Ash Wednesday 

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

General
Christ our Redeemer knew temptations's hour (StF 235)
Forty days and forty nights (StF 236)
We'll walk with you (God called you, Jesus) (website only)

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
O the bitter shame and sorrow (StF 432)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)
We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)
We pray until the hour, that awesome hour unknown (StF 741)

or

Isaiah 58: 1-12

For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)
The church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)
The God who sings a new world into being (StF 714)

Psalm 51: 1-17

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Almighty God, we come to make confession (StF 419)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)
O for a heart to praise my God (StF 507)

2 Corinthians 5: 20b – 6: 10

Captain of Israel’s host, and guide (StF 459)
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
*Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)
You call us, as you called the Twelve (website only)

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart (StF 520)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
God grant us words to speak when words are all we bear (StF 647)
Pray for a world where every child finds welcome in a sheltered space (StF 527)
*Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire (StF 529)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)