24th 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


Our suggestions editor this month is Richard Lockley, a member of the Iona Community. A former resident musician on Iona, and with a close involvement with the community's Wild Goose Resource Group, Richard has included a number of options from Wild Goose publications. These include items from their most recent volume, 
This is God's World: "with themes from mission to mourning and the sacraments to the environment, enabling us to sing urgently and authentically in expression of perennial concerns and pressing issues of today". 

Proverbs 1: 20-33

Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (StF 250)
Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)
Thou hidden love of God (Church Hymnary 4)
Were I the perfect child of God (I Will Not Sing Alone, Wild Goose Publications)

Psalm 19

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord (StF 293)
From all that dwell below the skies (StF 75)
May the words of my mouth – chant (Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise, Wild Goose Publications)
Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him (StF 86)

or Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 7: 26 - 8: 1

Goodness is stronger than evil (There is One Among Us, Wild Goose Publications)
How shall I sing that majesty (StF 53)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
Sing of the Lord's goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)

James 3: 1-12

God grant us words to speak when words are all we bear (StF 647)
Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)

Mark 8: 27-38

Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462)
From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
O Jesus, I have promised (StF 563)
Show me the way of the cross once again (StF 452)
There is a Redeemer (StF 338)
Who am I? (Heaven Shall Not Wait, Wild Goose)

Alternative related readings

Isaiah 50: 4-9a

Come, wounded healer (StF 271)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
New every morning is the love (StF 137)
O love that wilt not let me go (StF 636)

Psalm 116: 1-9

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Blessed be your name (StF 41)
Father, I place into your hands the things I cannot do (StF 519)
King of Glory, King of Peace (StF 56)
There is a longing in our hearts (Church Hymnary 4)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)