Sunday 10 March, 2024


4th Sunday in Lent

For Mothering Sunday suggestions, see below.

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

emmaus-1Our featured hymn during Lent is We'll walk with you by Andrew Herbert. You will find it listed in some of our lectionary suggestions but may wish to use it on a regular basis during this period.


Gracious God, you call your people (website only)
I cannot speak your name, O Lord (YAHWEH) (website only)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416) communion hymn

Numbers 21: 4-9

Empty, broken, here I stand, Kyrie Eleison (StF 421)
Here as we kneel (StF 521)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast (StF 598) communion hymn

Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Holy breath of God, find me in this place (StF 380)
It’s me, it’s me, O Lord (StF 523)
Now thank we all our God (StF 81)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)
When all your mercies, O my God (StF 97)

Ephesians 2: 1-10

All hail the power of Jesu’s name! (StF 342)
Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
And can it be that I should gain? (StF 345)
Beneath the cross of Jesus (StF 442)
Bread is blessed and broken (StF 576) communion hymn
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401) suitable for communion
*Father, whose everlasting love (StF 320)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
What kind of love is this (StF 286)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)

John 3: 14-21

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)
Before the world began (StF 101)
Eat this bread, drink this cup (StF 583) communion hymn
*Father, whose everlasting love (StF 320)
Food to pilgrims given (StF 584) (communion hymn)
Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
In the wonder of creation (StF 110)
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice (StF 359)
Lord, the light of your love is shining (StF 59)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Man of sorrows! (StF 361)
Meet and right it is to sing (StF 32)
The Spirit lives to set us free (StF 397)
To God be the glory, great things he has done! (StF 94)
We trust the mighty love of God (StF 742)

Mothering Sunday 

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Exodus 2: 1-10

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
*He’s got the whole world in his hand (StF 536)

1 Samuel 1: 20-28

God of Eve and God of Mary (StF 119)
I should like to speak to you (StF 522)
Lord, in our lonely hours (StF 616)
Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)

Psalm 34: 11-20

*Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)

or Psalm 127: 1-4

I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)

2 Corinthians 1: 3-7

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
*He’s got the whole world in his hand (StF 536)
Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

or Colossians 3: 12-17

All praise to our redeeming Lord (StF 608)
As we gather in your presence now (StF 609)
*God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
Make us your prophets, Lord (StF 665)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)
Morning glory, starlit sky (StF 12)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)

Luke 2: 33-35

Birth brings a promise of new life awaking (StF 226)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 504)
Mary and Joseph came to the Temple (StF 229)
*Through long years of watchful waiting (StF 232)

or John 19: 25-27

*God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594)
Remembering Mary (website only)
*Through long years of watchful waiting (StF 232)
We gladly celebrate and praise (StF 120)

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