Hymns for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 28 (33), Year C (13 Nov 2022) - Revised Common Lectionary

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the twenty-third 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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.  Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.


Isaiah 65:17-25 - For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth ... Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.  I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard ... The wolf and the lamb shall feed together ...They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain
Malachi  4:1-2a  4:1 See, the day is coming ... when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble ... But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.

Second: II Thessalonians 3:6-13 -  Do not let anyone have food if they do not work.

Gospel: Luke 21: 5-19  - Jesus speaks to the disciples about the end-times - and of all that will happen beforehand - and promises that their endurance will win their lives.


The second coming / God's triumph / Christ's overcoming of evil.  The Day of the Lord.   Revelation

Free-use hymns

A Charge to Keep I Have - Wesley

A safe stronghold our God is still - Carlyle

At the Name of Jesus

Christ is our corner-stone - Chandler
Christ whose Glory fills the Skies - Wesley

Come Ye that Love the Lord - Watts
Creator of the earth and skies - Bigg

Day of Judgment Day of Wonder - Newton

Fight the Good Fight
Forth in your name, O Lord, I go - Wesley

Freedom Is Coming 

God's Son came to Bless Us - Winkworth

Hark what a Sound and too Divine for Hearing - Myers

Help us to Help Each Other Lord - Wesley

How Firm a Foundation, you People of God - Keene (atrib)

If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee - Winkworth

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Jerusalem the Golden - Neale

Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness - Wesley
Jesus United by thy Grace - Wesley

Living to Serve the Cause of Christ (My gracious Lord, I own thy right) - Dodderidge

Lord keep us steadfast in your word - Winkworth

My Lord What a Morning - unknown

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Wesley

O Happy Day When We Shall Stand - Rygh

Songs of praise the angels sang - Montgomery

Strengthen for Service Lord the Hands - Humphreys / Dearmer

The Lord will Come and not be Slow - Milton

Thou Whose Almighty Word - Marriott

Through the Love of God our Saviour - Peters

We turn to God when we are Sorely Pressed - Bonhoeffer

Where Cross the Crowded ways of Life - North
Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode - Kennedy / How

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim - Wesley

Hymns which may still be copyright

All Who Love and Serve Your City - Routley

All Praise to Thee, for thou, O King Divine - Tucker

By Gracious Powers so Wonderfully Sheltered - Green

My Soul finds Rest in God Alone - Townend

O Christ the Same - Dudley Smith

O Day of God Draw Near  -Scott

Soon and Very Soon

We Know That Christ is Raised and Dies No More - Geyer

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