30th 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

Joel 2: 23-32

Beyond impossibility (website only)
Breathe on me breath of God (StF 370)
Come, you thankful people, come (StF 123)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
See how great a flame aspires (StF 412)
Spirit of God, unseen as the wind (StF 394)
When all your mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys (StF 97)

Psalm 65

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

I sing the almighty power of God (StF 107)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer (StF 125)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
You shall go out with joy (StF 487)

2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18

A prize that won’t perish (website only)
Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide (StF 459)
For all the saints who showed your love (StF 746)
Got a race to run (website only)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)
When our confidence is shaken (StF 644)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

Luke 18: 9-14

Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart (StF 520)
It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer (StF 523)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
Just as we are (website only)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)
We do not presume to come to this table (StF 601) a communion hymn

Alternative related readings

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-17 or Jeremiah 14: 7-10, 19-22

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open (StF 749)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
The love of God comes close where stands an open door (StF 654)
Ubi caritas et amor (Where there is charity and love) (StF 783)
We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet (StF 718)

Psalm 84: 1-7

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
May the glory of the Lord fill his temple (StF 31)