Hymns for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (11 Sept 2022) - Catholic lectionary

Hymns and song suggestions based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the twenty-fourth 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 copyright hymns may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.

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.

Seasonal note

In some countries, the feast of the The Exaltation of the Holy Cross replaces the Sunday of Ordinary time when it falls on 14-September. Check your local liturgical calendar for details.


First: Exodus 32: 7-11, 13-14 - Moses convinces the Lord to show mercy to the people who he bought out of Egypt, even though the were sinning.

Psalm:  50 - I will leave this place and go to my father / Have mercy to me O God in your kindness / A pure heart create for me O God / O Lord open my lips.

Second:  I Timothy 1: 12-17 -  Jesus came to save sinners - he showed his mercy to the, as God's mercy was shown to Paul.

Gospel:   Luke 15:1-32 -  Parable of the missing sheep or missing drachma ... rejoicing among the angels of God over one repentant sinner ... the Prodigal Son


Mercy. Compassion.  God's response to our repentance.  Repentance.  Reconciliation.

Art for this week

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

Free-use hymns

All People that on Earth do Dwell

All Ye who Seek a Comfort Sure

Amazing Grace

Come You Sinners Poor and Needy

God is Love: the Heavens Tell It

God of Mercy and Compassion

I Cannot Tell

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Loving Shepherd of thy Sheep

My Song Is Love Unknown

O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness

Psalm 50 - Music for Mass setting

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Softly and Tenderly

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

What Wondrous Love

Hymns which may still be copyright

To Everyone Born - Murray

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