16th 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

Amos 8: 1-12

Father, we have sinned in word, and deed, and thought (StF 422)
In an age of twisted values we have lost the truth we need (StF 703)
The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)

Psalm 52 or Psalm 82

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All I once held dear (StF 489)
All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you (StF 544)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)

See also suggestions for Sunday 10 July 2016

Colossians 1: 15-28

All heaven declares the glory of the risne Lord (StF 293)
Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
God of all power, and truth, and grace (StF 498)
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (StF 301)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)
The love of God comes close where stands an open doot (StF 654)

Luke 10: 38-42

Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways (StF 495)
Speak in the stillness, God we pray (StF 511)
To be in your presence, to sit at your feet (StF 530)
You give rest to the weary (StF 657)

Alternative related readings

Genesis 18: 1-10

Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
New every morning is the love (StF 137)
Ubi caritas et amor (Where there is charity and love) (StF 783)

Psalm 15

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)