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 of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.
A small list of particularly-relevant hymns that are still copyright is also included.
Seasonal noteThe service of the Lord's Passion is the second day of the Easter Triduum, which starts with Holy Thursday and ends with the Easter Vigil on Saturday night.
Psalm: 30 - Into your hand, I commend my spirit / In you O Lord I take refuge / In the face of my foes / I trust in you Lord / Let your face shine on your servant.
Second: Hebrews -In Jesus we have the supreme High Priest, who learnt to obey through suffering.
Gospel: John - The Passion: Jesus leaving he garden, telling the soliders he was the one being looked for, arrested, denied three times by Peter, taken before the High Priest and then Pilate, crucified, handing Mary into John's care, dying, having his side pierced, being laid in the tomb.
ThemesJesus suffering and death.
Suggested free-use hymnsAhh, Holy Jesus, How has Thou Offended?
All ye who Seek a Comfort Sure
At the Cross her Station Keeping
Let all that is Within Me Cry "Holy"
Lift High the Cross
My God I Love Thee
My Song is Love Unknown
O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile
O Cross of Christ, Immortal Tree (omit the last verse)
O Sacred Head Sore Wounded
On the Holy Cross I See
Praise to the Holiest in the Heights
Sing my Tongue the Glorious Battle
The Regal Dark Mysterious Cross
The Royal Banners Forward Go
There is a Green Hill Far Away
What Wondrous Love
Were you There when They Crucified my Lord
When I Survey the Wonderous Cross
Suggested hymns that are still copyrightAbove All - Baloche
All You Who Pass this Way - Taizé
Crucem Tuam - Taizé
Jesus Remember Me - Taizé
My Soul is Sad - Leftley
Now We Remain - Haas
O Sacred Head Ill-Used - Knox
The Reproaches: settings by Andersen, Lundy - and there are many others
When the Son of God was Dying - Bell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.