Hymns for the 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (26 February 2017)

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

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.  Some hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly appropriate.

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.


First:  Isaiah - Does a woman forget the baby at her breast?   ... Yet even if these forget, I will never forget you.

Psalm 61 - In God alone my soul is at rest / In God is my safety and glory.

Second: I Corinthians - People must think of us as Christ's servants ... who should be worthy of his trust.   But there must be on passing of premature judgement - leave that until the Lord comes, he will light up all that is hidden and reveal the secret intentions of human hearts.

Gospel: Matthew - You cannot be the slave of both God and money.


Trust.   Faith.    God's infinite love and care for humankind.

Free-use art

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

Free-use hymns

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

Do Not Worry - Peterson (or Petersan - TBC)

Father we Thank Thee

How Firm a Foundation

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

O God our Help in Ages Past

Praise the Lord Ye Heavens Adore Him

Psalm 61 - Music for Mass setting

Take Not Thought for Food or Raiment

The God of Abraham, Praise

Hymns which may still be copyright

All that is Hidden - Farrell

Ask and You Will Receive - unknown

Consider the Lilies - Johnson

Do Not Worry - Temple

Don't Worry - Winter

In Christ Alone - Getty

In God Alone - Andersen

Isaiah 49 - I Will Never Forget You my People

Lillies of the Field - Talbot

Micah's Theme - Kelly

My Soul is Longing for your Peace - Deiss

Only in God - arrangements by Talbot, Foley

Seek Ye First - Lafferty

This is what Yahweh / The Lord Asks - McGann

Though the Mountains may Fall - Schutte

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