Sunday 3 February, 2019

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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


As dawn awakes another day (StF 659)
Come with me, come wander (StF 462)
Go to the world! (StF 402)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)

Jeremiah 1: 4-10

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
*Give me the faith which can remove and sink the mountain to a plain (StF 661)
Have you heard God’s voice (StF 662)
‘I have a dream’, a man once said (website only)
I was on your mind long before you formed the earth (StF 468)
O God, you search me and you know me (StF 728)
There is no moment of my life (StF 482)
Thou hidden source of calm repose (StF 366)

Psalm 71: 1-6

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633) based on Psalm 62
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee (StF 434)

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

Come, let us sing of a wonderful love (StF 443)
*Give me the faith which can remove and sink the mountain to a plain (StF 661)
I will speak out for those who have no voices (StF 702)
Make me a channel of your peace (StF 707)
Of all the Spirit’s gifts to me (StF 709)
Peace, perfect peace, is the gift of Christ our Lord (StF 710)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)

Luke 4: 21-30

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (StF 155)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
God’s Spirit is in my heart (StF 404)
Listen for God (website only)
Speak, O Lord, as we come to you (StF 161)
We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)

Categories: Lectionary.

2 Responses to Sunday 3 February, 2019

  1. Ruth Fitch says:

    Some of the hymn suggestions are really not suitable for all-age worship or where children are present! How about some ideas for hymns that are lively, with modern language? This is one of the biggest problems with STF; that they imported a huge chunk of what was already in Hymns & Psalms (which I think all of our local churches had or still have) instead of bringing a book of brand new material to sit alongside existing books. Rock of Ages? Seriously?

    I haven’t finished my choices yet but am definitely going for 239 (Sent by the Lord am I) as my Jeremiah one. Love it.

    • Editor says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Ruth. You’re right in that we don’t identify hymns particularly for children when selecting suggestions to accompany the lectionary. Speaking for myself (and it was me to who revised the suggestions for 3 February), my sense is that it is probably best for the person leading worship to identify hymns most suitable for younger members of the congregation. “All-age” can look very different from one congregation to the next.

      That said, no – the editors of StF opted not to have a “children’s hymns” section, which does make identifying such hymns a little trickier – but arguably encourages us to be a little more creative? There are lots of newer hymns and texts to choose from. Interestingly, excluding Liturgical Settings, I calculate that 55% of the hymns in StF are new i.e. not included in Hymns and Psalms.

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