26th 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

Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10; 9: 20-22

O God of Bethel, by whose hand thy people still are fed (StF 475)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)

Psalm 124

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (StF 83)
When all your mercies, O my God, my rising soul sureys (StF 97)

James 5: 13-20

Here as we kneel, here as we pray (StF 521)
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy (StF 526)
What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

Mark 9: 38-50

In Christ there is no east or west (StF 685)
There's a wideness in God's mercy (StF 416)
Thou God of truth and love (StF 620)

Alternative related readings

Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Come down, O love divine (StF 372)
God has spoken - by his prophets (StF 157)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (StF 322)
Purify my heart, let me be as gold (StF 508)

Psalm 19: 7 - 14

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

As the deer pants for the water (StF 544)
Powerful in making us wise to salvation (StF 160)
Sing for God's glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)