Hymns for Proper 5 (10), Year A - Revised Common Lectionary (2nd Sunday after Pentecost, 11 June 2023)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for Proper 5 (10) in Year A.

Most are  free-to-use 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 items that may still be copyright may also be included.  

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.


First:   Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord told Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation ..."  Abram, with Sarah and Lot went to Canaan, where the Lord said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So Abram built there an altar to the Lord, then pitched his tent.
Hosea 5:15-6:6  The prophet expresses God's frustration with shallow repentance, and desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Second: Romans 4:13-25  God's promise is realised through Abraham's faith:   he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," ..."  He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body

Gospel:   Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26  Jesus calls Matthew the tax-collector - and so dines with many tax collectors and sinners.  The Pharisees criticized, but he says "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick":   I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.  He then heals the woman who has been hemorrhaging, saying "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well."  And he raises Jairus' daughter, who he says is just sleeping.


Being sent by God to reach the lost - and responding faithfully to God's promises.   God wants our mercy and love, not ritual action.   

Free-use hymns

Chief of Sinners Though I Be - McComb

Christ, a True Friend (One there is, above all others) - Newton

Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast - Wesley
Give Me Jesus (In the morning when I rise) - unknown

He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought - Gilmore

Heal Us, Emmanuel, Hear Our Prayer - Cowper

I Can Hear My Savior Calling - Blandly

I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me

I'll go in the Strength of the Lord - Turney

Immortal Love for ever Full - Whittier

Jesus Calls us! O'er the Tumult - Alexander

Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring - Thring

Jesus, Lord of All Creation - Wesley

Let Us Plead for Faith Alone - Wesley

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Wesley

O God of Bethel by Whose Hand - Doddridge

O Perfect Love - Gurney

See How Great a Flame Aspires - Wesley

Standing on the Promises of God - Carter

The God of Abraham Praise - Olivers

The Lily of the Valley - Fry

The Voice of God is Calling (public domain in the USA)

The Work of Faith (Author of faith, eternal word) - Wesley

Through all the Changing Scenes of Life - Tate and Brady

We Would See Jesus - Warner

Where He Leads Me - Blandy

Where Shall my Wondering soul Begin - Wesley

Wonderful Words of Life - Bliss

Hymns which may still be copyright

A Woman in the Crowd - Wren

El Shaddai

He Touched Me (Shackled by a Heavy Burden) - Gaither

Jesus' Hands were Kind Hands (especially for children)

To Abraham and Sarah - Fetter

What Does the Lord Require - Bayly

When from Bondage We Are Summoned

Woman in the night - Wren

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