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 copyright be included if they are particularly appropriate.
Seasonal noteThe feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the Church year - it is equivalent to the 34th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
ReadingsFirst: Samuel - David is anointed king of Israel, in the presence of the Lord.
Psalm 121 : I rejoiced when I heard them say "Let us go to God's house" / Jerusalem is built as a city / For Israel's law it is.
Second: Colossians : Thanks to the Father who made it possible for us to join the saints and inherit the light ... he has created a place for us in Christ's kingdom. ... Christ is .. the image of the unseen God, in him all things were created.
Gospel: Luke - The events when Jesus in hanging on the cross, and the people and soldiers mocked him "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself". One of the criminals hanged defended him and asked "Jesus remember me, when you come into your kingdom".
ThemesGod's kingdom. Jesus Christ who brings out of darkness into the light of his kingdom.
Art for this weekSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Glory, Laud and Honour
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
At the Name of Jesus
Come Thou Almighty King
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun
Lift High the Cross
Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
O Christ our Hope Our Heart's Desire
Praise to the Lord
Rejoice the Lord is King
Sing my Tongue the Song of Triumph
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns
Wake the Song of Jubilee
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightBlessings on the King - Andersen
Hail Redeemer King Divine - Brennan
Jesus Remember Me - Taizé
King of Kings and Lord of Lords - Batya and Conty
Our God Reigns - Smith
The King of Glory - Jabusch
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.