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 - sometimes in a limited setting.
Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.
A small selection of hymns which are still copyright may also be included, if they are a particularly good fit.
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Psalm: 31 - Forgive me Lord the guilt of my sin / Happy the man whose offense is forgiven / But now I have acknowledged my sins / You are my hiding place.
Second: Galatians - Faith in Christ, rather than fidelity to the Law is what justified us ... now I live the life of Christ, who lives in me..
Gospel: Luke - Jesus eats at the Pharisee's house, and a woman anoints his feet with ointment. The one who has sinned more greatly is more greatly forgiven. Your faith has saved you.
ThemesForgiveness. Faith in Christ who forgives. New life in Christ.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
All You who See a Comfort Sure
Come ye Sinners Poor and Needy
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
God of Mercy and Compassion
How can I Keep from Singing
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
It's No Longer I that Liveth
Jesu Lover of my Soul
Lead us Heavenly Father Lead Us
My Song is Love Unknown
O God our Help in Ages Past
Psalm 31 - Music for Mass setting
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Sweet Saviour Bless Us
There Is a Balm in Gilead
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Thy Mercy Free
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
All Your Sins Have Been Forgiven - Psalite
Freely Freely - Owens
Grant to us O Lord - Deiss
My Voice has called to You - Tietze
Return to God - Haugen
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.