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).
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Psalm: 14 - The just will live in the presence of the Lord / Lord who shall dwell on your holy mountain
Second: James 1: - live true to the true Law
Gospel: Mark 7 - The Pharisees challenge Jesus because his disciples don't follow their interpretation of the law. Jesus condemns them for their hypocrisy and use (abuse) of God's Law to oppress people. He lists the things that defile people, knowing that some of these sins were being committed by his listeners.
ThemesGod's Law is wisdom and truth, doing God's will rather than human traditions. Keeping the commandments - living by God's word.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
God is Love (and the one who lives in love)
God is love, the heavens tell it
God is Love, his the Care
Hark, my soul, it is the Lord
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Love the Lord your God
Psalm 14 - Music for Mass setting
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Those who Love and Those who Labour
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns that are / may still be copyright
As a Chalice Cast in Gold - Troeger
Creator of the Day - Hodgetts
I Will Be With You - Markland
In the Faith of Christ - Walker
Let the Word Make a Home in Your Heart - The Grail / Collegeville
Lord You have the Words of Everlasting Life - Haas
The Temple of the Living God - Forster
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: please leave a comment below.