"Free-to-use" means 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: Jeremiah - The prophet describes his experiences after he was enticed by the Lord - he has become a laughingstock ... he is compelled by "something like a burning fire shut up in my bones; " to proclaim the word of the Lord even though he faces reproach and derision for it.
Psalm 62 - My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God / O God, for you I long / So I gaze on you in the sanctuary / So I will bless you all my life / For you have been my help.
Second: Romans 12 - Paul appeals to the brothers and sisters, .. to to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, ... Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God.
Gospel: Matthew 16 - Jesus begins showing disciples that he suffer, be killed, and on the third day be raised. Peter rebukes him, but Jesus identifies this response as .. "setting your mind not on divine things but on human things. ” “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
ThemesDiscerning and doing God's will
HymnsAlmighty Father Lord Most High
At the Name of Jesus
Be Thou my vision
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
My God how Wonderful Thou Art
Hail the Sign the Cross of Jesus
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
In Christ there is no East or West
In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
Lift High the Cross
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
Near the Cross
O Cross of Christ Immortal Tree
Praise to the Holiest in the Heights
Psalm 62 - Music for Mass setting
To Do Your Will
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
What Wondrous Love
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: please leave a comment below.