Hymns for Proper 10 (15), Year C (5th Sunday after Pentecost, 10 July 2022) - Revised Common Lectionary

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


Amos 7:7-17 The prophet Amos sees what the Lord is showing him, and hears and responds to the call preach the Lord's message. This causes political issues, but Amos was undeterred, and prophesied that Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.
Deuteronomy 30:10-14 - Moses tells the people to obey the voice of God, keeping the commandments and laws that are in the Book, and he reassures them that this is possible for them, because God's word is very near.

82 - God has taken his place in the divine council
25 - To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Second: Colossians 1:1-14  - Paul greets the believes in Colossae, telling them that his community is praying for them and thanking God that they have faith in Christ Jesus ... "May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience ... He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son."

Gospel:   Luke 10:25-37 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul and mind, and love your neighbour as yourself  - the parable of the Good Samaritan


Loving God and neighbour - love in action.   God's closeness to humankind.

Free-use hymns

As Your Family Lord See us Here

Behold the Servant of the Lord - Wesley

Day by Day Dear Lord

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost - Wordsworth

Hark my Soul it is the Lord - Cowper

Help us to Help each Other Lord - Wesley

Love the Lord Your God

Lord of Glory You Have Bought Us - Alderson

Lord Teach us how to pray Aright - Montgomery

May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill - Osler

O Lord of Heaven and Earth and Sea - Wordsworth

O Thou who Camest from Above - Wesley

Open My Eyes, That I May See

Speak Lord in the Stillness - Crawford

What Shall we Offer our Good Lord

When Morning Gilds the Skies - Caswell

Your Words to me are Life and Health

Hymns that may still be copyright

As we Gather at your Table - Daw

God hath Spoken by his Prophets - Briggs

God is Love and where True Love is God himself is There - Quinn

Go forth for God: go Forth to the World in Peace - Peacy

It is God who holds the Nations in the Hollow of his Hand - Pratt-Green

Jesu Jesu Fill us with your Love

Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace - Spannausvin

Open our Eyes Lord - various settings

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service - Bayley

Servant Song - Gilliard

Speak O Lord - Townend (ref)

Ye that know the Lord is Gracious - Alington

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