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Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Advent / Gaudete Sunday, Year B (13 December 2020)

A selection of hymns and songs based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent, 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 still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.

Seasonal note

The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudate Sunday (pronounced "gau - day -tay"), and has focus on experiencing joy in this time of waiting and preparation.  One explanation of the meaning and ritual of the day is here.