Hymns for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (19 Feb 2023) - Catholic lectionary

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.

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 tha are still copyright may also be provided, if they are particularly relevant.

Suggestions about hymns to include are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of this page.


First:  Leviticus 19: 1-2, 17-18 - Be holy, for I your God am Holy.  [resolve conflicts with your brother]  Love your neighbour as yourself.

Psalm 102 - The Lord is compassion and love / My soul give thanks to the Lord / It is he who forgives all your guilt / As far as the east is from the west.

Second: I Corinthians 3:16-23 - The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God ... you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 38-48 - Jesus says to turn the other cheek.   Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,   You must be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Love - of enemies and neighbours.   Peace-making.

Free-use art

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

Free-use hymns

A New Commandment

Blest are the Pure in Heart

Beloved, Let Us Love, Love is Of God

Come my Way, my Truth, my Life

Draw us in the Spirit's Tether

Faith Hope and Love

Faith of our Fathers

God be in my Head

God is Love His the Care

Jesus my Lord my God my All

Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee

Lord it Belongs not to my Care

Lord Make me and Instrument of Peace

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Love the Lord Your God

O Breathe on Me O Breath of God

Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

Praise we our God with Joy

Psalm 102 - CMJ Music setting

Psalm 102 - Music for Mass setting

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Hymns which may still be copyright

Embrace the Universe with Love - Boyce-Tillman

Help us Accept Each Other - Kaan

In Your Most Steadfast Love - Teitze

Let there be Love Shared Among Us - Billborough

Lord Make me a Means of  Your Peace - Foley

Love is His Word - Connaughton

Lord of all Nations Grant me Grace - Spannaus

Loving and Forgiving - Soper

O Lord all the World Belongs to You - Appleford

Our God is Rich in Love - Moore

Servant Song - Gillard

This is my Will - Quinn

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