Hymns for Proper 11 (16), Year A - Revised Common Lectionary (8th Sunday after Pentecost, 23 July 2023)

A selection hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sunday of Proper eleven, 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 - sometimes in a limited setting.  Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.  Some hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly appropriate.

Suggestions about other hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.
Genesis 28:10-19a - Jacob slept with a stones under his head.  He dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. ....God said "I am the Lord , the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring ...  Know that I am with you ..."   Jacob woke up saying ... "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.".
Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19- Although you are sovereign in strength, you judge with mildness, and with great forbearance you govern us; for you have power to act whenever you choose. Through such works you have taught your people that the righteous must be kind, and you have filled your children with good hope,...

Second: Romans 8: 12-25-  ...we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Gospel: Matthew 13 24-30, 36-43 - The parable of the weeds / tares / darnel in the wheat Jesus preached in parables to fulfill scripture - and he explained them: ... “the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!".


God as a compassionate and merciful judge.   Our assurance of forgiveness because God sent his Son.

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

A Charge to Keep I Have - Wesley

Abide O Dearest Jesus - Crull

Abide with Us, Our Savior - composite, from Stegmann

All Good Gifts (We plough the fields, and scatter)

All People that on Earth Do Dwell

Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven - Wordsworth

Almighty Father, Bless the Word - unknown pre 1832

Almighty God, Thy Word is Cast - Cawood

Author of Faith Eternal Word - Wesley

Behold the Savior of Mankind - Wesley

Beneath the Cross of Jesus - Clephane

Day of Judgment Day of Wonder - Newton

Father, We Thank Thee - Weston

Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove - Wesley

God Reveals his Presence - Fos­ter / Mill­er 

God Who Made the Earth and Heaven - Heber

God Will Take Care of You - Martin

Happy are they, They that Love God - Bridges

Holy Spirit, Truth Divine - Longfellow

Holy is the seed-time - Headlam

I Love to Tell the Story - Hankey / Fischer

I Will Trust in the Lord - public domain

Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me - Hopper

Jesus, Where'er thy People Meet - Cowper

Jerusalem the Golden - Neale

Let Us Plead for Faith Alone - Wesley

Lord Teach us how to Pray Aright - Montgomery

Love Lifted Me - Rowe

My Lord, What a Morning - unknown

O God of Bethel by Whose Hand - Doddridge

Now Thank we All Our God

Saviour, Again to Your/Thy Dear Name - Ellerton

Son of God, if Thy Free Grace - Wesley

Spirit of Faith, Come Down - Wesley

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus - Parker

The day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended

We love the place, O God - Bullock

We've a Story to Tell to the Nations - Nichol

Wrestling Jacob (Come, O thou traveller unknown) - Wesley

Hymns which may still be copyright

A Sower Went Forth to Sow, He Did - Whitney

Rise and hear! The Lord is speaking - Gaunt

The Kingdom of God Is Like a Grain of Mustard Seed - Grindal

Your Kingdom, O God, Is My Glorious Treasure - Rogner

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