Hymns for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C (7 August 2016)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the ninteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 particularly relevant.

Art for this week

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


First: Wisdom - ... once they say what kind of oaths they had put their trust in, they would joyfully take courage ... this divine pact .. that the saints would share the same blessings and dangers alike

Psalm: 18 - Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own / Ring out your joy to the Lord O you just / The Lord looks on those who revere him / Our soul is waiting for the Lord

Second: Hebrews - It was by faith that Abraham set out .. it was by faith that Sarah was made able to conceive.

Gospel:   Luke - Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect - parable of the unfaithful servant.


Faith, faithfulness, being ready.   We are God's chosen people, looking forward in faith and hope to the God of Abraham, Issac and Jocob, and a glorious future.

Suggested free-use hymns

A Mighty Fortress is our God

All my Hope on God is Founded

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

At the Name of Jesus

Come Lord and Tarry Not

Crown Him with Many Crown

Faith of our Fathers

Firmly I Believe and Truly

Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

Hark! A Herald Voice is Calling

Jesus Lead the Way

Lift up your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

My Lord what a Morning

O God our Help in Ages Past

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

Suggested hymns which may still be copyright

Wait for the Lord - Taizé

Waken O Sleeper - Forster

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.

Resources for church-music selection

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