Hymns for Proper 7 (12th Ordinary) (5th Sunday after Pentecost, 23 June 2024) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the Sunday of Proper Seven (twelfth Sunday of Ordinary time) in 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, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).

Suggestions about other use hymns are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.


1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 - the battle of David and Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16  - After David's kills Goliath, he is taken to Saul ... David had success in all his undertakings; for the LORD was with him. ... When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him.  But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them.

Job 38:1, 8-11 - From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer ... Who pent up the sea? ... some this far, I said, and no further: here your proud waves shall break.

Second: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 - Paul urges the Corinthians not to accept the grace of God in vain, but to see, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation - and to open wide their hearts .

Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus calms the storm at sea.


Storm on the lake / Job's answer: who pent up the sea / For anyone in Christ a new creation - a great prophet.  The power and protection of God, who is mightier than the sea / storm.  Conquering chaos.

Related:  hymns about Jesus calming 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

  • Give to the Winds Thy Fears - Wesley, trans from Gerhardt (1656)
  • God Be with You Till We Meet Again - Rankin (1828-1904)
  • God of Grace and God of Glory - Fosdick (1878-1969) - free-use in the USA
  • God Will Take Care of You (Nunca Desmayes) - Martin
  • Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer / Jehovah (Bread of Heaven)
  • Guide my Feet - Unknown
  • Jesus Calls us O’er the Tumult - Alexander
  • Jesus Lover of my Soul - Wesley
  • Jesus Never Fails - Arthur A. Luther (1891-1960) - free-use in the USA
  • Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth, trans from Franck
  • Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me - Hopper (1816-1888)
  • Just as I Am Without One Plea
  • Just One Step At A Time - Rowe
  • Lead us Heavenly Father Lead Us
  • Like A River Glorious - Havergal
  • Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me - von Hausmann (1826-1901)
  • Love Lifted Me - Rowe (1865-1933)
  • Love Lifted Me (I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore) - Rowe (1865-1933)
  • Tell Me the Stories of Jesus - Parker
  • Through all the Changing Scenes of Life - Unknown - from Tate and Brady's New Version, 1696, 1698
  • Victory Chant - Vogels

Hymns which may still be copyright

  • Even Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death - Redman (b 1974)
  • Faith is Patience in the Night - Keithahn
  • Faithful One so Unchanging - Doerksen
  • God is My Refuge - Montemayor
  • God is Our Fortress and Our Rock - Perry, trans from Luther
  • God is Our Strength and Refuge - Bewes (1934-2019)
  • God of our Yesterdays (When we were in the darkest night) - Redman (b 1974)
  • If it Had Not Been for the Lord - Douroux (b. 1941)
  • Jesus in the Boat - Herman Voss (1911–1989)
  • Light of the Minds that Know Him - Dudley-Smith
  • Lonely the Boat - Hae Jong Kim (b. 1935), trans. From Helen Kim (1899-1970)
  • Now David Was a Shepherd Boy - Pratt Green
  • O Changeless Christ - Dudley-Smith
  • O Teacher, Don't You Care (source) - Gillette
  • Praise the One who Breaks the Darkness - Edwards
  • Safe in the Shadow of the Lord - Dudley-Smith (b 1926)
  • When the Waves Are Crashing - Hill (b. 1956)

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