Hymns for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (16 June 2024) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twelfth 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).

Seasonal note

In some years, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (always 24 June) falls on a Sunday around this time.   When that happens, the liturgy for that feast is used.


First: Job 38:1, 8-11 - From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer ... Who pent up the sea? ... some this far, I said, and no further: here your proud waves shall break.

Psalm 106 - O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever / Some sailed to the sea in ships / For he spoke, he summoned the gale / Then they cried to the Lord in their need / They rejoiced because of the calm.

Second: Corinthians 5:14-17 - For anyone who is in Christ there is a new creation.

Acclamation:  Luke:7:16 - They were all filled with awe ...

Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus calms the storm at sea.


Storm on the lake / Job's answer: who pent up the sea / For anyone in Christ a new creation - a great prophet.  The power and protection of God, who is mightier than the sea / storm.  Conquering chaos.

Related:  hymns about Jesus calming the storm

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

Abide with Me

All who Would Valiant Be

Amazing Grace

Be Still and Know

Be Still my Soul  (common tune still copyright, lyrics in the public domain)

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Fight the Good Fight

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise

The Boat on Galilee - an action-song for children, 

The Church's One Foundation

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

We Walk by Faith (While some common tunes are in copyright others aren't - and the words are public domain)

Hymns which may still be copyright

Calm me Lord - Adam / Rizza

I Will be With You - Markland 

Praise the One who Breaks the Darkness - Edwards

Suggestions about other free-to-use hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

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1 comment:

  1. in my missal i don't have the acclamation in each cycles so it is difficult to know what it is how can you help me to find them please


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