Hymns for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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

Most are free-to-use, meaning 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 subject to copyright may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.


First: Hosea 6:3-6 - The prophet says that the Lord will come - this is as certain as the dawn, or as spring rains water the earth.    ....   What I wan is love, not sacrifice, knowledge of God not holocausts.

Psalm:  49 - I will show God's salvation to the upright / The God of gods, the Lord / Were I hungry I would not tell you / Pay you sacrifice of thanksgiving to God

Second: Romans 4:18-25 - Abraham believed and drew strength from faith - and so became the father of many nations

Gospel:  Matthew 9:9-19 - Jesus calls Matthew from beisde the custom house - and later eats dinner with tax collectors and sinners.   He explains that he does so because it is not the healthy who need a doctor - what I want is mercy, not sacrifice.


God wants our mercy and love, not ritual action.   Salvation.  Faith. Mercy.

Suggested artworks

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

Free-use hymns and songs

All You who Seek a Comfort Sure

Amazing Grace

At the Name of Jesus

Love the Lord Your God

The God of Abraham Praise

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Hymns and songs which may still be copyright

Go Tell Everyone - Dale / Richards

God is Love - Haas

Hosea - Norbet

Lay Your Hands - Landry

Love is his Word - Connaughton

Micah's Theme - Kelly

The Lord is my Light - Taize

To Abraham and Sarah - Fetter

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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