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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • All Justice You Have Loved and Taught [tune: Coronation] from Introit Hymns #13 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Father, Lord of Earth and Heaven (HPSC #154, CBW #534)
  • I Bind unto Myself Today (HPSC #189, AH #463, CH #305, CHB #97, ICEL #95, EH #268)
  • I Clasp unto My Heart This Day (HPSC #189)
  • Joy to the World (AH #320, CBW #454, CH #208, HPSC #205, ICEL #22, PMB #24, WIII #399, SMH #387, EH #319)
  • Light of All the Nations, Shine! (CH #185)
  • O Savior of Our Fallen Race (HH #38)
  • O Seas and Rivers, Bless the Lord (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (HH #57, ICEL #36, WIII #410, AH #351, CH #231, HPSC #300, CBW #479, CHB #47, SMH #534, EH #53)
  • The Lord Is King! (CH #517, HPSC #326, CBW #647)
  • The Sinless One to Jordan Came (CD #818)
  • When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized (CBW #480)
  • When John Baptized by Jordan's River (HH #61, WIII #412)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

Organ Music

  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (F.W. Marpurg) [Twenty-one Chorale Preludes - Augsburg]
  • Christum wir sollen loben schon (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein]
  • Fanfare, Prelude and Chorale on Joy to the World (Ronald Besemer) [Organist's Companion, December 1984 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Fantasy on Antioch (Emma Lou Diemer) [AGO 90th Anniversary Anthology of American Organ Music - Oxford]
  • Five Variations on Antioch (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, November 1998 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (J.S. Bach)
  • Exurgat Deus (Peter Hurford)
  • Gloria / Finale (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces
  • Joy to the World (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, December 1985 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Joy to the World (Hugo Gehrke) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Joy to the World (Wilbur Held) [A Nativity Suite - Concordia 97-4461]
  • Joy to the World: In the Style of Vivaldi (James Konkel) [Organist's Companion, November 1990 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Let All Together Praise Our God (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set 3 [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-102]
  • Lobt Gott, ihr Chrsiten, allzugleich (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Postlude on Antioch (Gordon Young) [Ten Christmas Organ Voluntaries - Presser]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

Yes, this is a Sunday during the Christmas season, and carols should be sung. Be careful to avoid those which speak of the infant Christ (the Gospel has him grown and preaching already). Christmas decorations and flowers should still be a part of the atmosphere. These should all be removed immediately after the last liturgy today (or as close as humanly possible). Nothing hinders the delineation of a season more than "fuzzy" boundaries.

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