Sunday 25 November

Sunday before Advent (Christ the King)

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

2 Samuel 23: 1-7

All hail the power of Jesu’s name! (StF 342)
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (StF 134)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
We trust the mighty love of God that wraps us round (StF 742)

Psalm 132: 1-12 (13-18)

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace (StF 487)

Revelation 1: 4b-8

Come on and celebrate (StF 44)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
Majesty, worship his Majesty (StF 333)
Victim divine, thy grace we claim (StF 600)

John 18: 33-37

Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (StF 591)
Let earth and heaven agree (StF 358)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
Sing we the king who is coming to reign (StF 185)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (StF 312)

Alternative related readings

Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (StF 743)
How shall I sing that majesty? (StF 53)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
The God of Abraham praise (StF 91)
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (StF 340)

Psalm 93

Everlasting God, the years go by but you’re unchanging (StF 46)
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high (StF 52)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF330)
Our God is an awesome God (StF 62)

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