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, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).
ReadingsFirst: I Kings 3 - The Lord appears to Solomon in a dream - Solomon asks for wisdom and a heart to understand discerning between good and evil. It pleased the Lord that Solomon asked for this, not for riches for himself
Psalm 118 - Lord how I love your law / My part I have resolved O Lord / Let your love be ready to console me / This is why I love your commands / Your will is wonderful indeed.
Second: Romans 8 - God co-operates with all those who love him ... they are the ones who he indended to become true images of his Son.
Gospel: Matthew 13- The parable of the treasure in the field ... the one who finds it sells everything he owns and buys the field. The parable of the pearl merchant ... parable of the dragnet cast into the sea - this is how it will be at the end of time, the angels will separate the good from the wicked.
Discernment - good judgement.
Seeking God, who is the treasure we have found.
HymnsBe Thou my Vision
Blest are the Pure in Heart
God in Heaven Hath a Treasure
God is Love, His the Care
God is Working His Purpose Out
God Whose Almighty Word
Hail to the Lord's Anointed
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Lord Thy Word Abideth
O God our Help in Ages Past
O the Beautiful Treasure
Psalm 118 - Music for Mass setting
Take my Life and Let it Be
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: please leave a comment below.