Hymns for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (15 October 2023) - Catholic lectionary

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

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), meaning that 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.


First: Isaiah 26:6-10 - On this mountain, the Lord will prepare a banquet ... remove the mourning veil ... destroy death forever.   ...   It will be said "We exult and rejoice that he had saved us..."

Psalm 22 - In the Lord's own house I will dwell for ever and ever / The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want / He guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me.

Second: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 - Paul reflects on his life and notes that there is nothing he cannot master with the help of the One who gives him strength:  He acknowledges the companionship he received, and prays that God will fulfil the Philippianss needs.

Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14 - The parable of the wedding banquet: the invited guests would not attend - the servants gathered guests from the highways ... many are called, few are chosen.


God fulfils our needs through Christ.   All are invited, no matter how unworthy - God is forgiving.  Gathering in God's house.

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

A Multitude Comes from the East and the West
All is Ready the Master Said
All People that on Earth do Dwell
All Things are Ready, Come to the Feast
Alleluia Sing to Jesus

Be Thou my Vision

Come ye Disconsolate
Come ye Thankful People Come

Father and Life-Giver

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ There is no East or West
In Heavenly Love Abiding

Let us Break Bread Together

My Shepherd will Supply my Need - Watts

Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting
Praise we our God with Joy
Precious Lord Take my Hand

The Church's One Foundation
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
The Living God my Shepherd Is
The Lord's my Shepherd

Hymns which may still be copyright

A Banquet Is Prepared - Kavanaugh
All are Welcome - Haugen (info)
As we Gather at your Table - Daw

City of God Jerusalem (esp. verse 4) Idle
Come Share the Lord - Leech
Come to Me - Norbet
Come to the Feast / Ven al Banquette - Hurd /Cortez/Pia

Gather us In - Haugen
Gentle Shepherd/Jesús - Colgan

I Call You to My Father’s House - Dufner
I Cannot Come / The Wedding Banquet Song - Winter

Now in this Banquet - Haugen

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1 comment:

  1. Table of Plenty fits with the theme of a feast or banquet


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