Hymns for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (2 July 2017)

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

Most are free-to-use, meaning the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing - sometimes in a limited setting.   Many of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still subject to copyright may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.





Readings

First: Kings 4:8-11,  14-16:   The prophet Elisha is given hospitality by a woman who recognises that he is a holy man of God.

Psalm: 88 - I will sing forever of your love O Lord / Happy the people who acclaim such a king / For it is you O Lord who are the glory of their strength.

Second: Romans 6:3-4,8-11 - You too must consider yourselves to be dead to sing, but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

Gospel:  Matt 10: 37-42 - Anyone who does not take his cross and follow my footsteps is not worthy of me .. anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.


Themes

Recognising and welcoming Christ, and living in his way - recognising his disciples / prophets.   Offering hospitality.


Suggested artwork

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



Free-use suggested hymns and songs

All Who Believe and Are Baptized

Blessed Jesus at Your Word

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Come Follow Me the Saviour Spake

Fight the Good Fight

Jesus, Lead the Way

O My Soul, Bless God the Father

Psalm 89 - Sunday Psalm setting

Take my Life and Let it Be

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life


Suggested hymns and songs which may still be copyright

Come Rejoice Before Your Maker - Baughen

Cups of Cold Water - Peterson

Follow Me Follow Me - Cockett

If God is For Us - Foley

Jesus Rose Again - Landry

Lord Whose Love Through Humble Service - Bayly

Servant Song - Gillard

Song of a Young Prophet - Lundy

Take My Hands  - Temple

The Summons (Will you come and follow me) - Bell

Whatsoever You Do - Jabusch

When I Needed a Neighbour - Carter



Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box at the bottom of the page


Resources for church-music selection

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