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.
Psalm: 117 - This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad / Give thanks to the Lord / The Lord's right hand has triumphed / The stone which the builders rejected.
Second: Colossians - Let your thoughts be on heavenly things - now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.
John - Mary Magdala discovers that the tomb is open, she tells the disciples and they go to the tomb .. he saw and understood and believed.
OR - the Mass Gospel from the Easter Vigil
ThemesResurrection, life out of death, rejoicing, alleluia.
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Creatures of our God and King
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing
Bring, All ye Dear Bought Nations
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Come and Drink of that New River
Come Christians Join to Sing
Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain
Glorious Things of You are Spoken
Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise
Haill Thee Festive Day
He is Lord
Let us with a Gladsome Mind
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Sing of Christ, Proclaim his Glory
That Easter Day with Joy was Bright
The Day of Resurrection
The Easter Song (My Lord he Died for a Kingdom)
They Crucified my Saviour and Nailed Him to the Cross
Thine be the Glory
This Joyful Eastertide
Thou Whose Almighty Word
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightCity of God - Schutte
Out of Darkness - Walker
This is the Day - Garrett, or various other versions
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.