Hymns for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (12 November 2017)

A selection of hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 may still be copyright are also included, if these are particularly relevant.






Readings

First: Wisdom 6:12-16 - Wisdom is bright  ... readily seen by those who look for her.   She looks for those who are worthy of her.

Psalm 62: 2-8 - for you my soul is thirsting, O God my God / O God, you are my God for you I long / So I gaze on you in the sanctuary / I will bless you in my life / On my bed I remember you.

Second: I Thessalonicans 4:13-18  - We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13 - The parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids.


Themes

Being prepared for the end-times.  Watching for the coming of the Lord, ready to respond to God's invitation.  Christian life as a response to Christ's lover - we await his coming with joy-filled hope.   


Suggested artwork

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


Suggested free-use hymns

Come, Lord, and Tarry Not

Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring

Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts 

Rejoice the Lord is King

Sing with All the Saints in Glory

Soon and Very Soon

Wake Awake for Night is Dying

Wake Awake for Night is Flying

Wake the Song of Jubilee

What Wondrous Love is This


Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Allow my Prayer and Plea -Tietze

Awake Awake Fling off the Night - Peacy

Celtic Alleluia - verse "stay awake pray at all times ..."

City of God - Schutte

Eye Has Not Seen - Haugen

Give me Oil in my Lamp / Sing Hosanna
I am the Bread of Life - Toolan, Konstant, Englert - et al

Now Watch for God's Coming - Jabusch

Promised Lord and Christ is He - Ruston

Sign me Up for the Christian Jubilee - Yancy /  Metcalfe

Stay Here and Keep Watch - Taizé / Berthier

The Day of the Lord Shall Come -Bell

Wait for the Lord - Taizé

Waken O Sleeper - Forster

We Shall Stay Awake - Hoog / Kelly

When the Lord in Glory Comes - Dudley-Smith

Your Love is Finer than Life - Haugen


See also





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


Resources for church-music selection

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