Watchnight and New Year

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

New Year’s Day

Captain of Israel’s hope, and Guide (StF 459)
God who sets us on a journey (website only)
Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives (StF 30)
Lord God we stand at the start of a new year (website only)
This day is a day of both prayer and of praising (website only)

Also see Hymns for New Year and Watchnight

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

I watch the sunrise lighting the sky (StF 469)
O Lord, we are always in your presence (StF 33)
One more step along the world I go (StF 476)
Thank you, O God, for the time that is now (StF 478)

Psalm 8

Hymn's echoing the psalmist's theme

Before the world began, one Word was there (StF 101)
God, who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)

Revelation 21:1-6a

God is love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
It came upon a midnight clear (StF 205 esp v.4)
There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738)

Matthew 25:31-46

"Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table" (StF 695)
Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
In the darkness of the still night (StF 109)
Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind and soul (StF 596) (if communion is being celebrated)
When I needed a neighbour, were you there? (StF 256)