Written on the Heart

Rend Your Hearts: Claiming the Promise

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B

That the gospel is countercultural is beyond debate. But texts like this one are so subtly against our way of thinking that we might not even realize the pull to deny this proclamation even as we preach it. Yet, how can we make such a claim about a magnificent vision of the kin-dom of God? It seems something that we all long for on a regular basis, particularly during a time of unrest and division. This is a utopia worth claiming, so why would we be reluctant?

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Jeremiah 31:31-34 UMH Table Head Info The United Methodist Hymnal MVPC Table Head Info Mil Voces Para Celebrar (Spanish) CLUW Table Head Info Come, Let Us Worship (Korean) TFWS Table Head Info The Faith We Sing SOZ Table Head Info Songs of Zion URW Table Head Info Upper Room Worshipbook WSM Table Head Info Worship & Song, Music Edition WSW Table Head Info Worship & Song, Worship Resources Edition SoG Table Head Info Songs of Grace TAH Table Head Info The Africana Hymnal
Change My Heart, O God 278 2152
Come and Fill Our Hearts 2157 378
Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine 606 135
Give Me a Clean Heart 2133 182 4125
Glory in the Cross 3075
God Is So Good 2056 231
God the Sculptor of the Mountains 2060
Great Is Thy Faithfulness 140 30 81 4011
Have Thine Own Way, Lord! 382 213 327
Here I Am, Lord (I, the Lord of Sea and Sky) 593 289 263
I Want a Principle Within 410
If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee 142
Life-giving Bread 2261
O For a Heart to Praise My God 417
O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go 480 255 322
Please Enter My Heart, Hosanna 2154

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Psalm 51:1-12 UMH Table Head Info The United Methodist Hymnal MVPC Table Head Info Mil Voces Para Celebrar (Spanish) CLUW Table Head Info Come, Let Us Worship (Korean) TFWS Table Head Info The Faith We Sing SOZ Table Head Info Songs of Zion URW Table Head Info Upper Room Worshipbook WSM Table Head Info Worship & Song, Music Edition WSW Table Head Info Worship & Song, Worship Resources Edition SoG Table Head Info Songs of Grace TAH Table Head Info The Africana Hymnal
Breathe on Me, Breath of God 420 167
Change My Heart, O God 278 2152
Depth of mercy 3097
Depth of Mercy! Can There Be 355 273
Fix Me, Jesus 655 122 4123
Forgive Us, Lord 2134
Give Me a Clean Heart 2133 182 4125
Give Me Jesus 3140
God of truth, you have spoken your Word 92
Have Thine Own Way, Lord! 382 213 327
I hear the Savior say 3100
I Want a Principle Within 410
Jesus Paid It All 3100
Jesus, Lover of My Soul 479
Jubilate, Servite (Come, Rejoice in God) 2017 383
Just as I Am, Without One Plea 357 208 4137
Let Us Pray to the Lord 485
O For a Heart to Praise My God 417
O God, Be Merciful to Me 7
Open Our Eyes 2086
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior 351 271 4107
Please Enter My Heart, Hosanna 2154
Renewing God, trusting in your infinite grace 93
Sunday's Palms Are Wednesday's Ashes 2138
Thy Holy Wings, O Savior 502

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Hebrews 5:5-10 UMH Table Head Info The United Methodist Hymnal MVPC Table Head Info Mil Voces Para Celebrar (Spanish) CLUW Table Head Info Come, Let Us Worship (Korean) TFWS Table Head Info The Faith We Sing SOZ Table Head Info Songs of Zion URW Table Head Info Upper Room Worshipbook WSM Table Head Info Worship & Song, Music Edition WSW Table Head Info Worship & Song, Worship Resources Edition SoG Table Head Info Songs of Grace TAH Table Head Info The Africana Hymnal
’Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies 282 182
Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended 289 186
At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Shall Bow 168
Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine 369 65 287 4083
Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow 379 309
Crown Him with Many Crowns 327 157
Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus 325
Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord 2131
Love the Lord Your God 2168
Make Me a Captive, Lord 421
My Song Is Love Unknown 2083
Nothing But the Blood 362
O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done 287 185
O the Lamb, the Loving Lamb 300
The Sacrifice You Accept (Psalm 51) 276
Victim Divine 2259
What Can Wash Away My Sin 362
Who was it who for profit's gain 3080

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John 12:20-33 UMH Table Head Info The United Methodist Hymnal MVPC Table Head Info Mil Voces Para Celebrar (Spanish) CLUW Table Head Info Come, Let Us Worship (Korean) TFWS Table Head Info The Faith We Sing SOZ Table Head Info Songs of Zion URW Table Head Info Upper Room Worshipbook WSM Table Head Info Worship & Song, Music Edition WSW Table Head Info Worship & Song, Worship Resources Edition SoG Table Head Info Songs of Grace TAH Table Head Info The Africana Hymnal
A Charge to Keep I Have 413 4117
And Are We Yet Alive 553
Beneath the Cross of Jesus 297
Christ for the World We Sing 568 260
Dear Lord, Lead Me Day by Day 411 100
For the Healing of the Nations 428
Glorify Thy Name 2016
Go to Dark Gethsemane 290 187
Hallelujah! What a Savior 165
Healer of Our Every Ill 2213 161
Hymn of Promise (In the Bulb There Is a Flower) 707 338 392
I Can Hear My Savior Calling 338
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus 2129
Jesus Calls Us o’er the Tumult 398 96
Lead On, O King Eternal 580 174
Lift High the Cross 159 164 174
Living for Jesus 2149
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace 2171
Man of Sorrows! What a Name 165
Mil Voces Para Celebrar 59
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone 424
My Faith Looks Up to Thee 452 215 4104
Now the Green Blade Riseth 311
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing 57 1 226 4019
O Jesus, I Have Promised 396 214
One Bread, One Body 620 324 237
Open Our Eyes 2086
Rise Up, O Men of God 576
Take Up Thy Cross, the Savior Said 415 145
The Summons 2130 60
Together We Serve 2175
We Would See Jesus 256 168
Where He Leads Me 338 42
Who was it who for profit's gain 3080