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Hymns for the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C (30 December 2018)

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Year C.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) meaning the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing.  Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still be copyright may also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).

Seasonal Note

There is an option to use the Year A readings on this feast - see Hymn suggestions for Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Year A.

Most communities have a familiar repertoire of public domain Christmas music, so at this time  choosing free-to-use hymns is simple.  The list below doesn't include all well known Christmas carols, just the ones that are a particularly good fit with the lectionary themes for this feast.