Hymns Selection for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (7 February 2021)


First: Job 7:1-4, 6-7

Is not … life on earth nothing more than pressed service? …. Restlessly I fret ’till twilight falls … swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed.

Psalm: 146

  1. Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted
  2. Praise the Lord for he is good
  3. The Lord builds up Jerusalem
  4. Our Lord is great and almighty.

Second: I Corinthians 9 16-19, 22-23

Paul says “I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel … I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could ….

Gospel: Mark 1 29-39

Jesus heals: firstly Simon’s mother-in-law of a fever, and then many in the town who were suffering diseases or posessed. Then he goes to a lonely place to pray – and then to the neighbouring towns to preach there too.


  1. Jesus as healer – heals the broken so they are free to serve God and God’s people.
  2. The pain of suffering.
  3. The hope which healing brings.
  4. Without Christ, our lives are like drudgery.


  1. All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
  2. Balm in Gilead
  3. Be Still and Know that I am God
  4. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
  5. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
  6. Jesu Lover of my Soul
  7. O God our Help in Ages Past
  8. O Praise ye the Lord
  9. O Worship the King
  10. Your Hands O Lord in Days of Old
  11. Healer of Every Ill – Haugen
  12. Healer of the Sick – Leftley
  13. Lay Your Hands – Landry
  14. The Lord will Heal the Broken Heart – Lawton
  15. We Cannot Measure How You Heal – Bell
  16. We come to You for Healing Lord – Stuempfle

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