Hymns for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (27 February 2022)

A selection of hymn and song suggestions, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 may still be copyright are also included, if these are particularly relevant.

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.

Seasonal suggestion

If this is the last Sunday before Lent starts, you may want to use cheerful music with "alleluias" - to highlight the contrast with next week.  Or you may have "pre-Lent" period where music is already more subdued.


First: Ecclesiasticus 27: 4-7 - The orchard where the tree grows is judged on the quality of its fruit.

Psalm 91 - It is good to give you thanks O Lord / The just will flourish like the palm-tree / Planted in the house of the Lord.

Second: I Corinthians 15:54-58 - Death is swallowed up in victory - thank God for giving us victory through Jesus Christ.

Gospel: Luke 6:39-45 - Jesus shared short parables about seeing to your own goodness first - a sound tree produces sound fruit - for a man's words flow out of what fills his heart.


Giving thanks for the fruit of God's hand.   Joy in the risen Christ that we can praise him with truth and sincerity.

Suggested artwork

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

Free-use hymns

All Creatures of our God and King

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Be Thou my Vision

Now Thank We All Our God

O Breath of my me O Breathe of God

O for A Heart to Praise My God - Wesley

Immortal invisible God only Wise

Lord Jesus Think on Me

Praise him when the Sun Goes Down

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven

Praise to the Lord

Thine be the Glory

Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

Hymns which may still be copyright

Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted - Tucker

Give Thanks to God for He Is Good - Idle

I Thank my God - Andersen

In Perfect Charity - de Bruyn  (about ..)

Let All Things Now Living - Davis (about ...)

O Lord Within my Heart - White

O the Word of my Lord - Lundy

Your Word is my Light - O'Mahoney

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