Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B (14 April 2024) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, 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, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.


First: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 - Peter reminds the people that it was the Israelites who handed over Jesus to Pilate - but that God raised him from the dead, and that they are witnesses to this. He calls them to repent and turn to God.

Psalm 4 -  Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord / When I call, answer me O God of justice / It is who Lord who grants favour / What can bring up happiness / I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once.

Second  I John 2:1-5  -  If anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ who .. is the sacrifice that takes our sins away.

Gospel: Luke 2435-48 -  Jesus appears again to the disciples, and eats with them. He then opens their minds to understand the scriptures, and that they are witnesses to the resurrection.


Resurrection. Witness. Jesus the prince of life. Our advocate with the Father, in whose name repentance is preached.

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