Suggested Hymns from

Sundays After Pentecost

Proper 13 [18]

Scripture Theme Hymns
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13
Exodus 16:2-4
Repentance, Pardon, Forgiveness, Recognition of being a Sinner 378 Amazing Grace
355 Depth of Mercy
365 Grace Greater than Our Sin
363 And Can It Be that I Should Gain
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy #121
357 Just as I Am, Without One Plea
337 Only Trust Him
Psalm 51:1-12
Psalm 78:23-29
Iniquity of man, deserving of judgment, and man's need for God's mercy Psalm 51: Psalter p. 785 response 2;
All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord #554
John 6:24-35 Sufficiency of Christ, Bread of Life, Eternal Life 127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Fill My Cup, Lord #641
599 Break Thou the Bread of Life
510 Come, Ye Disconsolate
The Bread of Life for All is Broken #633
644 Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring
467 Trust and Obey
Ephesians 4:1-16 Gifts of God, Our Gifts for Ministry, Body of Christ, A Life Worthy of our Calling 545 The Church's One Foundation
Many Gifts, One Spirit #114
Help Us Accept Each Other #560
413 A Charge to Keep I Have
085 We Believe in One True God
All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord #554

Featured Hymn
Come, Ye Disconsolate

Hymn #510
Words by Thomas Moore
Music by Samuel Webbe

Thomas Moore lives on only in his poetry. He is probably better known for his Irish ballad, "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms," than for this sole surviving text from the thirty-two hymns he wrote. Thomas Hasting altered Moore's original 3rd stanza in his 1831 publication, Spiritual Songs for Social Worship.

"Come Ye Disconsolate" appeared in 1816 in Moore's Sacred Songs. Its language and meter reflect the imagery and cadence of the hymns of its time. The hymn is an invitation to prayer, and invokes the theologies of repentance, confession and forgiveness of sin.

Music planners should note that the tune "Consolator," while neither its original name nor used with its original text, has become identified with Moore's hymn since 1816 when Moore adopted it for his hymn. The original tune was written as a solo and arranged as a duet for the 1831 publication of Moore's text. The hymn still may be best presented in either of these ways.

Many have wrongly assumed that "Come Ye Disconsolate" is only for funerals because its closing phrase refers to heaven as the final solution to earthly woes. However, that need not be the case if one remembers that "heaven" is but a metaphor for God, whose heavenly presence is readily available via earthly prayer.

Consider the messages captured in the words of this hymn:

1. Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
2. Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."
3. Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

God bless you--
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Contributed by Rev. Linda K. Morgan-Clark

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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.