Hymns for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A (12 March 2017)

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the second Sunday of Lent, Year A.

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 - 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 appropriate.


First:  Genesis - God calls Abraham to leave his country and family and go the land that God will show him

Psalm 32 - May your love be upon us O Lord as we place our hope in You / The word of the Lord is faithful / The Lord looks on those who revere him / Our soul is waiting for the Lord.

Second: II Timothy - rely on the power of God who has saved us and called us to be holy.

Gospel: Matthew - Jesus is transfigured, his face shines like the sun ... God says "This is my Son the Beloved, he enjoys my favour, listen to him".


Christ's transfiguration - God's call - life beyond death - healing and reconcilliation

Suggested free-use art

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

Suggested free-use hymns

Be Thou my Vision

How Good, Lord, to be Here

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Immortal Invisible God only Wise

O Light of Light, Love Given Birth (public domain in the USA, not not in many countries)

Psalm 32 - Music for Mass setting

The God of Abraham Praise

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Thy Hand O Lord has Guided

'Tis Good Lord to be Here

What Wondrous Love

OR  any of the hymns for the season of Lent

Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

In our Midst

Shine Jesus Shine - Kendrick

Transfigure Us - Hurd

We Behold the Splendour of God - Landry

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

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