Hymns for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 8 (13), Year C (26 June 2022) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the third Sunday after Pentecost, Year C.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) meaning the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing.  Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns which are, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).

Suggestions about other free-to-use hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.


First: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 - Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here ..." But Elisha would not leave him.  At one point as they travelled, Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted until the two of them crossed on dry ground.  Eventually,  Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven.  Elisha picked up the mantle of Elijah and found that it parts the water in the same way it had previously.

Psalm:  77 - I cry aloud to God

Second: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 - You were called to liberty, but take care to serve one another in works of love.  The whole commandment is summarised as "Love your neighbour as yourself".  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  ... If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

Gospel:   Luke 9:51-62 - Jesus takes the road for Jerusalem - those who he asks to follow him all have other things to do first.


Following and serving Christ.

Free-use hymns

A Mighty Fortress is our God

All People That on Earth Do Dwell

“Come, follow Me,” the Savior Spake

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Firmly I Believe and Truly

God is my Strong Salvation

Holy Spirit, Truth Divine  - Longfellow

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Jesus Calls Us - Alexander

Jesus Good above all Other - Dearmer

Let the Whole Creation Cry

Lord, be thy Word my Rule - Wordsworth

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

My Song is Love Unknown

O Bless the Lord my Soul (Watts)

O Saviour, Precious Saviour

Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens

Take up Thy Cross

The God of Abraham Praise 

Thou art the Way to Thee Alone - Doane

Thou didst Leave Thy Throne and Thy Kingly Crown - Elliot

When Christ our Lord to Andrew Cried

Ye Holy Angels Bright - Baxter

You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim - Wesley

Hymns which may still be copyright

Deep in the Shadows of the Past - Wren

Have you Heard God’s Voice has your Heart been Stirred - Jones

Here I Am, Lord - Schutte

Jesus Christ is Waiting - Bell / Maule

Moses I Know You’re the Man - White especially verses 3-5

The Summons - Bell / Maule

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