Hymns for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (3 October 2021)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twenty-seventh 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: Genesis 2:18-24:   Creation of woman - bones from my bone and flesh from my flesh - man and wife become one body

Psalm: 127:   May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives / O blessed are those who fear the Lord

Second: Hebrews 2:9-11 - the one who sanctifies and the one who is sanctified are of the same stock

Gospel: Mark 10:2-16  - Jesus interpretation of divorce laws - what God has united, humankind must not divide - let the little children come to me, it is to such as these that the kingdom belongs.


Family - we are part of God's creation and family - right relationships - the depth of family relationships - we are called to live to Jesus standards

Free-use  artwork

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

Free-use hymns

A New Commandment

Blest are the Poor in Heart

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

Father Within Your House Today

For the Beauty of the Earth

How can I Keep from Singing

In Christ there is no East or West

Let the Children Come to Me - Leslie

Lord Make me an Instrument of Peace

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep

O Perfect Love

The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

What Wondrous Love Is This

Hymns which may still be copyright

Bind us Together - Gillman

How Happy You Who Fear the Lord - Westendorf

Where True Love is Found with Charity - Forster

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. One Bread One Body. J.Foley (As One Voice 1 no 129)
    Father Welcomes. R.Mann (As One Voice 1 no 24)
    Different Gifts. M. Russell ((As One Voice 2 no 13)

  2. Hi there, thanks for your fantastic site. Unfortunately the link to the lectionary art is for the 17th Sunday rather than the 27th. How do I search for the 27th?

    1. Hi, thanks for letting me know, I've now fixed that link. In general, you can get to the pictures for any week from this page: http://www.liturgytools.net/p/artworks-for-roman-catholic-lectionary.html


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