Thursday 5 May, 2016

Ascension Day

Readings and suggested hymns may also be used on Sunday 8 May

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

Additional notes on the readings and choices of hymns are offered below by the Revd Phillip Poyner, this month’s compiler.

Acts 1: 1-11

* Alleluia, sing to Jesus (StF 568)
At the name of Jesus (StF 317)
Christ is alive, let Christians sing (StF 297)
* Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! (StF 300)
He is exalted (StF 52)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)

Psalm 47 or Psalm 93

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard (StF 106)
Great is he who's the King of kings (StF 321)
King of kings, majesty (StF 331)
Our God is an awesome God (StF 62)

Ephesians 1: 15-23

Alleluia, sing to Jesus (StF 568)
Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
He is Lord, He is Lord (StF 348)
Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (StF 382)
Jesus is King and I will extol him (StF 327)
Jesus shall take the highest honour (StF 356)
Majesty, worship his majesty (StF 333)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)

Luke 24: 44-53

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord (StF 293)
* Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! (StF 300)
Lord, I lift your name on high (StF 332)
There is a Redeemer (StF 338)
We sing the praise of Jesus (StF 315)
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