18th 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

Hosea 11: 1-11

God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
God is Love: let heaven adore him  (StF 103)
Hark, my soul! It is the Lord (StF 426)
Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives (StF 30) (vv.1&2 only unless celebrating Communion)
O love that wilt not let me go (StF 636)
O, the love of my Lord is the essence of all that I love here on earth (StF 431)

Psalm 107: 1-9, 43

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
My soul rejoices in God my Saviour (StF 60)
The trumpets sound, the angels sing (StF 35)
Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)

Colossians 3: 1-11

All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by his grace (StF 608)
In Christ there is no east or west (StF 685)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Lord, we come to ask your healing (StF 652)
Of all the Spirit’s gifts to me (StF 709)
We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet (StF 718)

Luke 12: 13-21

All I once held dear, built my life upon (StF 489)
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you (StF 544)
Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience (StF 701)
In an age of twisted values we have lost the truth we need (StF 703)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)

Alternative related readings

Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12-14, 2: 18-23

Deep in the darkness a starlight is gleaming (StF 625)
God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer? (StF 630)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)

Psalm 49: 1-12

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
God of grace and God of glory (StF 682)
Happy are they who find the grace (StF 500)