Sunday 28 March, 2021


Sixth Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday

See below for alternative readings relating to The Passion

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

Love this Calling

If you are preaching or leading worship this Sunday, here are the lectionary reading and hymn suggestion for this week’s Love This Calling focus area of Chaplains:

Mark 11: 1-11
Make us your prophets, Lord (StF 665)

Visit #LovethisCalling to find out more about this campaign that asks us to reflect on God’s calling for us all in this time and place that we find ourselves. Love this Calling also leads us up to, and beyond, Vocation Sunday, which this year is on Sunday 2 May, 2021.

Entry into Jerusalem

Mark 11: 1-11

All glory, laud and honour (StF 262)
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest! (StF 263)
Jesus comes with all his grace (StF 326)
Make way, make way, for Christ the King (StF 264)
Sanctus and Benedictus (Holy, holy, holy Lord: Blessed is he) (StF 785)

– and with owners of the colt in mind (vv.5-6):

Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred (StF 662)
Master speak! Thy servant heareth (StF 666)


John 12: 12-16

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Come on and celebrate (StF 44)
Holy, holy, holy Lord (StF 789)
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest! (StF 263)
My song is love unknown (StF 277)
Ride on, ride on in majesty! (StF 265)

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All people that on earth do dwell (StF 1)
Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high (StF 52)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

The Passion

Isaiah 50: 4-9a

Come, wounded healer, your sufferings reveal (StF 271)
God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290)

Psalm 31: 9-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Open, lord, my inward ear (StF 450)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)
When, O God, our faith is tested (St 643)

Philippians 2: 5-11

And can it be that I should gain (StF 345)
At the name of Jesus (StF 317)
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (StF 301)
I am not skilled to understand (StF 349)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (StF 640)

Mark 14: 1-15: 47

Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346)
Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
Jesus in the olive grove (StF 267)
Lord, you have my heart (StF 559)
One human family God has made (StF 687)
Stay with me (StF 780)
Up to your table, Lord you call us (StF 599) communion hymn
When my love for Christ grows weak (StF 289)
When we eat this bread (StF 786) liturgical setting for communion
When you prayed beneath the trees (StF 339)
‘Why has God forsaken me?’ (StF 291)

or Mark 15: 1-39 (40-47)

A man, despised and laughed to scorn (website only)
Come and see, come and see (StF 270)
Here hangs a man discarded (StF 273)
Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ proclaim (StF 276)
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice (StF 359)
My song is love unknown (StF 277)
O precious sight, my Saviour stands (StF 279)
O sacred head, sore wounded (StF 280)
O Love divine, what have you done! (StF 278)
Praise to the holiest in the height (StF 334)
Son of God humiliated (website only)
Stay here where nails are driven (StF 282)
The desolate Messiah dies (StF 283)
There is a green hill far away (StF 284)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (StF 285)
When I survey the wondrous cross (StF 287)

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