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. But a small selection of hymns that are still copyright, but especially suitable for baptism, is also included.
See also: The role of music in baptism services, and how it is organised.
Suggested free-use hymns for baptism liturgyAll my Hope on God is Founded
Be Thou My Vision
In some cultures, this hymn is strongly associated with funerals. Nevertheless, the lyrics are appropirate for baptism.
By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill (not verses 3 and 4)
Come Down O Love Divine
Glad that I live am I
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer.
He's Got the Whole World in His Hand
Heavenly Father may Thy Blessing
I Bind Unto Myself Today
Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep
My God Accept my Heart this Day
O Jesus I have Promised
O Breath on Me O Breath of God
Take my Life and Let it Be
The Church's One Foundation
To be a Pilgrim. (He who would valiant be).
Hymns that may still be copyrightBaptized in Water - Sayward (same tune as "Morning has Broken")
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord - Evans
Because He Lives - Gaither
Come to the Water - Andersen
Eagles Wings - Joncas
Here I am Lord - Schutte
In Christ Alone - Townsend and Getty
Lord of all Hopefulness - Struther
Morning has Broken - Farjeon
O God You Search Me and You Know Me - Farrell
O Let all Who Thirst - Foley
One More Step Along the World I Go - Sydney Carter
Spirit of the Living God - Inverson
Take My Hands and Make Them as Your Own - Sebastian Temple
You Have Been Baptised in Christ - Landry
You Have Called us by our Name - Bernadette Farrell.