Ash Wednesday (Year B)

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

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Father, we have sinned in word, and deed, and thought (StF 422)
*Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
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)
Sent by the Lord am I (StF 239)
The Church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)
We pray for peace, but not the easy peace (StF 719)

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)
Have you heard God's voice (StF 662)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

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)
*Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)