25th 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 31: 10-31

As dawn awakes another day (StF 659)
As we gather in your presence now (StF 609)
Praise to the holiest in the height (StF 334)

Psalm 1

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Happy is the one who does not take bad advice (Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise,  Wild Goose Publications)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)

James 3: 13 - 4: 3, 7-8a

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
God of grace and God of glory (StF 682)
Happy are they who find the grace (StF 500)
Praise to the Lord for the joys of the earth (Heaven Shall Not Wait, Wild Goose Publications)

Mark 9: 30-37

All the room was hushed and still (StF 266)
Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)
When Jesus longed for us to know (Church Hymnary 4)

Alternative related readings

Wisdom of Solomon 1: 16-2:1, 12-22

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
The thirsty deer longs for the streams (StF 514)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)

Jeremiah 11: 18 - 20

God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
In the wonder of creation (StF 110)
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice (StF 359)
Though the fruit tree doesn't blossom (StF 93)

Psalm 54

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Faithful God, faithful God (StF 47)
I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Lord of the boundless curve of space (StF 111)
Son of God, if your free grace (StF 336)
Thou hidden source of calm repose (StF 366)