20th 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

Isaiah 5: 1-7

God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
God weeps at love withheld (StF 700)
Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
There is a Redeemer (StF 338)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power (StF 682)
In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
Out of the depths I cry to thee, Lord God! Hear my prayer! (StF 433)
Praise ye the Lord! 'Tis good to raise our hearts and voices (StF 115)

Hebrews 11: 29 – 12:2

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Author of life divine (StF 572)
For all the saints who showed your love (StF 746)
Give me the wings of faith to rise within in the veil, and see (StF 747)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (StF 312)
The Spirit lives to set us free, walk, walk, in the light (StF 397)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

Luke 12: 49-56

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult (StF 250)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
See how great a flame aspires (StF 412)

Alternative related readings

Jeremiah 23: 23-29

O God, you search me and you know me (StF 728)
The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
When listening prophets (StF 163)

Psalm 82

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme


Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow (StF 723)