Sunday 28 May, 2023



holy-spirit-3In addition to the suggestions below, a number of hymns published on StF+ are suggested for Pentecost:

Come, Holy Spirit, come
Holy Spirit, fall on me
It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came
Set loose the tongues

Other Pentecost resources on StF+ include Touching the wind: how we describe the Holy Spirit and Pentecost-inspired prayers.

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

Acts 2: 1-21                             

Breathe on me, breath of God (StF 370)
Come, O Holy Spirit, come (Wa wa wa Emimimo) (StF 38)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (StF 379)
I come with joy, a child of God (StF 588)
*O breath of life, come sweeping through us (StF 391)
She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters (StF 393)
Spirit who broods (StF 396)
Streets are filled with many people (A Living Pentecost) (website only)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)
This is the day the Lord has made (StF 151)


Numbers 11: 24-30

Happy are they who find the grace (StF 500)
Holy Spirit, gift bestower (StF 383)
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down (StF 384)
Lord, in the strength of grace (StF 448)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
*O breath of life, come sweeping through us (StF 391)
*O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
Take my life, and let it be (StF 566)
*There’s a spirit in the air (StF 398)

Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All creatures of our God and King (StF 99)
Even as the world began (StF 71)
God, who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Touch the earth lightly (StF 729)

[Note: StF 824 offers a selection of verses from Psalm 104 for responsive reading. In the printed hymn book, the verses are incorrectly identified as "Psalm 104:1-17; 26-30" The verses included are in fact: Psalm 104:1-15; 24-34.]

1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13

Because you came and sat beside us  (StF 420)
Come Holy Ghost, your influence shed (StF 579)
Come to us, creative Spirit (StF 726)
Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (StF 382)
*O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
One is the body and one is the Head (StF 688)
*There’s a spirit in the air (StF 398)

John 20: 19-23

Colours of day dawn into the mind (StF 167)
Come down, O love divine (StF 372)
Holy breath of God, find me in this place (StF 380)
May the God of hope go with us every day (StF 411)
The love of God comes close where stands an open door (StF 654)


John 7: 37-39

As the deer pants for the water (StF 544)
Down the mountain flows the river (StF 377)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
In the beginning was darkness and nothing (StF 386)


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