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 still copyright, but are a particularly good fit for the day's readings, are also included.
Seasonal NoteThis Sunday sometimes falls during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Some hymn suggestions for that week are provided here.
ReadingsFirst: Samuel - The Lord calls the boy Samuel, and Eli teaches him how to respond to the call.
Psalm: 32 - Here I am Lord, I come to do your will / I waited for the Lord / You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings / In the scroll of the book it stands written / Your justice I have proclaimed.
Second: I Corinthians - Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit - use it to glorify God.
Gospel: John - Andrew and Simon Peter become Jesus' disciples - Jesus tells Simon Peter is is to be called Cephas, meaning Rock.
ThemesGod calls each of us by name. Answering God's call to discipleship, and using our bodies to serve God.
Suggested free-use hymnsDear Lord and Father of Mankind
Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' my Name
If You But Trust in God to Guide You
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ there is no East or West
Jesus Lead the Way
O Jesus I Have Promised
O Sing to God a Joyful Song
Psalm 39 - Music for Mass setting
Take My Life and Let it Be
The Church's One Foundation
Those who Love and Those Who Labour
When Christ our Lord to Andrew Cried
Suggested hymns that are or may be still copyrightBy Name I Have Called You - Landry
Follow Me - Fishel
Forth in thy Name O Lord I Go
God it Was Who said to Abraham - Bell
Here I am Lord - Schutte
The Summons (Will You Come and Follow Me) - Bell
Other suggestions are welcome - please leave a comment below.