Sunday 18 August, 2019

20th 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

Isaiah 5: 1-7

God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
God weeps at love withheld (StF 700)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
There is a Redeemer (StF 338)
We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet (StF 718)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Like the murmur of the dove's song (StF 389)
O blessed spring, where Word and sign embrace us (StF 617)
You are the Vine, we are the branches (StF 258)

Hebrews 11: 29 – 12:2

Father, hear the prayer we offer (StF 518)
For all the saints who showed your love (StF 746)
Give me the wings of faith to rise within in the veil, and see (StF 747)
Lord, in our lonely hours (StF 616)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (StF 312)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

Luke 12: 49-56

Called by Christ to be disciples (StF 660)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
God who sets us in a journey (website only)
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult (StF 250)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
See how great a flame aspires (StF 412)

Alternative related readings

Jeremiah 23: 23-29

O God, you search me and you know me (StF 728)
The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
When listening prophets (StF 163)

Psalm 82

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow (StF 723)
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