Recommended Anthems for Lent, 2017 Year A

ASH WEDNESDAY  March 1

Joel 2  Return to the Lord
            Isaiah 58 The fast that God chooses
            Psalm 51 Create in me a clean heart
            2 Corinthians 5 Christ has reconciled us to God; our work as reconcilers
            Matthew 6 The practice of faith

Forgive our sins as we forgive Lovelace; White
Create in me a clean heart, O God Burkhardt (varied composers)
God be merciful Faure/Hopson
Hear, O Lord Mendelssohn/Hopson
Lord, for thy tender mercies sake Farrant
Psalm of confession Hopson
Lenten Prayer White
Return to the Lord your God Schalk
Treasures in heaven Messick, Clokey, Pote  (varied)

Lent 1 March 5

Genesis 2 Eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; sin; disobedience
            Psalm 32 Repentence; forgiveness; instruction toward holines
            Romans 5 Sin and death come from Adam; Life comes from Christ’s death
            Matthew 4 The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days

Apple tree Scott, White
Tree of life Scott
In Adam, we have all been one Schalk
O Christ, surround me Sims, McNair
And can it be?  Courtney, Forrest (varied)
I want Jesus to walk with me Helvey (varied)
Jesus walked this lonesome valley Niedmann (varied)
Lenten walk (Lonesome valley) Hopson
Lord, who throughout these forty days (varied)
Temptation of Christ Pfautsch

Lent 2 March 12

Genesis 12 God chooses Abram: I will make you a great nation
            Psalm 121 It is the Lord who watches over you
            Romans 4 Abraham’s faith is what saves him and us
           John 3 Nicodemus:  how am I to be saved?

God so loved the world Stainer, Larsen, Chilcott  (varied)
I lift up my eyes Pote, Larkin, White (varied)
He, watching over Israel Mendelssohn
Psalm 121 Hopson, Powell, Pelz (varied)
Now take my hand and lead me Haan

Lent 3 March 19

Exodus 17 Water from a rock in the wilderness
            Psalm 95 God, our rock of salvation; don’t harden your hearts
            Romans 5 Still sinners but reconciled to God by Christ’s death
            John 4 Samaritan woman at the well; living water

Come, thou fount of every blessing Hobby, Wilberg, Courtney, Burroughs (varied)
Lord is a mighty God  Mendelssohn/Christiansen
Wondrous love (varied)
Ah, Holy Jesus Ferguson, Powell, Hopson (varied)
O praise the gracious power Ferguson
It is well with my soul Nelson, Beck (varied)
My song is love unknown Ijames, Cool, Busarow, Cherwien (varied)
I heard the voice of Jesus say Biery, Busarow (varied)
I’ve just come from the fountain Cherwien

Lent 4 March 26

1 Samuel 16 David is chosen and anointed; God looks on the heart
            Psalm 23 You have anointed my head with oil (Ps. 23:5)
            Ephesians 5 Live as children of the light, no longer in darkness
            John 9 A man born blind is healed

Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go (varied)
King of Love Rutter (varied)
Lord’s my Shepherd (varied)
Shepherd me, O God Haugen
Amazing grace  (varied)
Jesus, Lover of my soul Johnson, Stopford (varied)
I want to walk as a child of the light Manz, Proulx
Fill my cup, Lord (Schalk)

Lent 5 April 2

Ezekiel 37 The dry bones of Israel brought to life
            Psalm 130 With the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption
            Romans 8 New life in the Holy Spirit
            John 11 Lazarus is raised from the dead

Dry bones Tate, Gearhart, Hopson
Out of the depths (Psalm 130) Manz, Erickson, Keesecker, Hopson (varied)
Breathe on me, Breath of God Willcocks (varied)
Come, gracious Spirit Fedak, Wood
I am the resurrection Scott, Morley, Schutz
Jesus is a rock in a weary land Johnson
Lazarus, Come out! Jergenson