Hymns for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (16 October 2106)

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

"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.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if these are particularly relevant.






Readings 

First: Exodus - As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage in a battle against the Amalikites.

Psalm:  120 - Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth / I lift up my eyes to the mountains / May he never allow you to stumble / The Lord is your guard and your shade / The Lord will guard you from evil.

Second:  II Timothy  - Scripture is inspired by God and can therefore be used for teaching people to be holy.   Your duty is to proclaim the message - with patience and the intention of teaching.

Gospel:  Luke  - Parable of the judge and the persistent widow:   God will see justice done to his chosen who cry to him ... but when the Son of Man comes, will he find any on earth?


Themes

Christ opened his arms on the cross like Moses did - we are called to join him and not to lose heart, to be steadfast in faith in God's mercy.   Our call to prayer / petition.


Art for this week

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



Suggested free-use hymns

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

All People that on Earth Do Dwell

All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure

Be Still and Know

Faith of our Fathers

For the Beauty of the Earth

If You Believe and I Believe

Lord, Be Thy Word My Guide

O God our Help in Ages Past

Praise to the Holiest in the Height

Psalm 120 - Music for Mass setting

Spirit Seeking Life and Beauty

The Lord's my Shepherd

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy



Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Father I Place into Your Hands - Hewer

Guard me as the Apple of Your Eye - Collegeville

Hear my Cry - D'Souz

I Give my Hands - White

Lord I Lift my Hands to You in Prayer - Fawcett

O God Beyond all Praising - Parry

The Lord is Near - Balhoff




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


Resources for church-music selection

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