"Free-to-use" means 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 that are still copyright may also be included, if these are particularly relevant.
ReadingsFirst: Exodus - As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage in a battle against the Amalikites.
Psalm: 120 - Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth / I lift up my eyes to the mountains / May he never allow you to stumble / The Lord is your guard and your shade / The Lord will guard you from evil.
Second: II Timothy - Scripture is inspired by God and can therefore be used for teaching people to be holy. Your duty is to proclaim the message - with patience and the intention of teaching.
Gospel: Luke - Parable of the judge and the persistent widow: God will see justice done to his chosen who cry to him ... but when the Son of Man comes, will he find any on earth?
ThemesChrist opened his arms on the cross like Moses did - we are called to join him and not to lose heart, to be steadfast in faith in God's mercy. Our call to prayer / petition.
Art for this weekSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Hail the Power of Jesus Name
All People that on Earth Do Dwell
All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure
Be Still and Know
Faith of our Fathers
For the Beauty of the Earth
If You Believe and I Believe
Lord, Be Thy Word My Guide
O God our Help in Ages Past
Praise to the Holiest in the Height
Psalm 120 - Music for Mass setting
Spirit Seeking Life and Beauty
The Lord's my Shepherd
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightFather I Place into Your Hands - Hewer
Guard me as the Apple of Your Eye - Collegeville
Hear my Cry - D'Souz
I Give my Hands - White
Lord I Lift my Hands to You in Prayer - Fawcett
O God Beyond all Praising - Parry
The Lord is Near - Balhoff
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.