Hymns for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (18 June 2023) - Catholic lectionary

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the eleventh Sunday of Ordinary time, 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.  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 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 19:2-6 - The Israelites camped in the wilderness facing the mountain.  Moses went up to God, and God said "If you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you of all the nations shall be my very own, for all the earth is mine".

Psalm 99 - We are his people the sheep of his flock / Cry out with joy to the Lord all the earth / How that he, the Lord is God / Indeed how good is the Lord.

Second: Romans 5:6-11 - What proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

Gospel: Matthew 9:36 - 10:8 - Jesus sends the apostles out to the lost sheep of the House of Israel, to proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand, and to cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and cast out devils.


The Kingdom is close at hand.   The apostles as servants of God's people.    God's covenant.   The people of God.    Christ as mediator of the kingdom.   Spreading the Good News


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

Free-use hymns

All People that on Earth Do Dwell

God is Working His Purpose Out

Let all the World in Every Corner Sing

Lord Make me and Instrument of Peace

O Be Joyful in the Lord all Ye Lands - unknown

O Jesus I have Promised

O God our Help in Ages Past

Rejoice the Lord is King

Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life - North

Hymns that are or may be copyright

Eagles Wings - Andersen

Freely Feely

Forth in the Peace of Christ we Go

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