Hymns for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the ninth 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.  Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns which are, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).


First: Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 - Moses sets before the people a blessing (if they obey the commandments) and a curse (if they don't) and exhorts them to keep and observe the laws and customs he has set out.

Psalm 30 - Be a rock of refuge for me O Lord / In you O Lord I take refuge / Let your face shine on your servant.

Second: Romans - God's justice has been revealed outside the Law and Prophets, in Jesus Christ.  Both Jew and Pagan are justified by faith, and not by doing something which the Law tells him to do.

Gospel:  Matthew7: 21-27 - The person who listens to these words of mine and does not act on them is like the stupid man who built his house on sand:  rains came, floods rose, gales blew and the house fell.    The person who hears God's word and obeys it will enter heaven.


Christ as the rock and source of salvation.

Free-use Hymns

A New Commandment

Amazing Grace

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

Draw is in the Spirit's Tether

Father and Life-Giver

Faith of our Fathers

God Whose Almighty Word

How Firm a Foundation

Lord Jesus Think on Me

O God our Help in Ages Past

The Church's One Foundation

The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock
 - appears to have been written in 1948, but released into the public domain.

To Do Your Will

We Walk by Faith

Suggested hymns which are, or may be, copyright

Christ is my Rock  (I Know a Man who Love to Live Free)

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.

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