Music - Sunday, 31 October 2021 -Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 26)

Introduction

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.

O that the Lord would guide my ways – LHS 345 - Backing track
Jesus, thy boundless love to me – LHS 151 (tune LHS 67) - Backing track
Glory be to Jesus – LHS 69 - Backing track
Rock of Ages – LHS 330 - 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.

To God be the Glory – LHS 793 - Backing track
O that the Lord would guide my ways – LHS 345 - Backing track
Jesus, thy boundless love to me – LHS 151 (tune LHS 67) - Backing track
Glory be to Jesus – LHS 69 - Backing track
Rock of Ages – LHS 330 - 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.

Thy Word - Amy Grant - CCLI by Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith
Love the Lord - Lincoln Brewster - CCLI by Lincoln Brewster
What Love, My God – City Alight - CCLI by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson & Michael Farren
Rock of Ages - Chris Rice - CCLI by Chris Rice & Thomas Hastings

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) Ruth 1:1-18

LHS

AT

507 Where you tread (Public Domain)

TIS

First Reading: b) Deuteronomy 6:1-9

LHS

345 O that the Lord would guide my ways* G6
355 May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
359 Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure* G6
439 I will sing my Maker’s praises G5
462 God of mercy, God of grace (see TIS 452)
587 O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest
588 O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6

AT

120 One God (CCLI)
174 Bind us together (CCLI)
175 The Greatest Commandment (CCLI)

TIS

121 God himself is present
122 What shall I do my God to love
140 Firmly I believe and truly
452 God of mercy, God of grace
581 Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus

Second Reading: Hebrews 9:11-14

LHS

69 Glory be to Jesus* G6 (see TIS 344)
112 Hail, Thou once despised Jesus G5 (see TIS 373)
114 See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph G4
330 Rock of ages, cleft for me G6
793 To God be the glory GS (Public Domain)

AT

163 Hymn of Glory (CCLI, One Licence)
345 Nothing but the blood (Public Domain)
530 Healing is flowing (CCLI, One Licence)

TIS

118 We give immortal praise
147 To God be the glory
222 Rock of ages, cleft for me
241 So God loved the people of the world
249 No weight of gold or silver
344 Glory be to Jesus
373 Hail, our once despised Jesus
374 Entered the holy place above

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28-34

LHS

151 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* (alt tune 331, G5)
178 Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
339 Praise to Thee and adoration* G4
344 Our God is love, and all his saints* G4
355 May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
359 Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure* G6
366 Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult
370 Saviour, Thy dying love*
381 O God, our Father, throned on high
816 O Fount of good, for all your love (alt tune 344, G6)
819 Wake us, O Lord, to human need GS

AT

175 The greatest commandment (CCLI)
310 Yesu, Yesu (CCLI, One Licence)

TIS

201 King of glory, King of peace
589 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
640 Kneels at the feet of his friends
656 Jesus, my Lord
676 A spendthrift lover is the Lord
677 Christ’s is the world
742 One God

Psalms

PSALM 146

TIS 90, I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath, is a paraphrase of Psalm 146:1,2,5-9. Or, either of the following paraphrases of the psalm by David Schütz may be used. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The first may be sung to the tune Adelaide, LH 461.

As long as I have breath,
I’ll sing my praise to God:
O praise the Lord, my soul!
Don’t trust in human strength,
in whom there is no help.
O praise the Lord, my soul!

When mortal breath is gone,
and strength returns to dust,
all human plans will end;
but Jacob’s God keeps faith –
he made the earth and sky
and all that they contain!

He gives the hungry food,
and justice to the poor
and sets the prisoners free.
The righteous know his love.
He lifts up those weighed down,
and makes the blind to see.

He cares for refugees,
for widows, orphans too,
but all who hate him fall!
Forever Zion’s God
is King of all the earth,
O praise the Lord, my soul!

This second version may be sung to the tune of ‘Now the green blade rises’ (LHS 764, AT 15, TIS 382).

Verses1-4
Praise the Lord, my soul! I’ll praise him all my days.
Trust no human leader – mortals bring no aid.
Their breath departs, their bodies turn to dust,
all their plans will perish, as all creatures must.

Verses 5,6
Blest are those who find their help in Jacob’s God.
Blest are those whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made the sky, the sea, and all the earth.
He is always faithful, always keeps his word.

Verses 7,8
The Lord feeds the hungry, sets the prisoner free,
by his healing power the blind are made to see,
he gives his justice to all those oppressed,
lifts up those bowed down, and loves all righteousness.

Verses 9.10
Strangers, widows, orphans know his loving grace.
But he brings to ruin every wicked way.
The Lord will reign forever, Zion’s God.
Through all generations, praise the Lord our God!

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 146 p239 , Psalm 146 p240

PSALM 119

TIS 75, Blessed are those whose way is blameless, is a version of Psalm  119:1-2,105-6,108,110-112.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 119 p202 , Psalm 119 p203

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.