Sunday 3 November, 2019


31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

For use when this Sunday is not observed as the Sunday of All Saints. See alternative readings for All Saints.

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

Habakkuk 1: 1-4; 2:1-4

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)
My troubled soul, why so weighed down? (StF 635)
Sing we the King who is coming to reign (StF 185)
Thou hidden source of calm repose (StF 366)

Psalm 119: 137-144

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

Come let us praise the Lord (StF 43)
Faithful God, faithful God (StF 47)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Jesus, lover of my soul (StF 355)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)

2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4, 11-12

Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
Fight the good fight with all your might (StF 634)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
God of all power, and truth, and grace (StF 498)
Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor powers (StF 474)
Sing of the Lord's goodness (StF 65)

Luke 19: 1-10

Everyone needs compassion (StF 627)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Jesus – the name high over all (StF 357)
Man of sorrows! What a name (StF 361)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
The Spirit lives to set us free (StF 397)

Alternative related readings

Isaiah 1: 10-18

Day by day dear Lord (StF 444)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways (StF 495)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)
Lord, in the strength of grace (StF 448)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
The God who sings (StF 714)
We will walk with God, my brothers (StF 484)

Psalm 32: 1-7

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

'Forgive our sins as we forgive' (StF 423)
My lips shall praise you (StF 430)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)

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