"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 they are particularly appropriate.
Psalm 121 : I rejoiced when I heard them say "let us go to God's house" / It is there that the tribes go up / For the peace of Jerusalem pray / For the love of my bretheren and friends
Second: Romans : wake up, our salvation is near ... live in the light .
Gospel: Matthew - Stay awake, because you do not know the day when you master is coming.
Art for this weekSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
ThemesThe day of the Lord - being ready, prepared for him to come. Stay awake.
Suggested free-use hymns
Behold the Mountain of the Lord
Come Lord and Tarry Not
Come O Divine Messiaih
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Hark a Herald Voice is Calling
Hasten the Time Appointed
Hills of the North Rejoice
I Cannot Tell
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Jesus Christ Remember
On Jordan's Bank
Rejoice Rejoice Believers
The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns
The Vine and Fig Tree
Up! Awake from Highest Steeple
Wake Awake for Night is Dying
We Long to See Thee So
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
Christ be our Light - Farrell
Christ is the World's True Light - Briggs
Gather Your People O Lord - Hurd
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.