Hymn suggestions for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

A selection of  hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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.







Readings

First: Zechariah  - Rejoice [Israel] .. your king comes to you .. he will proclaim peace for the nations.

Psalm 144 - I will bless your name forever, O God my King / I will give you glory / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / All your creatures shall thank you O Lord / The Lord is faithful in all his words.

Second: Romans - The Spirit of God has made his home in you .. he will give life to your own mortal bodies through the spirit living in you ...

Gospel: Matthew - Jesus blesses the father for hiding things from the learned and revealing them to children .. no one knows the Son except the Father .. come to me all who labour, and I will give you rest .. yes my yoke is easy and my burden is light.


Themes

Praise.  God's kindness and compassion.  The spirit of Christ - humility and gentleness.  God as refuge in difficulty


Hymns

All my Hope on God is Founded

All You who Seek a Comfort Sure

Amazing Grace

Be Thou my Vision

Blest are the Pure in Heart

Come Christians Join to Sing

Come Down O Love Divine

Come You Sinners Poor and Needy

Comfort, Comfort Ye my People (verses 1 and 3)

Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go

God is Love, the Heavens are Telling

How can I Keep from Singing

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Jesu Lover of my Soul

Lord Jesus Think on Me

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Now Thank we all Our God

O God our Help in Ages Past

Psalm 144 - Music for Mass setting

Sweet Heart of Jesus Fount of Love and Mercy

To Jesus Heart all Burning



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


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