Hymns for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (28 August 2022) - Catholic lectionary

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twenty second Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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 selection of hymns which are still copyright may also be included if they are particularly relevant.


First: Ecclesiastics 3:17-20, 28-29 - Be gentle in carrying out your business - the greater you are the more you should behave humbly and then you will find favour with the Lord.

Psalm: 67 - In you goodness O God, you prepared a home for the poor / The just shall rejoice at the presence of God / Father of the orphan, defender of the widow / You poured down O God a generous rain.

Second: Hebrews 12: 18-19, 22-24 - You have come to Mount Zion, city of the living God, where millions of angels have gathered for a festival ... where everyone is a "first born son" and citizen of heaven.   You have come to God ... to Jesus the mediator who brings a new covenant.

Gospel:   Luke 14 1, 7-14 -  Parable of the wedding banquet:  always take the last seat - the one who exults himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself exalted.


Humility, service, option for the poor.   Justice.   Social concerns.  Kindness.  Love for one another.

Art for this week

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

Free-use hymns

Blest are the Poor in Heart

Give us this Day our Daily Bread (Father Above, Father of Love)

Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

Glory be to Jesus

God is Love His the Care

Humbly we Adore Thee

In Christ There is no East or West

Let all Mortal Flesh keep Silence

Lord I Lift my Soul to Thee

Love the Lord Your God

Psalm 67 - Music for Mass setting

Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

'Tis a Gift to be Simple

To Do Your Will

Hymns which may still be copyright

Christ is our King - White

Come Down O Love Divine
(the words are copyright in most countries, but the most commonly-used tune is not)

Earthen Vessels - Foley

Humility - Talbot (ref)

O How Blessed - Schutte

Servant Song - Gillard

The Beatitudes - Kearney

The Cry of the Poor - Foley

The Song of Beatitudes - Deiss

We Come as Guests Invited - Dudley-Smith

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