Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 provided, if they are particularly relevant.
ReadingsFirst: Isaiah - You are my servant, Israel .. I will make you light to the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Psalm 39 : Here I am Lord, I come to do your will / I waited, I waited for the Lord / You do no ask for sacrifice and offerings / In the scroll of the book it stands written / Your justice I have proclaimed.
Second: I Corinthians : Paul sends greetings to the church in Corinth ... who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere ... for [Christ] is their Lord no less than ours.
Gospel: John - John sees Jesus and recognizes that he is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world and says that he saw the Spirit come down on Jesus like a dove when he (John) baptized Jesus. This is how he knows that Jesus is the Chosen One of God.
ThemesJesus - the Chosen lamb of God - the word made flesh who lived among us, to do the Father's will
Free-use artSee lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAnd did Those Feet
At the Name of Jesus
Come Let us Join our Cheerful Songs
Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling
Lord make me an Instrument of Peace
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
The Church's One Foundation
The Lamb's High Banquet Called to share
Those Who Love and Those Who Labour
Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim
Suggested free-use hymns
Behold the Lamb of God - Lundy
I am the Light of the World - Strathdee
Lamb of God - Bowater
Your Only Son - Paris
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below,