Hymns for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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

Art for this Sunday

See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.

Seasonal note

St Mark’s Gospel is the main one used in Year B.  But in Year B, between late July and the end of August, the Gospel is mostly from John 6, presenting Jesus as the Bread of Life.   If you are planning music for Sunday Masses, it may be helpful to view these weeks as one season, spreading your known "Eucharist" themed hymns through the period.



Readings

First:  I Kings:  Elijah in the wilderness, strengthen by the food God provided on his journey to Horeb

Psalm: Psalm 33 - Taste and see that the Lord is good / I will bless the Lord at all times

Second:   Letter to the Ephesians - how to treat other people - by loving them as Christ loved you

Gospel:  John - Jesus',explains that he is the bread of life, we are called by the Father and it is Jesus who will raise us up.


Themes

Bread of life - God provides for us and calls us
God's providence - Jesus as the bread of life - called to live anew - taste and see God - conversion - putting faith into practise


Free-use hymn suggestions

All Creatures of our God and King

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

Bread of the World in Mercy Broken

Come and Take the Flesh of Christ

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life 

Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

I Received the Living God

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Let us Break Bread Together on our Knees

Lord Accept this Bread and Wine

O Bread of Heaven

O Bread of Life from Heaven

O Living Bead from Heaven

O Sacrament most Holy

Soul of my Saviour

Stay with us Lord We Pray You

The Church's One Foundation



Hymns that are or may be copyright

All Who Hunger - Dunstan

Blessed Jesus Living Bread - Valja

Eat This Bread - Taize




Let the Hungry Come to Me - Dufner


We are the Body of Christ - Hillebrand



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

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