Hymns for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A (30 April 2023) - Catholic lectionary

Hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 4th Sunday of Easter, 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. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns which are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.


First: Acts 2:14, 36-41  - Peter preached:  God made this Jesus who you crucified both Lord and King - what must we do?  - You must repent and be baptised in Jesus name .. that very day, about three thousand were added to their number.

Psalm: 23 - The Lord is my shepherd / he guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely goodness and kindness.

Second: I Peter 2:20-25 - Merit in the sight of God is bearing punishment patiently ... now you have have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Gospel: John 10: 1-10 - Jesus said "I am the gate of the sheepfold, anyone who enters through me will be safe .. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.


Jesus, the Good Shepherd and path to salvation.   Faith.    Repentance.  

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

All ye who Seek a Comfort Sure

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

Glory be to Jesus

I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (copyright free in the US, not the UK)

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep

My Shepherd will Supply my Need - Watts

Praise we our God with Joy (esp verse 2)

Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting

Shepherd of Souls

The Living God my Shepherd Is (copyright expired in the UK, possibly not in the US)

We Walk by Faith

Hymns which may still be copyright

In the Arms of the Shepherd - Wreckler Barr

Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls - Kaan

Like a Shepherd - Dufford

Micah's Theme - Kelly

The Lord Fills the Earth With His Love - Inwood

You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd - Dunstan

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