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 - 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 tha are still copyright may also be provided, if they are particularly relevant.
ReadingsFirst: Leviticus - Be holy, for I your God am Holy. [resolve conflicts with your brother] Love your neighbour as yourself.
Psalm 102 - The Lord is compassion and love / My soul give thanks to the Lord / It is he who forgives all your guilt / As far as the east is from the west.
Second: I Corinthians - The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God ... you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.
Gospel: Matthew - Jesus says to turn the other cheek. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, You must be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.
ThemesLove - of enemies and neighbours. Peace-making.
Suggested free-use artSee lectionary art for today for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
Blest are the Pure in Heart
Beloved, Let Us Love, Love is Of God
Come my Way, my Truth, my Life
Draw us in the Spirit's Tether
Faith Hope and Love
Faith of our Fathers
God be in my Head
God is Love His the Care
Jesus my Lord my God my All
Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee
Lord it Belongs not to my Care
Lord Make me and Instrument of Peace
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
Love the Lord Your God
O Breathe on Me O Breath of God
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Praise we our God with Joy
Psalm 102 - CMJ Music setting
Psalm 102 - Music for Mass setting
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightIn Your Most Steadfast Love - Teitze
Let there be Love Shared Among Us - Billborough
Lord Make me a Means of Your Peace - Foley
Love is His Word - Connaughton
O Lord all the World Belongs to You - Appleford
Servant Song - Gillard
This is my Will - Quinn
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.