Sunday 8 August, 2021


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

2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer (StF 630)
O love that wilt not let me go (StF 636)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

Ephesians 4: 25-5:2

A new commandment I give unto you (StF 242)
Come, Lord Jesus, come (StF 168) this hymn could be used for prayers of intercession with prayers between the verses
Come on and celebrate! (StF 44)
God how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
God loves you, and I love you (StF 614)
Hear the call of the kingdom (StF 407)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Make me a channel of your peace (StF 707)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)
Thanks for friends who keep on loving (StF 619)
Thou God of truth and love (StF 620)
We are marching in the light of God (StF 483)

John 6: 35, 41-51

Author of life divine (StF 572)
Be known to us in breaking bread (StF 573)
Bread of life, hope of the world (StF 577)
Bread of life , Truth Eternal (StF 578)
Come Holy Ghost, your influence shed (StF 579)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (StF 322)
I am the Bread, the bread of life (StF 587)
I, The Lord of sea and sky (StF 663)
Jesu, the joy of loving hearts (StF 365)
Jesus the Lord said: 'I am the Bread' (StF 252)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
There’s a quiet understanding (StF 36) 

Alternative related readings

1 Kings 19: 4-8

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
How long, O Lord will you forget an answer to my prayer? (StF 630)
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)
When our confidence is shaken (StF 644)

Psalm 34: 1-8

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Blessed be the name of the Lord (StF 40)
Blessed be your name (StF 41)
God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
Jesus - the name high over all (StF 357)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Majesty, worship his majesty (StF 333)
Praise the Lord! You heavens adore him (StF 86)
Take my life, and let it be (StF 566)
This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
When morning gilds the skies (StF 368)
Ye holy angels bright (StF 69)

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