Hymns for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (13 Nov 2022) - Catholic lectionary

Hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the thirty-third 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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.
Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

Seasonal note

The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is also the World Day for the Poor:   See this website for suggested liturgy resources, and this list of hymn suggestions.


First: Malachi 3:19-20 - For you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.

Psalm 97 : The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness / Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp / Let the sea and all within it thunder / For the Lord comes to rule the earth. 

Second: II Thessalonians 3:7-12 -  Do not let anyone have food if they do not work.

Gospel: Luke 21: 5-9  - Jesus speaks to the disciples about the end-times - and of all that will happen beforehand - and promises that their endurance will win their lives.


The second coming / God's triumph / Christ's overcoming of evil.  The Day of the Lord.   Revelation.  Prediction of the destruction of the temple.

Art for this week

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

Free-use hymns

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

At the Name of Jesus

Behold the Mountain of the Lord

God is Working His Purpose Out

Hills of the North Rejoice

How can I Keep from Singing

Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

O Jesus Christ Remember

Psalm 97 - Music for Mass setting

Rejoice the Lord is King

The Coming of our God

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

Those who Love and Those who Labour

Hymns which may still be copyright

All Who Love and Serve Your City - Routley

God Proclaims for All to Hear - Tietze

My Plans for you are Peace - Collegeville

There will be Signs in the Moon - Connaughton

There will Signs upon the Sun  - O’Hara

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