April 3, 2022

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C)

It is the season of Lent for many Christians around the world. A time of fasting and prayer. And if the life of prayer could be strengthened by fasting from music, Lent would likely be music-less in the Church. For most people, however, music is an aid, not an obstacle to prayer, as you will hear on the next Sing For Joy.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 43:16-21
  • (PS) Psalm 126
  • (2R) Philippians 3:4b-14
  • (G) John 12:1-8

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (NETTLETON)John Wyeth / Robert Robinson, lyricist / Mack Wilberg, arranger (G)
Plymouth Choir, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE / Plymouth Brass, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE, ensemble / Tom Trenney
(CD) Hymns from First-Plymouth / PRO ORGANO / CD 7260
© 2013 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA

A LitanyWilliam Walton / Phineas Fletcher, lyricist (PS, 2R)
Polyphony / Stephen Layton
(CD) Walton: Coronation Te Deum and Other Choral Music / HYPERION / CDA67330
© 2002 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

Psalm 126Philip Glass (PS)
Coral Carmina: Barcelona, Spain / Theodore Bikel, soloist / Karl Anton Rickenbacher
(CD) Psalms of Joy and Sorrow / NAXOS / 8559445
© 2006 Naxos, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37067, USA

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (MELITA and THE SOLID ROCK)William B. Bradbury / John B. Dykes / Edward Mote, lyricist / Robert Berglund, arranger (2R)
The Bethel Choir: St. Paul, MN / Dennis W. Port
(CD) The Bethel Choir 1998 / BETHEL COLLEGE / BCCD-9801
© 1998 Bethel College, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55112, USA

To Hope! A Celebration: Lamb of GodDave Brubeck (2R, G)
Cathedral Choral Society: Washington, DC / The Dave Brubeck Quartet, ensemble / J. Reilly Lewis
(CD) To Hope! A Celebration / TELARC / CD-80430
© 1996 Telarc, Concord Music Group, 100 North Crescent Drive, Garden Level, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210, USA

Hold On!African American Spiritual / Hall Johnson, arranger (2R, G)
Marian Anderson, contralto / Franz Rupp, accompanist
(CD) He's Got the Whole World In His Hands / RCA VICTOR / 09026-61960-2
© 1994 RCA Victor, New York, NY, USA