Hymn ideas for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, 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, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).





Readings

First: Acts 3 - Peter reminds the people that it was the Israelites who handed over Jesus to Pilate - but that God raised him from the dead, and that they are witnesses to this. He calls them to repent and turn to God.

Psalm 4 -  Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord / When I call, answer me O God of justice / It is who Lord who grants favour / What can bring up happiness / I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once.

Second  I John 2  -  If anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Facther, Jesus Christ who .. is the sarifice that takes our sins away.

Gospel: Luke 24 -  Jesus appears again to the disciples, and eats with them. He then opens their minds to understand the scriptures, and that they are witnesses to the resurrection.



Themes

Resurrection. Witness. Jesus the prince of life. Our advocate with the Father, in whose name repentance is preached.


Suggested free-use hymns

All People that on Earth do Dwell

Alleluia Sing to Jesus

At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing

Be Thou my Vision

Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Crown him with Many Crowns

God be in my Head

He is Lord

I Cannot Tell

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let all that is Within me Cry Holy

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

My God Loves Me

Psalm 4 - Music for Mass setting

Shepherd of Souls Refresh and Bless

That Eastertide with Joy was Bright

Thine be the Glory

This Joyful Eastertide

Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross



Hymns which may still be copyright

God in His Wisdom for our Learning - Dudley-Smith

God with Hidden Majesty - Anthony G Petti

On the Journey to Emmaus - Haugen

Peace Perfect Peace - Mayhew

Two were Bound for Emmaus - Hurd

Who are You Who Walk in Sorrow - Stuempfle



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

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