Hymns for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 12 (17), Year C (24 July 2022) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the seventh 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.


Hosea 1:2-10:   God says through the prophet that number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, and in the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."
Genesis 18:20-32 - Abraham's negotiation with God about saving Sodom and Gomorrah if there are only a few just men found there.

Psalm 85 -  Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
Psalm:  137 - On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord / I thank you Lord with all my heart / I thank you for your faithfulness and love / The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly / You stretch out your hand and save me

Second: Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) - You have been raised up with Christ through your belief in the power of God .. he has brought you to life with him.

Gospel:   Luke 11: 1-13 - Jesus teaches the disciples to pray the "Our Father" ... knock and the door will be opened ... ask and it will be given to you.


Prayer.  Our Father in heaven:   praying to God with confidence and trust.

Art for this week

See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.

Free-use hymns

Be Thou my Vision

Christ Above all Glory Seated - Woodford

Father Eternal Ruler of Creation - Housman

Father of Heaven Whose Love Profound - Cooper

Father of Peace and God of love - Doddridge

Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken - Newton

Great Shepherd of thy People Hear - Newton

Hark my Soul it is the Lord - Cowper

Hark the Voice of Love and Mercy - Evans

Help us to help each other, Lord - Wesley 

Holy God We Praise Thy Name

Holy Majesty, Before You - Kjellstrand

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me - anon

Jesus the Very Thought of Thee - Caswall

Jesus Where'er thy People Meet - Cowper

Lord, Teach us how to Pray Aright

My God I Know I feel Thee Mine - Wesley

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Wesley

O God of Bethel by Whose Hand - Doddridge

O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness - Monsell

Our Father Thou in Heav'n Above - Winkworth

Prayer is the Soul's Sincere Desire - Montgomery

Pray, without ceasing, Pray - Wesley

Spirit Divine Attend our Prayers - Reed

Stand up and Bless the Lord - Montgomery

Take my life, and let it be

The Church's One Foundation

The Strife is o'er the Battle Done - Pott

There's a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Thy Kingdom Come O God

We Limit not the Truth of God - Rawson

We sing the Praise of him who Died - Kelly

We Walk by Faith

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

When Morning Gilds the Skies - Caswall

Hymns which may still be copyright

Father God in Heaven - Seddon (ref - paraphrase of Lord's Prayer, tune KUMBAHYA)

Father in Heaven Grant to Your Children - Niles

Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive - Herklots

How Long O Lord - Woollett

Lead On O Cloud of Presence - Duck

Let all who Pray the Prayer Christ Taught - Troeger

Living Lord - Appleford (esp verse 2)

Our Heavenly Father Through Your Son - Stephens

Pray for the Church Afflicted and Oppressed - Pratt-Green

Seek Ye First - Lafferty

We Bring you Lord our Prayer and Praise  - Dudley Smith

We Know That Christ Is Raised - Geyer

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