Sunday 9 April, 2017

6th Sunday in Lent / 2nd Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday

Two themes are combined on this Sunday of the year: the marking of Palm Sunday and a meditation on the events of Holy Week as a whole. For this reason, alternative readings and hymns are suggested under the headings 'Entry into Jerusalem' and 'The Passion'.

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

Entry into Jerusalem

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

Hymn that echoes the psalmist’s theme

Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King (StF 77)

Matthew 21: 1-11

All glory, laud, and honour (StF 262)
Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Holy, holy, holy Lord (StF 789)
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest! (StF 263)
Make way, make way for Christ the King (StF 264)
Ride on, ride on in majesty! (StF 265)
Sanctus and Benedictus (Holy, holy, holy Lord; Blessed is he) (StF 785)
Santo, santo, santo (Holy, holy, holy God of power and might) (StF 766)

The Passion

Isaiah 50: 4-9a

Come, wounded Healer (StF 271)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290)

Psalm 31: 9-16

Hymns that echo the psalmist’s theme

My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Safe in the shadow of the Lord (StF 509)
You give rest to the weary (StF 657)

Philippians 2: 5-11

Angel voices ever singing (StF 39)
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (StF 317)
Crown him with many crowns (StF 347)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day (StF 504)
The Church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)

Matthew 27: 11-54

Come and see, come and see (StF 270)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
He came to earth, not to be served (StF 445)
Here hangs a man discarded (StF 273)
Jesus the carpenter, hanging on Calvary (StF 275)
My song is love unknown (StF 277)
O precious sight, my Saviour stands (StF 279)
O sacred head, sore wounded (StF 280)
There is a green hill far away (StF 284)
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