Ash Wednesday 

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

Also see:

Beginning Lent – some thoughts about Ash Wednesday

Repentance and Forgiveness: a journey into God’s grace (1)

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Father, we have sinned in word, and deed, and thought (StF 422)
*Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

or Isaiah 58: 1-12

For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
*Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love (Kneels at the feet of his friends) (StF 249)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
The God who sings a new world into being (StF 714)
We lay our broken world (StF 718)
We pray for peace, but not the easy peace (StF 719)
*You call us out to praise you (website only)

Psalm 51: 1-17

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)
O for a heart to praise my God (StF 507)
Safe in the shadow of the Lord (StF 509)

2 Corinthians 5: 20b-6:10

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Forty days and forty nights (StF 236)
Give voice to the prophets (website only)
Have you heard God's voice (StF 662)
May the mind of Christ my saviour (StF 504)
The Church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)
*You call us out to praise you (website only)

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (StF 495)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
Happy are they who find the grace (StF 500)