Music - Sunday, 28 May 2023 – Pentecost, Year A.


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.

In addition to the suggestions below, you may wish to use one of the following:
Pentecost Sequence Hymn

Hymn of Adoration

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.

Come Holy Spirit – LHB 116 - Backing track
O Spirit of life – LHB 128 - Backing track
Breathe on me, breath of God – LHB 129 - Backing track
Thy hand O God has guided – LHB 194 - 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 359 (red) Holy Spirit living water
AT 264 (orange) Spirit of God (CCLI One Licence)
AT 218 (orange) Spirit (CCLI, One Licence)
AT 605 (white) God of Creation (CCLI)

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.

Breath of God - Emu Music - CCLI by Alanna Glover, Edwin Hatch, Liv Chapman, Philip Percival
Spirit Speaks – All Sons and Daughters - CCLI by David Leonard,Drew Cline,Leslie Jordan
Holy Spirit Living Breath of God - Keith & Kristyn Getty - CCLI by Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Chorus of the Saved - Emu Music - CCLI by Trevor Hodge

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: Acts 2:1-21


116 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove * G8
117 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
119 Come down, O Love divine G8
121 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord * G4
124 O Holy Spirit, enter Thou * G3
128 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God * G5
129 Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
227 O Spirit of the living God G5
229 Revive Thy work, O Lord * G5
505 Father, who the light this day G4
773 Filled with the Spirit’s power G7 (CCLI, One Licence)
775 Let every Christian pray G7 (CCLI, One Licence)
779 My Lord of light, who made the worlds G8 (CCLI, One Licence)


218 Spirit, Spirit of gentleness (One Licence, CCLI)
249 As a dream receive your history (One Licence)
264 Spirit of God, you’re with me (One Licence, CCLI)
299 Pour it all out, Jesus (One Licence)
334 Wa wa wa Emimimo (One Licence)
358 Holy Spirit, living water (One Licence, CCLI)


186 Alleluia (v 6)
396 Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
397 Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come
398 Come down, O Love divine
399 Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
400 O Holy Spirit, enter in
401 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
404 Lord God, the Spirit blest
405 O Spirit of the living God
406 Spirit divine, attend our prayers
407 Breathe on me, Breath of God
409 O breath of life, come sweeping through us
411 Filled with the Spirit’s power
415 Praise the Spirit in creation
416 Great God, your Spirit like the wind
420 Holy Spirit, go before us
422 Come, Holy Spirit, come
423 Christians, lift up your hearts
572 O thou who camest from above
711 Wa wa wa Emimimo

First Reading: Numbers 11:24-30



359 Holy Spirit, living water (One Licence, CCLI)


415 Praise the Spirit in creation

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13


121 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
194 Thy hand, O God, has guided G3
245 Lord of the Church, we humbly pray* G6


264 Spirit of God (One Licence, CCLI)
313 Christ be our light (One Licence)
388 One body (One Licence, CCLI)


399 Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
413 Holy Spirit, come confirm us
419 Like the murmur of the dove’s flight
422 Come Holy Spirit, come
440 Christ, from whom all blessings flow
442 All praise to our redeeming Lord
456 Your hand, O God, has guided
468 We are your people
572 O thou who camest from above
630 The law of Christ alone can make us free

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-23


129 Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
504 To Thy temple I repair G5
512 Lord, Thy blessing send us* G7
513 Peace to soothe all grief and woe G5
803 Peace with the Father G7 (One Licence)


305 Thuma mina (One Licence)
343 Jesus come and stand among us (One Licence, CCLI)
406 Peace (Please use freely with permission of the author. Use the acknowledgement “Permission granted by Annette Fechner”)
576 Bless us Lord (benediction) (unable to contact author)


363 Alleluia (v 4)
407 Breathe on me, breath of God
408 O breath of God, breathe on us now
466 Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his son
623 Lord Christ, true peace of all above
635 ’Forgive our sins as we forgive’
749 Thuma mina

Gospel Reading: John 7:37-39


126 O Thou source of sweetest gladness
127 Come, Holy Spirit, come (v 5)* G4
158 Jesus, lover of my soul G4
364 A new heart, Lord, create in me* G5


359 Holy Spirit, living water (One Licence)


211 Jesus, lover of my soul
559 A new heart, Lord, create in me
744 Refresh my heart




99 Pentecost Prayer (One Licence, CCLI)
105 Spirit of God (permission to use freely)
192 Spirit of Peace (permission to use freely)
202 Move when the Spirit say move (One Licence)
217 Shine, Jesus, shine (One Licence, CCLI)
218 Spirit (One Licence, CCLI)
223 When your Spirit moves (CCLI)
249 Dreams and visions (One Licence)
251 God sends us his Spirit (One Licence, CCLI)
264 Spirit of God (One Licence, CCLI)
276 Into your death (One Licence, CCLI)
299 Pour it all out, Jesus (One Licence)
334 Wa wa wa Emimimo (One Licence)
359 Holy Spirit, living water (One Licence)
469 Wind is moving (One Licence, CCLI)
605 God of creation (CCLI)
607 Spirit of Dreaming (CCLI)
643 Spirit, Lead us (CCLI)




TIS 65, Praise the Lord, O my soul, is a version of Psalm 104:1,24,27-31,33.

The following metrical version of Psalm 104:24-34, 35b by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ‘What wondrous love is this’ (LHS 794, ATA 145). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

How many are your works, O Lord God, and how wise!
Your creatures fill all parts of the earth.
Where ships sail to and fro, on seas so great and wide,
there countless creatures live, and the whales have their sport,
and you have made them all, great and small.

See how they look to you for their food in due time.
You open up your hand, they are filled.
But when you hide your face, they suffer in dismay.
You take away their breath, and they die and decay;
they all return again to the dust.

You send your spirit out to create life again,
and you renew the face of the earth;
rejoice, Lord, in your works, your glory evermore!
You look upon the earth, and it trembles and quakes;
the mountains pour out smoke at your touch.

So I’ll sing to the Lord, for as long as I live;
I’ll sing my praise to God all my life.
And may my words and thoughts be pleasing to the Lord,
for in the Lord alone will my soul find its joy:
O bless the Lord, my soul! Praise the Lord!

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 104 p174 , Psalm 104 p175

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.