Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Ash Wednesday

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

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide (StF 141)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Father, in whom we live (StF 5)
O the bitter shame and sorrow (StF 432)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)
We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)
We pray until the hour, that awesome hour unknown (StF 741)

Psalm 51: 1-17

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice (StF 274)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
Let us break bread together with the Lord (StF 592)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)
O for a heart to praise my God (StF 507)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)

2 Corinthians 5: 20b - 6: 10

Captain of Israel’s host, and guide (StF 459)
Come and see, come and see (StF 270)
* Come, now is the time to worship (StF 24)
Come, sinners to the gospel feast (StF 401)
Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Soldiers of Christ, arise and put your armour on (StF 637)

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

* Come, now is the time to worship (StF 24)
Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart (StF 520)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
God grant us words to speak when words are all we bear (StF 647)
Pray for a world where every child finds welcome in a sheltered space (StF 527)
Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire (StF 529)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
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