Sunday 2 June, 2019

7th Sunday of Easter
Sunday in Ascensiontide

The readings for Ascension Day (30 May) may also be used and hymns are therefore also suggested for these readings below.

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

Acts 16:16-34

And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour’s blood? (StF 345)
Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
*Go to the world! Go into all the earth (StF 402)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
I am a new creation (StF 553)
Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)

Psalm 97

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord (StF 293)
For the music of creation (StF 74)
God is love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
Over all the earth, you reign on high(StF 63)

Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)
Crown him with many crowns (StF 347)
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (StF 79)
Of the Father’s love begotten (StF 181)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
The splendour of the King (StF 15)

John 17: 20-26

As your family, Lord, see us here (StF 571)
Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)
Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346)
*Go to the world! Go into all the earth (StF 402)
O blessed spring, where Word and sign (StF 617)
One is the body and one is the Head (StF 688)
You call us out to praise you (website only)

Ascension Day readings

Acts 1: 1-11

*At the name of Jesus (StF 317)
Christ is alive, let Christians sing (StF 297)
*Hail the day that sees him rise (StF 300)
*Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (StF 382)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Lord, I lift your name on high (StF 332)
Majesty, worship his majesty (StF 333)

Psalm 47

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Blessed be your name (StF 41)
He Lord, he is Lord (StF 348)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (StF 147)

or Psalm 93

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! (StF 88)
Worship God with the morning sunrise (StF 68)

Ephesians 1: 14-23

Be known to us in breaking bread (StF 573)
*Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (StF 382)
New every morning is the love (StF 137)

Luke 24: 44-53

*At the name of Jesus (StF 317)
Come, let us with our Lord arise (StF 148)
*Hail the day that sees him rise (StF 300)
Into the darkness of this world (StF 173)
Light of the world (StF 175)     see details / comment

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