12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

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

1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49

Even as the world began (StF 71)
*Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
May the God of hope go with us every day (StF 411)
Spirit of the living God (StF 395)
*Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

Psalm 9: 9-20

Oh freedom, Oh freedom. Oh freedom (StF 697)
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise (StF 50)
You give rest to the weary (StF 657)

or 1 Samuel 17: 57 – 18: 5, 10-16

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
*Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)
*Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
Thanks for friends who keep on loving (StF 619)

Psalm 133

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)
Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)

See also section: Life and Unity in the Church (StF 675 – 692)

2 Corinthians 6: 1-13

Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
*Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
*Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)

Mark 4: 35-41

Be still and know that I am God (anon.) (StF 18)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (StF 250)
O Jesus I have promised (StF 563)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life (StF 645)

Alternative related readings

Job 38: 1-11

Even as the world began (StF 71)
From the highest of heights (StF 48)
In the beginning God played with the planets (StF 108)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
Praise ye the Lord! 'Tis good to raise (StF 115)

Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Always remember, never forget (StF 70)
Calm me Lord as you calmed the storm (StF 624)
Come all you people (Uyau mose) (StF 22)
Eternal Father, strong to save (StF 517)