Hymns for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (17 November 2024) - Catholic lectionary

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the thirty-third 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 copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.  

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

The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is also the World Day for the Poor:   See this website for suggested liturgy resources, and this list of hymn suggestions.


First: Daniel 12:1-13 - There will be a time of great distress ... your own people will be spared

Psalm: 15 -  Preserve me God I take refuge in you /  You are my portion and cup / My heart rejoices / You show me the path of life

Second: Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 - Christ offered one single sacrifice for sins, then took his place at God's right hand

Gospel: Mark 13:24-32  - The Son of Man will come in glory and will gather his chosen .. the fig tree shows signs ... but no one except the Father knows the day nor the hour.


Last days, end times:   being prepared, faithfulness to God.   Salvation.

Free-use artworks

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

Free-use hymns

At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing

At the Name of Jesus

Behold the Mountain of the Lord

Come Lord, Tarry Not

Come You Thankful People Come

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Hills of the North Rejoice

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Many and Great O God

O Holy City Seen of John

Rejoice the Lord is King

Sing with all the Saints in Glory

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

Soon and Very Soon

The Day of the Lord is at Hand

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

The Vine and Fig Tree

Free-use psalm settings

Hymns which may still be copyright

Centre of my Life - Inwood

How Great Thou Art (esp final verse)

Lift High the Cross

Now Watch for God's Coming - Jabusch

Wait for the Lord - Taizé

When the King Shall come Again - Idle

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  1. Can I request an index for the sundays in the form of a liturgical calendar? It would be SUPER useful to be able to go to a page where I can select the date in parts (Year C, Advent, 3rd Sunday, for example) rather than go to the one that's a few weeks in advance and then step through one by one. Maybe you've already made such a thing and I just haven't been able to find it yet...


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