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 few hymns which are still copyright may also be included if they are particularly relevant.
Psalm 118 - Happy are those who follow God's law / You have laid down the precepts / Bless your servant and I shall live / Teach me the demands of your statutes.
Second: I Corinthians - We have a wisdom to offer those who have reached maturity - the hidden wisdom of God - what scripture calls the things no eye has seen ... the very things God revealed to us through the Spirit.
Gospel: Matthew - Jesus says "I have not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets, but to complete them" and explains certain aspects of the Law in light of his teaching.
ThemesThe law of Christ and the wisdom of God. Jesus as the fulfilment of the Law and Prophets.
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
All People that on Earth do Dwell
Blest are the Poor in Heart
Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
God Created Earth and Heaven
God is Love, his the Care
God is Love the Heavens tell It
God So Loved the World that He Gave
How can I Keep from Singing
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
Psalm 118 - Music for Mass setting
Take my Life and Let it Be
To do Your Will
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightBe my Protecting Saving God - Tietze
Eye has not Seen - Haugen
Heaven and Earth Will Fade Away - Collegeville
What does the Lord Require - Bayley
We are the Light of the World - Greif
We will Serve the Lord - Cooney
Your Words are Spirit and Life - Farrell
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.