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).
Psalm: 11: I will walk in the presence of God / I love the Lord for he has heard my cry
Second: James 2 - Faith without good works to go with it is dead.
Gospel: Mark 8 - Who do people say I am? Peter recognises The Christ, but struggles with his need to suffer ... take up your cross and follow me.
ThemesSuffering, and our need to assist others in their suffering. Salvation / redemption through suffering. No redemption without crucifixion.
Suggested pictures / art-works
See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAt the Lamb's High Feast we Sing
Christ be with Me
Come my Way, my Truth, my Life
Fight the Good Fight
God is Love His the Care
God is Working His Purpose Out
How can I Keep from Singing
I Bind my Heart this Tide
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
I Received the Living God
In the Cross of Christ
My Song is Love Unknown
O Jesus I have Promised
Praised to the Holiest in the Heights
Take my Life and Let it Be
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Those who Love and Those who Labour
We Walk by Faith
What Wondrous Love Is This
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross