Music - Sunday, 6 February 2022 – The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C

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:

Fight the good fight LHS 352 - Backing track
Facing a task unfinished LHS 234 - Backing track
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds LHS 161 - Backing track
Praise to the Lord the Almighty LHS 442 - 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.

Fight the good fight LHS 352 - Backing track
Facing a task unfinished LHS 234 - Backing track
It only takes a spark LHS 806 (CCLI, One Licence)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds LHS 161 - Backing track
Praise to the Lord the Almighty LHS 442 - 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.

Battle Belongs - Phil Wickham - CCLI by Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Facing A Task Unfinished - Keith & Kristyn Getty - CCLI by Ed Cash, Fionán De Barra, Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Samuel Wesley
Shout To The North - Robin Mark - CCLI by Martin Smith
Praise To The Lord - Emu Music - CCLI by Alanna Glover, Catherine Winkworth, Joachim Neander

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 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

 

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8(9-13)

LHS

140         Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty G5
143         Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright G6
246         Father, be Thy blessing shed* G8
269         Speak forth Thy Word, O Father G4
373         Lord, speak to me that I may speak* G5
428         We sing Thy praise, O God (see Matins, LHS)
456         The God of Abraham praise G7
457         Mighty God, we praise Thy name G6
501         God Himself is present* G3
822         God has spoken by his prophets G6
845         Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands (post-communion) G5
884         We worship you, O God of might G7
896         Isaiah, mighty seer, in days of old

AT

63 Holy, holy, holy Lord (Ylvisaker)
78 Holy, holy, holy Lord (Schmidt)
273 Holy, holy (Beaumont)
295 Here I am, Lord (Newton)
296 Here I am, Lord (Schutte)
305 Thuma mina
380 Holy, holy (Iona)
381 Holy, holy, holy (trad. Argentina)

TIS

98          We praise, we worship you, O God
99          God, we praise you, God, we bless you
121         God himself is present
125         The God of Abraham praise
127         Holy God, we praise your name
132         Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
158         God has spoken by his prophets
193         God, you are clothed with light
426         Spirit of truth, essential God
449         Stand up and bless the Lord
461         God, your glory we have seen in your Son
496         Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands (post-communion)
497         Let all mortal flesh keep silence (pre-communion)
658         I, the Lord of sea and sky
722         Holy, holy, holy Lord (Taize)
723         Holy, holy, holy (trad. Argentina)
749         Thuma mina
764         Holy, holy (Iona)

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

LHS

142         We all believe in one true God* G3
156         Jesus, our Saviour, of true joy the giver* G3
296         My Maker, be Thou nigh* G5
300         Let me be Thine forever* G5
763         Now is eternal life (alt tune 176, G9)
767         This joyful Eastertide G7
791         O love, how deep, how broad, how high G5

AT

227 Allelu!
338 God in human shoes
344 The New Road
455 All this I believe

TIS

194 O love, how deep, how broad, how high
208 Jesus has come and brings joy as our Saviour
381 This joyful Eastertide
385 Now is eternal life
435 We all believe in God, who made

Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11

LHS

366 Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult G7
519 While yet the morn is breaking (esp vv 1,5)* G4

AT

348 Sing hey for the carpenter
401 Follow me
413 The summons

TIS

104 While morning still is breaking
589 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
598 Dear Father, Lord of humankind

Psalms

PSALM 138

For musical settings of Psalm 138, see Music Packages 7, 9 and 10. TIS 86, With my whole heart I will praise you, is another version of this psalm.

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.

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.

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.