Hymns for the Baptism of the Lord / 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C (10 January 2016)

A selection of hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the Baptism of the Lord, which is also the first Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

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 be copyright may also included where they are a particularly good fit for the theme(s).

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

Seasonal Note

Some communities use the supporting readings for this feast from Year A with the Year C Gospel - see Hymn Suggestions, Baptism of the Lord, Year A for options in this case.





Readings

First: Isaiah - Console me people ... Prepare in the wilderness ... go up on a high mountain and shout "Here is your God".

Psalm: Psalm 103 -Bless the Lord my soul Lord how great you are / Above the rains you make your dwelling / How many are your works / All of these look to you / You take back your spirit they die

Second: Titus - God's grace has been revealed, making salvation possible - not because of our deeds, but because of God's compassion.  We must wait in hope.

Gospel: Luke - John declared "I baptise you with water, but someone is coming who will baptise you with the Holy Spirit" ... Jesus is baptised ... the heavens open and the spirit descended  ... "You are my Son, the Beloved, my favour rests on you".


Themes

Jesus baptism, the Beloved Son, the glory of the Lord is revealed.


Suggested free-use hymns

Blessed Quietness

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

Glory be to Jesus

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

I Bind unto myself Today

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

O Love how Deep how Broad how High.

On Jordan's Bank

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

Shall we Gather at the River

The Race that Long in Darkness Pined

The Son Of Man From Jordan Rose

Wade in the Water


Suggested hymns which may still be copyright


Baptised in Water - Saward

Come to the Water (O let all who thirst) - Foley

To Jordan Jesus Humbly Came - Hommerding

When Jesus Comes to be Baptized - Stanford Abbey

When John Baptised by Jordan's River - Dudley-Smith

With Joy you shall Draw Water - Haugen





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


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