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 copyright hymns may also be included, where they are particularly relevant.
Seasonal noteThe fourth Sunday in Lent is commonly known as Laetare Sunday. The word "laetare" means rejoice in Latin, and this idea is taken from the entrance-antiphon for the Mass, which starts "Rejoice, O Jerusalem...". Falling roughly at the half-way point in the Lenten season, this is a Sunday when traditional Lenten austerity is relaxed, and we have a reminder of the joyous resurrection to come. The day's liturgical colour is rose, instead of the usual purple of the Lenten season.
Psalm 23 - The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want / He guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely and kindness shall follow me.
Second: Ephesians - Wake up from you sleep and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
Gospel: Matthew - Jesus heals the blind man.
ThemesJesus shepherding us from the darkness into light: healing and reconcilliation, light.
Suggested free-use hymnsAmazing Grace
Come Down O Love Divine
Dance Like David Danced
I Cannot Tell
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Jesu Lover of my Soul
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
My Shepherd will Supply my Need
My Song is Love Unknown
O Splendour of God's Glory Bright
Psalm 23 - Music for Mass setting
Take up Thy Cross
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
The Lord's my Shepherd
Thou Whose Almighty Word
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
I Saw the Grass, I Saw the Trees - White
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below