Sunday 14 May, 2017

5th Sunday of Easter

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

Suggestions for Christian Aid Week 2017 with its refugee-related themes

Beauty for Brokenness (StF 693)
*Come, build the church—not heaps of stone (StF 679)
Down the road come refugees (website only)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
The love of God comes close where stands an open door (StF 654)
There are no strangers to God’s love (StF 716)

See also: A wandering Aramean was my ancestor (first published for Refugee Week, 2016) – hymn suggestions and additional materials focusing on our response to the needs of refugees. And read more about Christian Aid Week here.

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

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

Acts 7: 55-60

Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462)
I am not skilled to understand what God has willed, what God has planned (StF 349)
*For all the saints who from their labours rest (StF 745)
*My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
*I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
*Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

*And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face? (StF 456)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Father, I place into your hands the things I cannot do (StF 519)
I lift my eyes up to the mountains (StF 631)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
*Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

1 Peter 2: 2-10

*All my days I will sing this song of gladness (StF 343)
*And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face? (StF 456)
Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
*Come, build the church—not heaps of stone (StF 679)
Everlasting God, the years go by (StF 46)
*For all the saints who from their labours rest (StF 745)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
God is here! As we his people (StF 25)
*How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (StF 322)
Let us build a house (StF 409)
*My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Not far beyond the sea nor high above the heavens, but very nigh (StF 159) esp. v.2
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord (StF 690)
Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)

John 14: 1-14

*All my days I will sing this song of gladness (StF 343)
Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346)
Easter jubilation fills the streets (StF 299)
God is love: his the care (StF 403)
Going home, moving on, through God’s open door (StF 734)
Here we kneel, here as we pray (StF 521)
*I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
I know that my Redeemer lives, and ever prays for me (StF 502) esp. v.4
Jesus, be the centre (StF 447)
Jesus the Lord said: ‘I am the Bread’ (StF 252) esp. v.3
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
O Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end (StF 563) esp. v.4
Son of God, if your free grace (StF 336)
Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me (StF 395)
What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)
You are the centre, you are my life (StF 567)

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