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: Isaiah 35 - Do not be afraid, your God is coming: eyes will be opened, water gushes in the desert
Psalm: 145 - My soul give praise to the Lord / It is the Lord who keeps faith forever
Second: James I: rich vs poor man comes into the synagogue - the worldly poor are chosen by God
Gospel: Mark 7 - Jesus healed the deaf man with the command "be opened" - people admired him.
ThemesOpen-ness to God's commandments, healing, unlikely people as the chosen ones, spiritual and material care for the poor,
Free-use hymnsA New Commandment
All my Hope on God is Founded
God is Love, his the Care
God Is My Strong Salvation
I Know that my Redeemer Lives
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
O Son of God in Galilee (not free-use in the USA, but is in countries with shorter copyright periods).
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
We Walk by Faith
(Your Hands / Thine Arm) O Lord, in Days of Old
Hymns which may still be copyrightA Year of God's Favour - Dufner
Flow River Flow - Hurd
God is our Strength from Days of Old - Forster
O God for You I Long - Farrell
O Lord, My Good and Gracious God -Tietze
When the King shall Come Again - Idle (esp verse 3)
With all my Heart I Cry - Collegeville
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: please leave a comment below.