Hymn suggestions for the Feast of Christ the King, Year C (20 November 2016)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King (Christ the King), 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 copyright be included if they are particularly appropriate.

Seasonal note

The feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the Church year - it is equivalent to the 34th Sunday of Ordinary Time.






Readings 

First: Samuel - David is anointed king of Israel, in the presence of the Lord.

Psalm 121 : I rejoiced when I heard them say "Let us go to God's house" / Jerusalem is built as a city / For Israel's law it is. 

Second: Colossians : Thanks to the Father who made it possible for us to join the saints and inherit the light ... he has created a place for us in Christ's kingdom.  ... Christ is .. the image of the unseen God, in him all things were created.

Gospel: Luke - The events when Jesus in hanging on the cross, and the people and soldiers mocked him "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself".   One of the criminals hanged defended him and asked "Jesus remember me, when you come into your kingdom".


Themes

God's kingdom.   Jesus Christ who brings out of darkness into the light of his kingdom.


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 Glory, Laud and Honour

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus


At the Name of Jesus

Come Thou Almighty King

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise

Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun

Lift High the Cross

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

O Christ our Hope Our Heart's Desire

Praise to the Lord

Rejoice the Lord is King

Ride on King Jesus

Sing my Tongue the Song of Triumph

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

Wake the Song of Jubilee

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones


Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Blessings on the King - Andersen

Hail Redeemer King Divine - Brennan

Jesus Remember Me - Taizé

King of Kings and Lord of Lords - Batya and Conty

Our God Reigns - Smith

The King of Glory - Jabusch




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


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