Hymns for Proper 26 (OT 31), Year A - Revised Common Lectionary (23rd Sunday after Pentecost, 5 Nov 2023)

A selection of hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the Sunday of Proper 26, Year A.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 are also included, if these are particularly appropriate.
Joshua 3:7-17 - The Lord tells Joshua, that he will show the people his presence:  He tell them to one man from each tribe of Israel - the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan.
Micah 3:5-12 - A warning to the prophets who lead God's people astray - therefore it shall be night to you, without vision, and darkness to you, without revelation - Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.

Second: I Thessalonians 2:9-13  - Paul reminisces about what is was like when he was preaching in Thessalonica, and how their whole lives were dedicated to the cause.

Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12  - listen to the Pharisees, but do not be like them - you have one father in heaven, and one Teacher, the Christ.    Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted.


God's message for us.   Eternal life.   Humility.   The responsibility placed on leaders - and the risk that they will not be faithful.    Living in community, keeping faith with one another. Following Christ the ultimate Teacher - learning about him.  Service - what it requires to be a servant.

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
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Hedge, trans from Luther
A Tender Conscience - Wesley
All For Jesus - James
All my Hope On God is Founded
All People that on Earth do Dwell
All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord - Wesley
Almighty God Thy Word is Cast - Cawood
An Eye Single to the Glory of the Lord (Behold the servant of the Lord) - Wesley

Be Thou my Vision
Blessed are the Pure in Heart
Blessed Assurance
Break Thou the Bread of Life - Lathbury
Brotherly Love - Wesley

Called By Christ to Be Disciples - Leckebusch
Christ From Whom All Blessings Flow - Wesley
Christ is our Corner-Stone - Chandler
Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands - Massie, trans from Luther
Come let us Sing of a Wonderful Love - Walmsley
Come Thou (O) Long Expected Jesus
Comfort Comfort All My People - Winkworth, trans from Olearius

Deck Thyself, my Soul, with Gladness - Winkworth, trans from Franck

Fairest Lord Jesus - Unknown
Faith Is the Victory - Yates
Faith of our Fathers
Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over - Dearmer
Footsteps Of Jesus - Slade
For the Might of Thine Arm - Horne
For Victorious Faith (O for a faith that will not shrink) - Bathurst
From All that Dwell Below the Skies - Watts

Give Thanks Give Thanks Unto the Lord - Unknown - pre 1906
Give Your Best to the Master - Grose
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer / Jehovah (Bread of Heaven)

Hark What A Sound and Too Divine For Hearing - Myers
Have I Done My Best For Jesus? - Young
Head Of the Church Our Risen Lord - Conder
Help us to Help Each Other Lord - Wesley
Holy Fortitude (Am I a soldier of the cross) - Watts
How Firm A Foundation - Keith / Keen

Is Your All On the Altar? - Hoffman

Jesus Friend Of Little Children - Mathams
Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth, trans from Franck
Jesus Thy Boundless Love to Me - Wesley
Jesus Where'Er Thy People Meet - Cowper
Judge Eternal Throned In Splendor - Holland

Like A River Glorious - Havergal
Living For Jesus - Chisholm (1866-1960) - free-use in the USA only
Living to Serve the Cause of Christ (My gracious Lord, I own Thy right) - Doddridge
Lord Jesus Think on Me
Love Divine all Loves Excelling

May the Mind of Christ my Saviour - Wilkinson
My God, How Wonderful Thou Art - Faber

Now Israel May Say - Whittingham
Now Thank we all our God

O God Of Truth Whose Living Word - Hughes
O God Our Help in Ages Past
O I Want to Be Like Jesus - Unknown
O Jesus I Have Promised
O Master Let me Walk with Thee (You) - Gladden
On Opening a Place of Social Prayer (Great shepherd of Thy people hear) - Newton

Shall we Gather at the River
Spread O Spread Almighty Word - Winkworth, trans from Bahnmaier
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus - Duffield
Stepping In the Light - Hewitt

Take my Life and Let it Be
Take Time to be Holy
The Church's One Foundation
The God Of Abraham Praise - Olivers
The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow - Milton
There Is A Land Of Pure Delight - Watts
There's A Wideness in God's Mercy - Faber
Thine be the Glory
Through All the Changing Scenes of Life - Unknown - from Tate and Brady's New Version, 1696, 1698
Thy Hand O God has Guided - Plumptre
Thy Kingdom Come O God - Hensley
To Be Like Jesus - Unknown
Trust in Providence (Captain of Israel's host, and Guide) - Wesley

Victory Chant - Vogels

Wade In the Water - Unknown
We Limit Not the Truth Of God - Rawson
What a Friend we have in Jesus

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim - Wesley
You Are Before Me Lord You Are Behind - Pitt-Watson

Hymns which may still be copyright

All Who Love and Serve Your City - Routley
And They'll Know we are Christians (We are One in the Spirit) - Scholltes

Father In Heaven - Niles
For Ourselves No Longer Living - Kaan
For the Fruits of His Creation - Pratt Green

God Hath Spoken by His Prophets - Briggs
God Weeps - Murray
God Will Make A Way - Moen

Have Faith In God My Heart - Rees
Heaven Shall Not Wait - Bell / Maule
Help us O Lord to Learn - Reid
How Shall They Hear the Word of God - Perry

Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him - Maule / Bell
Jesus Christ is Waiting - Bell / Maule
Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands - Cropper
Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts - Kendrick

Lord I Believe In You - Walker
Lord Make Me Like You - Owens
Lord of Creation to You be all Praise
Lord of Light Whose Name Outshineth - Elvet (1860-1953)

Make Me A Servant - Willard
Make Me Your Servant - Fragar

O Day of God, Draw Nigh - Young (1899-1987)
O Holy City Seen of John - Bowie

Our Father By Whose Name - Tucker

Praise and Thanksgiving Father We Offer - Bayly

Thanks to God Whose Word was Spoken - Brooks (1918-1985)
The Church of Christ In Every Age - Pratt Green
The Servant King (From heav'n You came helpless babe) - Kendrick
The Servant Song - Gilliard
Therefore the Redeemed Of the Lord Shall Return - Lake
Thy Word (is a lamp unto my feet) - Grant

We are your People (Spirit of grace) - Wren
What Does the Lord Require - Bayly (1901-1984)
Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow - Kendrick

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