Hymn suggestions for the feast of St Francis of Assisi

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the life and teachings of  St Francis of Assisi, whose feast falls on 4 October.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), meaning that 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 of these 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 they are particularly appropriate.


Themes

Nature, creation, ecology, animals, peace, poverty, justice, simplicity.


Suggested free-use hymns

All Creatures of our God and King

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Blessed Francis Holy Father

Blest are the Pure in Heart

Come you Sinners Poor and Needy

For the Beauty of the Earth

From all that Dwell Below the Skies

Lord Make me an Instrument of Peace

Most High Omnipotent Good Lord

Peace Like a River

Simple Gifts


Suggested free-use hymns which may still be copyright

Canticle of the Sun - Haugen


Hymn to St Francis (Praise to Most High for sun so warm) - Witham

Love All Love - Witham   (tune O WALY WALY - ref)

Make me a Channel of Your Peace - Temple



Resources for church-music selection

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