Hymns for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B.

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 which are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.

Seasonal Note

This Sunday sometimes falls during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   Some hymn suggestions for that week are provided here.





Readings

First: Samuel - The Lord calls the boy Samuel, and Eli teaches him how to respond to the call.

Psalm: 32 - Here I am Lord, I come to do your will / I waited for the Lord / You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings / In the scroll of the book it stands written / Your justice I have proclaimed.

Second: I Corinthians - Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit - use it to glorify God.

Gospel: John - Andrew and Simon Peter become Jesus' disciples - Jesus tells Simon Peter is is to be called Cephas, meaning Rock.


Themes

God calls each of us by name.   Answering God's call to discipleship, and using our bodies to serve God.


Suggested free-use hymns

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' my Name

If You But Trust in God to Guide You

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

In Christ there is no East or West

Jesus Lead the Way

O Jesus I Have Promised

O Sing to God a Joyful Song

Psalm 39 - Music for Mass setting

Take My Life and Let it Be

The Church's One Foundation

Those who Love and Those Who Labour

When Christ our Lord to Andrew Cried


Suggested hymns that are or may be still copyright

By Name I Have Called You - Landry

Follow Me - Fishel

Forth in thy Name O Lord I Go

God it Was Who said to Abraham - Bell

Here I am Lord - Schutte

The Summons (Will You Come and Follow Me) -  Bell


Other suggestions are welcome - please leave a comment below.



Resources for church-music selection

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