Hymns for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, Year B - Revised Common Lectionary (28 Jan 2024)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B.

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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.  A small selection of hymns which are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also 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: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 - Moses tells the people that the Lord has promised to raise up a prophet from among them, who will have God's word put into his mouth.

Psalm: 94 - O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts / Come, ring out our joy to the Lord  / Come in, let us kneel and bend low.

Second: I Corinthians 8:1-13 - Paul reminds the people that there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist - and that some people do not share this knowledge.   He teaches about the freedom and responsibility this brings regarding food offered to idols.

Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 - Jesus teaches with authority in the Synagogue:   a man possessed by an unclean spirit challenges him, and Jesus orders the spirit to leave the man.


Jesus as a healer and teacher - speaking God's word.   Authority.

Free-use pictures and illustrations

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

Free-use hymns

A Man There Lived in Galilee - Lowry (1855-1932)
All Creatures of our God and King
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord - Wesley

Be Still and Know that I Am God
Be Thou my Vision
Blessed be the Ties that Bind / Blest be the Tie that Binds
Brotherly Love - Wesley
Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies - Wesley
Close to Thee - Crosby
Come Let us Join Our Friends Above - Wesley

Dear Lord for All in Pain
Draw us in the Spirit’s Tether
Father of Heaven Whose Love Profound - Cooper
Firmly I Believe and Truly
From All that Dwell Belowthe Skies - Watts

God Himself is Present - Foster / Miller
God, whose Almighty Word - Marriott
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer / Jehovah (Bread of Heaven)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed
He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought - Gilmore
How Blest are They Who Hear God’s Word - Smeby, trans from Brun
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Immortal Love for Ever Full - Whittier
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Jesus Lord of All Creation - Wesley
Jesus Lover of my Soul - Wesley
Jesus United By Thy Grace - Wesley
Jesus the Name High Over All - Wesley
Judge Eternal Throned in Splendor - Holland

King of Glory King of Peace
Lord Keep us Steadfast in Thy Word - Winkworth
Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak - Havergal
Lord, Thy Word Abideth - Baker
Make me A Captive Lord - Matheson
Master Speak Thy Servant Heareth - Havergal
My the Mind of Christ My Saviour - Wilkinson

Now it is Evening, Time to Cease from Labour - Woodward
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Wesley
O Jesus I Have Promised
O Jesus King Most Wonderful - Caswall, trans from Bernard of Clairvaux
O Love How Deep How Broad How High - Webb, trans from á Kempis
O Saviour Precious Saviour - Havergal / Littledale / Alford
O Young and Fearless Prophet - Harlow (1885-1972) -free use in the USA 
O Word of God Incarnate - How

Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow - Ken
Praise to the Living God - Varioius, from ben Judah
Son of God Eternal Savior - Lowry
Standing on the Promises of Christ my King - Carter

The Church's One Foundation
The Trinity (Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord) - Wesley
The Voice of God is Calling - Holmes (1879-1964) -free use in the USA 
There is Power in the Blood - Jones (1865-1936)
Thy Hand O God has Guided - Plumptre

We Believe In One True God - Winkworth, trans from Clausnitzer
What A Mighty God We Serve - Unknown
Wonderful Words of Life  - Bliss
Ye Servants Of God - Wesley

Hymns which may still be copyright

An Outcast Among Outcasts
Away from Us the Demon Cried - Stuempfle (1923-2007)
Be Still and Know that I Am God and There is None Beside Me - Bell
Be Still For the Presence of the Lord - Evans
Christ in Capernaum (source) - Gillette

Fear Not for I Have Redeemed You - Page-Clark (b 1941)
For the Healing of the Nations - Kaan (1929-2009)
God Hath Spoken by His Prophets - Briggs (1875-1959)
Heal me Hands of Jesus - Perry (1942-1996)
I Give You all the Honour - Tuttle
Jesus Christ is Waiting - Bell / Maule

Lord You Sometimes Speak in Wonders - Idle (b 1938)
O Christ the Healer we Have Come - Pratt Green (1903–2000)
Open Your Ears O Christian People - Jabusch
Silence Frenzied Unclean Spirit - Troeger (1945-2022)
Speak O Lord - Getty / Townend
They Knew who He Was (When Jesus came the demons cried) - Mann
To Know You More - Horness

We Cannot Measure How You Heal - Bell (1949)
When Jesus the Healer Passed Through Galilee - Smith
When Listening Prophets Dare to Speak - Damon (b 1955)
Word of God come Down on Earth - Quinn
Wounded World That Cries For Healing - Murray
You Are the God That Healeth Me - Unclear  (Moen wrote a popular arrangement)

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