Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12 November, 2017

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings are laid out as for the continuous form of the lectionary. Alternative related readings (OT and psalm only) are below. Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading.

See below for alternative Remembrance Service hymns and links.

Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)

Psalm 78: 1-7

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
God’s spirit is in my heart (StF 404)
Teach me, my God and King (StF 668)

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Come, let us join our friends above (StF 744)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Going home, moving on (StF 734)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Matthew 25: 1-13

Come, Lord Jesus, come (StF 168)
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
In the darkness of this world (StF 173)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
Stay with me (StF 780)
The Church’s one foundation (StF 690)
There’s a light upon the mountains (StF 188)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Alternative related readings:

Wisdom of Solomon 6: 12-16 and Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 6: 17-20

Powerful in making us wise to salvation (StF 160)
Holy Spirit, gift bestower (StF 383)

Amos 5: 18-24

God weeps at love withheld (StF 700)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (StF 228)
Hear the call of the kingdom (StF 407)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703)
In labour all creation groans (StF 704)
Send down the fire of your justice (StF 413)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
When the music fades, all is stripped away (StF 437)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the Father heart of God (StF 723)

Psalm 70

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)

or for Rembembrance Sunday

Isaiah 25: 1-9 or Isaiah 52: 7-12 or Micah 4: 1-8
Psalm 9: 9-20 or Psalm 46
Romans 8: 31-35, 37-39 or Revelation 22: 1-5
Matthew 5: 1-12 or Matthew 5: 43-48 or John 15: 9-17

General

Beauty for brokenness (StF 693)
Crown him with many crowns (StF 347)
For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind (StF 698)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)
Peace, perfect peace, is the gift of Christ our Lord (StF 710)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Singing the Faith Plus includes three pages that discuss varied responses to war in hymns:

In relation to those who refused to fight, see:

Categories: Lectionary, Remembrance Sunday

In war, in peace (website only)

“In war, in peace” by Ian Smart New on 12 April 2016 – a communion hymn that explores the generous welcome of Jesus’ meal table in the context of war as well as peace     see details / comment

Categories: 77.9. and refrain, Chereponi, Ghana, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Reconciliation and Healing, Remembrance Sunday, Smart, Ian

Great God, whose name and heart is love (website only)

“Great God, whose name and heart is love” by Andy Fyall New on 3 July 2015 – a hymn that challenges Christians to offer hope to others and witness to the God of peace     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Easter, Fulda, Fyall, Andy, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Justice and Peace, Niagara, O Waly Waly, Remembrance Sunday 2 Comments

Lord, we recall your words (website only)

“Lord, we recall your words that speak of love” by Andrew Brown New on 22 October 2014 – a hymn suitable for Rembrance Sunday that explores the call to lay down one’s life for friends     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.88., Brown, Andrew, Credo, Dura, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Our Journey with God, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, The Passion and the Cross, Times and Seasons

A century passes, memories will fade (website only)

“A century passes, memories will fade” by Andrew Pratt New on 13 April 2014 – a hymn for Remembrance Sunday     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10. and Alleluias, Engelberg, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Sine Nomine

We stand for brave and selfless friends (website only)

“We stand for brave and selfless friends” by Gareth Hill New on 25 October 2012 – a Remembrance Sunday hymn to complement Andrew Pratt’s “Once crimson poppies bloomed”     see details / comment

Categories: Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Richmond, St Columba (Erin)

Remembrance (Once crimson poppies bloomed) (website only)

“Once crimson poppies bloomed” by Andrew Pratt New on 25 October 2012     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Little Cornard, Pratt, Andrew, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, St Godric

Poppies to remember (website only)

“Poppies to remember” by Dominic Grant New on 25 October 2011     see details / comment

Categories: 65.65.D. and refrain, Eucharistic, Evelyns, Grant, Dominic, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday 5 Comments

By a monument of marble (StF 131)

By a monument of marble,
or a simple wooden cross     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (comp), Danzig, Evelyn, Dobson, Marjorie, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Scarlet Ribbons, Times and Seasons

O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)

O God, our help in ages past     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Croft, William, New Year: Watchnight, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, St Anne, Times and Seasons, Watts, Isaac 3 Comments

To be a soldier (StF 133)

To be a soldier,
to fight for peace till war shall end     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Justice and Peace, Maule, Graham, Miles Christi, Our Journey with God, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Times and Seasons