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.
ReadingsFirst: Zechariah - Rejoice [Israel] .. your king comes to you .. he will proclaim peace for the nations.
Psalm 144 - I will bless your name forever, O God my King / I will give you glory / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / All your creatures shall thank you O Lord / The Lord is faithful in all his words.
Second: Romans - The Spirit of God has made his home in you .. he will give life to your own mortal bodies through the spirit living in you ...
Gospel: Matthew - Jesus blesses the father for hiding things from the learned and revealing them to children .. no one knows the Son except the Father .. come to me all who labour, and I will give you rest .. yes my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
ThemesPraise. God's kindness and compassion. The spirit of Christ - humility and gentleness. God as refuge in difficulty
HymnsAll my Hope on God is Founded
All You who Seek a Comfort Sure
Be Thou my Vision
Blest are the Pure in Heart
Come Christians Join to Sing
Come Down O Love Divine
Come You Sinners Poor and Needy
Comfort, Comfort Ye my People (verses 1 and 3)
Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go
God is Love, the Heavens are Telling
How can I Keep from Singing
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Jesu Lover of my Soul
Lord Jesus Think on Me
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
Now Thank we all Our God
O God our Help in Ages Past
Psalm 144 - Music for Mass setting
Sweet Heart of Jesus Fount of Love and Mercy
To Jesus Heart all Burning
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.