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 that are still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.
Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.
ReadingsFirst: Proverbs - The perfect wife - who can find her. She is busy, generous to the poor, and wise. She deserves her share, and public recognition.
Psalm 127 - O blest are those who fear the Lord / Your wife like a fruitful vine / Indeed thus shall be blessed .
Second: I Thessalonians - The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night - but you are all children of the light ... stay wide awake.
Gospel: Matthew 22 - Parable of the talents ... for everyone who has will be given more..
ThemesChrist is head of the household which is the church - he has a good wife, devoted children and faithful servants.
Service - using the talents God has provided. Stewardship.
Free-use hymn suggestionsAll my Hope on God is Founded
Blessed Jesus at Your Word
Come You Thankful People Come
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
For the Beauty of the Earth
In Christ There is no East or West
Like Olive Branches
O the Beautiful Treasures
O Perfect Love
Psalm 127 - Music for Mass setting
Soon and Very Soon
Take my Life and Let it Be
The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns
This Little Light of Mine
Those who Love and Those who Labour
To do Your Will
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns that are copyrightAll that I Am - Temple
God Whose Giving Knows No Ending
How Happy You Who Fear the Lord
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
My Plans for You are Peace
Now the Day of the Lord is at Hand
O Blessed are Those Who Fear the Lord - Inwood
What Have you Done for Me?
Other hymn suggestions are welcome: please leave a comment below.