15th 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 6: 1-5, 12b-19

God it was who said to Abraham (StF 464)
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful (StF 776)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

Psalm 24

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

At the name of Jesus (StF 317)

Ephesians 1: 3-14

Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
Come, let us sing to the One (StF 2)
Come, thou fount of every blessing (StF 494)
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
Father God, I wonder (StF 72)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
There is a redeemer (StF 338)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)

Mark 6: 14-29

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (StF 182)
*The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
Wild and lone the prophet’s voice (StF 189)

Alternative related readings

Amos 7: 7-15

God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
I will speak out for those who have no voices (StF 702)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
*The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
The right hand of God is writing in our land (StF 715)
When listening prophets dare to speak (StF 163)

Psalm 85: 8-13

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)
PLord, you were favourable to your land - Psalm 85 (StF 815) responsive reading
Speak, O Lord, as we come to you (StF 161)