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 - sometimes in a limited setting. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.
A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if these are particular relevant.
About St Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene stood with Mary Mother of Jesus at the foot of the cross, and had clearly known Jesus during his public ministry. It is not clear whether she the sinful woman who anointed Jesus feet at Simon's house, or Lazarus' sister from Bethany - of perhaps both. Regardless, she was the first to find the empty tomb and the first person to whom the resurrected Jesus appeared, according to John's gospel.
Songs 3:1-4 The Bride seeks him who her heart loves - and eventually finds him in the city.
2 Cor 5:14-17 Whoever is in Christ is a new creation
Psalm 63: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God / O God, you are my God whom I seek /Thus have I gazed toward you in the sanctuary / Thus will I bless you while I live / You are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.
Gospel: John 20: Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb and finds it empty. She fetches the apostles. Waiting outside she sees two angels, and then Jesus himself. She does not recognise him at first, but when he says her name she does. Jesus gives her a message for the others "I am going to my father and your father".
Suggested free-use hymnsCreator Blest One Glance of Thine - Caswall
Father of Lights One Glance of Thine
From the Highest Heights of Glory - Faber
Good Joseph Had a Garden
Happy Magdalene to Whom - Wesley
Mary to her Saviour's Tomb - Newton
Purer yet and Purer - von Goethe
Take my Life and Let it Be
Resting from His Work Today - Whitehead
Saviour when in Dust to Thee - Grant
Son of the Highest Deign to Cast
They Crucified my Saviour
When Mary Moved by Grateful Love - Williams
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightA Prophet Woman Broke a Jar - Wren
A Woman in a World of Men - Wren
Apostle of the Word - Benwell
In the Darkness of the Morning - Tice
Jesu Jesu Fill us with Your Love - Nanson
Jesus Is Risen from the Grave - Bell
Lift Your Voice Rejoicing Mary - Charles
Mary Magdalene had Come - Whitney
Mary Weep not, Weep no Longer - Housman
Myrrh-Bearing Mary - Whitney
Out of the Night where Hope had Died - from the St Helena Breviary, 2006
The First One Ever - Egan
Who is There on this Easter Morning - Dudley-Smith
Woman Weeping in the Garden - Damon