Hymns for Proper 10 - 15th Ordinary in Year B (8th Sunday after Pentecost, 14 July 2024) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the Sunday of Proper Ten (fifteenth 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 fit for the theme(s).

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comment box near the bottom of this page.


1st  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 - David and the people went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God out of the house of Abinadab to the city of David, to its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it.  David and all the house of Israel were dancing and singing and with the sound of the trumpet, and David sacrificed an ox and a fatling, and distributed food among the people.
with  Psalm 24 - The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;

Amos 7:12-15 - Amos explains that he didn't decide to be a prophet by himself, but that he did what God told him to do, even though the establishment didn't want him there.
with Psalm 84:  Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help / I will hear what the Lord will say / Mercy and faithfulness have met / The Lord will make us prosper

2nd - Ephesians 1:3-14 - a poetic description of the beautiful way God deals with us - God chose us as His own.

Gospel - Mark 6:14-29 -  Herod's daughter asks for John the baptizer's head on a platter" - Herod was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he sent a soldier who beheaded John, and brought his head back: When his disciples heard, they took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


Prophecy, Evangelisation / Preaching, Repentance / healing, God's love/concern for us

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

  • Captains Of the Saintly Band - Baker, trans from de Santeul
  • Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
  • Christ is the World 's Redeemer - MacGregor (1854-1923)
  • Children of the Heavenly Father - Olson. tr from Sandell - free use in the USA
  • God of Grace and God of Glory - Fosdick (1878-1969)- free use in the USA
  • Come Let Us Use the Grace Divine - Wesley
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Come Ye Faithful Raise the Anthem - J. M. Neale, adapt from Job Hupton (1805)
  • Come, Ye Faithful Raise the Anthem - Hupton (1762 - 1849) / Neale (1818 - 1866)
  • Crown Him With Many Crowns
  • Dance like David Danced
  • Deck Thyself my Soul With Gladness - Winkworth, trans from Franck
  • Eternal Light Eternal Light - Thomas Binney (1798-1874)

  • Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus - Toplady
  • Hark the Sound of Holy Voices - Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885)
  • He (All) Who Would Valiant be / to be a Pilgrim
  • He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought - Gilmore
  • Holy Fortitude (Am I a soldier of the cross) - Watts
  • Holy Holy Holy (early in the morning) - Heber
  • Holy Spirit Truth Divine - Longfellow
  • Hope of Heaven by the Resurrection of Christ (Blest be the everlasting God) - Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
  • How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine - Watts / Cameron
  • How Firm A Foundation - Keith / Keen

  • Jesus – the Name High Over All - Wesley
  • Jesus Calls us O’er the Tumult - Alexander
  • Jesus my Lord my God my All
  • Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth, trans from Franck
  • Jesus the Name High Over All - Wesley
  • Judge Eternal, Throned In Splendor - Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
  • King of Glory King of Peace
  • Praise for the Fountain Opened - Cowper (1731-1800)
  • Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow - Ken
  • Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
  • Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above - Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
  • Praise the Lord! His Glories Show - Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
  • Praise Ye the Lord 'Tis Good to Raise - Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
  • Prepare the Royal Highway - Franzen
  • Put Thou Thy Trust in God - John Wesley (1703-1791), translated from by TBA 1607-1676)

  • Victory in Jesus - Bartlett
  • We’ll Understand it Better By and By - Tindley (1851-1933)
  • What a Friend we have in Jesus
  • When Morning Gilds the Skies - Caswall
  • Ye Gates, Lift Up Your Heads - from the Scottish Psalter, 1650

Hymns that are or may be copyright

  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Newton + Tomlin and Giglio
  • El Shaddai
  • Father God, I Wonder - Ian Smale / Ishmael (b. 1949)
  • Father of Mercy God of Consolation - James Quinn (1919-2010)
  • Father, in Whom Thy Saints are One - George Boorne Timms (1910-1997)
  • God Hath Spoken by His Prophets - Briggs (1875-1959)
  • God of Many Names - Wren
  • Have Faith in God my Heart - Rees
  • In the Lord I'll be Ever Thankful - Communaute de Taizé
  • Oh the Mercy of God - Geoff Bullock (b. 1955)
  • The Prophets’ Voice Comes Down the Years - Hinton
  • When I Was Lost You Came And Rescued Me - Simmonds / Simmonds
  • Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice - Daw

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