Sunday 8 January, 2017

Sunday after Epiphany (1st in Ordinary Time)

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

Isaiah 42: 1-9

Behold the Lamb of God, behold the Lamb of God (StF 234)
Come, Wounded Healer, your sufferings reveal (StF 271)
God! When human bonds are broken (StF 649)
He came to earth, not to be served (StF 445)
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (StF 328)
* Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

Phillip Poyner notes: “It is hard, from a Christian perspective, not to read Isaiah’s visions of the humble, suffering servant sent by God and think automatically of the life of Jesus. Some of the hymns above refer directly to Jesus’ life and witness.” See also:

And did God’s feet in ancient time (“New Jerusalem”) (website only) – N.B. a reworking of Blake’s poem, 2 nd verse suitable for Holy Communion
Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346)

Psalm 29

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God move in a mysterious way (StF 104)
Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred?  (StF 662)
In the darkness of the still night (StF 109)
* Longing for light, we wait in darkness  (StF 706)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)

Acts 10: 34-43

All hail the power of Jesu's name! (StF 342)
As we gather, Father, seal us (StF 570)
Come, all who look to Christ today (StF 678)
Community of Christ, who make the Cross your own (StF 681)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it (StF 353)
We believe in God the Father (StF 764)
We believe in God the Father (Paul Thompson ver. with chorus: website only)

Matthew 3: 13-17

Baptise us with your Spirit (StF 369)
Because you have said  (StF 574)
Behold the servant of the Lord (StF 546)
Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us (StF 374)
Crashing waters at creation (StF 376)
God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard (StF 106)
Jesus shall take the highest honour (StF 356)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
May the love of the Lord rest upon your soul (StF 771)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
When Jesus came to Jordan (StF 233)
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