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Sunday 30 March 2014

4th Sunday in Lent

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

For Mothering Sunday suggestions, see below. Alternative resources and additional hymns. (See also: MRDF’s Mothering Sunday worship resource; and Week 4 of the 2013 Lent Course produced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which focuses on Mothering Sunday.)

1 Samuel 16: 1-13

All glory, laud, and honour (StF 262)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (StF 228)
When the music fades and recognition falters (StF 437)

Psalm 23

Hymns that echo the psalmist’s theme

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide (StF 141)
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! (StF 88)
The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (StF 480)
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (Stuart Townend ver.) (StF 481)

Ephesians 5: 8-14

Jesus comes with all his grace (StF 326)
Lord, the light of your love is shining (StF 59)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Spirit who broods, Spirit who sings (StF 396)

John 9: 1-41

Amazing Grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (StF 134)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (StF 182)

Or for Mothering Sunday

Exodus 2:1-10

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
*He’s got the whole world in his hand (StF 536)

or 1 Samuel 1:20-28

God of Eve and God of Mary (StF 119)
Lord, in our lonely hours (StF 616)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)

Psalm 34: 11-20

God, beyond our dreams, you have stirred in us a memory (StF 496)
*Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)

or Psalm 127:1-4

Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Earth’s creator, everyday God (StF 45)
*He’s got the whole world in his hand (StF 536)
Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
*Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

or Colossians 3:12-17

All praise to our redeeming Lord (StF 608)
As we gather in your presence now (StF 609)
*God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
God with us: Creator, Father (StF 8)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)

Luke 2:33-35

Eternal God, you love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
Father I place into your hands the things I cannot do (StF 519)
For the beauty of the earth (StF102)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594)
Mary and Joseph came to the Temple (StF 229)
*Through long years of watchful waiting (StF 232)

or John 19:25-27

*God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
*Through long years of watchful waiting (StF 232)
We gladly celebrate and praise (StF 120)     see details / comment

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Sunday 23 February 2014

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18

Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table (StF 495)
I will speak out for those who have no voices (StF 702)
Take my life, and let it be (StF 566)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)

Psalm 119: 33-40

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God, beyond our dreams, you have stirred in us a memory (StF 496)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (StF 501)

1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23

*Come down, O love divine (StF 372)
Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways (StF 495)
In Christ alone my hope is found (StF 351)
Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)

Matthew 5: 38-48

A new commandment I give unto you (StF 242)
Be still, for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
*Come down, O love divine (StF 372)
Make me a channel of your peace (StF 707)
The God who sings a new world into being shows the way (StF 714)     see details / comment

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Sunday 24 March 2013

6th Sunday in Lent (Year C) (2nd Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday)

What hymns have you chosen for this Sunday, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Entry into Jerusalem

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All people that on earth do dwell (StF 1)
Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
Holy, holy, holy Lord (StF 789)
*In Christ alone my hope is found (StF 351)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)
Sanctus and Benedictus (Holy, holy, holy Lord; Blessed is he) (StF 785)
*Santo, santo, santo (Holy, holy, holy God of power and might) (StF 766)

Luke 19: 28-40 (The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem)

All glory, laud and honour (StF 262)
Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Christ, our king before creation (StF 318)
*Food to pilgrims given, strength upon the way (StF 584)
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest (StF 263)
Jesus comes with all his grace (StF 326)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Make way, make way, for Christ the king in splendour comes (StF 264)
*My song is love unknown (StF 277)
Ride on, ride on in majesty! (StF 265)
*Santo, santo, santo (Holy, holy, holy God of power and might) (StF 766)

The Passion

Isaiah 50: 4-9a

*Come, wounded healer, your sufferings reveal (StF 271)
*In Christ alone my hope is found (StF 351)
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice (StF 359)
Man of Sorrows! What a name for the Son of God (StF 561)
Open, Lord, my inward ear (StF 450)

Psalm 31: 9-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

*Come, wounded healer, your sufferings reveal (StF 271)
*Here hangs a man discarded (StF 273)
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 649)
*Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290)

Philippians 2: 5-11

I am not skilled to understand what God has willed (StF 349)
Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice (StF 274)
Light of the world, you stepped into darkness (StF 175)
*Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
We do not presume to come to this table (StF 601) (for communion)
What kind of love is this that gave itself for me? (StF 286)
*Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290)

Luke 22: 14- 23: 56
or Luke 23: 1-49

To assist with the ordering of hymns in a service, the following suggestions are placed in shorter biblical sections. If your service is a reading of the longer Passion Narrative alongside a celebration of Holy Communion you may like to consider reading Luke 22:39 – 23:56 after the elements have been distributed.

Luke 22: 14-38 (The Last Supper)
An upper room did our Lord prepare (StF 569)
Because you have said ‘Do this for my sake’ (StF 574)
*Food to pilgrims given, strength upon the way (StF 584)
*From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594)
Up to your table, Lord, you call us (StF 599)

Luke 22: 39-65 (Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane – his betrayal and arrest)
*From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
*Jesus in the olive grove (StF 267)
Lord, in our lonely hours (StF 616)
One human family God has made (StF 687)
*Praise to the Holiest in the height (StF 334)
*Pray for the Church, afflicted and oppressed (StF 711)
Stay with me, remain here with me (StF 780)
To see the King of heaven fall (StF 269)
Up to your table, Lord, you call us (StF 599)
*We do not hope to ease our minds (StF 717)
When my love for Christ grows weak (StF 289)
*When you prayed beneath the trees, it was for me (StF 339)

Luke 22: 65 – 23:25 (Jesus on trial)
Come and see, come and see (StF 270)
*Jesus in the olive grove (StF 267)
*Pray for the Church, afflicted and oppressed (StF 711)
*We do not hope to ease our minds (StF 717)

Luke 23: 26-49 (The crucifixion and death of Jesus)
*Here hangs a man discarded (StF 273)
Jesus, remember me (StF 777)
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice (StF 359)
*Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
*My song is love unknown (StF 277)
O Love divine, what have you done! (StF 278)
*Praise to the Holiest in the height (StF 334)
There is a green hill far away (StF 284)
*We do not hope to ease our minds (StF 717)
*When you prayed beneath the trees, it was for me (StF 339)

Luke 23: 50-56 (The burial of Jesus)
I danced in the morning (StF 247)
*My song is love unknown (StF 277)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (StF 285)
‘Why has God forsaken me?’ (StF 291)     see details / comment

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Sunday 20 January 2013

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Isaiah 62:1-5

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (StF 317)
Community of Christ, who make the Cross your own (StF 681)
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord (StF 690)

Psalm 36:5-10

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (StF 83)

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by his grace (StF 608)
Give me the faith which can remove and sink the mountain to a plain (StF 661)
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)
Summoned by the God who made us rich in our diversity (StF 689)

John 2:1-11

Before the world began, one Word was there (StF 101)
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (StF 134)
Come to a wedding, come to a blessing (StF 603 vv.1-3 only)
Hail to the Lord’s anointed (StF 228)
He is Lord, he is Lord (StF 348)     see details / comment

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Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down (StF 384)

Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down     see details / comment

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O Lord, you have searched me out and known me (StF 835)

O Lord, you have searched me out and known me;     see details / comment

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Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)

Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom     see details / comment

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We plough the fields, and scatter (StF 130)

We plough the fields, and scatter     see details / comment

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When circumstances make my life (StF 641)

When circumstances make my life too hard to understand     see details / comment

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