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).
Art for this Sundaylectionary 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, it may be helpful to view these weeks as one season, spreading your known "Eucharist" themed hymns through the period.
First: I Kings: Elijah in the wilderness, strengthen by the food God provided on his journey to Horeb
Psalm: Psalm 33 - Taste and see that the Lord is good / I will bless the Lord at all times
Second: Letter to the Ephesians - how to treat other people - by loving them as Christ loved you
Gospel: John - Jesus',explains that he is the bread of life, we are called by the Father and it is Jesus who will raise us up.
ThemesBread of life - God provides for us and calls us
God's providence - Jesus as the bread of life - called to live anew - taste and see God - conversion - putting faith into practise
Free-use hymn suggestionsAll Creatures of our God and King
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
Bread of the World in Mercy Broken
Come and Take the Flesh of Christ
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer
I Received the Living God
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Let us Break Bread Together on our Knees
Lord Accept this Bread and Wine
O Bread of Heaven
O Bread of Life from Heaven
O Living Bead from Heaven
O Sacrament most Holy
Soul of my Saviour
Stay with us Lord We Pray You
The Church's One Foundation
Hymns that are or may be copyrightAll Who Hunger - Dunstan
Blessed Jesus Living Bread - Valja
Eat This Bread - Taize
In Bread we Bring You Lord - Nichols
Jesus Bread of Life - McKenna
Let the Hungry Come to Me - Dufner
We are the Body of Christ - Hillebrand
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.