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The Fourth Sunday of Easter (C)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Misericordia Domini [Graduale Romanum, p.223]
    2. Misericordia Domini [Gregorian Missal, p.364]
    3. Misericordia Domini (Giuseppe Pitoni)
    4. Ego sum pastor bonus [Graduale simplex, p.165]
    5. Ego sum pastor bonus (Thomas Kuras)
    6. The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.118 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.102 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. The merciful love of the Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.929 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. The Mercy of the Lord [tune: Festal Song] from Introit Hymns #25 (Christoph Tietze)
    10. The merciful love of the Lord [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.35, Mode 4 / OCP]
    11. The merciful love of the Lord [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.347-349 / Ignatius Press]
    12. The merciful love of the Lord [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.82, with Psalm 33[32] / Liturgical Press]
    13. The merciful love of the Lord [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #230, with Psalm 33 / Illuminare Publications]
    14. Sing a new song to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.111, with Psalm 98 / Liturgical Press]
    15. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • Alleluia I (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Alleluia. Redemptionem misit [Graduale Romanum, p.223]
    2. Alleluia. Redemptionem misit [Gregorian Missal, p.365]
    3. Confitemini Domino [Graduale simplex, p.166]
    4. Psalm 107: O give thanks to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.112 / Liturgical Press]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia II (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Alleluia. Ego sum pastor bonus [Graduale Romanum, p.223]
    2. Alleluia. Ego sum pastor bonus [Gregorian Missal, p.366]
    3. Ego sum pastor bonus (Thomas Kuras)
    4. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Confitemini Domino [Graduale simplex, p.168]
    5. Alleluia, O give thanks to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.113, with Psalm 107 / Liturgical Press]
  • Offertory:
    1. Deus, Deus meus, ad te [Graduale Romanum, p.224]
    2. Deus, Deus meus, ad te [Gregorian Missal, p.366]
    3. Ad te de luce [Graduale simplex, p.169]
    4. O God, my God, from daybreak [Simple English Propers, p.119 (Adam Bartlett)]
    5. O God, you are my God [Simple Choral Gradual, p.103 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. O God, thou art my God (Henry Purcell)
    7. O God, my God, at dawn I seek you [Lumen Christi Missal, p.930 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. O God, my God, you you do I watch [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.350-352 / Ignatius Press]
    9. O God, my God, at dawn I seek you [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #231, with Psalm 63 / Illuminare Publications]
    10. Cry out to God with joy [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.114, with Psalm 47 / Liturgical Press]
    11. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • Communion:
    1. Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia [Graduale Romanum, p.224]
    2. Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia [Gregorian Missal, p.367]
    3. In Galilæa Iesum [Graduale simplex, p.170]
    4. Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia [Communio, p.86]
    5. Ego sum pastor bonus (Thomas Kuras)
    6. I am the good shepherd, alleluia [Simple English Propers, p.120 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. I am the good shepherd, alleluia [Choral Communio, p.61 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    8. O Sing unto the Lord (Henry Purcell, Vaughan Richardson)
    9. The Good Shepherd is risen [Simple Choral Gradual, p.104 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    10. I am the Good Shepherd [Lumen Christi Missal, p.930 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. The Good Shepherd has risen [Lumen Christi Missal, p.930 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    12. I am the Good Shepherd [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    13. The Good Shepherd has risen [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.36, Mode 8 / OCP]
    14. The Good Shepherd has risen [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.353-355 / Ignatius Press]
    15. The Good Shepherd has risen [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.83, with Psalm 34[33] / Liturgical Press]
    16. I am the Good Shepherd [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #232, with Psalm 23 / Illuminare Publications]
    17. The Good Shepherd has risen [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #233, with Psalm 78 / Illuminare Publications]
    18. O sing to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.114, with Psalm 96 / Liturgical Press]
    19. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    2. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    3. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Missa I – Lux et origo (Gregorian chant) [Graduale Romanum, p.710]
    5. Missa I – Lux et origo (Gregorian chant) [Graduale simplex, p.75]
    6. Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    7. Paschal Gloria (J. William Greene)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201, SMH #418, EH #278, VII #204, LCH #85)
  • At the Lamb's High Feast (WIII #459, ICEL #65, HH #102, CBW #563, AH #411, CH #268, CHB #73, SMH #437, EH #89, VII #353, LCH #66)
  • Christ Be My Leader (HPSC #127)
  • Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WIII #617, HPSC #128, ICEL #183, CBW #542, CH #485, AH #561, CHB #209, SMH #470, EH #384, VII #306, LCH #156)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (ICEL #69, CBW #498, CH #286, CHB #75, SMH #473)
  • Festival Canticle: Worthy Is Christ (CH #265, WIII #458)
  • Give Thanks to God for He Is Good (HPSC #162)
  • God of Gods, We Sound His Praises (HPSC #166)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (AH #419, CH #271, HH #124, CHB #78, SMH #545)
  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (AH #410, CBW #500, CH #288, HPSC #201, ICEL #73, PMB #74, WIII #442, CHB #79, SMH #589, EH #85, VII #249, LCH #59)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #634, LCH #108)
  • Sing, All Creation (HPSC #296)
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (WIII #609, ICEL #165, HPSC #324, AH #580, CH #460, CHB #265, SMH #784, EH #345, VII #269, LCH #109)
  • The Living God My Shepherd Is (WIII #612, CD #831, CBW #690)
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (CD #832, CH #479, CBW #689, CHB #266)
  • This Is the Feast of Victory (WIII #458, CH #265, SMH #794)
  • This Is the Lord's Day (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
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.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • All Lands and Peoples (Austin Lovelace)
  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (J.P. Sweelinck, Thomas Tallis)
  • All We Like Sheep from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Alleluia (Sr. Edith Scholl)
  • Alleluia! For Christ the Lord Is Risen from Cantata 207 (J.S. Bach)
  • Alleluia from Preiset dem Herrn (J.S. Bach)
  • And with His Stripes from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Aperite mihi portas justitiae (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Concordia]
  • Behold What Manner of Love (Leo Sowerby) [H.W. Gray]
  • Corinthians' Prayer (Stephen McManus)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (Donna Robertson)
  • He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah
  • How Blessed They (Johannes Herbst) [Carl Fischer]
  • I Am the Good Shepherd (Eugene Englert) [GIA Publications]
  • Jauchzet dem Herrn (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Jubilate Deo (Benjamin Britten, Orlando d Lasso, Giovanni Gabrieli, Hans Leo Hassler, W.A. Mozart, Flor Peeters, Daniel Pinkham, Henry Purcell)
  • Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (arr. Ludwig Lenel) [Concordia]
  • Magnificat brevis (Gary Penkala)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (arr. Virgil Thomson)
  • No Other Way Is Given to Men (Johannes Herbst) [Boosey & Hawkes]
  • Regina coeli lætare (Gregor Aichinger / Angelini)
  • Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (Claude Means)
  • See What Love from Saint Paul (Felix Mendelssohn) [Augsburg]
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (J.S. Bach)
  • Sicut cervus desiderat (Palestrina / Angelini)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd from Glorious (Abraham Kaplan)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (Maurice Green) [Oxford]
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (César Franck)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (Puccini/DeCesare)
  • The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • This Is the Day (Gallus)
  • Twenty-third Psalm (Franz Schubert)
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)

Organ Music

  • A Meditation on Brother James' Air (Harold Darke)
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Neumeister Collection - Yale University Press]
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (C. Karow) [Organist's Companion, February 1986]
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (J.L. Krebs) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (Johann Pachelbel) [Collected Works IV - Kalmus 3763] [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (G.P. Telemann) [Organist's Companion, January 1990]
  • Alle Menschen müßen sterben (J.G. Walther) [Organist's Companion, January 1992]
  • At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (Ralph Schultz) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • Concordi lætitia (Sr. Teresine Fonder) [Twenty-six Miniatures]
  • Erstanden ist der Heilige Christ (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ (J.G. Walther) [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford]
  • Five Versets on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere IV-4]
  • Intonation on Old Hundredth (Jan Bender) [Organist's Companion, April 1984]
  • Jesu, meines Lebens Leben (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes]
  • Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year, Opus 67 [Carl Fischer Co.]
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Partita on Belmont (Don Freudenburg) [Organist's Companion, May 1989]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (David Gell) [Organist's Companion, March 2001]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Dennis Johnson) [Organist's Companion, June 1987]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, July 1997]
  • Prelude Founded on an Old Irish Church Melody (Charles Villiers Stanford) [Organist's Companion, July 1991]
  • Prelude on At the Lamb's High Feast (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Easter Season [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-402]
  • Prelude on Belmont (Carlos Staszeski) [Organist's Companion, May 1990]
  • Prelude on Belmont (John Barr) [Organist's Companion, July 1996]
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright) [Oxford 93-P-103
  • Prelude on God of Grace (Paul Manz) from Five Hymn Improvisations for Wedding and General Use [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-850]
  • Prelude on Saint Agnes (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Meditations on Communion Hymns - Flammer]
  • Prelude on Saint Agnes (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Prelude on Saint Columba (Peter P. Stearns)
  • Prelude on Saint Columba (Healey Willan) from Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ, Set I [Peters Edition #6011]
  • Prelude on Victimae paschali laudes (John Reese)
  • Procession (Russell Schulz-Widmar) [Organist's Companion, August 1980]
  • Saint Columba (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, July 2001]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Wilbur Held) [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Gerhard Krapf) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Robin Milford) [Wedding Music, Part II - Concordia 97-1370]
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 4 - Concordia 97-6013]
  • Variations on Old Hundredth (Dorothy Sheets) [Organist's Companion, March 2000]
  • Verset and Postlude on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere VII-3 - World Library Publ]
  • Voluntary on the Doxology: Old Hundredth (Henry Purcell)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

This is "Good Shepherd Sunday." Look through your settings of Psalm 23 and Psalm 100 (vocal, choral and organ). Use several of these... and how long has it been since you've presented the standards: "He Shall Feed His Flock" (G.F. Handel) and "Sheep May Safely Graze" (J.S. Bach). This is also a World Day of Prayer for Vocations. For those responsible for diocesan ordination liturgies, we offer the following suggestions:

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