Hymns for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (13 August 2017)

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the ninetenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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 - sometimes in a limited setting.

Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.


First: I Kings - Elijah experiences God's power on the mountain, through wind, earthquake, fire and gentle breeze.

Psalm 84 - Let us see O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help / I will hear what the Lord God has to say / Mercy and faithfulness have met / The Lord will make us prosper.

Second: Romans 9 - I would willingly be condemned and cut off from Christ if it could help by brothers of Israel ... from them came Christ who is above all, God forever blessed.

Gospel: Matthew  13 - Jesus walks on the water.


Jesus as the mediator of God's safety.  Trust in God.   Peace.

Suggested free-use hymns

A Mighty Fortress is our God

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

All Creatures of our God and King

At the Name of Jesus

Be Still my Soul, the Lord is at Thy Side

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Eternal Father Strong to Save

Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

How Firm a Foundation

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Lead us Heavenly Father Lead Ua

Lord Thy Word Abideth

Many and Great

O Jesus I have Promised

Peace is Flowing Like a River

Psalm 84 - Music for Mass setting

Sweet Sacrament Divine (esp verse 3)

We Walk by Faith

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

Resources for church-music selection

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