"Free-to-use" means 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.
ReadingsFirst: Isaiah 55 - O come to the water you who are thirsty ... come and eat
Psalm 144 - You open wide your hand O Lord / The Lord is kind and full of compassion / The eyes of all creatures look to you / The Lord is just in all his ways.
Second: Romans 8 - ... neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come ... can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus.
Gospel: Matthew 13 - The miracle of the loaves and fishes.
ThemesGod as source of all that is good - God who feeds us
Suggested free-use hymnsAlleluia, Sing to Jesus
At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing
Break Thou the Bread of Life
Come and Let us Drink of That New River
Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Let us Break Bread Together
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
My Shepherd will Supply my Need
Now Thank we all Our God
O Bread of Heaven Beneath this Veil
O Food of Travellers, Angels' Bread
O Living Bread from Heaven
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightCome to the Feast - Hurd / Cortez / Moriarty
Come to the Water - Andersen
Come to the Water - Foley
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: please leave a comment below.