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The Second Sunday of Easter -or- of Divine Mercy (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

Other liturgical music


  • All You on Earth (PMB #70, HH #118)
  • Christ Is Alive (WIII #466, PMB #79, CBW #504, CH #269)
  • Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (AH #417, ICEL #72, WIII #456, CHB #77, CH #279, SMH #274/7, EH #94, VII #247)
  • O (Ye) Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing (CBW #506, CH #290, HPSC #358, ICEL #74, PMB #76, WIII #447, CHB #86, AH #412, SMH #616, EH #99, VII #354, LCH #69)
  • This Is the Day (PMB #65, HPSC #329, CBW #589, WIII #663)
  • 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 – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Alleluia (Sr. Edith Scholl)
  • Angelus Domini (Richard J. Clark)
  • Be Joyful in the Lord (François Couperin) [Concordia]
  • Blessed Are They (Jean Pasquet) [Wood]
  • Blessed Be the God and Father (S.S. Wesley)
  • Christ, Our Passover (Healey Willan)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Again; (John Rutter)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today from Hymn Trilogy II (Harry McMurray)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Finished the Strife of Battle Now (Steven Ottományi)
  • Gelobet sei Gott (G.P. Telemann)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (Donna Robertson)
  • Light's Glittering Morn Bedecks the Sky (Melchior Vulpius)
  • Misericordia Domini (G.O. Pitoni)
  • Most Glorious Lord of Life (W.H. Harris)
  • Regina coeli lætare (Gregor Aichinger / Angelini)
  • Quia vidisti me, Thoma (Hans Leo Hassler) [Concordia]
  • Quia vidisti me, Thoma (Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
  • The Master's Rejoicing (Jim Stanley)
  • The Strife Is O'er (Vulpius)
  • This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Alan Smith)
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)
  • Ye Sons and Daughters (Volkmar Leisring)

Organ Music

  • Alleluia! Resurrexit (Andrew Fletcher)
  • Chorale Fantasia on Lasst uns erfreuen (Flor Peeters)
  • Chorale Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen (R. Evan Copley) [H.W. Gray]
  • Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Wilbur Held) from Six Preludes on Easter Hymns [Concordia 97-5330]
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • Partita on O filii et filiae (Jean-Francois Dandrieu)
  • Prelude on O filii et filiae (Healey Willan) from Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ, Set I [Peters Edition #6011]
  • Prelude on Lasst uns erfreuen (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Easter Season [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-402]
  • Prelude on Saint Magnus (Robert Hobby)
  • Prelude on Victimae paschali laudes (John Reese)
  • The Easter Sequence (Wilbur Held) from Six Preludes on Easter Hymns [Concordia 97-5330]
  • Variations on O Sons and Daughters (Alexandre Guilmant)
  • Victimæ paschali laudes from Three Preludes on Gregorian Sequences (Mark Siebert)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

During the Easter Season the Church extends the joy and gladness of Easter day throughout several weeks. The Solemnity of Easter itself (and in particular the Great Easter Vigil) is the highpoint of the liturgical year. Since the celebration of the Easter feast is of such pre-eminence, the Church extends that celebration for seven days, called Easter Week. Each day of Easter Week is a solemnity of high rank, and rituals peculiar to Easter (like the double "Alleluia" sung at the dismissal) are continued each day during Easter Week. The importance of the "Week of Easters" is such that the Church multiplies it seven times, creating a season of joy and festivity. Thus the Easter Season is highly symbolic in length, a season of 7 times 7 days, culminating in the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (pente meaning "fiftieth").

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