Hymns for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (17 October 2021)

A selection of hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twenty-ninth Sunday of Lent, 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).

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.

Seasonal note

Mission Sunday is the the 3rd Sunday in October, and may occur on this day - see Hymns for Mission Sunday for more suggestions.


First: Isaiah 53:10-11- The Lord has crushed his servant with suffering .. by his sufferings the Lord shall justify many, taking their faults on himself.

Psalm: 32 -  May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you / The word of the Lord is faithful

Second: Hebrews 4:14-16 - Jesus, though human, is the high priest who has gone to heaven - be confident in his grace and mercy

Gospel: Mark 10:35-45  - James and John say "let us sit one at your right and one at your left".  Jesus' answer - Can you drink the cup that I must drink?   The Son of Man came to serve, not to be served.


Christ the suffering servant of God, who saves humankind.


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

Free-use hymns

A New Commandment

Amazing Grace

Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord

In Christ There is no East or West

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

My Song is Love Unknown

On this Day the First of Days

Out of the Depths I Cry to You

Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

Praise to the Holiest in the Height

The King of Love my Shepherd is

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

What Wondrous Love is This

Free-use psalm settings

Hymns that may still be copyright

Broken for Me - Lunt

Chosen Generation - Hernandez

Lift High the Cross

Lord Whose Love Through Humble Service - Bayley

Make me a Servant - Willard

Meekness and Majesty - Kendrick

O Love of God Incarnate - Glen

The Servant King - Kendrick

Shelter Me O God - Hurd

Since our Great High Priest Jesus Christ - Idle

To Serve is to Reign - Willcock

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  1. Make Me A Servant; You are a chosen generation (Mission Sunday)

    1. Thanks for the suggestions: I'm actually going to make a separate list for Mission Sunday, since it doesn't always falll on the 29th of Ordinary Time.


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