Hymn suggestions, Pentecost Sunday, Year A

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for Pentecost Sunday in Year A.

"Free-to-use" means the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing - sometimes in a limited setting.

 Many of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

Seasonal Notes

Separate readings are used for Vigil Masses, so the following applies to Masses during the day.






Readings

First: Acts - The gathered apostles heard the wind, were filled with the Holy Spirit, and able to speak in the languages of everyone in Jerusalem.

Psalm: 103 - Send forth your spirit O Lord and renew the face of the earth / Bless the Lord my soul / You take back your spirit they die / May the glory of the Lord last forever

Second: Corinthians - There is a variety of gifts, but always the same Spirit .. in whom we are all baptised.

Gospel:   John - Peace be with you - as the Father sent me, so I am sending you - receive the Holy Spirit.


Themes

Receiving the Holy Spirit - being taught and empowered by it, and sent out to the world.


Hymns

Come Down O Love Divine

Come Holy Ghost Creator Blest

Come Holy Ghost Creator Come

Creator Spirit by whose Aid

Hail Thee, Festival Day (with Pentecost refrain)

Holy Spirit Lord of Light

Holy Spirit Truth Divine

If You Believe and I Believe

Joy Because the Circling Year

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

O Breath on me O Breath of God

Psalm 103 - Music for Mass setting

Spirit Divine Attend our Prayers

Veni Creator Spiritus

Veni Lumen Cordium


Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below, or email editor@LiturgyTools.net


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