Hymns for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A

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 4th Sunday of Easter, 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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.





Readings

First: Acts  - Peter preached:  God made this Jesus who you crucified both Lord and King - what must we do?  - You must repent and be baptised in Jesus name .. that very day, about three thousand were added to their number.

Psalm: 23 - The Lord is my shepherd / he guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely goodness and kindness.

Second: I Peter - Merit in the sight of God is bearing punishment patiently ... now you have have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Gospel: John - Jesus said "I am the gate of the sheepfold, anyone who enters through me will be safe .. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.


Themes

Jesus, the Good Shepherd and path to salvation.   Faith.    Repentance.  


Suggested hymns

All ye who Seek a Comfort Sure

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

Glory be to Jesus

I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (copyright free in the US, not the UK)

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep

My Shepherd will Supply my Need

Praise we our God with Joy (esp verse 2)

Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting

Shepherd of Souls



The Living God my Shepherd Is (copyright expired in the UK, possibly not in the US)



We Walk by Faith


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


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