1st Sunday after Christmas

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

Isaiah 63: 7-9

As water to the thirsty (StF 441)
Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy) (StF 788) sung reflectively after the reading
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)
O, the love of the Lord is the essence of all that I love (StF 431)

Psalm 148

Hymns echoing psalmist’s theme

Angel voices ever singing (StF 39)
Praise my soul, the King of heaven  (StF 83)
Praise the Lord, his glories show (StF 84)
Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him (StF 86)
Praise to the holiest in the height (StF 334)
Ye holy angels bright (StF 69)

Hebrews 2: 10-18

Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
Pray for the Church, afflicted and oppressed (StF 711)
When Jesus came to Jordan (StF 233)

Matthew 2: 13-23

I, the Lord of sea and sky (StF 663)
Long ago, prophets knew Christ would come (StF 178)
Father, I place into your hands (StF 519)
Thuma mina (Send me, Lord) (StF 782)
Unto us a boy is born! (StF 218)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow? (StF 723)