Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C (1 May 2022) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the  3rd Sunday of Easter, 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 of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.  A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may be included, where they are particularly relevant to the theme.

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.

In some years, this day falls on or close to the feast of St Joseph the Worker, and the beginning of the month of May, which is traditionally a time of devotion to Mary.


First: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 - The Sanhedrin warn the apostles not to preach in Jesus name - the apostles affirm that it was God who raised Jesus up, and that they are witnesses to this along with the Holy Spirit.

Psalm: 29 -  I will praise you Lord, you have rescued me / Sing psalms to the Lord you who love him / The Lord listened and had pity.

Second: Apocalypse 5:11-14 - John has a vision of thousand of living creatures saying "The Lamb that was sacrificed is worthy to be given power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing".

Gospel:   John 21:1-19 - Jesus appears to the disciples again - the miraculous catch of fish - "Do you really love me" - If you love me, feed my lambs.


Jesus Christ is the Lord, recognising Jesus.


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

Free-use hymns

All Creatures of our God and King

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Be Still and Know that I am God

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

I Cannot Tell

Let all that is Within me Cry Holy

My God I Love Thee

Praise the Lord God's Glories Show

Shepherd of Souls Refresh and Bless (especially verses 4 and 5)

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

Thine be the Glory

This is the Feast of Victory for our God

This Joyful Eastertide

We Walk by Faith

You Hear the Lambs A-Cryin'

Hymns which may still be copyright

All People of the Earth Rejoice - Tietze

Do You Really Love Me - Landry

In the Breaking of the Bread - Hurd

Lord You Have Come to the Seashore - Gabaráin

Simon Son of John - Kearney

The Easter Song (My Lord he Died for a Kingdom)

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