Music - Sunday, 6 June 2021 – Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 5)

Introduction

Top 4 Contemporary Music Suggestions for this week:

Please note, the hyperlinked Youtube clips are provided to give you a sense of how music can be performed or for personal use. You must always obtain permission from the creators of the music videos and the creators of the song before using clips in worship, unless permission is explicitly stated beneath the video.

Hear Me, Lord – Emu Music (CCLI by Liv Chapman & Alanna Glover)
Dear Christians One And All Rejoice – The Weak & the Few  (Public Domain Lyrics)
Grace – CityAlight (CCLI by Niki Shepherd, Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson)
Good Grace – Hillsong UNITED (CCLI by Joel Houston)

Top 4 Public Domain

If you enjoy traditional hymn singing or your congregation does not have a copyright license, Mark Simpfendorfer from the Music and Song team recommends the following:

Backing tracks have been recorded for you to use.

Let the earth now praise the Lord – LHS 14 – verses 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 - Backing track
The Advent of our King – LHS 11 - Backing track
We all believe in one true God– LHS 142 - Backing track
In Thee is gladness – LHS 386 - Backing track

Top 5 All Together/LHS Songs

There are many great songs and hymns to choose from each week. This list has been compiled by Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship's Music and Song team. Please make sure you check the copyright on any songs you use.

Let the earth now praise the Lord – LHS 14 – verses 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 - Backing track
The Advent of our King – LHS 11 - Backing track
We all believe in one true God– LHS 142 - Backing track
In you is gladness – TIS 200 - Backing track
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – LHS 875 - Backing track

Top 4 Contemporary Music Suggestions for this week

Please note, the hyperlinked Youtube clips are provided to give you a sense of how music can be performed or for personal use. You must always obtain permission from the creators of the music videos and the creators of the song before using clips in worship, unless permission is explicitly stated beneath the video.

Song/Hymn suggestions based on the Lectionary readings

Some LHS hymns have modernised lyrics. Click on underlined hymns to see the new lyrics.

Please click here to go to the Modernised Hymns page.

G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . .ro.; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

First Reading: a) 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14,15)

LHS

11 The advent of our King G4 (see TIS 271)
572 O God of love, O King of peace* G5
573 Great King of nations, hear our prayer (alt tune 183, G6)
739 When the King shall come again G4

AT

309 When the Lord returns

TIS

271 The advent of our God

First Reading: b) Genesis 3:8-15

LHS

14 Let the earth now praise the Lord* G4
36 Jesus, name of wondrous love* G5
322 Dear Christians, one and all rejoice* G3 (see TIS 196)
326 O how great is Thy compassion* G3
785 In Adam we have all been one G5

AT

TIS

151 The love of God is greater far
196 Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
218 Jesus! the name high over all

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1

LHS

98 O death, where is thy cruel sting
142 We all believe in one true God* G3 (see TIS 435)
179 Christ alone is our salvation* G3
188 Built on a rock
322 Dear Christians, one and all rejoice* G3 (see TIS 196)
330 Rock of ages, cleft for me G6
386 In Thee is gladness* G7 (see TIS 200)
873 Safe in the shadow of the Lord G6 (see TIS 644)

AT

125 Celebration song (Man more than man)
364 In you is gladness
453 The world is waiting

TIS

196 Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
200 In you is gladness
222 Rock of ages, cleft for me
355 Man more than man
435 We all believe in God who made
588 In heavenly love abiding
644 Safe in the shadow of the Lord

Gospel Reading: Mark 3:20-35

LHS

99 Welcome, Thou Victor in the strife* G6
311 O faithful God, we worship Thee (alt tune 260, G3)
320 I come to Thee, O blessed Lord* G3
875 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy G9

AT

31 Freely, freely
331 Turn to me with all your heart
332 We are sorry
439 Forgiven

TIS

136 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
598 Dear Father, Lord of humankind
635 Forgive our sins as we forgive

Psalms

PSALM 138

Here are two metrical paraphrases of Psalm 138 by David Schütz. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The following may be sung to the tune of ‘The Greatest Commandment’ (ATA 175).

I give you thanks, Lord, with all my heart;
before the angels I will sing your praise.
I worship you in your holy place
and always thank and praise your holy name.
For you are loving, and faithful too;
your name and your word have been glorified.
And when I called on your holy name,
you gave me your answer and made me strong.

All kings and rulers shall praise you, Lord,
when they have heard your words of truth and love;
and they shall sing of the ways of God:
‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.
Yet, though exalted, he keeps his watch
with love and compassion upon the poor.
The rich and proud, he will still observe,
but like one that watches from far away.

And you preserve me throughout my life,
though trouble meets me everywhere I go.
You stretch your mighty right hand to save,
and fight the anger of my enemies.
The Lord fulfils his promise to me;
forever and ever your love endures.
Do not forsake what your hands have made,
remember you made me and I am yours.

This second version could be sung to the traditional tune Dir, dir, Jehovah (LH 218):

With all my heart, I give you thanks, Lord.
Before the angels I will sing your praise.
I worship in your holy temple
and always thank and praise your holy name.
For you have shown your love and faithfulness,
Your holy name and word are glorified.

And on the day I called upon you,
you gave me answer and you made me strong.
The kings of all the earth shall praise you,
when they have heard your words of truth and love.
They all shall sing about your ways, O Lord:
‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.

Yet, though the Lord is high in heaven,
he still regards the lowly of the earth.
He does not overlook the haughty,
but watches them like one who’s far away.
Though trouble meets me everywhere I go,
your right hand saves me from my enemies.

The Lord will keep his promise to me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, will always last.
Stretch out your hand and come to save me!
Do not forsake the work your hands have made.
With all my heart, I give you thanks, O Lord.
Before the angels I will sing your praise.
Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 138 p231

PSALM 130

The following is a metrical paraphrase by David Schütz , which may be sung to the tune of Kingsfold (‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’, LH 306, TIS 585, AT 137). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Out of the depths, I cry to you,
Lord, hear my tearful prayer!
If you should mark iniquity,
O Lord God, who could stand?
But you forgive the sorry soul,
so all may fear your name.
I wait for you, for you I long,
and in your word I hope.

I wait for him far more than those
who wait for dawn to come.
O Isra-el, hope in the Lord!
With him is steadfast love.
He has great power to redeem,
and he alone can save
his people from their deadly sin
and raise them from the grave.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 130 p225 , Psalm 130 p226

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