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 that are still copyright may also be included if they are particularly relevant.
Art for this week
See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
ReadingsFirst: Genesis - The Lord appears to Abraham. He is welcomed, and a feast is prepared for. The visitor enquires after Sarah, and promises that she will have a son within a year.
Psalm: 14 - The just will live in the presence of the Lord / Lord who shall dwell on your holy mountain / He who does no wrong to his brother / He who keeps his pledge
Second: Colossians - I became the servant of the Church when God made me responsible for delivering God's message to you ... the message which was a mystery for generations is now revealed - Christ among you is now revealed
Gospel: Luke - Martha welcomes Jesus into her home, and is distracted with the serving - her sister Mary sat at his feet and listened, Jesus says this is the better part.
ThemesHospitality, service. Recognising and welcoming Jesus as as our friend.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
Be Still and Know that I Am God
Be Still my Soul
Christ be with Me
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
God is Love (and the one who lives in love)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I Received the Living God
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
My God I Love Thee
O God our Help in Ages Past
O Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts
Psalm 14 - Music for Mass setting
The Lord's my Shepherd
To do Your Will
We Walk by Faith
Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
Jesu Jesu Fill us with Your Love - Colvin
Martha and Mary - Kearney
To Be in Your Presence - Richards
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.