Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A (12 March 2023) - Catholic lectionary

Hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the third Sunday of Lent, 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 that are still copyright may also be included, if these 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:  Exodus 17:3-7 - the people complained to Moses of their thirst, so he appealed to God who guided him to strike a rock at Horeb and draw water.

Psalm 94 - O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts / Come ring out our joy to the Lord / Come in, let us bow and bend low.

Second: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 - the love of God has been poured into your hearts by the Holy Spirit ... Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

Gospel: John 4:5-52 - Jesus asks the Samaritan woman for a drink at the well.


Jesus, the water, who assuages our thirst by pouring the Holy Spirit

Free-use art

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

Free-use hymns

Amazing Grace

Church of God Beloved and Chosen

Come let us Drink of that New River

Glorious Things of You are Spoken (esp verse 2)

Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Jesu Lover of my Soul

Let us Break Bread Together

My Shepherd will Supply my Need - Watts

O Praise our Great and Gracious Lord

Psalm 94 - Music for Mass setting

Shall we Gather at the River

Shepherd of Souls Refresh and Bless

The King of Love my Shepherd Is

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Vaster than any Ocean

Wade in the Water

What Wondrous Love

OR  any of the hymns for the season of Lent

Hymns that may still be copyright

Come to the Water - Foley

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1 comment:

  1. Let Us Break Bread Together was recently considered not liturgically correct, by the USCCB


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