Sunday 30 December, 2018

1st Sunday of Christmas

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Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26

Birth brings a promise (StF 226)
Here am I, Lord, I’ve come to do your will (StF 552)
O Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end (StF 563)
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee (StF 566)
Take, oh take me as I am (StF 781)

Psalm 148

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Angels, from the realms of glory (StF 190)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (StF 228)
King of Glory, King of peace (StF 56)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (StF 83)

Colossians 3: 12-17

Come all who look to Christ today (StF 678)
Jesus, stand among us, at the meeting of our lives (StF 30)
Let earth and heaven combine (StF 208)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day (StF 504)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)

Luke 2: 41-52

Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
God of Eve and God of Mary (StF 119)
He came to earth in poverty (StF 246)
Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (StF 501)
Jesus is the heart of Christmas (StF 207)
Love laid bare (website only)
Remembering Mary (website only)
Says Jesus, Come and gather round (StF 510)
Take, oh take me as I am (StF 781)
What shall I do my God to love (StF 516)     see details / comment

Categories: Lectionary