Hymns for the 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A (28 May 2017 - in some countries)

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for seventh 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.

Seasonal Note

In some countries, the Ascension is celebrated on a Sunday, while in others it is a mid-week feast and the 7th Sunday of Easter is also observed.  See your local liturgical calendar for details.





Readings

First: Acts - After Jesus ascended, the apostles returned to the upper room and joined in continuous prayer.

Psalm: 26 - I am sure I shall see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living / The Lord is my light and my help / There is one thing I ask of the Lord / O Lord hear my voice when I call.

Second: Ephesians - If anyone should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it - he should thank God that he has been called one.

Gospel: John - Jesus prayed "Father .. glorify your Son, so that your Son may glorify you ... I have finished the work that you gave me to do  ... I have made your name known  ... I am not in the world an longer, but they are in the world.


Themes

Prayer, praising God, living in the world now that Jesus has gone to heaven.


Suggested artwork

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


Suggested free-use hymns

All Creatures of our God and King

Bless the Lord O my Soul

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Fight the Good Fight

God is my Strong Salvation

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

How Great is our God

I Cannot Tell

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

If You Believe and I Believe

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist

O Breathe on my O Breath of God

Psalm 26 - Music for Mass setting

Rejoice the Lord is King

The Head that Once was Crowned with Thorns

We Walk by Faith



Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Be Glorified - many different settings

Be Still and Know I am with You - Conway

Hear O Lord - Repp





Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments below.


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