Hymns for the 7th Sunday of Easter, Year B

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the seventh 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).


Seasonal note

The solemnity of the Ascension is transferred to the seventh Sunday of Easter, in some countries / dioceses.   See the liturgical calendar for details about your country.





Readings

First: Acts 1 - Peter leads the brothers to choose someone to take the place of Judas as a witness to the resurrection.

Psalm 102 - The Lord has set his sway heaven / My soul give thanks to the Lord / For as the heavens are high above the earth.

Second:  I John 4 - Since God has loved us so much, so we should love one another ....God is love, and anyone who lives in love lives in God.

Gospel: John 17 - Jesus prays to the Father for the people who he has been given, knowing that he will soon be returning to the Father and that his people will need protection from the evil one.
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Themes

Witnessing to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.   God's love.  God's Spirit living in us.


Suggested free-use hymns

A New Commandment

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Alleluia Sing to Jesus

Be Joyful Mary

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Draw us in the Spirit's Tether

God is Love His the Care

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Psalm 107 - Music for Mass setting

Rejoice the Lord is King

The Head that Once was Crowned with Thorns

The Strife is O'ver the Battle Won

This Is My Commandment I Give You

Thou who at Thy Eucharist Didst Pray

Ye Servants of God


Hymns which may still be copyright

As the Bread of Life is Broken - Chepponis

Safe in the Hands of God who Made Me - Perry

Spirit of God within Me - Dudley Smith

This is my Will - Quinn

Where Charity and Love Prevail - Westendorf

Where There is Love - Haas



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

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