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 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 they are particularly relevant.
Psalm 144: I will bless your name forever, O God my king / I will give you glory / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / All your creatures shall thank you / The Lord is faithful in all his words
Second: II Thessalonians: We pray that God will make you worthy ... Christ will be glorified in you. Turn to the coming of Jesus - but do not be alarmed by predictions that the day has come.
Gospel: Luke 19 - Zacchaeus the tax-collector climbed a tree so Jesus would see him - Jesus dined with him, Zacchaeus has a change of heart and is saved. Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
ThemesJesus in our midst - our protector and Saviour. Forgiveness. The love of God. Sending forth.
ArtworksSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Free-use hymn suggestionsAll my Hope on God is Founded
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Balm in Gilead
Christ be Near at Either Hand
Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy
God is Love (and the one who lives in love)
God is Love, His the Care
God, My King, Thy Might Confessing
God of Mercy God of Grace
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
It is Well with my Soul
Jerusalem my Happy Home
Many and Great
O God our Help in Ages Past
Our God Loves Us
Psalm 144 - Music for Mass setting
Take my Life and Let it Be
The God of Abraham Praise
The King of Love our Shepherd Is
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Those Who Love and Those Who Labour
Zacchaeus was a Greedy Little Man