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, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).
lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Seasonal NoteSt Mark’s Gospel is the main one used in Year B. But in Year B, between late July and the end of August, the Gospel is mostly from John 6, presenting Jesus as the Bread of Life. If you are planning music for Sunday Masses may be helpful to plan these weeks as one season, spreading your known "Eucharist" themed hymns through the weeks.
In some countries, the solemnity of the Assumption is transferred to this Sunday instead of being celebrated on the 15th. Hymn suggestions for the Assumption has hymn and song options for this. And check your local liturgical calendar to know if this applies in your area.
ReadingsFirst: Proverbs - Wisdom has built herself a house, prepared a banquet, sent invitations
Psalm: Psalm 33 - Taste and see that the Lord is good / I will bless the Lord at all times
Second: Letter to the Ephesians - be careful about the sort of life you lead - sing together to God
Gospel: John - I am the living bread, he who eats my bread and drinks my flesh lives in me, and I in him.
ThemesEucharist / Bread of life - God invites us to live with him and in him
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Creatures of our God and King
All People that on Earth Do Dwell
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
Ave Verum Corpus
Come and Take the Flesh of Christ
Come Down, O Love Divine
Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Eucharist (We are broken bread - Madden)
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer
I Received the Living God
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let all the World in Every Corner Sing
Let us with a Gladsome Mind
O Praise our Great and Gracious God
Psalm 33 - Music for Mass setting
Soul of my Saviour
Stay with us Lord We Pray You
The Church's One Foundation
Those who Love and Those who Labour
Hymns that may still be copyrightAll Who Hunger, Gather Gladly - Dunstan
Blessed Jesus, Living Bread - Vajda
Bread for the World - Farrell
Eat this Bread - Taizé
God's Holy Mystery - Tate
Happy Are They Who Dwell - Porter
I am the Bread of Life - Toolan
In Bread we Bring you Lord - Nichols
I Love for Me - Owens / Lundy
In the Breaking of the Bread - Hurd
Song of the Body of Christ - Haas
There is Mercy in the Lord - Psallite
Wisdom's Feast - Westendorf