Music - Sunday, 18 July 2021 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 11)


Top 4 Public Domain Hymn Suggestions for the Festival of St Mary Magdalene

Backing tracks are available by clicking on the hyperlinked titles below.
I know that my redeemer lives– LHS 103
In Thee is gladness – LHS 386
Just as I am  – TIS 584
Thine is the glory – LHS 770

Top 4 Public Domain

If you enjoy traditional hymn singing or your congregation does not have a copyright license, Mark Simpfendorfer from the Music and Song team recommends the following:

Backing tracks have been recorded for you to use.

Come thou long-expected Jesus–LHS 17 - Backing track
Christ is made the sure foundation–LHS 248 - Backing track
In Jesus I find peace and rest – LHS 162 - Backing track
Daughter of Zion O rejoice – LHS 733 - Backing track

Top 5 All Together/LHS Songs

There are many great songs and hymns to choose from each week. This list has been compiled by Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship's Music and Song team. Please make sure you check the copyright on any songs you use.

Come thou long-expected Jesus–LHS 17 - Backing track
Christ is made the sure foundation–LHS 248 - Backing track
In Jesus I find peace and rest – LHS 162 - Backing track
Singing all praises – AT 263 orange (CCLI)
Daughter of Zion O rejoice – LHS 733 - Backing track

Top 4 Contemporary Music Suggestions for this week

Please note, the hyperlinked Youtube clips are provided to give you a sense of how music can be performed or for personal use. You must always obtain permission from the creators of the music videos and the creators of the song before using clips in worship, unless permission is explicitly stated beneath the video.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Meredith Andrews - CCLI by Charles Wesley, Jacob Sooter, Meredith Andrews, Rowland Hugh Prichard
The Love of the Father - CityAlight - CCLI by James Ferguson & Rich Thompson
Shepherd - CityAlight - CCLI by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Nathan Singh, Rich Thompson
Sing and Shout - Matt Redman - CCLI by Jorge Mhondera, Matt Redman, Willie Weeks

Song/Hymn suggestions based on the Lectionary readings

Some Lutheran Hymnal and Supplement hymns have modernised lyrics. Click on underlined hymns to see the new lyrics or click here to go to the Modernised Hymns page.

G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 …; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH.
You can purchase the Guitar Chords resource here .

First Reading: a) 2 Samuel 7:1-14a


16 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6 (for modernised text see TIS 275)
17 Come, Thou long-expected Jesus G6
166 All hail the power of Jesus’ name (tune Miles Lane TIS 224 (1)) G8
733 Daughter of Zion, O rejoice G6
878 Your love surrounds me GS


10 In the house of God (CCLI, One Licence)


224 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
272 Come, thou long-expected Jesus
275 Hail to the Lord’s anointed

First Reading: b) Jeremiah 23:1-6


9 Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes G6 (see TIS 269)
41 O Jesus, King of glory* G4
422 Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
456 The God of Abraham praise G7 (see TIS 125)
842 Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3
867 Have no fear, little flock G6


55 His name is Wonderful (CCLI, One Licence)
329 This kingdom (CCLI, One Licence)


125 The God of Abraham praise
269 Hark the glad sound
444 Dear Shepherd of your people, hear

Second Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22


45 Hail, Thou source of every blessing* G4
188 Built on a rock, the Church doth stand* G4
232 Rise, Thou light of gentile nations* G4
248 Christ is made the sure foundation G6 (see TIS 432)
799 In Christ there is no east or west G7
803 Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son G7
807 Lift high the cross GS (see TIS 351)


144 He came to bring peace (One Licence)
192 Spirit of peace (Please use freely with the permission of the author’s estate)
313 Christ, be our light(One Licence)
681 Prisoners of hope (CCLI)


335 To Christ, the Prince of peace
351 Lift high the cross
432 Christ is made the sure foundation
459 In Christ there is no east or west
466 Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son
521 Lord Christ, at your first eucharist you prayed
522 Christ is the heavenly food
533 I come with joy to meet my lord
680 God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind
713 Dona nobis pacem

Gospel Reading: Mark 6:30-34,53-56


162 In Jesus, I find peace and rest* G3
297 Thine for ever, God of love G6
308 Come unto Me, ye weary* G6
604 Saviour, like a shepherd lead us* G6
815 O Christ the healer, we have come G6
817 O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
818 O Son of God, in Galilee G7


226 When Jesus sat down on the lakeshore (One Licence)
263 Singing all praises (CCLI)
441 Jesus was sent (One Licence)
509 You hear the lambs a-cryin’ (CCLI, One Licence)
647 When the heart goes out (CCLI)


612 Dear Lord, for all in pain
620 O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
638 O Christ, the healer, we have come
737 Lord Jesus, lover of all



The following paraphrase of Psalm 89:20-37 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Yorkshire, LH 625 / Stockport, TIS 306. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

‘I’ve chosen David – he will be your king –
and with my holy oil anointed him.
My hand will give him help in all his ways,
my arm will give him strength through all his days.
He shall not be defeated by his foes,
for I will strike down those who hate his reign.

‘My faithfulness and love will be with him,
and he will be exalted in my name.
He’ll rule the land from river to the sea.
“You are my Father, God”, he’ll cry to me!’
I will appoint him as my firstborn son;
to reign supreme among the kings of earth.

I’ll always keep him in my steadfast love,
my covenant with him will always stand.
I will make sure his dynasty will last,
his throne will last as long as heaven endures.
I will not break my covenant with him,
or change one word my lips have sworn to him.

But if his children do not keep my law
and do not walk the path of righteousness,
then I will punish them for what they’ve done,
and chastise them according to their sin.
Still I will not remove my steadfast love,
or break my promise made in faithfulness.

Once and for all, upon my holiness,
I swear to David that I will not lie.
His dynasty forever shall endure,
his throne will shine before me like the sun.
It shall remain forever like the moon,
a lasting witness in the skies above.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : N/A


The following metrical versions of the psalm may be used:

The Lord’s my shepherd (LHS 387*, TIS 10)

The King of love my shepherd is (LHS 391*, TIS 145)
* Modernised version available

My shepherd is the Lord (TIS 11)

Geoff Strelan’s song Psalm 23 in Praise for All Seasons no 62

The Iona collection Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise contains a metrical version of Psalm 23 that could be used on this day (page 12)

Note that the Iona Community is willing to allow a church or worship assembly to reproduce the words only of a song from these publications on a service sheet or overhead transparency that is to be used once only on a non-commercial basis, provided that the title of the song and the name of the copyright holder is clearly shown.

David Schütz’s version sung to the tune ‘Shalom, my friends’ ATA 195.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,
Shalom, shalom.
He makes me lie down in green pasture land,
Shalom, shalom.

He leads me beside the slow-running streams,
Shalom, shalom.
My soul he restores; he leads me aright,
Shalom, shalom.

And though I should walk through death’s valley dark,
Shalom, shalom,
there’s nothing I fear, for you, Lord, are near,
Shalom, shalom.

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me,
Shalom, shalom.
You set me a place before all my foes,
Shalom, shalom.

My head you anoint, my cup overflows,
Shalom, shalom.
To me you always are loving and good,
Shalom, shalom,

My dwelling shall be the house of the Lord,
Shalom, shalom,
for all of my life, for all of my days,
Shalom, shalom.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 23 p35 , Psalm 23 p36 , Psalm 23 p38

Advice for Musicians

Advice for Congregations Without Musicians

Other Music Resources

LCA Music Resources

Downloadable Hymnal Resources (including downloadable backing tracks and lyric PPTs)
Modernised Hymn Lyrics
Hymnal Index (by tune and scriptural link) 
All Together Index (by tune, scriptural link and theme)
Five Songs of Faith

For further Music Resources click here.


While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.

While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
Song Select: catalogues CCLI licensed music. You can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music and other resources.
Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.
Metrical Psalms by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.