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 which are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.
Psalm 26 : The Lord is my light and my help / There is one thing I ask of the Lord / I am sure I shall see the Lord's goodness.
Second: I Corinthians : Paul urges the believes to make up the differences between themselves and to be united in Christ ... rather than having slogans like "I am for Paul" or "I am for Cephas".
Gospel: Matthew - Jesus settled in Capernaum, fulfilling the prophesy of Isaiah "The people that lived in darkness have seen a great light". He calls the fishermen Simon Peter and Andrew to "follow me and I will make you fishers of men". Then he goes all around Galilee, preaching.
ThemesJesus Christ - light of the world.
Suggested pictures and illustrationslectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsAmazing Grace
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Come, Let Us to the Lord Our God
Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether
Holy Spirit Lord of Light
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ There is no East or West
Light of Light Love Given Birth
O Worship the King
The Church's One Foundation
Those Who Love and Those Who Labour
Thou who at Thy First Eucharist
We are Marching
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightChrist be our Light - Farrell
Christ is the World’s Light - Pratt-Green
City of God - Schutte
Follow Me - Cockett
I am the Light of the World - Strathdee
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness - Edwards
The Light of Christ - Fishel
The Lord is my Light - Taizé
The Summons (Will You Come and Follow Me) - Bell
Two Fishermen - Toolan
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below