Sunday 19 November, 2017

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Judges 4: 1-7

Come, divine Interpreter (StF 154)
God has spoken—by his prophets (StF 157)
God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
Help us, O Lord, to learn the truth your word imparts (StF 501)
Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)

Psalm 123

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Almighty God, we come to make confession (StF 419)
Behold the servant of the Lord! (StF 546)
Hark, my soul! It is the Lord (StF 426)
When all your mercies O my God (StF 97)
Ye servants of God (StF 340)

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

All praise to our redeeming Lord (StF 608)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
I am the bread, the bread of life (StF 587)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Sing we the King who is coming to reign (StF 185)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)
Thou God of truth and love (StF 620)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Matthew 25: 14-30

*Come, let us anew our journey pursue (StF 460)
Give me the faith which can remove and sink the mountain to a plain (StF 661)
Giving it all to you (StF 551)
I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Take my life, and let it be (StF 566)
Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)

Alternative related readings:

Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-18

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience (StF 701)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703)
Love inspired the anger (StF 253)
The right hand of God is writing in our land (StF 715)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow (StF 723)

Psalm 90: 1-8 (9-11) 12

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

*Come, let us anew our journey pursue (StF 460)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
Lord of the boundless curves of space (StF 111)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)
Lord, you have ben our refuge (StF 816) (Psalm 90: spoken, responsive)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the Father heart of God (StF 723)

Categories: Lectionary.

3 Responses to Sunday 19 November, 2017

  1. Jo Allen says:

    I’m preparing for Sunday 19th November. StF 478 fits the Matthew reading well. However, although a fairly simple tune I’m not sure how well the congregation will pick it up especially as we will be using recorded music. I’ve looked at the alternatives, of which there are many in the same metre but hardly any of them fit the words! The best alternative tunes in my opinion are StF 672 = ‘Epiphany’ or StF 185 ‘The Glory Song’ but omitting the refrain! Both of these fit the words better than others I looked. I love the words of the hymn but may not risk using it on this occasion. Perhaps I will when at my own Church!!

  2. Nigel Wrighton says:

    I’m a local preacher preparing for a service on 19th November and preaching on the parable of the ten talents. I’ve searched Singing the Faith for suitable hymns and came across no. 491 which seems to fit this parable very well, but it doesn’t appear in your recommended list. I’m surprised and thought I’d draw it to your attention.

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