Suggested Hymns from

Proper 6 [11]

Unifying Theme:
God's power and God's blessings, over human souls and nature alike
Scripture Theme Hymns
I Sam 15:34-16:13
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Saul rejected, David annointed
God's power to bless
203: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
651: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Psalm 20
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
Asking God's blessing for our brothers and sisters
It is good to praise God
67: We, Thy People, Praise Thee
96: Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above
103: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
417: O For a Heart to Praise My God
Mark 4:26-34 Parables of seeds--an intimate sharing of planting, growth, and harvest 469: Jesus Is All the World to Me
694: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
II Cor 5:6-10; 14-17
II Cor 5:6-17
The miracle of change--mortal life in the body changing to eternal life in Christ 372: How Can We Sinners Know
384: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Featured Hymn
Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire

Hymn #651
Text: Attr. to Rhabanus Maurus, 8th-9th cent.; trans. by John Cosin, 1627
Music: Vesperale Romanum, Mechlink, 1848; adapt. from Hymns for Church and School,

1. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire;
thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.    
2. Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love;
enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.
3. Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace;
keep far our foes; give peace at home;
where thou art guide, no ill can come.
4. Teach us to know the Father, Son,
 and thee, of both, to be but One;
 that through the ages all along
this, this may be our endless song:
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

God bless you--
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.