Hymn suggestions for Saturday 30 March, 2024


Holy Saturday 

Also see Holy Week – a Singing the Faith introduction


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


Consider reading out loud, or singing, the first verse of Gareth Hill’s God who knows our darkest moments (website only) today, and then singing all three verses on Easter Day.
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

Also see Avoiding Holy Saturday

Job 14: 1-14

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51) *
God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)


Lamentations 3: 1-9, 19-24

God, hold us, enfold us, through desolate loss (StF 733)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
We pray for healing and for health (website only)

Psalm 31: 1-4, 15-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
When circumstances make my life (StF 641)

1 Peter 4: 1-8

I know that my Redeemer lives, and ever prays for me (StF 502)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)
We would believe: Lord help our unbelieving (website only)

Matthew 27: 57-66  

*God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
My song is love unknown (StF 277)
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain (StF 306)
The quaking earth is calm (website only)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)
Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290) 


John 19: 38-42

See Matthew 27: 57-66

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