Hymns for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (30 Oct 2022) - Catholic lectionary

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

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.

If All Saints Day (1 November) falls on a Sunday, then the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time may be skipped and the calendar goes straight to the 32nd Sunday - eg in 2020.


First: Wisdom 11:22 - 12:2 - The world is a grain of dust to God - but yet God is merciful and loves everything that exist ... you spare all things because they are yours, O Lord, lover of life.

Psalm 144:   I will bless your name forever, O God my king / I will give you glory / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / All your creatures shall thank you / The Lord is faithful in all his words

Second:  II Thessalonians 1:11 - 2:2: We pray that God will make you worthy ... Christ will be glorified in you.   Turn to the coming of Jesus - but do not be alarmed by predictions that the day has come.

Gospel: Luke 19: 1-10 - Zacchaeus the tax-collector climbed a tree so Jesus would see him - Jesus dined with him, Zacchaeus has a change of heart and is saved.  Jesus came to seek and save the lost.


Jesus in our midst - our protector and Saviour.   Forgiveness.   The love of God.   Sending forth.

Free-use artworks

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

Free-use hymns

All my Hope on God is Founded

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Amazing Grace

Balm in Gilead

Christ be Near at Either Hand

Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy

God is Love (and the one who lives in love)

God is Love, His the Care

God, My King, Thy Might Confessing

God of Mercy God of Grace

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me

It is Well with my Soul

Jerusalem my Happy Home

Many and Great

O God our Help in Ages Past

Our God Loves Us

Psalm 144 - Music for Mass setting

Take my Life and Let it Be

The God of Abraham Praise

The King of Love our Shepherd Is

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Those Who Love and Those Who Labour

Zacchaeus was  a Greedy Little Man

Hymns which may still be copyright

There was a Man in Jericho called Zaccheus - Winter

Zaccheus was a Greedy Little Man - unknown

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