17th 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

2 Samuel 11: 1-15

God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)
When  we are tested and wrestle alone (StF 240)

Psalm 14

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Father, we have sinned in word, and deed (StF 422)
God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)

Ephesians 3: 14-21

Come down, O Love divine (StF 372)
Come, let us join our friends above (StF 744)
I know that my redeemer lives. and ever prays for me (StF 502)
Lord, I come to you (StF 471)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Not far beyond the sea nor high above the heavens, but very nigh (StF 159)

John 6: 1-21

A rich young man came seeking (StF 243) especially verse 3
All people that on earth do dwell (StF 1)
Eternal Father, strong to save (StF 517)
In a byre near Bethlehem (StF 324)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
When we were in the darkest night (StF 241)

Alternative related readings

2 Kings 4: 42-44

Break thou the bread of life (StF 153)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)

Psalm 145: 10-18

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Come let us praise the Lord (StF 43)
Father, in whom we live (StF 5)
Let all the world in every corner sing (StF 57)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (StF 340)