22nd 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

Song of Solomon 2: 8-13

Come, let us sing of a wonderful love (StF 443)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (StF 228)

Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (StF 328)
My heart is full of Christ, and longs its glorious matter to declare! (StF 506)

James 1: 17-27

Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (StF 501)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
Master, speak! Thy servant heareth (StF 666)
Teach me, my God and King, in all things thee to see (StF 668)

Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open (StF 749)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
O for a heart to praise my God (StF 507)
O thou who camest from above (StF 564)
Purify my heart, let me be as gold (StF 508)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

Alternative related readings

Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9

Happy are they who find the grace (StF 500)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (StF 186)

Psalm 15

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)