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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Suscepimus, Deus [Graduale Romanum, p.300]
    2. Suscepimus, Deus [Gregorian Missal, p.492]
    3. Suscepimus Deus (William Byrd)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. We have received your mercy, O God [Simple English Propers, p.242 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Within your temple [Simple Choral Gradual, p.181 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Your merciful love, O God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.940 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Within Your Temple, Mighty Lord [tune: Winchester New] from Introit Hymns 50 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Esto mihi in Deum [Graduale Romanum, p.301]
    2. Esto mihi in Deum [Gregorian Missal, p.493]
    3. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Chabanel Psalmody
    5. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. (B/C) Magnus Dominus [Graduale Romanum, p.302]
    2. (B/C) Magnus Dominus [Gregorian Missal, p.404]
    3. Magnus Dominus (William Byrd)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Populum humilem [Graduale Romanum, p.302]
    2. Populum humilem [Gregorian Missal, p.495]
    3. Populum humilem (Giovanni Battista Martini, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. You will save the humble nations [Simple English Propers, p.243 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. You save a humble people [Simple Choral Gradual, p.182 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Choose one Offertory Antiphon from any of those suggested in #144-157 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.945-949 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. Gustate et videte [Graduale Romanum, p.303]
    2. Gustate et videte [Gregorian Missal, p.495]
    3. Gustate et videte (Giovanni Matteo Asola, Giovanni Paolo Cima, Heinrich Isaac, Orlando di Lasso)
    4. Gustate et videte [Communio, p.104 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    5. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. O taste and see how gracious [Simple English Propers, p.244 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.183 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. O taste and see [Choral Communio, p.136 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    9. Psalm 34 (Gary Penkala)
    10. Taste and See (Gary Penkala)
    11. Come to me, all you that labor [Simple Choral Gradual, p.184 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    12. O Taste and See (John Goss, Arthur Sullivan)
    13. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    2. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    3. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)
    5. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    6. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    7. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    8. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)
    9. Modal Mass (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)

Other liturgical music


  • Christ Be Beside Me (CBW #541, PMB #231, HH #160, SMH #253)
  • Christ Is the World's Light (CBW #543, HPSC #130, WIII #543, CD #897, EH #258)
  • Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (CD #916)
  • Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (WIII #627, HPSC #160, CBW #550, CH #641, CD #895, CBW #550)
  • From All Who Dwell below the Skies (ICEL #224, WIII #521, HH #176, CH #563, EH #277)
  • God of Mercy, God of Grace (HPSC #169, CH #636, VII #212)
  • How Good the Name of Jesus Sounds (WIII #610)
  • In the Cross of Christ I Glory (CH #249, SMH #367, EH #336)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244)
  • Lord of Light (CH #638)
  • Lord, You Gave the Great Commission (WIII #470, HPSC #597, CH #639)
  • O Christ, Our Hope (ICEL #107, HH #269, CH #509, SMH #435)
  • Only-begotten Word of God Eternal (HPSC #273, CH #495, WIII #666, EH #228)
  • The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (WIII #464, ICEL #105, HH #303, CH #516, CHB #90, SMH #561, EH #106, VII #253)
  • To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King (CD #850, HPSC #336, WIII #497, CH #546, PMB #98, CBW #548, AH #480, SMH #580, VII #220)
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (ICEL #63, WIII #433, CH #263, PMB #53, CBW #489, CHB #72, SMH #609/10, EH #337, VII #341)
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 – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Christ Is the World's True Light (W.K. Stanton) [Oxford Easy Anthem Book]
  • From All That Dwell (Colin Brumby)
  • Glorify the Lord (J.P. Sweelinck)
  • Humbly I Adore Thee (J. David Hart)
  • Jubilate (Egil Hovland) [Augsburg]
  • Nos autem gloriari (Felice Anerio)
  • O Be Joyful (Benjamin Rogers)
  • Only-begotten, Word of God (Calvert Shenk)

Organ Music

  • Capriccio (Tarquinio Merula)
  • Chant de paix (Jean Langlais)
  • Chorale Prelude on the Tune Saint Peter (T. Tertius Noble) [Arthur P. Schmidt Co]
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Paul Bouman) [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • In the Cross of Christ I Glory (Wilbur Held) [A Suite of Passion Hymn Settings - Concordia 97-4843]
  • Lift High the Cross (Paul Manz) [Improvisations on Great Hymns of Faith - Morning Star Music Publ 10-839]
  • Lift High the Cross (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 3 - Concordia 97-5702]
  • Lift High the Cross (Lani Smith) [Organist, September 1982]
  • Meditation on Adoro te devote (Alfred Fedak) [Selah]
  • Prelude on Duke Street (Charles Ore, David Schack, Burton Isaac)
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Donald Busarow) [Concordia 97-5442]
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, April 1985]
  • Reverie on Saint Peter (Eric Thiman) [Preludes and Voluntaries - G. Schirmer]
  • To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King (Edwin Fissinger) [Six Soft Pieces - WLSM 0-587]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

During summer Ordinary Time, when many weddings occur, we will review the musical elements of the marriage ceremony. Engaged couples and the congregation also will benefit from a deeper understanding of these principles. Parishes have permission to duplicate for their use the material in these "Liturgical Hints & Ideas" sections.

The Marriage Ceremony: Hymns and Gloria

Hymns are appropriate at the wedding ceremony. A hymn may be used following the processional to unite the congregation in prayer. The music chosen must be familiar to members of the congregation. Hymns may also be sung at other points in the liturgy: Offertory, Communion, Closing. One must be pastorally sensitive to whether the congregation is likely to sing or not — this can be ascertained in one of the meetings with the couple. Nothing fosters poor liturgy quicker than non-participation or embarassingly hesitant singing.

The Gloria, a festive hymn of praise, may be sung at the wedding Mass. An easy setting should be used, preferably for cantor or choir and congregation.


  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (tune- Hyfrydol)
  • Now Joined by God (tune- O Herre Gottl)
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past (tune- Saint Anne)
  • O Perfect Love (tune- Sandringham)
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (tune- Old 100th)
  • Now Thank We All Our God (tune- Nun danket)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (tune- Lauda anima)
  • Praise to the Lord (tune- Lobe den Herren)
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (tune- Hymn to Joy)
  • A New Mass for Congregation (C.T. Andrews) [GIA Publications]
  • Congregational Mass (John Lee) [GIA Publications]
  • Gloria in A (Columba Kelly, OSB) Liturgical Press]
  • Mass of Hope (Becket Senchur, OSB) [World Library Publications]
  • Melodic Gloria (Rev. James Chepponis) [GIA Publications]
  • Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
  • Paschal Gloria (J. William Greene) during Eastertide

To be continued next Sunday …

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