Hymns for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (14 July 2024) - Catholic lectionary

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

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comment box near the bottom of this page.


1st Amos 7:12-15 - Amos explains that he didn't decide to be a prophet by himself, but that he did what God told him to do, even though the establishment didn't want him there.

Psalm 84:  Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help / I will hear what the Lord will say / Mercy and faithfulness have met / The Lord will make us prosper

2nd - Ephesians 1:3-14 - a poetic description of the beautiful way God deals with us - God chose us as His own.

Gospel - Mark 6:7-13 -  Jesus sends the disciples out in pairs, taking nothing with them, to preach repentance and to heal  — in the same way that the prophets did of old.


Prophecy, Evangelisation / Preaching, Repentance / healing, God's love/concern for us

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

God is Love - unknown

God is Working His Purpose Out

God Whose Almighty Word

My God Accept My Heart This Day

On Jordan's Bank

Psalm 84 - Music for Mass setting

Simple Gifts

The Church's One Foundation

Thuma Mina / Send me Lord

Thy Hand O Lord has Guided

Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life

Hymns that are or may be copyright

A Voice in the Wilderness - Robinson   (Psalm 84)

Blessed be God who Chose You in Christ - Chepponis

Go Tell Everyone - Dale / Richards

How Shall They Hear the Word of God - Perry

I Will be With You - Markland

Not Alone but Two by Two - Carl Daw

Take Christ to the World - Inwood

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