Sunday 7 August, 2016

19th 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 1: 1, 10-20

God of justice, Saviour of all (StF 699)
I'll praise my Maker while I've breath (StF 79)
May the God of hope go with us every day (StF 411)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
The Church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (StF 228)
How shall I sing that majesty? (StF 53)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)

Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16

Author of faith, eternal Word (StF 457)
All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Give me the faith which can remove (StF 661)
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
We trust the mighty love of God (StF 742)

Luke 12: 32-40

All I once held dear, built my life upon (StF 489)
* Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
As we gather, Father, seal us (StF 570)
Take my life, and let it be (StF 566)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
When we are living, we are in the Lord (StF 485)

Alternative related readings

Genesis 15: 1-6

* Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Before the world began (StF 101)
Your hand, O God, has guided (StF 692)

Psalm 33: 12-22

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

As the deer pants for the water (StF 544)
I lift my eyes up to the mountains (StF 631)
It is God who holds the nations in the holllow of his hand (StF 705)
The steadfast love of God (StF 66)
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