Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), meaning that the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing - sometimes in a limited setting. Many of these hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.
A small selection of particularly appropriate hymns which are still copyright may also be included.
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Psalm: 66 - Let all the peoples praise you O God / O God be gracious and bless us / Let the nations exult and be glad.
Second: Apocalypse - John is shown a vision of the holy city, which is lit by the radiant glory of God.
Gospel: John - Jesus said "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word ... I have said these things, but the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send will teach and remind you. My peace I bequeath to you - I am going away.
ThemesThe radiance of God. Christ's legacy to us. Peace. Looking forward to Pentecost / the Holy Spirit which will guide the church.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
Christ the Lord is Risen Again
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Dona Nobis Pacem
God of Mercy, God of Grace
In Christ there is no East or West
Jerusalem my Happy Home
Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
Love the Lord your God
O Holy City Seen of John
Peace be with You
Psalm 66 - Let the People's Praise You O God (Music for Mass setting)
Shalom my Friends
Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise
Sing with all the Saints in Glory
Suggested hymns that may still be copyrightAs We Gather - Coombs, Fay and McNeill (especially verse 2)
Come Spread the News - Tietze
Forth in the Peace of Christ we Go - Quinn
My Peace I Leave You - Landry
Peace is the Gift - Glynn
Shout to the Ends of the Earth - Collegeville
Unless a Grain of Wheat - Farrell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box at the bottom of the page.