Hymns for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (14 January 2024) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B.

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 still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.

Seasonal Note

This Sunday sometimes falls during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   Some hymn suggestions for that week are provided here.


First: Samuel 3:3-10, 19 - The Lord calls the boy Samuel, and Eli teaches him how to respond to the call.

Psalm: 32 - Here I am Lord, I come to do your will / I waited for the Lord / You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings / In the scroll of the book it stands written / Your justice I have proclaimed.

Second: I Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20- Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit - use it to glorify God.

Gospel: John 1:35-42 - Andrew and Simon Peter become Jesus' disciples - Jesus tells Simon Peter is is to be called Cephas, meaning Rock.


God calls each of us by name.   Answering God's call to discipleship, and using our bodies to serve God.

Free-use pictures and illustrations

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

Free-use hymns

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' my Name

If You But Trust in God to Guide You

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

In Christ there is no East or West

Jesus Lead the Way

O Jesus I Have Promised

O Sing to God a Joyful Song

Psalm 39 - Music for Mass setting

Take My Life and Let it Be

The Church's One Foundation

Those who Love and Those Who Labour

When Christ our Lord to Andrew Cried

Hymns that may be still copyright

Be not Afraid - Dufford

By Name I Have Called You - Landry

Come and Journey with a Saviour

Follow Me - Cockett

Forth in thy Name O Lord I Go

God it Was Who said to Abraham - Bell

Here I am Lord - Schutte

I Will Choose Christ - Booth

Let all the Earth - Haugen

Sing Yes / Hey for the Carpenter

The Summons (Will You Come and Follow Me) -  Bell

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.

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1 comment:

  1. For Cycle B 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: We are using Speak Lord, I'm Listening Gary Ault and Behold the Lamb Martin Willet


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