Hymn suggestions, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (10 July 2016)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary time, 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 which are, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).



Art for this week


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


Readings

First: Deuteronomy - Moses tells the people to obey the voice of God, keeping the commandments and laws that are in the Book, and he reassures them that this is possible for them, because God's word is very near.

Psalm:  
68 - Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive / This is my prayer / As for me in my poverty and pain / The poor when they see it will be glad / For God will bring help to Zion.
OR
18 - The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart / The law of the Lord is perfect / The precepts of the Lord are right / The fear of the Lord is holy / They are more to be desired than god

Second: Colossians - Christ is the image of God - in him, all were created ... the Church is his body, he is the head, first in every way ... he made peace by his death on the cross.

Gospel:   Luke - Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul and mind, and love your neighbour as yourself  ... the parable of the Good Samaritan


Themes

God's Law:   loving God and neighbour - love in action - justice.   God's closeness to humankind.


Suggested free-use hymns

A New Commandment

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

All who would Valiant Be

God is Love, His the Care

God is Love, the Heavens Tell it.

Holy Holy Holy

In Christ there is no East or West

Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee

Love the Lord Your God

Lord Make me an Instrument of Peace

My God Accept my Heart this Day

O Worship the King

Peace is Flowing like a River

The Church's One Foundation

Those who Love and Those who Labour

To do Your Will

Wake the Song of Jubilee


Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

I Pleaded to the Lord my God - Tietze

Into One we are All Gathered - Cockett

Love is His Word - Connaughton

Servant Song - Gilliard

Open our Eyes Lord - various

The Word is in Your Heart - Moore

Whatsoever You Do - Jabusch

When I Needed a Neighbour - Carter

You are Near - Schutte



Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.




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