Hymns for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (12 February 2023) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of  hymns and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the sixth 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 few hymns which are still copyright may also be included if they are particularly relevant.

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:  Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20  - You can keep the commandments ... God has given no one permission to sin.

Psalm 118 - They are happy who follow God's law / They are happy whose life is blameless / You have laid down your precepts / bless your servant and I shall live / Teach me the demands of your statutes.

Second: I Corinthians 2: 6-10 - We have a wisdom to offer those who have reached maturity - the hidden wisdom of God - what scripture calls the things no eye has seen ... the very things God revealed to us through the Spirit.

Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 - Jesus says "I have not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets, but to complete them" and explains certain aspects of the Law in light of his teaching.


The law of Christ and the wisdom of God.  Jesus as the fulfilment of the Law and Prophets.

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

All People that on Earth do Dwell

Alleluia Sing to Jesus (esp verse 4)

Blest are the Poor in Heart

Blest be the Tie that Binds

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

God Created Earth and Heaven

God is Love, his the Care

God is Love the Heavens tell It

God So Loved the World that He Gave

How can I Keep from Singing

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Psalm 118 - Music for Mass setting

Take my Life and Let it Be

To do Your Will

We Walk by Faith

Hymns which may still be copyright

Be my Protecting Saving God - Tietze

Eye has not Seen - Haugen

Heaven and Earth Will Fade Away - Collegeville

What does the Lord Require - Bayley

We are the Light of the World - Greif

We will Serve the Lord - Cooney

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1 comment:

  1. Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (110 Hymns Old and New) - See especially the 4th Verse, "....alleluia, born of Mary, earth His footstool, Heav'n His throne...", is particularly relevant to the Gospel. This hymn is additionally relevant if played during the Vigil Mass on the 6th Ordinary Sunday 11th Feb 2017 since it is the World Day of the Sick & Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.


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