Hymns for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (18 November 2018)

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B.

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 copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.

Seasonal note

The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is also the World Day for the Poor:   See this website for suggested liturgy resources, and this list of hymn suggestions.


First: Daniel - There will be a time of great distress ... your own people will be spared

Psalm: 15 -  Preserve me God I take refuge in you /  You are my portion and cup / My heart rejoices / You show me the path of life

Second: Hewbrews - Christ offered one single sacrifice for sins, then took his place at God's right hand

Gospel: Mark  - The Son of Man will come in glory and will gather his chosen .. the fig tree shows signs ... but no one except the Father knows the day nor the hour.


Last days, end times:   being prepared, faithfulness to God.   Salvation.

Suggested artworks

See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.

Suggested free-use hymns

At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing

At the Name of Jesus

Behold the Mountain of the Lord

Come Lord, Tarry Not

Come You Thankful People Come

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Hills of the North Rejoice

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Many and Great O God

O Holy City Seen of John

Rejoice the Lord is King

Sing with all the Saints in Glory

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

Soon and Very Soon

The Day of the Lord is at Hand

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

The Vine and Fig Tree

Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Lift High the Cross

Resources for church-music selection

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