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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for the Epiphany Season.

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

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Missal Propers

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Colossians iii. 12.

PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

The Gospel. St. Matthew xiii. 24.

THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.


Hymn Suggestions

Humbly I adore thee - Adoro Devote 204
Deck thyself with gladness - Schmucke dich 210
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee - Alleluia 281
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee - Hymn to Joy 769
Praise to the living God - Leoni 286
The Lord will come and not be slow - York 312
Lord of all hopefulness - Slane 363
O Christ, the Word incarnate - Munich 402
My God, accept my heart this day - Song 67 404
Commit thou all that grieves thee - Passion Chorale 446
My faith looks up to thee - Olivet 449
Love divine, love excelling - Hyfrydol 479
Love divine, love excelling - Love divine 479
God the Omnipotent - Russia 523
O what their joy and their glory must be - O Quanta Qualia 589

Alleluia, song of gladness - Dulce carmen 54
Alleluia, sing to Jesus - Alleluia 347
Alleluia, sing to Jesus - Hyfrodol 347
Ye watchers and ye holy ones - Vigiles et sancti 599