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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



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 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

Selections for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (31 January 2021)


This day sometimes coincides with 1 February which is the feast of St Brigid of Kildare, or 2 February, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.


First: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Moses tells the people that the Lord has promised to raise up a prophet from among them, who will have God’s word put into his mouth.

Psalm: 94

  1. O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts
  2. Come, ring out our joy to the Lord
  3. Come in, let us kneel and bend low.

Second: I Corinthians 7:32-35

Paul compares the responsibilities of married vs unmarried men and women – to help the people decide how to live.

Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

Jesus teaches with authority in the Synagogue: a man possessed by an unclean spirit challenges him, and Jesus orders the spirit to leave the man.


  1. Jesus as a healer and teacher – speaking God’s word.
  2. Authority.


  1. A Mighty Fortress is our God
  2. All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
  3. Be Still and Know that I am God
  4. Blest are the Poor in Heart
  5. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
  6. Firmly I Believe and Truly
  7. God Whose Almighty Word
  8. I Sing the Mighty Power of God
  9. King of Glory King of Peace
  10. O Come and Sing to God the Lord – original version
  11. Rejoice the Lord is King
  12. Your Hands O Lord in Days of Old
  13. Be Still for the Presence of the Lord – Evans
  14. Come Ring out our Joy – Bates (Psalm)
  15. God has Spoken by the Prophets
  16. How Great Thou Art – Hine
  17. If Today you Hear his Voice – many different arrangements
  18. Jesus Christ is Waiting – Bell / Maule
  19. Silence! Frenzied, Unclean Spirit
  20. There is a Longing – Quigley

It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy

My Shepherd by Obioha Ogbonna (Key G minor)

The Lord is my shepherd
There is nothing i shall want
He leads me to restful waters
He Revives my soul
Psalms 23:1,2b,3a

“Like a shepherd he tends his flock:
he gathers the lambs in his arms,
he carries them away in his bosom,
gently leading those that are with young.”
– Isaiah 40:11

Like sheep led to the grave,
they have death as their shepherd and ruler;
in the world of the dead, which is their home
Psalms 49:15

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Your words, Oh Lord, are Spirit and life (Key F# By Agada Godwin)

Response :
Your words, Oh Lord, are spirit and life

  1. The law of the LORD is perfect, 
    refreshing the soul; 
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, 
    giving wisdom to the simple.
  2. The precepts of the LORD are right, 
    rejoicing the heart; 
    The command of the LORD is clear, 
    enlightening the eye.
  3. The fear of the LORD is pure, 
    enduring forever; 
    The ordinances of the LORD are true, 
    all of them just.
  4. Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart 
    find favor before you, 
    O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.