Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A (26 April 2020)


A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the  3rd Sunday of Easter, 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. Many of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may be included, where they are particularly relevant to the theme.




Readings

First: Acts 2:14, 22-23 - Peter addressed the crowd at Pentecost, comparing Jesus with the patriarch David:   God raised this man Jesus to life and caused him to receive the Holy Spirit, whereas we have David's tomb with us.

Psalm: 15 - Show us, Lord, the path of life / Preserve me God I take refuge in you / I will bless the Lord who gives me council / And so my heart rejoices my soul is glad / You will show me the path of life.

Second: I Peter 1:17-21 - Through Christ you now have faith in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for that very reason.

Gospel: John 24: 13-35 - Jesus appears to the disciples on the road to Emmaus - they recognised him at the breaking of bread.


Themes

The person of Christ who is our guide and pathway.   Resurrection.   Faith.    Recognising Jesus in the breaking of bread.   Eucharist.


Free-use artwork

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


Free-use hymns

That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright

This Joyful Eastertide

We Walk by Faith



Hymns which may still be copyright

Alleluia Jesus is Risen - Brokering

Are not our Hearts - Landry

As we Walk Along Beside You - Perry

God and Man at Table are Sat Down - Stamps

In the Breaking of the Bread - Hurd / Downey

In the Garden Mary Lingers (esp verse 2) - Leckebusch

On the Journey to Emmaus - Haugen  (tune is public domain)

Open our Eyes Lord - various settings

Poorman’s Heart - Schiemer (ref)

Tell me Friends why you Look so Troubled - Jimenez / Bringle

Two were Bound for Emmaus - Hurd

Three Days - Ridge



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