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 particulrly relevant.
Art for this week
See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
ReadingsFirst: Ecclesiastes - Vanity of vanities. A man who has laboured must leave what is his own to someone who has not toiled. What does he gain for his toil?
89 - Lord you have been our refuge from one generation to the next / You turn men back into dust / You sweep men away like a dream / Make us know the shortness of our life / In the morning, fill us with your love.
94 - O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts / Come ring out our joy to the Lord / Come in, let us kneel and bend low
Second: Colossians - Let your thoughts be on heavenly things - when Christ is revealed, you will be revealed in your glory with him.
Gospel: Luke 13 - Parable of the rich fool, who built extra barns to store his wealth, but died before he could use them.
ThemesLooking towards heaven and eternal life. Asking what is important to us, and what we value.
Suggested free-use hymnsAll my Hope on God is Founded
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Come let us Sing Unto the Lord
(There are several settings in use that are still copyright - this one is not)
Hail the day that sees Him Rise
I'd Rather Have Jesus than Silver or Gold
In Christ there is no East or West
Jesu the Very Thought of Thee
My God Accept my Heart this Day
O God our Help in Ages Past
O the Beautiful Treasures of Heaven
Psalm 89 - Music for Mass setting
Psalm 94 - Music for Mass setting
Rejoice the Lord is King
Sweet Heart of Jesus
Sweet Saviour Bless Us
Those who Love and Those who Labour
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightChrist You are the Fulness - Polman
Do Not Store Up Earthly Treasures - Collegeville
Restless is the Heart - Farrell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.