Offertory hymns

To choose a hymn for "offertory" (officially, preparation of the gifts), or any time of offering during a church service, you could look at:
  • Hymns based on the scripture readings of the day or for the service
  • Hymns for the feast-day or season eg a song about resurrection at Easter, the Holy Spirit near Pentecost, or a hymn about a saint on their feast-day
  • The Offertory chant from the Mass "propers" for the day - or hymns based on it.
But there may be times when you don't know any hymns which fit these criteria - or when you don't have the resources (singers, musicians or instruments) to sing them well.

So it can be helpful to know have a small number of general-purpose "offertory" hymns.

The list below has some hymns like this.  Some are about the offertory in a liturgical service, and others about ideas of giving and self-giving.  Free-use hymns that can be freely used with no concerns about copyright, and some which may still be copyright depending on the laws in your country are both included.

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Abba Father, Let Us Be Yours - Unknown (Bilbourgh?)
Accept, O Father, In Thy Love - Westendorf

Blest are You Lord - Nazareth
Bread and Wine we bring to you Lord - unknown

Come Now the Table's Spread - Haugen

Earthly Gifts (Come and bless your people)

Lord, Make Us Ready - Parker

Take this Bread, Take this Wine - Winter
Take this Moment - Bell
The Earth Is His - J Smith 
To You Alone (How privileged are we) - Leckebusch
To You, O Father Above - unknown

United In One Body  - Unknown

We Celebrate this Festive Day - Jabusch

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