Hymns for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (15 Jan 2023) - Revised Common Lectionary

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany in Year A.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be provided, 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.






Readings   

First: Isaiah 49: 1-7 - You are my servant, Israel .. I will make you light to the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 39 : Here I am Lord, I come to do your will / I waited, I waited for the Lord / You do no ask for sacrifice and offerings / In the scroll of the book it stands written / Your justice I have proclaimed.

Second: I Corinthians 1:1-9 : Paul sends greetings to the church in Corinth ... who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere ... for [Christ] is their Lord no less than ours - you were strengthened - and God is faithful.

Gospel: John 1:29-42 - John sees Jesus and recognizes that he is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world and says that he saw the Spirit come down on Jesus like a dove when he (John) baptized Jesus.   This is how he knows that Jesus is the Chosen One of God.


Themes

Jesus - the Chosen lamb of God - the word made flesh who lived among us, to do the Father's will.


Free-use art

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




Free-use hymns

A Lamb goes Uncomplaining Forth - composite translation from Gerhardt



Christ is the World's Redeemer - McGregor

Christ the Lord is risen again - Windworth

Come Let us Join our Cheerful Songs


Glory to God in Highest Heav'n - translated from Luther



Hark the Glad Sound - Doddridge


Hail Thou Once-Despised Jesus - Bakewell / Toplady

Holy Father, Thou hast taught me - Neale

How Brightly Beams the Morning Star - Winkworth

I hear the Savior Say - Hall

I Love to Tell the Story - Hankey / Fischer



Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult - Alexander

Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth

Jesus, the Name High over All - Wesley

Lamb of God Most Holy - Russell



Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour - Bourne

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God - composite


O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High - Webb

Praise to Thee and Adoration - Kvamme

Strengthen for Service, Lord, the Hands

The Leadings of the Spirit (Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove) - Browne


Walking with God - ( O for a closer walk with God) - Cowper

When Christ’s Appearing was Made Known - Neale

When Christ our Lord to Jordan came* (esp vv 1,3,4) - Massie


Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim - Wesley





Hymns which may still be copyright

Christ when for us you were Baptized - Tucker

Down by the Jordan - Gillette (ref)

Faithful Vigil Ended - Dudley-Smith



Lamb of God (Your only Son, no sin to hide) - Paris

Lord bid your Servant go in Peace - Quinn

See the Lamb of God - Brown

Sing of Andrew, John's Disciple - Daw

Spirit Song (O let the Son of God enfold you)

The Sinless one to Jordan Came - Timms

There is a Redeemer - Green

When Jesus Came to Jordan - Green

When Jesus taught by Galilee - Dudley-Smith

Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice - Daw

You are my All in All (You are my strength when I am weak) - Jenigan


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