Hymns for Proper 14 (19), Year A - Revised Common Lectionary (11th Sunday after Pentecost, 13 August 2023)

A selection of hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the Sunday of Proper 14, Year A.

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 - 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 may still be copyright may also be included, if they are particularly appropriate.

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.


Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 - Joseph's brothers hated him and conspired to kill him while they were minding sheep.  Reuben convinced them to simply put him in a pit.  They they met some Ishmaelites headed for Egypt, and instead sold Joseph to them as a slave.
OR   I Kings 19:9, 11-13 - Elijah experiences God's power on the mountain, through wind, earthquake, fire and gentle breeze.

Psalm 84 - Let us see O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help / I will hear what the Lord God has to say / Mercy and faithfulness have met / The Lord will make us prosper.

Second: Romans 10: 5-15 - Paul notes that "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."  But asks - how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? - asking "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Gospel: Matthew  14: 22-33 - Jesus walks on the water.


Hearing the voice of God.  Jesus as the mediator of God's safety.  Trust in God.   Peace.   The calm after the storm.

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

Food to Pilgrims Given - Riley
Forward Through the Ages - Hosmer
Give to the Winds Thy Fears - Wesley
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer
Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove - Wesley
Give to the Winds Thy Fears - Wesley
Glory to God, and Praise and Love - Wesley
God be with you till we Meet Again - Rankin

I am Trusting You, Lord Jesus - Havergal
I Love to Tell the Story - Fischer and Hankey
I Sing the Almighty Power of God
I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew -Ingelow
I Will Trust in the Lord - unknown
Immortal love for ever full - Whittier
In Christ There Is No East or West

Jesus Calls us O'er the Tumult - Alexander
Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Wesley
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me - Hopper

Let Us Plead for Faith Alone - Wesley
Love Lifted Me (Gospel)

O For a Heart to Praise My God - Wesley
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Wesley
O Jesus King most Wonderful - Caswall
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
O Thou who Camest from Above - Wesley

Saviour, Again to thy Dear Name we Raise - Ellerton
Since Jesus Came into My Heart - McDaniel
Son of God, eternal Saviour - Lowry
Spirit of Faith, Come Down - Wesley
Stand by Me (When the storms of life Are raging) - Tindley
Sweet Hour of Prayer - Walford 

Tell me the Stories of Jesus - Parker
Thee we Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee - Woodford
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - Stead
To the Name of our Salvation - Neale

Wade in the Water - unknown
We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations - Nichol
When Our Confidence Is Shaken - Wesley

Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus

Hymns that may still be copyright

Be Not Afraid - Dufford

Calm me Lord, as you Calmed the Storm - Adam

Calm to the Waves - Bringle

Even Though I Walk Through the Valley - Redman

How Shall They Hear the Word of God - Perry

Lonely the Boat, Sailing at Sea - Kim, translated by Hae Jong Kim, versified by Hope Kawashima

Our God Reigns (How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him)

When Cain Killed Abel - Keithahn

When I was Lost You Came and Rescued Me - Simmonds

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