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).
See also: Lectionary Art for this Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 22 (23) - The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
Second: Ephesians 2:13-18 — Christ, by his blood, ends hostility and brings people together.
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 — Jesus encourages the apostles to rest, but takes pity on the people also.
ThemesGod is like a shepherd who always looks after the flock: God cares for us in all our needs.
Suggested free-use hymnsAll You Who Seek a Comfort Sure
How Great is Our God
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ there is no East or West
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Now Thank We All Our God
Praise the Lord, You Heav’ns
Praise we Our God with Joy
Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting
Seed, Scattered and Sown
The Lord’s My Shepherd
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
We Walk by Faith
Suggested hymns which may still be copyrightCome to me - Norbet
Heart of a Shepherd Cooney
Lke a Shepherd - Dufford
Peace, Perfect Peace - Mayhew
Shepherd of Souls in Love Come Feed Us - Westendorf
They Came, A Milling Crowd - Stuempfle
When I Needed a Neighbour - Carter
You are Strong You are Holy - Dunstan