Music - Sunday, 24 October 2021 -Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 25)

Introduction

Top 4 Public Domain Hymns for the Festival of St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

Christ is made the sure foundation – LHB 248 Backing Track
Christ is our cornerstone – LHB 249 (use tune LHB 182) Backing Track
The Church’s one foundation – LHB 191 Backing Track
Almighty God bless this word – LHB 511  Modernised Lyrics  Backing Track

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. If titles are hyperlinked, modernised hymns lyrics are available.

Christians now praise ye – LHS 435 - Backing track
The King of love my shepherd is – LHS 391 - Backing track
Hail our once despised Jesus – LHS 112 - Backing track
Just as I am - LHS 335 - 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.

Christians now praise ye – LHS 435 - Backing track
Comfort comfort – LHS 732 (CCLI, One Licence)
Just as I am - LHS 335 - Backing track
Hail our once despised Jesus – LHS 112 - Backing track
He turned my mourning into dancing – AT 253 orange (Public Domain)

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.

How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin - CCLI by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves
Joy - Rend Collective - CCLI by Rend Collective
High Priest - Rivers & Robots - CCLI by Jonathan Ogden
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Chris Tomlin - CCLI by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio

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: a) Job 42:1-6,10-17

LHS

431 My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
440 Sing praise to God, who reigns above G3 (see TIS 110)

AT

TIS

110 Sing praise to God, who reigns above

First Reading: b) Jeremiah 31:7-9

LHS

15 Jesus came – the heavens rejoicing* G6
391 The King of love my shepherd is*
435 Christians, now praise ye G6
732 Comfort, comfort all my people GS (CCLI, One Licence)
739 When the King shall come again G4 (CCLI, One Licence)

AT

25 Comfort, comfort (CCLI, One Licence)
253 He turned my mourning into dancing (Public Domain)

TIS

145 The King of love my shepherd is
647 Comfort, comfort all my people

Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28

LHS

111 Hail the day that sees Him rise (see TIS 369)
112 Hail, our once despised Jesus G3 (see TIS 373)
141 Father of heaven, whose love profound G5 (see TIS 131)
173 Before the throne of God above G5
237 Almighty God, whose only Son G5
771 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus GS (Public Domain)
847 The Lamb’s high banquet called to share G5 (Public Domain)

AT

252 He is exalted (CCLI)

TIS

131 Father of heaven, whose love profound
205 Join all the glorious names (vv 1,7,8,9)
354 O Jesus crucified
369 Hail the day that sees him rise
373 Hail, our once despised Jesus
374 Entered the holy place above
517 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus
519 And now, O Father, mindful of the love
520 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Gospel Reading: Mark 10:46-52

LHS

222 Thou whose almighty word G6 (see TIS 447)
335 Just as I am (see TIS 584)
818 O Son of God in Galilee (alt tune 845, G5) (One Licence)
850 O Father, my Father GS (CCLI, One Licence)
851 Amazing grace GS (Public Domain)

AT

6 O Father, my Father (CCLI, One Licence)
23 The blind man (Public Domain)
131 Amazing grace (Public Domain)
263 Singing all praises (CCLI)
428 Morning sunshine (CCLI, One Licence)
516 Lord, have mercy (CCLI)
564 Kyrie eleison (Empty, broken) (CCLI)
568 Kyrie eleison (CCLI, One Licence)

TIS

129 Amazing grace
447 Lord, your almighty word
584 Just as I am
633 Lord, we are blind
729 Jesus Christ, Son of God
748 There once was a man

Psalms

PSALM 34

TIS 22, I will bless the Lord at all times, is a version of Psalm 34:1-8.

The following metrical version of Psalm 34:1-8(19-22) may be sung to the tune ‘Gott sei dank’ (LH 221, TIS 450). Note that verse 18 has been included in the third last verse to make up a full verse. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

I will bless the Lord always;
his praise always fills my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in God;
let the humble hear with joy.

Glorify the Lord with me,
let us praise his name as one;
I cried out, he heard my voice.
He freed me from all my fears.

Faces bright will look to him.
Never will we be ashamed.
In my helplessness, I prayed,
he saved me in time of need.

See, the angel of the Lord
guards and saves his faithful ones.
Taste and see the Lord is good.
Blest are those who rest in him.

[He will mend the broken heart;
he will heal the battered soul.
Though the righteous suffer much,
yet he rescues them from all.

He will guard his righteous ones,
not one of their bones will break.
Sin will reap the wage of death;
those who hate the good are doomed.

But he pays the ransom price
for the lives of all his saints.
All whose refuge is in him,
shall not ever be condemned.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 34 p63

PSALM 126

TIS 80, When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage, is another version of this psalm.

The following paraphrase of Psalm 126 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (LHS 895, TIS 152). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

When the Lord restored Jerus’lem,
then we were like those who dream,
then our mouths were filled with laughter,
and our tongues with shouts of joy.
Then they said among the nations,
‘See, the Lord has worked for them.’
Yes, the Lord has done this for us,
we rejoice and sing his praise!

Like a river in the desert,
Lord, restore us once again.
May all those who sow with weeping,
harvest with great shouts of joy.
Those who bore their seed in sorrow,
going out to sow in tears,
will return with shouts of gladness,
bringing in their sheaves of grain.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 126 p218 , Psalm 126 p220 , Psalm 126 p221 , Psalm 126 p222

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.