Hymns for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

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 twenty eighth 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.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if these are particularly appropriate.


First: Isaiah - On this mountain, the Lord will prepare a banquet ... remove the mourning veil ... destroy death forever.   ...   It will be said "We exult and rejoice that he had saved us..."

Psalm 22 - In the Lord's own house I will dwell for ever and ever / The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want / He guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me.

Second: Philippians - Paul reflects on his life and notes that there is nothing he cannot master with the help of the One who gives him strength:  He acknowledges the companionship he received, and prays that God will fulfil the Philippianss needs.

Gospel: Matthew 22 - The parable of the wedding banquet - the invited guests would not attend - the servants gathered guests from the highways ... many are called, few are chosen.


God fulfills our needs through Christ.   All are invited, no matter how unworthy - God is forgiving.  Gathering in God's house.

Free-use hymn suggestions

A Multitude Comes from the East and the West

All is Ready the Master Said

All People that on Earth do Dwell

All Things are Ready, Come to the Feast

Alleluia Sing to Jesus

Be Thou my Vision

Come ye Disconsolate

Come ye Thankful People Come

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

In Christ There is no East or West

In Heavenly Love Abiding

Let us Break Bread Together

My Shepherd will Supply my Need

Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting

Praise we our God with Joy

Precious Lord Take my Hand

The Church's One Foundation

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

The Living God my Shepherd Is

The Lord's my Shepherd

Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Come to the Feast / Ven al Banquette - Hurd /Cortez/Pia

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

Resources for church-music selection

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