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 such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.
A small selection of hymns which are, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).
See also: Lectionary art suggestions for today.
Seasonal noteWhen the the Solemnity of St Peter and Paul (29 June) alls on a Sunday, the Mass for it is used instead of the Sunday readings. Also, some bishop in some countries choose to observe it on the nearest Sunday.
ReadingsFirst: Wisdom 1-2 - God made man imperishable .. in the image of his own nature: it was the devil's envy that brought death into the world.
Psalm 29 - I will praise you Lord, you have rescued me / Sing psalms to the Lord you who love him / The Lord listened and had pity.
Second: Corinthians 8-9 - Remember how generous the Lord was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake ... it is a question of balancing what happens to be your surplus now against present need.
Gospel: Mark 5 - Jesus heals the haemorrhaging woman, and raises Jairus' daughter from the dead.
ThemesJesus as giver of life - we were made to live, not to die. The Kingdom is close at hand. The apostles as servants of God's people. God's covenant. The people of God. Christ as mediator of the kingdom. Spreading the Good News
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Creatures of our God and King
Awake O Sleeper Rise from Death
Be Still and Know that I am God
Come my Way, my Truth, my Life
Crown him with Many Crowns
Draw us in the Spirit's Tether
For the Beauty of the Earth
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Psalm 29 - Music for Mass setting
Sancti, venite, Christi corpus sumite
There Is a Balm in Gilead
We Wallk by Faith
Your Hand (Thine Arm) O Lord in Days of Old
Hymns that are or may be copyrightGod's Word Throughout the Ages (The Daughter of Jairus) - Kaan
Healer of our Every Ill - Haugen
Lay Your Hands Gently Upon Us - Landry
O Christ who Shared our Mortal Life - Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr
We Cannot Measure how You Heal - Bell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.