Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 that are still copyright may also be included, if they are particularly appropriate.
ReadingsFirst: Samuel - Today the Lord put you in my power, but I would not raise my hand against the Lord's anointed.
Psalm: 102 - The Lord is compassion and love / My soul give thanks to the Lord / It is he who forgives our guilt / As far as the east is from the west
Second: I Corinthians - We who have been modelled on the earthly man will be modelled on the heavenly man.
Gospel: Luke - Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, turn the other cheek .. be compassionate as your Father is copassionate.
ThemesMercy and compassion - the love of the Father.
HymnsA New Commandment
All my Hope on God is Founded
Forth in Thy Name I Go O Lord
I have Decided to Follow Jesus
In Christ there is no East or West
Lord Make me an Instrument
Love the Lord your God
We are Gathering Together Unto Him
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.