Category Archives: Hymns

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)