Hymns suggestions for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the thirty-third 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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.
Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.




Readings

First: Proverbs - The perfect wife - who can find her.  She is busy, generous to the poor, and wise.   She deserves her share, and public recognition.

Psalm 127 - O blest are those who fear the Lord / Your wife like a fruitful vine / Indeed thus shall be blessed .

Second: I Thessalonians - The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night - but you are all children of the light ... stay wide awake.

Gospel: Matthew 22 - Parable of the talents ... for everyone who has will be given more..


Themes

Christ is head of the household which is the church - he has a good wife, devoted children and faithful servants.

Service - using the talents God has provided.  Stewardship.


Free-use hymn suggestions

All my Hope on God is Founded

Blessed Jesus at Your Word

Come You Thankful People Come

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

For the Beauty of the Earth

In Christ There is no East or West

Like Olive Branches

O the Beautiful Treasures

O Perfect Love

Psalm 127 - Music for Mass setting

Soon and Very Soon

Take my Life and Let it Be

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

This Little Light of Mine

Those who Love and Those who Labour

To do Your Will

We Walk by Faith


Suggested hymns that are copyright

All that I Am - Temple

God Whose Giving Knows No Ending

How Happy You Who Fear the Lord

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

My Plans for You are Peace

Now the Day of the Lord is at Hand

O Blessed are Those Who Fear the Lord - Inwood

What Have you Done for Me?



Other hymn suggestions are welcome: please leave a comment below.


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