Music - Sunday, 7 November 2021 -Third Last Sunday of the Church Year, Year B (Proper 27)

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.

God his watch is keeping – LHS 389 - Backing track
Crown him with many crowns–LHS 113 - Backing track
What shall I give to God my Saviour – LHS 362 - Backing track
Where’er I go, whate’er my task – vs 1, 3, 5 – LHS 579 - 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.

God his watch is keeping – LHS 389 - Backing track
Crown him with many crowns–LHS 113 - Backing track
What shall I give to God my Saviour – LHS 362 - Backing track
I am covered over – AT 130 blue (Public Domain)
Where’er I go, whate’er my task – vs 1, 3, 5 – LHS 579 - 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.

All The Way My Savior Leads Me - Simple Hymns - CCLI by Chris Tomlin Fanny Jane Crosby Matt Redman
Crown Him - Norton Hall Band - Lyrics and Tune Public Domain. Chord chart and lead sheets free from http://biblicalworship.com/crown-him
Love Of The Father – City Alight - CCLI by James Ferguson Rich Thompson
All My Ways are Known to You - CityAlight - CCLI by Dustin Smith Jonny Robinson Michael Farren Rich Thompson

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 3:1-5; 4:13-17

LHS

AT

TIS

First Reading: b) 1 Kings 17:8-16

LHS

389 God His watch is keeping*
400 From God shall naught divide me* G3
435 Christians, come praise ye G6
579 Where’er I go, whate’er my task* (see TIS 553)

AT

456 Everything we got (CCLI, One Licence)

TIS

553 In all my ways, in every task

Second Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28

LHS

108 The Lord ascendeth up on high G3
111 Hail the day that sees Him rise G5 (see TIS 369)
112 Hail, Thou once despised Jesus G3 (see TIS 373)
113 Crown Him with many crowns (see TIS 228)
160 Arise, my soul, arise
173 Before the throne of God above G5
327 Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness* G3
398 Lord Jesus, think on me G5 (see TIS 546)
477 I fall asleep in Jesus’ arms G5

AT

130 I am covered over (Public Domain)
345 Nothing but the blood (Public Domain)

TIS

228 Crown him with many crowns (vv 1-4)
344 Glory be to Jesus
369 Hail the day that sees him rise
371 God is gone up on high
373 Hail, our once despised Jesus
374 Entered the holy place above
520 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (vv 1,2,4,5)
546 Lord Jesus, think on me

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

LHS

AT

265 For all your goodness, Lord (CCLI)

TIS

454 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
599 Take my life, and let it be
774 For the life that you have given

Psalms

a) Psalm 127

The following paraphrase of Psalm 127 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Jerusalem, TIS 416. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Unless the Lord God builds the house,
all those who labour build in vain.
Unless the Lord God keeps the watch
the watchers stay awake in vain.
In vain you rise at early hour,
in vain you go late to your beds,
eating the bread of anxious toil,
for he gives his beloved rest.

Your sons and daughters are a gift,
a heritage that’s from the Lord;
and every child born of the womb
God gives to you as his reward.
So are the children of your youth
like arrows in the warrior’s hand –
happy are those whose quiver’s full!
In confidence they take their stand.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 127 p223

b) 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

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.