Suggested Hymns from

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

(Year A)

Unifying Theme:
It is important to heed the letter of the law,
and even more important to heed the Spirit.

Scripture Theme Hymns
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Holy fasting, not just going hungry 395: Take Time to Be Holy
436: The Voice of God Is Calling
500: Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
Psalm 112:1-9 (10) Blessings to those who fear the Lord 374: Standing on the Promises
662: Stand Up and Bless the Lord
Matthew 5:13-20 Salt and light; honor God's law 440: Let There Be Light
635: Because Thou Hast Said
1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Wisdom comes from the Spirit 332: Spirit of Faith, Come Down
475: Come Down, O Love Divine

Featured Hymn
Stand Up and Bless the Lord

Hymn #662
Words: James Montgomery

Music: Genevan Psalter; adapt. by William Crotch
Tune Name: ST. MICHAEL

1.	Stand up and bless the Lord, 
	ye people of his choice; 
	stand up and bless the Lord your God 
	with heart and soul and voice. 
2.	Though high above all praise,
	above all blessing high, 
	who would not fear his holy name, 
	and laud and magnify? 
3.	O for the living flame 
	from his own altar brought, 
	to touch our lips, our minds inspire, 
	and wing to heaven our thought! 
4.	God is our strength and song, 
	and his salvation ours; 
	then be his love in Christ proclaimed 
	with all our ransomed powers. 
5.	Stand up and bless the Lord; 
	the Lord your God adore; 
	stand up and bless his glorious name, 
	henceforth forevermore.

God bless you--
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Passages suggested are from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright © by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.