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 that are still be copyright may 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.
Psalm: 18: The Lord upholds my life / O God save me by your name
Second: James 3 - Jealousy, ambition, and self-seeking cause disharmony and wickedness. Wisdom is pure makes for peace - peacemakers sow the seeds of holiness. Fighting is caused by desire for what people do not have.
Gospel: Mark The last will be first and the first last - welcoming even a child in God's name is welcoming God. The disciples had difficulty understanding.
ThemesTrue peace comes from God - but we are God's agents in working for it: responsibility,
The first will be last and the last will be first - social justice, fairness, integrity, service.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
At the Name of Jesus
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
How Can I Keep from Singing
How Firm a Foundation
I Bind my Heart this Tide
Jesu Lover of my Soul
Lord make me an Instrument of Peace
My Heavenly Father Watches over Me
O Perfect Love
Psalm 53 - Music for Mass setting
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Those who Love and Those who Labour
Suggested hymns that may still be copyright
O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us - Dufner
Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way - Stuempfle
Lord Whose Love Through Humble Service - Bayley
The Harvest of Justice - Haas