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 of these 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 particularly relevant.
Art for this week
See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
ReadingsFirst: Esslesiasticus 3 - Be gentle in carrying out your business - the greater you are the more you should behave humbly and then you will find favour with the Lord.
Psalm: 67 - In you goodness O God, you prepared a home for the poor / The just shall rejoice at the presence of God / Father of the orphan, defender of the widow / You poured down O God a generous rain.
Second: Hebrews 12 - You have come to Mount Zion, city of the living God, where millions of angels have gathered for a festival ... where everyone is a "first born son" and citizen of heaven. You have come to God ... to Jesus the mediator who brings a new covenant.
Gospel: Luke 14 - Parable of the wedding banquet: always take the last seat - the one who exults himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself exalted.
ThemesHumility, service, option for the poor. Justice. Social concerns. Kindness. Love for one another.
Suggested free-use hymnsBlest are the Poor in Heart
Come Down O Love Divine
Give us this Day our Daily Bread (Father Above, Father of Love)
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
Glory be to Jesus
God is Love: His the Care
Humbly we Adore Thee
In Christ There is no East or West
Let all Mortal Flesh keep Silence
Lord I Lift my Soul to Thee
Love the Lord Your God
Psalm 67 - Music for Mass setting
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
'Tis a Gift to be Simple
To Do Your Will
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightBlest are They - Haas
Christ is our King - White
Servant Song - Gillard
The Beatitudes - Kearney
The Cry of the Poor - Foley
The Song of Beautitudes - Deiss
We Come as Guests Invited - Dudley-Smith
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.