Monthly Archives: February 2021

Hymns Selection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B (28 February 2021)


First: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18

God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice Issac … Abraham offers, but God provides a substitute at the last minute, and showers blessings on Abraham for not refusing.

Psalm: 115

  1. I will walk in the presence of God in the land of the living
  2. I trusted even when I said … Your servant Lord, your servant am I
  3. My vows to the Lord I will fulfil.

Second: Romans 8:31-34

With God on our side who can be against us … since God did not spare his only son, we may be certain that he will not refuse us.

Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

The Transfiguration – a voice from the cloud said “This is my Son the Beloved, listen to him”


  1. Transfiguration: Jesus the beloved Son of God – the fulfilment of the Scriptures.
  2. Abraham’s obedience – sacrifice, the characteristics of faith.
  3. God’s glory makes his will known – Christ is for us.


  1. At the Name of Jesus
  2. Be Still and Know
  3. Before Thy Throne O God we Kneel
  4. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  5. God is Love His the Care
  6. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  7. Jesu Lover of My Soul
  8. O Cross of Christ
  9. O Light of Light by Love Inclined
  10. O Light of Light Love Given Birth (public domain in the USA, not yet in many other countries
  11. The God of Abraham Praise
  12. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
  13. ‘Tis Good (How Good) Lord to be Here
  14. What Wondrous Love
  15. Christ Upon the Mountain Peak – Wren
  16. If God is For Us – Foley
  17. Transfigure Us O Lord – Hurd
  18. We Behold the Splendour of God – Landry

It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy

Hymns Selection for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B (21 February 2021)


This is the first Sunday of the six-week season of Lent. Hymns in this period are typically more penitential / reflective – often in minor keys.

The Gloria is not sung, and the word “alleluia” is not used in hymns or prayers.


First: Genesis 9: 8-15

God explains the covenant with Noah and his descendants and every living creature …. that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And the rainbow is a sign of this covenant..

Psalm: 24

  1. Your ways Lord are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant
  2. Lord make me know your ways
  3. Remember your mercy, Lord
  4. The Lord is good and upright.

Second: I Peter 3:18-22

Christ also suffered for sins once for all, in order to bring you to God. … Baptism now saves you … as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

Jesus spends 40 days in the desert being tempted by the devil. Than after John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee … saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe.”


  1. The desert.
  2. Encountering God. Confront the temptations in our lives.
  3. Struggling to live a life of doing what is good and right.
  4. Repentance.


  1. Be Still and Know
  2. Forty Days and Forty Nights
  3. Jesu Lover of My Soul
  4. Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley
  5. Lead Us Heavenly Father, Lead Us
  6. Lord Jesus Think on Me
  7. Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days
  8. O Cross of Christ
  9. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
  10. Take up Your Cross
  11. The Glory of These Forty Days
  12. From the River to the Desert – Duck
  13. Jesus, Tempted in the Desert – Stuempfle
  14. Keep we the Fast – Knox
  15. On Eagles Wings – Joncas
  16. Who put the Colours in the Rainbow – Booth

It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy



A reading from the Book of the Prophet Joel 2:12-18
“Tear your hearts and not your garments.”


Ps 51:3-4.5-6ab.12- 13.14 and 17 (R. cf. 3a)
R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your merciful love;
according to your great compassion,
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. R/.

My transgressions, truly I know them;
my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done. R/.

Create a pure heart for me, O God;
Renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence;
take not your holy spirit from me. R/.

Restore in me the joy of your salvation;
Sustain in me a willing spirit.
O Lord, open my lips
And my mouth shall proclaim your praise. R/.


A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians, 2Corinthians5:20—6:2
“Be reconciled to God. Behold, now is the acceptable time.”


Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
Today, harden not your hearts, but listen to the voice of the Lord.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.


“Your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 6: 1-6.16- 18)


  1. Attende Domine
  2. I come to thee (CHB 346)
  3. God of mercy and compassion (CHB 194)
  4. All the way to calvary
  5. Da Pacem Domine


  1. My God accept my heart (CHB 251)
  2. I Surrender All (CHB 276)
  3. Full Surrender
  4. At Calvary there you will meet all your needs
  5. We offer thee (CHB 64)
  6. God our Father Everlasting (CHB 53)


  1. God our Father, forgive us our sin (CHB 195)
  2. Just as I am without one plea
  3. From the depths we cry to thee
  4. Be Still my Soul
  5. Burden are lifted at calvary
  6. Blessed Lamb (CHB 191)


  1. Ashes
  2. Nearer my God to thee (CHB 199)
  3. Be with me Lord wherever I go
  4. Be thou my vision
  5. Turn to us Lord
  6. Forty days and forty nights

Compiled by

Songs Selection Committee of Lagos Ach-Diocesan Music Commision (LAMCOM)

Hymns Selection for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (14 February 2021)


First: Leviticus 13: 1-2m 44-46

The Lord tells Moses and Aaron what to do if someone in the community has leprosy – that the person must be unclean and live outside the camp.

Psalm: 31

  1. You are my refuge O Lord, you fill me with the joy of salvation
  2. Happy the one whose offense is forgiven
  3. But now I have acknowledged my sings
  4. Rejoice in the Lord.

Second: I Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1

Whatever you do, do it for the glory of God … work for the advantage of everybody so they may be saved.

Gospel: Mark 1:40-43

Jesus heals a leper, and orders him not to tell people what was done. But the man does tell people, so Jesus is besieged and has to go to places where no one lives.


  1. Jesus as healer of people who are outcast.
  2. Praying for those who care for the sick.
  3. Examining how we can bring healing to those who are outcast


  1. Amazing Grace
  2. My hiding place – Jude Nnam
  3. Balm in Gilead
  4. Christian, Do You Hear the Lord
  5. God be in my Head
  6. I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hands on Me
  7. In Christ there is no East or West
  8. Saviour who did Healing Give
  9. Take my Life and Let it Be
  10. Thine Arm (Your Hands) O Lord in Days of Old
  11. Be my Protecting, Saving God – Tietze
  12. Come and Journey with a Saviour – O’Driscoll
  13. He Touched Me – Gaither
  14. Healer of Every Ill – Haugen
  15. Healer of the Sick – Leftley
  16. Lay Your Hands – Landry
  17. O Christ the Healer – Pratt Green
  18. The Lord will Heal the Broken Heart – Lawton
  19. The Summons (Will you come and follow me) – Bell
  20. We Cannot Measure How You Heal – Bell
  21. We come to You for Healing Lord – Stuempfle
  22. Whatsoever You Do – Jabusch

It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy

Hymns Selection for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (7 February 2021)


First: Job 7:1-4, 6-7

Is not … life on earth nothing more than pressed service? …. Restlessly I fret ’till twilight falls … swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed.

Psalm: 146

  1. Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted
  2. Praise the Lord for he is good
  3. The Lord builds up Jerusalem
  4. Our Lord is great and almighty.

Second: I Corinthians 9 16-19, 22-23

Paul says “I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel … I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could ….

Gospel: Mark 1 29-39

Jesus heals: firstly Simon’s mother-in-law of a fever, and then many in the town who were suffering diseases or posessed. Then he goes to a lonely place to pray – and then to the neighbouring towns to preach there too.


  1. Jesus as healer – heals the broken so they are free to serve God and God’s people.
  2. The pain of suffering.
  3. The hope which healing brings.
  4. Without Christ, our lives are like drudgery.


  1. All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
  2. Balm in Gilead
  3. Be Still and Know that I am God
  4. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
  5. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
  6. Jesu Lover of my Soul
  7. O God our Help in Ages Past
  8. O Praise ye the Lord
  9. O Worship the King
  10. Your Hands O Lord in Days of Old
  11. Healer of Every Ill – Haugen
  12. Healer of the Sick – Leftley
  13. Lay Your Hands – Landry
  14. The Lord will Heal the Broken Heart – Lawton
  15. We Cannot Measure How You Heal – Bell
  16. We come to You for Healing Lord – Stuempfle

It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy