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 copyright hymns may also be included, if they are particularly relevant.
Psalm: 112 - Praise the Lord who raises the poor / Praise O servants of the Lord / High above all nations is the Lord / From the dust he lifts the lowly .
Second: I Timothy - There should be prayers offered to God for everyone - God wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth. There is only one God, and one mediator, Jesus.T
Gospel: Luke - Parable of the dishonest / unjust steward: the children of the world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light. ... The one who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great ones: if you cannot be trusted with money, who will trust you with genuine riches? You cannot be the slave of both God and money.
ThemesChrist's concern for the poor, his defence of those who are manipulated for economic gain. Justice. Social issues.
Art for this weekSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAmazing Grace
For the Beauty of the Earth
Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go
From all that Dwell below the Skies
How can I Keep from Singing
Let us Break Bread Together
Lord make me an Instrument of Peace
Lord Thy Word Abideth
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
O God of Earth and Altar
O Jesus I have Promised
O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Psalm 125 - Music for Mass setting
Take my Life and Let it Be
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Those who Love and Those who Labour
We Walk by Faith
What Wondrous Love
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
Cry of the Poor - Foley
Inspired by Love and Anger - Bell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.