4th Sunday of Easter 

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

Love this Calling

If you are preaching or leading worship this Sunday, here are the lectionary reading and hymn suggestion for this week’s Love This Calling focus area of Administrators:

1 John 3: 16-24
As dawn awakes another day (StF 659)

Visit #LovethisCalling to find out more about this campaign that asks us to reflect on God’s calling for us all in this time and place that we find ourselves. Love this Calling also leads us up to, and beyond, Vocation Sunday, which this year is on Sunday 2 May, 2021.


Acts 4: 5-12

All for Jesus - all for Jesus (StF 341)
Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
For all he came, for all he lived (website only)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
Jesus Christ is the Lord of all (StF 352)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (StF 591) communion hymn
Let earth and heaven agree (StF 358)
We have a gospel to proclaim (StF 418)

Psalm 23

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
When circumstances make my life to hard to understand (StF 641)

1 John 3: 16-24

All the room was hushed and still (StF 266)
Father, hear the prayer we offer (StF 518)
I come with joy, a child of God (StF 588) communion hymn
If we claim to love our neighbour (website only)
Lord, we recall your words (website only) omitting v.3 and v.4
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)
Victim divine, thy grace we claim (StF 600)

John 10: 11-18

Alleluia, alleluia (StF 757) (liturgical setting)
Give me the faith that can remove (StF 661)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
There is a higher throne than all this world has known (StF 337)
In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
I will sing the wondrous story (StF 323)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)