March 17, 2024

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year B)

On this fifth Sunday in Lent, churches around the world will hear the fifty-first psalm, "Create in me a clean heart, O God." Join us on Sing For Joy as we hear music for that psalm and more.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • (PS) Psalm 51:1-12
    or Psalm 119:9-16
  • (2R) Hebrews 5:5-10
  • (G) John 12:20-33

My Song is Love Unknown (LOVE UNKNOWN)John Ireland / Samuel Crossman, lyricist (2R)
Choir of St. John's Church, Elora / Noel Edison
(CD) Faire is the Heaven: Hymns and Athems / NAXOS / 8.557037
© 2003 Naxos, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37067, USA

Create in Me a Clean Heart O GodJ.A. Freylinghausen / Paul J. Christiansen, arranger (PS)
The Concordia Choir: Moorhead, MN / René Clausen
(CD) My Soul's Delight / CONCORDIA RECORDINGS / E-2229
© 1998 Concordia Recordings, 901 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN, 56562, USA

Miserere mei Deus (Have mercy on me, God)William Byrd (PS)
Contrapunctus / Owen Rees
(CD) Libera Nos: The Cry of the Oppressed / SIGNUM CLASSICS / SIGCD338
© 2013 Signum Classics, Unit 14 21 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7JD, United Kingdom

Miserere mei, DeusSarah MacDonald (PS)
Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir: Ely, United Kingdom / Sarah MacDonald
(CD) Penitence and Redemption / REGENT RECORDS / REGCD397
© 2013 Regent Records, PO Box 528, Wolverhampton, WV3 9YW, United Kingdom

St. John Passion: Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious BattleBob Chilcott / Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, lyricist / John Mason Neale, translator (2R, G)
The Choir of Wells Cathedral / Matthew Owens
(CD) Bob Chilcott: St. John Passion / SIGNUM CLASSICS / SIGCD412
© 2015 Signum Classics, Unit 14 21 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7JD, United Kingdom

Now the Green Blade Rises (NOËL NOUVELET)French Carol / John M.C. Crum, lyricist / David Cherwien, arranger (G)
The National Lutheran Choir: Minneapolis, MN / David Cherwien, organ / David Cherwien
© 2005 National Lutheran Choir Recordings, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 302, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, USA