Hymns for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C (15 May 2022) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the fifth 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 - sometimes in a limited setting.   Many of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

A small number of particularly appropriate hymns that are still copyright may also be included.


First: Acts 14:21-27 - Paul and Barnabas continue their travels - in each church, the appointed elders and commended them to the Lord.  Eventually they return to Antioch and give an account of their work.

Psalm: 144 - I will bless your name forever, O God my King / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / All your creatures should thank you / Yours is an everlasting kingdom.

Second: Apocalypse 21: 1-3 - John saw a new heaven and new earth - the new Jerusalem ... now I am making the whole of creation new.

Gospel:   John 13: 31-35- I will give you a new commandment, love one another just as I have loved you.


A new creation - Christ puts fresh heart into the disciples - Christ lives among us - all are made new.

Free-use artworks

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

Free-use hymns

A New Commandment

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

Jerusalem my Happy Home

Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Love the Lord your God

O Jesus I have Promised

O Holy City Seen of John

O Love of God How Strong, How True

O Thou who at Thy Eucharist Dids't Pray

Psalm 144 - I will Bless Your Name Forever  (Music for Mass setting)

Praise the Lord ye Heavens Adore Him

To Do Your Will

Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem

Hymns which may still be copyright

In Love for Me

Love is His Word

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