Music - Sunday, 4 July 2021 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 9)

Introduction

Public Domain music suggestions for the Festival of the Apostles St Peter and St Paul
A new heart Lord, create in me – LHS 364
In the Cross of Christ I glory – LHS 171
Amazing Grace – AT 131 (blue)/ LH 851
Thy hand O God has guided – LHS – 194

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.

Facing A Task Unfinished – Keith & Kristyn Getty (CCLI by Ed Cash, Fionán De Barra, Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Samuel Wesley)
What The Lord Has Done In Me – Reuben Morgan (CCLI)
Heal Our Land – Kari Jobe (CCLI)
Glorious Things of You are Spoken – Emu Music (CCLI Original words by J. Newton (1725-1807) Music & additional words by Luke & Vicki Woodhouse)

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.

Facing a task unfinished – LHS 234 - Backing track
Jesus lead Thou on – LHS 341 - Backing track
Look from Thy sphere – LHS 223 - Backing track
God has spoken by his prophets – LHS 822 - 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.

Facing a task unfinished – LHS 234 - Backing track
Jesus lead Thou on – LHS 341 - Backing track
Look from Thy sphere – LHS 223 - Backing track
God has spoken by his prophets – LHS 822 - Backing track
I the Lord of sea and sky – AT 296 orange (One Licence)

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 Lutheran Hymnal and Supplement hymns have modernised lyrics. Click on underlined hymns to see the new lyrics or click here to go to the Modernised Hymns page.

G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 …; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH.
You can purchase the Guitar Chords resource here .

First Reading: b) Ezekiel 2:1-5,10

LHS

234 Facing a task unfinished G4
334 Lord, ’tis not that I did choose Thee* G3
373 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
822 God has spoken by his prophets G6

AT

296 I the Lord of sea and sky (One Licence)

TIS

158 God has spoken by his prophets
658 I, the Lord of sea and sky

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

LHS

158 Jesus, lover of my soul G4
341 Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
379 Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6 (see TIS 626)
392 How firm a foundation G6 (see TIS 578)
407 If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6 (see TIS 554)
414 God moves in a mysterious way G7 (see TIS 126)
416 Thy way, not mine, O Lord*
417 Submissive to Thy will* G6
579 Where’er I go, whate’er my task* G6 (see TIS 553)
860 When this earth was created GS

AT

29 Wait on me (One Licence)
99 Pentecost Prayer (CCLI, One Licence)
215 Even tho’ it’s often hard to cope Please use freely with permission of the author. Use “Used with permission from Anna Mari Kaskinen”)
384 If we will trust in God to guide us (One Licence)

TIS

126 God moves in a mysterious way
198 I greet you my Redeemer sure
211 Jesus, lover of my soul
553 In all my ways, in every task
554 If we will trust in God to guide us
575 O Jesus, Saviour, grow in me
578 How firm a foundation, you people of God
626 Lord of creation, to you be all praise
754 You are my hiding place

Gospel Reading: Mark 6:1-13

LHS

223 Look from Thy sphere of endless day G6
233 Lord of the harvest, hear (alt tune 127, G4)
247 Thou who the night in prayer didst spend*

AT

103 Send your servant (Please use freely with the permission of the author)
305 Thuma mina (Send me, Lord) (One Licence)

TIS

749 Thuma mina

Psalms

PSALM 48

The following paraphrase of Psalm 48 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ‘Make my life to be’, ATN 81. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Our Lord God is great,
greatly to be praised,
on Mount Zion, in the city of our God.
Everybody’s joy
is his holy hill,
high and beautiful, the city of our King!
Inside its walls and towers,
God is our sure defence;
when the powers of earth attacked it, they all failed!
They were put to flight –
running in their fear –
tossing up and down like ships caught in a storm!

So we now have seen,
just as we have heard,
in the city of our God, the Lord of hosts:
God has made it strong!
Victory is his!
In your temple, God, our thoughts are of your love!
Your name is like your praise,
we hear it everywhere,
everyone rejoices when your judgment’s heard!
God will be our guide;
go around the town,
tell the children yet to come, this is our God!

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 48 p85 , Psalm 48 p86

PSALM 123

The following paraphrase by David Schütz of Psalm 123 may be sung to the tune Veni, Immanuel (LH 2, TIS 265) or Melita (LH 578, TIS 138) or another 8.8.8.8.8.8 tune. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

To you, O Lord, I lift my eyes,
to you, enthroned in heaven above.
As servants look up to their lord,
we lift our eyes to God the Lord,
until he turns his eyes t’ward us,
and shows his mercy and his love.

Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray,
for we are treated with contempt.
We’ve had more than our fill of scorn
from those who live in ease and pride.
O turn, O Lord, be merciful
for we have put our trust in you.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 123 p212 , Psalm 123 p213

Advice for Musicians

Advice for Congregations Without Musicians

Other Music Resources

LCA Music Resources

Downloadable Hymnal Resources (including downloadable backing tracks and lyric PPTs)
Modernised Hymn Lyrics
Hymnal Index (by tune and scriptural link) 
All Together Index (by tune, scriptural link and theme)
Five Songs of Faith

For further Music Resources click here.

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC

While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.

While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
Song Select: catalogues CCLI licensed music. You can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music and other resources.
Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.
Metrical Psalms by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.