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The Fourth Sunday of Easter (B)

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 [The 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. The merciful love of the Lord [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.1, with Psalm 118]
  • 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, to you do I watch [The 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. O God, you are my God whom I seek [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.5, with Psalm 136]
  • 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 [The 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. The Good Shepherd has risen [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.9, with Psalm 66]
  • 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

  • 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)
  • Give Thanks to God for He Is Good (HPSC #162)
  • God of Gods, We Sound His Praises (HPSC #166)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #634, LCH #108)
  • 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 Lord's Day (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • This Is the Feast of Victory (WIII #458, CH #265, SMH #794)
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 We Like Sheep from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Alleluia from Preiset dem Herrn (J.S. Bach)
  • And By His Stripes from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Aperite mihi portas justitiae (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Concordia]
  • Behold What Manner of Love (Leo Sowerby) [H.W. Gray]
  • Confitebor from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore KV339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Ego sum pastor bonus (Thomas Kuras)
  • He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah (Handel / Burkhardt) [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • How Blessed They (Johannes Herbst) [Carl Fischer]
  • I Am the Good Shepherd (Eugene Englert) [GIA Publications]
  • Jesus Christ Is Ris'n Today (Matthew Koraus)
  • Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (arr. Ludwig Lenel) [Concordia]
  • Misericordia Domini (Giuseppe Pitoni)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (arr. Virgil Thomson)
  • No Other Way Is Given to Men (Johannes Herbst) [Boosey & Hawkes]
  • O God, Thou Art My God (Henry Purcell)
  • Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (Claude Means)
  • See What Love from Saint Paul (Felix Mendelssohn) [Augsburg]
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (J.S. Bach)
  • 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)
  • This Is the Day (Gallus)
  • Twenty-third Psalm (Franz Schubert)
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)
  • Vidi aquam (Michael McCarthy)

Organ Music

  • A Meditation on Brother James' Air (Harold Darke)
  • Erstanden ist der Heilige Christ (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year, Opus 67 [Carl Fischer Co.]
  • Prelude on At the Lamb's High Feast (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Easter Season [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-402]
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright)
  • 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 Columba (Peter P. Stearns)
  • Prelude on Saint Columba (Healey Willan) from Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ, Set I [Peters Edition #6011]

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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