5th Sunday in Lent (Year B)
(First Sunday of the Passion)


(Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading)

Jeremiah 31: 31-34

Be still, for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
God of all power, and truth, and grace (StF 498)
I, the Lord of sea and sky (StF 663)
Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
O for a heart to praise my God (StF 507)
O Lord we are always in your presence (StF 33)
Praise to the living God! (StF 87)

Psalm 51: 1-12 or Psalm 119: 9-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s themes

Behold the servant of the Lord! (StF 546)
Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)

Hebrews 5: 5-10

Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
He came to earth in poverty (StF 246)
Jesus Christ – Perfect Love (StF 325)
Jesus the carpenter, hanging on Calvary (StF 275)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)

John 12: 20-33

I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Jesus Christ – Perfect love (StF 325)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594)
Lord, you have come to the seashore (StF 558)
Man of Sorrows! What a name (StF 361)
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain (StF 306)