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).
lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
ReadingsFirst: Joshua: Who will you serve - the Lord who brought you out of slavery, or another god?
Psalm: Psalm 33 - Taste and see that the Lord is good / I will bless the Lord at all times
Second: Letter to the Ephesians - comparing Christ's relationship with the church to the marriage relationship
Gospel: John - When some of Jesus' followers turn away from him, Jesus asks the disciples "do you want to go away too?" - they affirm their faith in him.
ThemesWho will you serve - service, faith, commitment to Jesus. Our relationship to God and the church.
Suggested free-use hymnsAbide with Me
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
Come Christians Join to Sing
Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord
Holy Holy Holy
I Received the Living God
Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
O Perfect Love
Psalm 33 - Music for Mass setting
Stay with us Lord We Pray You
Take My Life and Let It Be
The Church's One Foundation
Thy Hand O God has Guided
We are Gathering Together Unto Him
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns that may still be copyright
All Who Hunger - Dunstan
As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord - Booth
In Christ Alone - Getty
O God of Matchless Glory - Duck
To Whom, Lord, Shall we Go - Gaunt
What is this Place - Oosterhuis