13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

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  1: 1,17-27

God hold us, enfold us, through desolate loss (StF 733)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
We trust the mighty love of God that wraps us round (StF 742)
When we were in the darkest night (StF 241)

See also section: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt (StF 623-645)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

2 Corinthians 8: 7-15

Giving it all to you (StF 551)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
Jesus, all for Jesus (StF 555)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
What kind of love is this? (StF 286)

Mark 5: 21-43

Amazing grace - how sweet the sound (StF 440)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
Heal us, Immanuel!  Hear our prayer (StF 650)
Lord, I come to you (StF 471)
O Christ, the Healer, we have come (StF 653)
We cannot measure how you heal (StF 655)



Alternative related readings



Wisdom of Solomon 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24

God in his love for us lent us this planet (StF 727)
There is a higher throne (StF 337)
Touch the earth lightly (StF 729)

or Lamentations 3: 22-33

Faithful God, faithful God (StF 47)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)
Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)

Psalm 30

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord, all you nations) (StF 778)
Let all the world in every corner sing (StF 57)
O sing to the Lord (StF 42)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)