Hymns for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 13 (18), Year C (31 July 2022) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the eighth Sunday after Pentecost in 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 - sometimes in a limited setting.   Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

A small selection of hymns which are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.

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 11:1-11 - The Lord promises to return the people of Israel to their homes, despite them having turned away from him.
Ecclesiastes 1: 2; 12-14; 2:18-23 - Vanity of vanities.   A man who has laboured must leave what is his own to someone who has not toiled.  What does he gain for his toil?

89 - Lord you have been our refuge from one generation to the next /  You turn men back into dust / You sweep men away like a dream / Make us know the shortness of our life / In the morning, fill us with your love.
94 - O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts / Come ring out our joy to the Lord / Come in, let us kneel and bend low
107 - O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.

Second: Colossians 3:1-11 - Let your thoughts be on heavenly things - when Christ is revealed, you will be revealed in your glory with him.

Gospel:   Luke 12 : 13-21 - Parable of the rich fool, who built extra barns to store his wealth, but died before he could use them.


Looking towards heaven and eternal life.  Asking what is important to us, and what we value.

Free-use artworks

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

Free-use hymns

Be Thou my Vision (especially verse 4_)

Fight the Good Fight

God is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him - Rees

Hail Thou Once-despised Jesus - Bakewell

Hark my Soul it is the Lord - Cowper

Immortal Love for ever Full - Whittier

Jesus lives: Thy Terrors Now - Cox

Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth

Let Us With a Gladsome Mind - Milton

Lord in the Strength of Grace - Wesley

Make me a Captive Lord - Matheson

Master Speak Thy Servant Heareth - Havergal

My God how Wonderful Thou Art - Faber

Now Thank We All Our God

O love that Wilt not let me Go - Matheson

O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness - Monsell

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above - Cox

Son of God Eternal Saviour - Lowry

Teach me, my God and King - Herbert

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

We Give Thee But Thine Own - How

When all Thy Mercies O my God - Addison

Ye Servants of God - Wesley

Hymns which may still be copyright

A Spendthrift Lover Is The Lord - Troeger

Christ You are the Fullness - Polman

Come Back to Me - Norbet

Praise with Joy the World's Creator - Bell

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