Hymns for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (26 September 2021)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twenty-sixth 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 that are still be copyright may also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).


First: Numbers 11:25-29 - The gift of prophecy is given to Eldad and Medad - Moses is pleased, Joshua is jealous on his behalf

Psalm: 18:   The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart / The law of the Lord is perfect

Second: James 5: 1-6 - wealth will all disintegrate, especially if it was gathered unjustly

Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 47-48 - Anyone who is not against us is for us - purge yourself from sin - do not be an obstacle to those who have faith.


Living faithfully in the faith, discern what is God's will and follow it, acting in service of other people, welcoming the gifts that God has given to all people.

Free-use artworks

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

Free-use hymns

All People that on Earth Do Dwell

At the Name of Jesus

And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times

For the Beauty of the Earth

How Firm a Foundation

How Good/Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

We Walk by Faith

Hymns which may still be copyright

Come Down O Love Divine 
(the words are copyright in most countries, but the most commonly-used tune is not)

If God is For Us - Foley

Where Christ Is, His Church Is There - Pratt-Green

Your Words are Spirit and Life - Farrell

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. Great Site - thanks - its Psalm 19 isn't it?

    1. Thanks Don. The Psalm numbering depends on whether you're using the Hebrew or the Latin/Greek Vulgate numbering system. My (European printed) missal has the liturgical / Hebrew numbering, so that's what I'm showing. But yes, it will be a little confusing for American readers.

  2. I need suggestion for la Misa en Espanol, por facor.

    1. That would be wonderful, music from FLOR Y CANTO, please


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