July 23, 2023

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 16 (Year A)

In this week's gospel reading heard in churches around the world, we hear of God as a harvester. Join us this week on Sing For Joy as we explore this theme in scripture and song!


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 44:6-8
    or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19
  • (PS) Psalm 86:11-17
  • (2R) Romans 8:12-25
  • (G) Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Come, You Thankful People, Come (ST. GEORGES WINDSOR)George Elvey / Henry Alford, lyricist / John Ferguson, arranger (G)
Sing For Joy Hymn Festival Congregation / John Ferguson, accompanist
(CD) Home, Harvest, & Healing: A Sing For Joy Hymn Festival / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2648
© 2003 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

We Plow the Fields (WIR PFLÜGEN)Johann A.P. Schulz / Matthias Claudius, lyricist / Jane Montgomery Campbell, translator (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

My Eyes for Beauty PineHerbert Howells / Robert Bridges, lyricist (2R)
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral: Oxford, United Kingdom / Stephen Darlington
(CD) Oxford Church Anthems / NIMBUS RECORDS / NI 5440
© 1995 Nimbus Records, Nimbus Records Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, NP5 3SR, United Kingdom

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (BLAENWERN)William Rowlands / Charles Wesley, lyricist (2R)
The Choir of St. John's College / Allan Walker, accompanist / Christopher Robinson
(CD) Let All The World in Every Corner Sing: Hymns for Many Occasions / LINDENBERG / LBCD 58
© 1996 Lindenberg, Slaak 4-14 3061 CS, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

O Worship the King (HANOVER)William Croft / Robert Grant, lyricist (1R)
The Carnival Band, ensemble / Maddy Prior, soloist
(CD) Sing Lustily & With Good Courage / SAYDISC RECORDS / CD-SDL 383
© 1990 Saydisc Records, Chipping Manor The Chipping Wotton-Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AD, England

God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven (AR HYD Y NOS)Welsh Traditional / Reginald Heber, lyricist / William Mercer, lyricist / Richard Whatley, lyricist / John Ferguson, arranger / Ralph Vaughan Williams, arranger (G)
St. Olaf Cantorei Reunion Choir and Congregation: Northfield, MN / John Ferguson, accompanist
(CD) Te Deum: Through the Church the Song Goes On / ST. OLAF COLLEGE / Archival, Not for Resale
© 2012 St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA