John and Charles Wesley

The readings are for use on Wesley Day (24 May) or on Aldersgate Sunday (the Sunday preceding 24 May). Also see Aldersgate – what changed for the Wesleys?

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


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)

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

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
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)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

Romans 5:1-11

All my days I will sing this song of gladness (StF 343)
Come, thou fount of every blessing (StF 494)
I am a new creation (StF 553)
I am not skilled to understand (StF 349)
Stay here where nails are driven (StF 282)

or 2 Peter 1:1-11

Father of everlasting grace (StF 378)
Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
God, whose love is all around us (StF 585)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)

Mark 12:28-37

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
If we claim to love our neighbour (website only)
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)
For all he came, for all he lived (website only)
Go to the world! Go into all the earth (StF 402)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)