Music - Sunday, 28 August 2022 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (Proper 17)


There are many music choices available each week. You will find music suggestions for each reading drawn from the Lutheran Hymnal, the All Together song books and Together in Song. In addition, we have selected the Top 4 Public Domain hymns, the Top 4 All Together and LHS songs under copyright and the Top 4 Contemporary Music suggestions each week. You may like to mix and match from these lists to suit your context.

Top 4 Public Domain

If you enjoy traditional hymn singing or your congregation does not have a copyright license, here are our recommended Public Domain hymns for the week:

If a title is hyperlinked, that means that modernised lyrics are available. MP3 backing tracks have been recorded for you to use.

O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise – LHS 367 - Backing track
Take my life, and let it be – LHS 377 - Backing track
For the beauty of the earth – LHS 467 - Backing track
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah – LHS 347 - Backing track

Top 4 All Together and LHS songs under copyright

Copyright information for the following suggestions has been provided. Please ensure that you are reporting the use of any material under copyright.

O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise – LHS 367 - Backing track
Take my life, and let it be – LHS 377 - Backing track
For the beauty of the earth – LHS 467 - Backing track
Low the way is low – AT 190 blue (CCLI, One Licence)
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah – LHS 347 - Backing track

Top 4 Contemporary Music Suggestions

The following songs have been carefully reviewed, and are recommended for use in congregational worship, primarily because they point people to Christ and proclaim the message of his word in music and song for this Sunday in the lectionary cycle. They also fit well with other selection guidelines as highlighted in Tips for song selection and Fact Sheet 6: Music in Worship. While the use of a particular song by a band or organisation is not necessarily an endorsement of that group or the entire body of their work, we recognise that any scriptural song is a Spiritual song that can be used to complement a rich diet of worship for God’s people.

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.

Praise to the Lord - Emu Music - CCLI by Alanna Glover, Catherine Winkworth, Joachim Neander
Take my life, and let it be - Chris Tomlin - CCLI by Chris Tomlin, Frances Ridley Havergal, Henri Abraham, Cesar Malan, Louie Giglio
Don't Fear - Emu Youth - CCLI by Curtis Smith, James West, Liv Chapman
Rejoice - Emu Music - CCLI by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend

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 . .ro.; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

First Reading: a) Jeremiah 2:4-13


347 Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G5
353 Holy Father, Thou hast taught me* G5
391 The King of love my shepherd is* G9


322 Lord, where have we left you? (CCLI, One Licence)
486 Let’s praise the Lord (CCLI)


145 The king of love my shepherd is
461 God, your glory we have seen in your Son
569 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

First Reading: b) Proverbs 25:6,7


119 Come down, O Love divine G9
337 God from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
359 Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure* G6
422 Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear*
857 Low, the way is low GS (CCLI, One Licence)


190 Low, the way is low (CCLI, One Licence)
436 Amen, amen, it shall be so (CCLI, One Licence)
502 Patiently waiting for you (CCLI, One Licence)


398 Come down, O Love divine
444 Dear shepherd of your people, hear
448 Blest are the pure in heart

Second Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8,15,16


246 Father, be Thy blessing shed* G8
357 O God, thou faithful God* G3
367 O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise* G6
377 Take my life, and let it be* G6
378 Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God G6
381 O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
388 All depends on our possessing* G3
392 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord G6
467 For the beauty of the earth G7
804 The church of Christ in every age G5 (CCLI, One Licence)
816 O Fount of good, for all your love G7 (CCLI, One Licence)
859 Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near (One Licence)


197 When I needed a neighbour (CCLI, One Licence)
265 For all your goodness, Lord, we give you thanks (CCLI)
301 Prayer of peace (CCLI)
373 Bound by love (One Licence)
429 Praise the Lord, O my soul (LCANZ congregations have permission to use for worship. Please add acknowledgement “Used with permission from Michael Gillingham”)
443 Like an angel (CCLI, One Licence)
456 Everything we got (CCLI, One Licence)
496 Don’t be afraid (CCLI, One Licence)
499 It was me (CCLI, One Licence)


137 For the beauty of the earth
169 Our God, we know your providence
464 Seek, O seek the Lord
553 In all my ways, in every task
556 All depends on our possessing
560 All my hope on God is founded
578 How firm a foundation, you people of God
596 Fill my whole life, O Lord my God
599 Take my life, and let it be
629 When I needed a neighbour

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1,7-14


As for first reading (b)


475 Come to the banquet (One Licence)
598 Invitation (One Licence)




Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 81 p133 , Psalm 81 p134


Here is a metrical paraphrase of Psalm 112 by David Schütz to be sung to the tune of ‘O Father, my Father’ (LHS 850, ATN 6). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Sing praise to the Lord God! How happy are they
who honour the Lord and delight in his law.
Their children will prosper in all that they do,
and all their descendants will know the Lord’s love.

Their homes will be filled with far more than they need.
Their goodness and mercy will always endure.
As light in the darkness, their justice will shine,
for they are the merciful, righteous and kind.

All things will go well for the ones who are free
in giving and lending, who deal honestly.
They shall not be troubled; the kind things they do
will not be forgotten; they shall not be moved.

When evil things happen, their hearts will not fear,
their faith is made firm and secure in the Lord.
Their trust is well founded; they won’t be afraid;
they know they will conquer against all their foes.

The poor know their kindness; their justice will stand;
and they are exalted with honour and praise.
The wicked will view them with anger and rage,
but all of their evil will vanish away.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 112 p184 , Psalm 112 p185

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.

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.