Hymn for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (12 June 2016)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time in 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 such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

A small selection of hymns which are still copyright may also be included, if they are a particularly good fit.


First: II Samuel - Nathan delivers God's rebukes to David.  David repents, and the Lord forgives him.

Psalm: 31 - Forgive me Lord the guilt of my sin / Happy the man whose offense is forgiven / But now I have acknowledged my sins / You are my hiding place.

Second: Galatians - Faith in Christ, rather than fidelity to the Law is what justified us ... now I live the life of Christ, who lives in me..

Gospel:   Luke - Jesus eats at the Pharisee's house, and a woman anoints his feet with ointment.   The one who has sinned more greatly is more greatly forgiven.   Your faith has saved you.


Forgiveness.   Faith in Christ who forgives.  New life in Christ.

Art suggestions

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

Free-use hymns

A New Commandment

All You who See a Comfort Sure

Amazing Grace

Come ye Sinners Poor and Needy

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

God of Mercy and Compassion

How can I Keep from Singing

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

It's No Longer I that Liveth

Jesu Lover of my Soul

Lead us Heavenly Father Lead Us

My Song is Love Unknown

O God our Help in Ages Past

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Sweet Saviour Bless Us

There Is a Balm in Gilead

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Thy Mercy Free

We Walk by Faith

Free-use Psalm settings

Psalm 31 - Music for Mass setting

Hymns which may still be copyright

All Your Sins Have Been Forgiven - Psalite

Freely Freely - Owens

Grant to us O Lord - Deiss

My Voice has called to You - Tietze

Return to God - Haugen

You are my Hiding Place - Ledner

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.

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