 21
Dios Mío, Dios Mío/My God, My God (Schiavone) FYC 182
My God, My God   PSL C-51/SS
My God, My God (Alstott)   JS 22/BB
My God, My God (Guimont)   GC2 892/LPMG 38
My God, My God (Harbor)   LMGM 513
My God, My God (Haugen)  GC 29/GC2 22/PCY1 30/RS 43
My God, My God (Hunstiger)   SS
My God, My God (Isele)  LMGM 514
My God, My God (Manion)  MI‑BB/GP 175
My God, My God (Peloquin)  SI 44
My God, My God (Proulx) WC 390/WS/PMB 140, 598/PRM C29
My God, My God (Schiavone)  JS 918/GP 177/MI‑BB/LP 49
My God, My God (Schoen/Gelineau) WOR 806/RS 42/LPGG 811
My God, My God (Vervoort/Murray)  CBW 63
My God, My God (Willcock)  PFS 20/SS
Palm Sunday Psalm (Hughes)  CCS 2329

Philippians 2:6-11. The “kenosis” or “emptying” hymn. This hymn text, modified somewhat by Paul, may have been sung in early Christian liturgies. Christ's obedience to the Father's will, even to the point of death, “even death on a cross” Paul adds, is the reason for his exaltation.

Luke 22:14–23:56. Luke's narrative is a summary of his teaching throughout the Gospel. The lowly will be exalted; fidelity to God's will is what matters; don't trust the powerful and authorities in this world; the death of Jesus has consequences beyond the people of the covenant—in fact, it has cosmic consequences. Note the rubric that the readers pause after they recount the death of Jesus, and all kneel for a short time.

Note: The Passion is normally proclaimed by three voices. GIA has a musical setting of this text. In whatever form you proclaim the Passion today, please do not give the “crowd” lines to the congregation; this is inappropriate.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Other Songs for the Liturgy

Adoramus Te Christe (2)  GC 396/GC2 400/RS 542/SS
All You Who Pass This Way (G)  WOR 440/GC 421/RS 567
*At the Name of Jesus (2)  CBW 427/WOR 499/MI‑BB/GP 424/JS 400, 483/WS
Behold, before Our Wond’ring Eyes (G)   JS 381
Behold the Lamb of God (1)   JS 809/GP 360/BB/GC 823/GC2 824
Behold the Wood (G)  GP 369/CBW 379/GC 420/GC2 437/JS 411/BB
Calvary (G)  LMGM 38/GC 419/RS 568
Crux Fidelis (2,G)   PMB 247/WC 769/WS
*Do This in Remembrance of Me (G) WC 641
Down at the Cross (G)  LMGM 46
Glory in the Cross (G)   JS 523/MI-BB
He Will Remember Me  LMGM 36
How Long, O Lord? (Ps)  GP 353/MI-BB
*If I Must Drink This Cup (C)      PSL C-52/SS
In the Cross of Christ (2) GC2 436/RS 221/SS
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (G)  LMGM 45/WS
*Jesus, Remember Me (G)   WOR 423/LMGM 48/RS 770/GC 404/GC2 422/CBW 380/WC 857/WS/MI-BB/SS
*Jesus the Lord (2)  GP 370/JS 484/GC 418/GC2 403/MI‑BB/CBW 432/RS 574
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley (G)  WOR 427/PMB 242/JS 387/WC 540/RS 557/WS
Keep in Mind (G)   PMB 36/WC 816/MI‑BB/GC 674/GC2 658/RS 940/GP 492/JS 589/WS/SS
Lift High the Cross (G)  WOR 704/CBW 435/GP 444/MI‑BB/PMB 393/WC 767/JS 522/GC 791/GC2 785/RS 884/WS/SS
Lord, We Adore You (1,G)   JS 413
My Song Is Love Unknown (G)  WOR 439/JS 415/RS 572
No Greater Love  GC 628/GC2 607/BB/MI-BB/CBW 599/RS 753/GP 362/SS
Now We Remain (2)  GC 694/GC2 696/MI‑BB/WC 652/RS 813/WS/SS
O Cross of Christ  CBW 368/PMB 248/WC 770/SS
O Crucified Messiah (G)   BB
O Love of God Incarnate (G)   JS 410
*O Lowly Lamb of God Most High (2)   SS
O Sacred Head, Surrounded (1,G)  WOR 434/LMGM 52/CBW 378/GP 367/BB/PMB 255/WC 556/JS 409/GC 415/GC2 435/RS 569/WS/SS
Only This I Want (2)  GC 695/GC2 701/GP 575/JS 766/CBW 516/MI‑BB
Ours Were the Griefs He Bore (G)   BB
*Philippians Canticle (2)  WOR 92
*Psalm of Hope (Ps)  RS 730
Sing, My Tongue, the Savior's Glory (G)  JS 414/BB
Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph (G)  RS 573/WOR 437/CBW 69
*Take and Eat (G)  GC 831/GC2 812/WC 660/CBW 611/RS 910/WS/SS
Take Up Your Cross (2)  WOR 634//CBW 485/MI-BB/LMGM 50/GC 698/GC2 688,690/JS 524/PMB 238/WC 768/RS 808/GP 586/WS/SS
*Though in the Form of God (2)  CBW 687
Tree of Life – Haugen  GC 397/GC2 401/CBW 373/RS 541/SS
Unless a Grain of Wheat  JS 760, 802/MI‑BB/GC 697/GC2 699/RS 804/GP 579
Up to Jerusalem (G)   PMB 246/WC 546/WS
We Acclaim the Cross of Jesus (G)   PMB 252/WC 772/WS
We Have No Glory  JS 671
We Remember  GC 593/GC2 578/MI‑BB/WC 665/RS 724/WS/SS
We Should Glory in the Cross (G)   JS 686
We Venerate Your Cross/Tu Cruz Adoramos   BB
We Who Once Were Dead  CBW 402
Were You There (G)  LMGM 43/WOR 436/GC 416/GC2 438/JS 412/PMB 250/WC 553/BB/GP 368/RS 570/WS/SS
What Wondrous Love Is This (2,G)  WOR 600/GP 642/MI‑BB/PMB 253/WC 732/JS 755/GC 406b, 627/GC2 614/RS 749/WS/SS
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (G)  WOR 433/CBW 382/BB/PMB 249/WC 771/WS/JS 417
When Jesus Wept (G)   JS 418/BB
*Wood of the Cross (Ps)  JS 407/BB

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
Adoramus Te Christe Clemens Non Papa GIA G
Adoramus Te Christe Dubois GIA G
Adoramus Te Christe
Adoramus Te Christe
Gasparini
Gasparini
Belwin
CPDL
G
Adoramus Te Christe (Three Communion Anthems) Near Aureole Ed. G
Adoramus Te Christe Pitoni CPDL G
Adoramus Te Christe Viadana CPDL G
All Glory, Laud and Honor (SATB, opt. keyboard or 10 handbells, perc.) Proulx, Richard GIA (G-2915) E
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name DIADEM (2-part Mixed Voices, Organ, opt. Trumpet) Johnson, Dennis R. GIA (G-5887) 2
An Hosanna Fanfare Nestor, Leo E. C. Schirmer (Two Miniatures for Holy Week)  
Antiphonal Hosanna (2-part, organ) Smith, G. Alan Hope Publishing (F973) P
Antiphonal Hosanna (2-part) Leavitt Hal Leonard  
At the Name of Jesus (SATB, organ)
At the Name of Jesus (SA, organ)
Langlais, Jean
Willan, Healy
Hinshaw (HMC 423)
Concordia (97-7160)
2
Ave Verum Verum F. Peeters Schwann  
Behold the Lamb of God (SA) Bouman Concordia  
Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord (SATB, Unison children's, keyboard)
Carter, John
Augsburg (11-74510)
P
Christ Became Obedient (SATB, keyboard/organ, Latin/English)
Christ Became Obedient (SATB, keyboard/organ, Latin only)
Christ Hath Humbled Himself in “We Praise Thee,” Vol. I (2-part, organ)
Anerio, Felice
Anerio, Felice
Willan, Healy
GIA (G-1967)
Alexander Broude (ABC 32) Concordia
2
Christ Jesus Lord, Thy Name Adored in “Three German Motets” (SATB, English/German) Praetorius, Michael/Guentner, S.J., Francis J. Augsburg (11-10089) 2
Christus Factus Est (SATB, Latin only)
Christus Factus Est (SATB, keyboard/organ, Latin only)
Christus Factus Est (SATB, keyboard/organ, Latin/English)
Christus Factus Est (SATB, keyboard/organ, Latin/English)
Christus Factus Est
Christus Factus Est
Christus Factus Est
Christus Factus Est
Christus Factus Est (SAB)
Christus Factus Est
Christus Factus Est in “Geistliche Gesang Für Männerchor (TTBB)
Christus Factus Est (SATB)
Bruckner, Anton
Bruckner, Anton/Barlow, Stephen
Bruckner, Anton/Klein, Maynard
Bruckner, Anton
Bruckner, Anton
Morago
Anerio
Daley
Durante, Francesco
Eberlin
Palestrina, G. P.
Zingarelli, Miccolo/Kaplan, A.
Arista (AE-157)
Walton (2161)
G. Schirmer
Summy Birchard (5249)
Peters
Aureole Editions / MS
Tetra Music Corp. & CPDL
Alliance Music Publications
Arista (AE 275)
CPDL
Oratoriumsverlag
Lawson-Gould (51428)
2
Crucifixus from “Mass in B Minor” (SATB)
Crucifixus
Bach, J. S.
Bach, J. S./Churchill
E. C. Schirmer (1174)
Bourne Co. (750)
2
Crucifixus Lotti CPDL G
Crux Fidelis
Crux Fidelis
Ducasse, Roger
King John the IV of Portugal
Presser
CPDL
G
Ehre Sei Dir Christe (SATB) Schütz, Heinrich G. Schirmer (10123) G
Entrance into Jerusalem and Hymn Proulx, Richard Oxford  
Fanfare for Palm Sunday (SATB, organ) Proulx, Richard GIA (G-2829) P
Fanfare Hosanna W.B.Roberts Paraclete Press  
For Our Sake (SATB, Keyboard) Hughes, S.M., Howard L. World Library (8525) 2
Gethesemane Prayer (SATB, opt. Flute or Bells)
Honoré, Jeffrey
Augsburg (11-10327) C
God So Loved the World B. Chilcott OUP  
God So Loved the World Stainer    
He is Coming (Unison, keyboard) Delmonte, Pauline Choristers Guild (CGA 142) E
Hosanna (Unison)
Hosanna
Hosanna (SATB, keyboard)
Hosanna (SATB, organ)
Gregor, Christian
Lance
Pote, Allen
Rudolph, Glenn
Choristers Guild (CGA 301)
Concordia *
Choristers Guild (CGA 596)
GIA (G-3980)
P
Hosanna! Blessed is He Who Comes (choral introit w/bells) Hopson MSM P
Hosanna Filio David (SATB) Victoria, Tomas Luis de GIA (G-4574) P
Hosanna Filio David N. Farrell Green Bushes Publishing P
Hosanna in the Highest “Sanna, Sannanina” combined Unison & SATB Choirs with piano and opt. perc.
Hosanna in the Highest (SATB, opt children's choir, perc., keyboard)
Hopson, Hal H.
Music, David W.
Choristers Guild (CGA 936)
Concordia (98-2797)
P
Hosanna to the Son (Unison, keyboard, opt 3-4 oct. handbells)
Hosanna to the Son of David in “Oxford Tudor Anthems, p. 99 (SATB)
Lindh, Jody
Gibbons, Orlando
Choristers Guild (CGA 606)
Oxford H. W. Gray (GCMR 2367)
P
Hosanna to the Son of David (SATB)
Hosanna to the Son of David (SSATB)
Ossewarde, J. H.
Praetorius, Michael
Boosey & Hawkes (5528) P
Hosanna to the Son of David Victoria St. James Press P
Hosanna to the Son of David (SATB)
Hosanna to the Son of David (SATB)
Hosanna to the Son of David (SATB)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de
Victoria, Tomas Luis de
Willan, Healy
Concordia (98-1993)
CPDL
Concordia (98-1016)
P
Hosanna to the Son of David A. Hutchings Novello P
Hosanna to the Son of David C. Schalk Concordia (Scenes from the New Testament)  
Hosanna to the Son of David (SSA, SATB) Sr. M. Cherubim School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee  
Improperium(Unison or 2-part) Robinson Presser  
In Manus Tua (SATB, Latin only) Novello, Vincent H. W. Gray (CMR 3147) G
In Manus Tua (SATB, Latin only)
In Manus Tua (SATBB, keyboard/organ)
Shephed, John
Tallis, Thomas/Ehret, Walter
J & W Chester (JWC 55103)
Walton (6028)
G
In Monte Oliveti
In Monte Oliveti
Bruckner
Croce
CPDL
CPDL
 
In Nomine Jesu, (SATB)
In Nomine Jesu (TTBB)
In Nomine Jesu (SATB, Latin/English)
Gallus, Jacobus
Gallus, Jacobus/Collins, W.
Handl/Jacob/Herter, J.
Concordia (98-1051)
Lawson-Gould (51203)
GIA (G-1860)
2
I See His Blood Bedford GIA G
Lenten Love Song, A (Unison, Piano) Kemp, Helen Choristers Guild (CGA 486) C
Let This Mind Be in You (SATB, organ) Butler, Eugene Carl Fischer (CM 8258) 2
Lift Up the Gates (SAT(B), keyboard) Patterson, Mark Choristers Guild (CGA 984) E
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates Amner, J. CPDL 2, G
Lift Up Your Heads (SSATB, organ) Amner, John/Greening, Anthony Oxford (A-291) E
Lift Up Your Heads (SATB/SATB, 3 tpts, organ) Berger, Jean Carl Fischer (CM-7866) E
Lift Up Your Heads (SATB, organ)   Summy Birchard (SUMCO 5484) E
Lift Up Your Heads (SATB, Strings, organ) Blow, John/Shaw, Watkins Novello (NECM 17) E
Lift Up Your Heads (Unison, keyboard, opt. handbells) Marshall, Jean Hinshaw (HMC 972) E
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (SSAATB, opt organ) Gibbons, Orlando Oxford (TCM 41) E
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (SATB, organ) Mathias, William Oxford (42.380) E
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (SSA, keyboard) Willan, Healy Concordia (97-7160) E
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates W. Mathias OUP  
Lift Up Your Heads, O You Gates (2-part mixed, continuo) Scheidt, Samuel Concordia (98-3763) E
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Gates (SSATBB, Continuo) Hammerschmidt, A./Rotermund, Donald Concordia (98-2279) E
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (SATB, organ) Willan, Healy Concordia (98-2003) E
Lord Jesus Christ Humbled Himself (SATB) Messaus, Guilleimus/Proulx, Richard GIa (G-3791) 2
Lord, Whose Passion Didst Reveal Franck/Sateren AMSI *  
My God, My God, Look Upon Me (SATB, organ/keyboard) Blow, John/Hickok, R. Broude Brothers (BB 903) PS
My God, My God, Look Upon Me (SSATB, Tenor Solo, organ) Green, Maurice/Young, P. Broude Brothers (MGC 29) PS
My God, My God, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me? (SATB, organ) Near, Gerald H. W. Gray (CMR 3208) PS
My God, My God (SATB, cantor, organ) Peloquin, C. Alexander GIA (G-1658) PS
My God, My God, O Lord, My God (SATB) Schütz, Heinrich Concordia (97-6303U31) PS
My God, My God, Why Dost Thou Now Forsake Me? (SATB) Callahan, Charles Concordia (98-2975) PS
My God, My God, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me? (SATB, organ) Wetzler, Robert Abingdon (APM 347) PS
My God, Why Do You Now Forsake Me? (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Callahan, Charles Concordia (98-2975U31) PS
My Song is Love Unknown E. Childs MS  
Nolo Mortem Peccatoris Morley CPDL G
O Bone Jesu Ingereri CPDL G
O Bone Jesu (Three Communion Anthems) Near Aureole Ed.  
O Crux Ave Palestrina CPDL G
O Crux Nystedt Hinshaw  
O Domine Jesu Christe: adoro te in cruce vulneratum in “Chester Motets (SATB) di Vittoria, Orlando/Petti, E. T. W. Chester G
O Savior of the World Goss CPDL G
O Vos Omnes (SATB) Jommelli, Niccolo Belwin Mills (OCT 2474) G
O Vos Omnes (SATB) Casals, Pablo Broude (AB 128) G
O Vos Omnes (SATB) Croce CPDL G
O Vos Onmes (SATB) Victoria, Thomas Luis de E. C. Schirmer (1173) G
O Vos Onmes in “Seven More Motets for Occasional Use” (SATB)
O Vos Onmes in “Seven More Motets for Occasional Use” (SATB)

Victoria, Thomas Luis de/Klein,M. Victoria, Thomas Luis de

GIA (G-1495)
CPDL
G
Palm Sunday Processional (4 voices in canon, 2 flutes, 3 trumpets, timpani, 10 handbells, keyboard) Smith, G. Alan GIA (G-2461) P
Ride On, King Jesus (SATB) Fleming, L. L. (arr.) Augsburg (11-0541) P
Ride On! Ride On in Majesty (SATB, organ)
Ride On! Ride On in Majesty (SATB, organ)
Benson, Robert A.
Darst, W. Glen
Augsburg (11-74634)
H. W. Gray (CMR 2120)
P
Saw Ye My Savior Johnson Augsburg  
Saw Ye My Savior Nestor, Leo E. C. Schirmer  
See Now the Lamb of God Homilius Concordia  
Sing Hosanna, (SAB, organ) Leavitt, John Concordia (98-3657) P
Solus Ad Victimam K. Leighton OUP  
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs Garun Concordia  
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs Garun CPDL G
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs Copley Augsburg/Fortress  
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SATB, Latin only) Croce, Giovanni Arista (AE 181) G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SATB, Latin/English) Haydn, Michael/Ramsey, William Boonin (B 148) G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SSA) Haydn, Michael/Pauley, R. G. G. Schirmer G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SATB) Ingegneri, Marc Antonio National Music Pub. (NMP 140) G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt in “Motetten Alter Meister” (SATB) Palestrina, G. P. Merseberger G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SAATTB) Poulenc, Francis Salabert (Sal. 18) G
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (SATB or TTBB) Victoria, Thomsa Louis de/Turner, B. J & W. Chester (8813C) G
They Crucified My Lord (SATB) Carter, John Hope (JC 316) G
Vere Languores Lotti CPDL G
Verse for Good Friday Vieregge Concordia  
Vexllia Regis Bruckner CPDL G
Vinea mea electa Poulenc Salabert  
Way to Jerusalem, The Friedell H. W. Gray  
We Adore You, O Christ (SATB) Proulx, Richard Paraclete Press (PPM09836) 2
What Wondrous Love (SATB, flute, opt. keyboard/organ) Melby, James (arr.) Concordia (98-2635) G
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Stiver Shelah  
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Archer Mayhew  
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (SATB, organ)
When Jesus Wept (SATB, organ)
Martin, Gilbert
Martin, Gilbert
Presser (312-40785)
Sacred Music Press (S-498)
G
Wondrous Love Christiansen Augsburg  

* out of print

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