Ascension Day

Hymns and readings listed for today are also suitable for use on Sunday 24th, and vice versa.

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are not mentioned again in other sections but may be considered appropriate elsewhere.

Acts 1: 1-11

(Also see suggestions for Acts 1: 6-14, Sunday 24 May)

*Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)
Born in song! (StF 21)
Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! (StF 300)
*He is exalted (StF 52)
Like the murmur of the dove’s song (StF 389)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind and soul (StF 596) (following communion)
Sing to him in whom creation (StF 14)

Psalm 47

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

How shall I sing that majesty (StF 53)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (StF 147)
Worship God with the morning sunrise (StF 68)

OR

Psalm 93

All creatures of our God and King (StF 99)
God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard (StF 106)
*Morning glory, starlit sky (StF 12)

Ephesians 1: 15-23

All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by his grace (StF 608)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
*Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
He is Lord, he is Lord (StF 348)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord (StF 690)

Luke 24: 44-53

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord (StF 293)
Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
God forgave my sin in Jesus' name (StF 424)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (StF 364)
The Saviour, when to heaven he rose, in splendid triumph o'er his foes (StF 669)
We sing the praise of Jesus (StF 315)