Hymns for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The theme this week for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B is healing. Some hymns can heal, but more often than not, they can open big old wounds. :-

RESTORATIVE HYMNS THE CONGREGATIONS WILL KNOW:-

  • Breathe on me, breath of God
  • Blest are the pure in heart
  • Lord for tomorrow
  • God be in my head
  • Praise my soul the King of heaven

REMEDIAL HYMNS THE CONGREGATION PROBABLY WON”T KNOW:- 

  • We cannot measure (Trad Scottish melody)
  • We give God thanks (Tune of O Priest and Victim)
  • What does the Lord require
  • Forgive our sins as we forgive (Kentucky)
  • Forth in the peace of Christ of Christ (Orlando Gibbons or Trad Welsh Melody
  • Jesus lover of my sin (Parry)

HYMNS THAT SHOULD CARRY A HEALTH WARNING

  • Bread for the world broken (Christopher Walker)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Lay your hands (Carey Mundup)
  • Living Lord (Patrick Appleford)    –    This was a favourite in the 70s and early 80s.
  • Sing my soul – Estelle White
  • He’s got the whole world in his hands
  • Healing Hands – Elton John (you never know – anything is possible in contemporary liturgical practices.)

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2 thoughts on “Hymns for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  1. Clare says:

    Gillam,

    Well spotted. It was in the wrong list! Whilst we do regretfully end up singing some protestant hymns in our parish, Amazing Grace is a hymn we certainly don’t ever sing in our parish.

    And quite honestly, it is not the Lutheran dogma or the Calvinistic view of redemption in this hymn that offends me, it is that ghastly tune.

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