Hymns for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A - Revised Common Lectionary (23 April 2023)

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the  3rd Sunday of Easter, 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 of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may be included, where they are particularly relevant to the theme.


First: Acts 2:14, 36-41 Peter preaches  "Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified."

Psalm: 116:    I love the Love, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Second: I Peter 1:17-23 - Through Christ you now have faith in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for that very reason.

Gospel: John 24: 13-35 - Jesus appears to the disciples on the road to Emmaus - they recognised him at the breaking of bread.


The person of Christ who is our guide and pathway.   Resurrection.   Faith.    Recognising Jesus in the breaking of bread.   Eucharist.

Free-use artwork

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

Free-use hymns

Abide Among us with Thy Grace - Winkworth

Be Known to us in Breaking Bread

Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus - Hopkins

Come Ye Faithful Raise the Anthem - Neale

Father of Heaven whose Love Profound - Cooper

Food to Pilgrims Given Food upon the Way - Riley

I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord - Dwight

I will Sing the Wondrous Story - Rowley

Jesus Himself Drew Near - Habershon

Jesus Lives: thy Terrors Now - Cox

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine) - Hoffman

Now my Tongue the Mystery Telling - Caswall

O Bread of Life/Living Bread From Heaven - Winkworth

O Jesus, King most wonderful - Caswall

O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread - Wesley

On the day of Resurrection - Neale

Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name - Ellerton

Sun of my Soul, thou Saviour Dear - Keble

The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done - Pott

This Joyful Eastertide

Hymns which may still be copyright

A Stranger Joined Them as They Walked - Kaan

Alleluia! Jesus is Risen - Brokering

As we Walk Along Beside You - Perry

As we Walked Home at Close of Day - Bell/Maule

At the Font We Start Our Journey - Rowthorn

Come, Share the Lord - Leech

Day of Arising - Cherwien

I Come with Joy to Meet my Lord  - Wren

On the Journey to Emmaus - Haugen  (tune is public domain)

Three Days - Ridge

Who Are You Who Walk in Sorrow - Stuempfle

You, Lord, are both Lamb and Shepherd - Dunstan

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