Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) meaning the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.
A small selection of hymns that are still be copyright may also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).
ReadingsFirst: Maccabees - Seven brothers are tortured for their faith - they die confident that the King of the world will raise them up again.
Psalm 16 : I shall be filled when I awake with the sight of your glory O Lord / Lord hear a cause that is just / I kept my feet firmly in your paths / Guard me as the apple of your eye
Second: II Thessalonians : Pray that the Lord may strengthen .. may the Lord turn your hearts towards the love of God and the fortitude of Christ.
Gospel: Luke - The Saducees try to trick Jesus with a question about brothers marrying their brother's widow. Jesus teaches them about the resurrection - God is God of the living, not the dead.
ThemesHope. Faith. Resurrection / eternal life - our belief in the future that Christ promised, rather than speculation about what life after death is like.
ArtworksSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsA Multitude Comes from the East and the West
All Creatures of our God and King
Alleluia Sing to Jesus
Around the Throne a Glorious Band
Come my Way my Truth my Life
Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go
He is Lord
Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty
How Can I Keep from Singing
How Firm a Foundation
I Know that my Redeemer Lives
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
My God Accept my Heart this Day
Psalm 16 - Music for Mass setting
Shall we Gather at the River
Sing with all the Saints in Glory
The Day of Resurrection.
What Wondrous Love
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightLet My Prayer Come before You - Collegeville composers
Lord of all Hopefulness - Struther