Music - Sunday, 16 October 2022 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (Proper 24)


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.

LHS 500 Blessed Jesus at Thy word - Backing track
LHS 221 Spread o spread Thy mighty word - Backing track
LHS 16 Hail to the Lords’ anointed vs 1,3,5 - Backing track
LHS 426 What a friend we have in Jesus - 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.

AT 115 Father in Heaven (One License)
LHS 868 I lift my eyes (One Licence, CCLI)
AT 219 Then I will praise you (One Licence/CCLI)
AT 90 Father, bless us as we go (CCLI, One Licence)

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.

He Will Keep You (Psalm 121) - CCLI by Bob Kauflin, David Zimmer
Your Grace is Enough - CCLI by Matt Maher
He Will Hold Me Fast - CCLI by Ada Ruth Habershon Matthew Merker
What a Friend - CCLI by Abbie Parker, Adam Palmer, Matt Maher, Matthew Hein

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: Joel 2:23-32


Hymns of praise, esp:
435         Christians, now praise ye G6
567         Sing to the Lord of harvest* G9
774         Holy Spirit, ever dwelling G6 (Public Domain, also on CCLI and One Licence)


129 Everyone
218 Spirit (CCLI, One licence)
249 Dreams and visions (One Licence)


91 Praise now the Lord, it’s good to raise
404 Lord God, the Spirit blest
410 Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
416 Great God, your Spirit

First Reading: Genesis 32:22-31


146    Thee, O Jesus, I’ll not leave G8
310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* G9 (alt tune 404, G9)
404    Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me G9
777    Father in heaven GS (One Licence)


90 Father, bless us as we go (CCLI, One Licence)
115 Father in heaven (One Licence)
342 Jacob struggled for a blessing (CCLI, One Licence)


465 Father in heaven
781 Father, bless us as we go

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5


193    Jesus, with Thy Church abide* G9 (alt tune 82, G5)
194    Thy hand, O God, has guided G3
221    Spread, O spread, thou mighty Word*
245    Lord of the Church, we humbly pray* G6
260    Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide* G3
261    How shall the young secure their hearts? G6
265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
269    Speak forth Thy word, O Father G4
272    O Word of God incarnate G6
273    We have a sure, prophetic Word G7
373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
824    Your Word, O Lord, is gentle dew G7 (One Licence)


103 Send your servant (Please use freely with the permission of the author)


415 Praise the Spirit in creation (vv 3,5,6)
425 Come, Spirit blest, our hearts inspire
426 Spirit of truth, essential God
431 Thanks to God whose word was spoken
450 Spread, O spread, almighty word
451 Pour out your Spirit from on high
456 Your hand, O God, has guided

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8


16      Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6
390   Wait, my soul, with patience* G3
395    O for a faith that will not shrink* G7
409    Commit whatever grieves thee* G6
422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
425    Lord, teach us how to pray aright G6
426    What a friend we have in Jesus


168 Hear our prayer
219 Then I will praise you (CCLI, One Licence)
485 Praying (One Licence)


275 Hail to the Lord’s anointed
282 The voice of God goes out to all the world
444 Dear Shepherd of your people, hear
555 Put all your trust in God
590 What a friend we have in Jesus
621 O God of every nation



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


TIS 76, I to the hills will lift my eyes, and 77, Lifting my eyes up to the hills, are paraphrases of Psalm 121. Songs ATO 407 and LHS 868 are also based on this psalm.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 121 p208 , Psalm 121 p209

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.