Hymns for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year C ( 6 March 2022) - Catholic lectionary

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the first Sunday of Lent, Year C.

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: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 - Moses tells the people to announced how the Lord brought them out of Egypt, and to bow down in the sight of God.

Psalm: Psalm 90 - Be with me Lord in my distress / He who dwells in the shelter of the most high / Upon you no evil shall fall

Second: Romans 10:8-13 - Confess from your lips and believe from your heart - scripture makes no distinction between Jew and Greek.

Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 - Jesus is tempted by the devil in the wilderness - do not put the Lord to the test.


Trust in the Lord, refuge in God, repentance.

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

All who would Valiant Be

Amazing Grace

Forty Days and Forty Nights

God of Mercy and Compassion

He is Lord

I Bind unto Myself Today

Jesu Lover of my Soul

Jesus the Very Thought of Thee

Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley

Lead us Heavenly Father

Lord who Throughout these Forty Days

My Song is Love Unknown

O Jesus I have Promised

Psalm 90 - Music for Mass setting

Take my Life and Let it Be

Hymns that may still be copyright

Be Not Afraid - Dufford

Be with me O God - Hurd

Eagles Wings - Andersen

Father I Place in Your Hands - Hewer

From Ashes to the Living Font - Hommerding

God of Abraham Lead Us - Farrell

Jesus, Tempted in the Desert - Stuempfle

Led by the Spirit - Hurd

On Eagles Wings - Joncas

When They Call in Tribulation - Tietze

When we are Tested - Duck

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