Marking the Conversions of John and Charles Wesley

These hymns are especially appropriate for marking the conversions of John and Charles Wesley, as well as being suited to the post-Ascension - pre-Pentecost emphasis on developing discipleship reflected in today’s readings. These readings should not normally be used at the Principal Service on Pentecost.

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

General

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
How small a spark has lit a living fire! (StF 408)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)

Also see: Aldersgate – what changed for the Wesleys?

Isaiah 12: 1-6 or Isaiah 51: 1-3, 7-11

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
Your hand, O God, has guided (StF 692)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)

Romans 5: 1-11

Come, thou fount of every blessing (StF 494)
I am a new creation (StF 553)
I am not skilled to understand (StF 349)

or 2 Peter 1: 1-11

God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)

Mark 12: 28-37

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)

or Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20

Lord, your Church on earth is seeking (StF 410)
Go to the world! Go into all the earth (StF 402)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)