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 - 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 subject to copyright may also be included.
lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.
Seasonal NoteSeparate readings are used for Vigil Masses, so the following applies to Masses during the day.
There is an option of using the Year A second reading and Gospel.
Psalm: 103 - Send forth your spirit O Lord and renew the face of the earth / Bless the Lord my soul / You take back your spirit they die / May the glory of the Lord last forever
Second: Romans - The Spirit of God has made his home in you ... everyone moved by the Spirit is a child of God.
Gospel: John - If you love me, you will keep my commandments ... I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate.
ThemesReceiving the Holy Spirit - being taught and empowered by it.
Suggested free-use hymnsA New Commandment
Come Down O Love Divine
Come Holy Ghost Creator Come
Creator Spirit by whose Aid
Hail Thee, Festival Day (with Pentecost refrain)
Holy Spirit Lord of Light
Holy Spirit Truth Divine
If You Believe and I Believe
Joy Because the Circling Year
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
O Breath on me O Breath of God
Psalm 103 - Music for Mass setting
Spirit Divine Attend our Prayers
Veni Creator Spiritus
Veni Lumen Cordium
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
Colours of Day - Parachute
Come Lord Jesus - Haas
Enemy of Apathy - Bell
Holy Spirit Come into our Lives - Caned
Litany of the Spirit - Inwood
On Pentecost they Gathered - Huber
Shine Jesus Shine - Kendrick
Spirit Blowing Through Creation - Haugen
Spirit of God Rest on Your People - Farrell
Spirit of the Living God - Inverson
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.