Contemporary Hymns for Pentecost

Here are some suggestions for contemporary hymns you might consider using on Pentecost (June 12, 2011). Many of these songs are covered by CCLI, but I’ve only included CCLI numbers when you can access the text and/or music on the CCLI website.

Songs marked with an asterisk (*) are available online at Hope Publishing Company’s Online Hymnody website. They are legal to use in worship if you are subscribed to CCLI, LicenSing or OneLicense.

Songs with links will either point you to online lyrics or YouTube performances, or will send you to websites with more information on the song.

Looking for other music suggestions for Pentecost Sunday?  Try one of these:

*Burn in Me, Fire of God, Margaret Clarkson
Come Build a Church, Ken Medema
Come Holy Spirit, John Michael Talbot CCLI 456622
*Come, Holy Spirit, Brian Wren
Come Holy Spirit, Loralee Thiessen CCLI 1317234
Come Holy Spirit, Timothy Dudley-Smith/Allen Pote CCLI 5745616
Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Marian Wood Chaplin CCLI 1236195
*Come, O Holy Spirit (Wind of Change), Fred Kaan
Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us, Janie Alford CCLI 2568236
Come Touch Our Hearts, Gordon Light
Dance with the Spirit, Jim Strathdee
Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ, Frank von Christierson CCLI 2769080
Filled with the Spirit’s Power, J.R. Peacey CCLI 2680183
Fire of God, Undying Flame, Albert F. Bayly 
For Your Gift of God the Spirit, Margaret Clarkson CCLI 5537673
*From the Waiting Comes the Sign, Shirley Erena Murray
God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind, Herman Stuempfle Jr. 
God, Whose Purpose is to Kindle, D. Elton Trueblood 
God’s Spirit, As a Rising Gale, Alan Gaunt
Holy Sacred Spirit, Monica Brown CCLI 2382522
Holy Spirit, Keith Getty/Stuart Townend CCLI 4779872 
*Holy Spirit, Ken Canedo CCLI 4510378
Holy Spirit, How I Love You, Kate Simmonds/Stuart Townend CCLI 3922321  
*I Have Called You by Your Name, Dan Damon
Like a Healing Stream, Bruce Harding 
*Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song, Carl P. Daw CCLI 217452 
Lord Jesus, We Must Know You, Margaret Clarkson
*Loving Spirit, Shirley Erena Murray CCLI 2123846
May We, O Holy Spirit, Paul Wigmore CCLI 960747
New Earth, Heavens New, Harris J. Loewen CCLI 605507
O Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me, Norman Warren CCLI 649549
O Holy Spirit, Root of Life, Hildegard of Bingen/Jean Janzen CCLI 2325840
On Pentecost They Gathered, Jane Parker Huber CCLI 145445
Open Our Hearts, Jim Strathdee
Pentecost Hymn, Ken Bible 
River Running in You and Me (River Run Deep), Ian Macdonald/Gordon Light
Send Your Holy Spirit, Jim Strathdee
*Soaring Spirit, Set Us Free, Carl P. Daw CCLI 1706144
Spirit God, Be Our Breath (Embracing Change), Bruce Harding
Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind, Margaret Olds
*Spirit of Holiness, Christopher Idle CCLI 4751168
Spirit, Now Live in Me, Bryan Jeffery Leech CCLI 212299 
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness, James Manley CCLI 101393 
The Lone, Wild Bird, Henry McFadyen/Marty Haugen 
*There’s a Spirit in the Air, Brian Wren CCLI 133165
*Through Our Fragmentary Prayers, Thomas Troeger
*Travel On, Travel On, Sydney Carter CCLI 513369  
*Unbounded Spirit, Breath of God, Brian Wren CCLI 5645620
We Are God’s People, Bryan Jeffery Leech CCLI 5710414
*We are the Church, Richard Avery
Wind Who Makes All Winds, Thomas Troeger 

For other worship resources for Pentecost, click on Pentecost in the list of “Labels” at the lower right.