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: 125 - What marvels the Lord worked for us / When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage / Deliver us Lord / They go out full of tears, they return carrying their sheaves
Second: Philippians - I pray for you, that your love for each other may increase ... and prepare you for the day of Christ
Gospel: Luke - The word of God came to John, son of Zechariah: A voice cries in the wilderness, prepare a way for the Lord
ThemesPrepare a way - God will guide and assist. Christ incarnate.
Suggested free-use hymnsBringing in the Sheaves
Come O Divine Messiah
Come Thou Long-expected Jesus
Comfort O Comfort my People
Creator of the Stars of Night
Dear Maker of the Starry Skies
Hark a Herald Voice is Calling
Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Hills of the North Rejoice
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
O Come O Come Emmanuel
On Jordan's Bank
Peace is Flowing Like a River
Psalm 125 - Music for Mass setting
The Coming of our God
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightA Voice in the Wilderness - Robinson
Across the Years there Echoes Still - Hurley
Enter in the Wilderness - Jabsuch
Let the Valleys be Raised - Schutte
Wait for the Lord - Taizé
Suggestions about other free-to-use hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below,