July 12, 2020

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 15 (Year A)

We often compare human capacities to technology: brains, we say, are like computers; a world class athlete functions like a well oiled machine. The Bible, however, prefers images from nature and from life. Many such images are featured in the music you’ll hear on the next Sing For Joy.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 55:10-13
  • (PS) Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
  • (2R) Romans 8:1-11
  • (G) Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

For the Beauty of the EarthPhilip Stopford / William Chatterton Dix, lyricist (1R, G)
The Choir of Truro Cathedral / Christopher Gray
(CD) Do Not Be Afraid / REGENT RECORDS / REGCD400
© 2012 Regent Records, PO Box 528, Wolverhampton, WV3 9YW, United Kingdom

We Plow the Fields (WIR PFLÜGEN)Johann A.P. Schulz / Matthias Claudius, lyricist / Jane Montgomery Campbell, translator (1R, G)
The Choir of Wells Cathedral / Rupert Gough, accompanist / Malcolm Archer
(CD) The English Hymn, Vol. 3: Hills of the North Rejoice / HYPERION / CDP12103
© 2002 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

Cantata 18: For as the Rain and Snow Come Down from HeavenJohann Sebastian Bach (1R)
American Bach Soloists: San Francisco, CA / James Weaver, bass / Jeffrey Thomas
(CD) Cantatas Vol. V / KOCH (KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS) / 3-7332-2H1
© 1995 Koch (Koch International Classics)

You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Stanzas 1, 2, 4, 5) (BICENTENNIAL)Robert E. Kreutz / Omer Westendorf, lyricist (1R, G)
GIA Publications Choir: Chicago, IL
(CD) Catholic Classics, Volume 2 / GIA PUBLICATIONS / GIA CD-376
© 1996 GIA Publications, 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60638, USA

Thou, O God, art Praised in SionCharles Macpherson (PS)
The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral: Wells, United Kingdom / Rupert Gough
(CD) Anthems for Men's Voices / PRIORY RECORDS, LTD. / PRCD 573
© 1996 Priory Records, Ltd., 3 Eden Court, Eden Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4FY, United Kingdom

Almighty God, Your Word is Cast (CALL STREET)Roy Henry Johnson / John Cawood, lyricist (G)
The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip: Atlanta, GA / Robert L. Simpson
(CD) Great Hymns of the Church / CHURCH PUBLISHING COMPANY / ISBN: 0-89869-286-5
© 1996 Church Publishing Company, 445 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016, USA

Sommersalm (The Earth Adorned)Waldemar Åhlén / James Quinn, lyricist / Kenneth Jennings, arranger (1R, G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Kenneth Jennings
(CD) Reflections of Norway / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-646CD
© 1980 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA