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The Fourth Sunday of Easter (C)

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Other liturgical music


  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201, SMH #202, EH #278, VII #204)
  • At the Lamb's High Feast (WIII #459, ICEL #65, HH #102, CBW #563, AH #411, CH #268, CHB #73, SMH #224, EH #89, VII #353)
  • 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 #255, EH #384, VII #306)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (ICEL #69, CBW #498, CH #286, CHB #75, SMH #261)
  • 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 #323)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #420)
  • 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 #563/4, EH #345, VII #269)
  • 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)
  • 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.
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

  • 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! 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)
  • CSicut 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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