Hymns for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C (22 May 2022)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), meaning that 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 selection of particularly appropriate hymns which are still copyright may also be included.

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box at the bottom of the page.


First: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 - The church chose Judas and Silas to accompany Paul and Barnabas to Antioch to resolve a problem

Psalm: 66 - Let all the peoples praise you O God / O God be gracious and bless us / Let the nations exult and be glad.

Second: Apocalypse 21: 10-14, 22-23 - John is shown a vision of the holy city, which is lit by the radiant glory of God.

Gospel:   John 14: 23-29 - Jesus said "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word ... I have said these things, but the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send will teach and remind you.   My peace I bequeath to you - I am going away.


The radiance of God.   Christ's legacy to us.   Peace.    Looking forward to Pentecost / the Holy Spirit which will guide the church.

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

Christ the Lord is Risen Again

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dona Nobis Pacem

God of Mercy, God of Grace

In Christ there is no East or West

Jerusalem my Happy Home

Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Love the Lord your God

O Holy City Seen of John

Peace be with You

Praise Him

Psalm 66 - Let the People's Praise You O God (Music for Mass setting)

Shalom my Friends

Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise

Sing with all the Saints in Glory

Hymns that may still be copyright

As We Gather - Coombs, Fay and McNeill   (especially verse 2)

Come Spread the News - Tietze

Forth in the Peace of Christ we Go - Quinn

My Peace I Leave You - unknown

Peace is the Gift - Glynn

Shout to the Ends of the Earth - Collegeville

Unless a Grain of Wheat - Farrell

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  1. As we gather may Your Spirit work within us ..., Vs. 2. We are sons and daughters of the Resurrection

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Greg, I've now added it to the list.


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