Hymn for the fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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.

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

Seasonal note

This day sometimes coincides with 1 February which is the feast of S Brigid of Kildare, or 2 February, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.


First: Zephaniah - Seek the Lord all you humble of the earth .. .in your midst I will leave a humble and lovely people.

Psalm 145 - How happy are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven / It is the Lord who keeps faith forever / It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind / It is the Lord who loves the just.

Second: I Corinthians : God chose what is foolish by human reckoning ... God has made members of Christ Jesus and by doing so has become our wisdom, virtue, holiness and freedom.

Gospel: Matthew - The Beautitudes - happy are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessed are the poor:  human nothingness without God.


All Ye Who Seek a Comfort Sure

Alleluia Sing to Jesus (verse 2 in particuar)

Amazing Grace

Blest are the Pure in Heart

If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee

Jesu the Very Thought of Thee

The Beautitudes - And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain

The Church's One Foundation

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