Sunday 9 August 2015

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)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)

Ephesians 4: 25-5:2

God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
God loves you, and I love you (StF 614)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Thanks for friends who keep on loving (StF 619)
Thou God of truth and love (StF 620)

John 6: 35, 41-51

Bread of life , Truth Eternal (StF 578)
Jesu, the joy of loving hearts (StF 365)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Lord, I lift your name on high (StF 332)

Alternative related readings

1 Kings 19: 4-8

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

And are we yet alive, and see each other's face? (StF 456)
Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide (StF 459)
God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
Jesus - the name high over all (StF 357)
King of Glory, King of Peace (StF 56)
Praise the Lord! You heavens adore him (StF 86)
Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord (StF 186)
This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
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