Music - Sunday, 20 February 2022 – The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year C


Top 4 Music Suggestions for the Festival of St Matthias, Apostle

Hymns with modernised lyrics are hyperlinked. Backing tracks are provided for congregations without musicians.

Be still and know LHS 885      Backing Track
God calling yet LHS 303     Backing Track
Arise O God and shine LHS 215     Backing Track
Filled with the Spirit’s power LHS 773      Backing Track

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:

All depends on our possessing LHS 388 - Backing track
Whatever God ordains is good LHS 415 - Backing track
Jesus my redeemer lives LHS 479 - Backing track
O God Of mercy hear us now – LHS 238 - 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.

All depends on our possessing LHS 388 - Backing track
Whatever God ordains is good LHS 415 - Backing track
Jesus my redeemer lives LHS 479 - Backing track
Because we bear your name AT 292 orange (One Licence but May be used freely with the permission of the author)
Wake us O Lord to human need LHS 819 (contact author) - 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.

I Will Trust My Saviour Jesus - CityAlight - CCLI by Jaywan Maxwell, Jonny Robinson, Lucy Ann Bennett, Rich Thompson, Tiarne Tranter
Whate’er My God Ordains is Right – Sovereign Grace - CCLI by Catherine Winkworth, Keith Getty, Matthew Merker, Samuel Rodigast (Note: lyrics, lead sheets, chords etc available for free from )
My Redeemer Lives - Hillsong - CCLI by Reuben Morgan
Because we bear your name (AT 292)- Robin Mann - CCLI by Robin Mann

Song/Hymn suggestions based on the Lectionary readings

Some LHS hymns have modernised lyrics. Click on underlined hymns to see the new lyrics.  Please 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


First Reading: Genesis 45:3-11,15


388         All depends on our possessing* G3
415         Whatever God ordains is good* G3
435         Christians, now praise ye G6


153         The steadfast love of the Lord (CCLI, One Licence)
265         For all your goodness, Lord (CCLI)
33         You are our God (CCLI)


109         What God ordains is always good
556         All depends on our possessing
560         All my hope on God is founded

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:33-38,42-50


228         Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is Thine* G3
479         Jesus, my Redeemer, lives* G5           The modernisation of the hymn ‘Jesus, my Redeemer, lives’ (in TIS 366), in reducing the number of verses from the version in LH 479, loses the image of the seed dying and springing to life again, which is especially appropriate for today’s second reading. Below is a modernisation of the full LH verses 5 and 6.

I shall see God with these eyes,
shall behold my blessed Saviour;
I myself shall then arise,
and remain with God forever;
then shall wholly disappear
frailties that oppress me here.

All that suffers, mourns, and sighs
Christ with him to glory brings then;
earthly is the seed, and dies;
heavenly from the grave it springs then.
Glorified we shall ascend
to the life that has no end.

764         Now the green blade rises GS (CCLI, One Licence)


15          Love has come again (Public Domain)


366         Jesus, my Redeemer, lives (refer to revised lyrics under LH entry for this reading)
382         Now the green blade rises
393         Christ is alive, with joy we sing

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:27-38


238         O God of mercy, hear us now G8
239         Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
344         Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
356         Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
357         O God, Thou faithful God* G3
817         O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
819         Wake us, O Lord, to human need GS
858       Make me a channel of your peace


95          Make me a channel of your peace (One Licence)
177         Love one another (CCLI, One Licence)
292         Because we bear your name (One Licence, but may be used freely with permission from the author)
358         Gift to the world (CCLI, One Licence)
413         The summons (CCLI, One Licence)
499         It was me (CCLI, One Licence)
500         Our lives for you (CCLI)


152         Joyful, joyful, we adore you
160         Father all loving and ruling in majesty
606         Son of God, eternal Saviour
607         Make me a channel of your peace
614         O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning
620         O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
635         Forgive our sins as we forgive
648         Help us accept each other
677         Christ’s is the world in which we move
686         Lord Jesus, we belong to you
697         All the sleepy
751         What does the Lord require of you


PSALM 37:1-11,39,40

For musical settings of Psalm 37:1-11,39,40, see: Psalm 37 p67.pdf; Psalm 37 p68.pdf

The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 37:1-11,39,40 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune All Saints (LH 165). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Do not fret about the wicked;
envy not their unjust gain.
Soon they all will die and wither
like the grass upon the plain.
Long life in the land is yours,
when you trust in God the Lord.

Take delight in God, and he will
give you all that you desire.
Put your life into the Lord’s hands,
trust and he’ll do what’s required.
He will make your justice bright,
clear as noonday’s shining light.

So, be still and wait in patience;
in God’s presence take your stand.
Do not fret about the wicked,
those who make their evil plans.
Anger, rage and wrath forget,
evil comes to those who fret!

Though the wicked shall be cut off,
those who wait upon the Lord
will receive the land of promise
as their birthright and reward.
Soon the wicked will be gone,
though you look, they won’t be found.

Then the poor shall have abundance
in the land that they receive,
for the Lord will save the righteous,
he’s their refuge in all need.
He will help and rescue them,
when in need they run to him.

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.

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.