Hymns for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (18 Sept 2022) - Catholic lectionary

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


First: Amos 8:4-7 - A message against those who suppress the poor for their own gain:  the Lord will not forget a single thing you have done.

Psalm:  112 - Praise the Lord who raises the poor / Praise O servants of the Lord / High above all nations is the Lord / From the dust he lifts the lowly .

Second:  I Timothy 2:1-8 - There should be prayers offered to God for everyone - God wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth.  There is only one God, and one mediator, Jesus

Gospel:   Luke 16:1-13 - Parable of the dishonest / unjust steward:  the children of the world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light. ... The one who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great ones:  if you cannot be trusted with money, who will trust you with genuine riches?   You cannot be the slave of both God and money.


Christ's concern for the poor, his defense of those who are manipulated for economic gain.   Justice.  Social issues.

Art for this week

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

Free-use hymns

Amazing Grace

For the Beauty of the Earth

Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go

From all that Dwell below the Skies

How can I Keep from Singing

Let us Break Bread Together

Lord make me an Instrument of Peace

Lord Thy Word Abideth

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

O God of Earth and Altar

O Jesus I have Promised

O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness

Psalm 125 - Music for Mass setting

Take my Life and Let it Be

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Those who Love and Those who Labour

We Walk by Faith

What Wondrous Love

Hymns which may still be copyright

Cry of the Poor - Foley

Feed us Now - Allen

Inspired by Love and Anger - Bell

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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