"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.
ReadingsFirst: Sirach / Eccelesiastisus 35 - The Lord is a God of justice, who knows no favourites. ... he hears the cry of the oppressed. The one who serves God willingly is heard; ... The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds.
Psalm 34: The Lord hears the cry of the poor / I will bless the Lord at all times; / The Lord confronts the evildoers, / The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
Second: II Timothy 4 - I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. ... the Lord stood by me and gave me strength,so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it. ... The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom.
Gospel: Luke 18 - Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector / Publican
ThemesThe Lord as righteous and only judge. Justice, social concern.
ArtworksSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAmazing Grace
Blest Are the Pure in Heart
Faith of Our Fathers
Fight the Good Fight with all thy Might
God is Love, His the Care
How Firm a Foundation
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ There Is No East or West
Jesu Lover of my Soul
Joyful Joyful we Adore You
King of Glory, King of Peace
Lord Jesus Think on Me
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Psalm 33 - Music for Mass setting
Out of the Depths
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightFreely, Freely - Owens
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light - Thomerson
Look Around You Page Clarke
My Soul is Longing for Your Peace - Deiss
Seek the Lord While he may be Found - O'Connor
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.