Hymn suggestions for Valentines Day (14 February)

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns and song suggestions for Valentines Day church services.

"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.

Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below

Valentines Day and the church

Saint Valentine is in the Catholic Church's official list of saints but does not have a feast day in the general Catholic liturgical calendar.  Some local calendars of still include his feast day, and the Roman Rite Tridentine Calendar had a feast day for him until 1969. And some other Christian Churches, eg parts of the Anglican Communion, do celebrate February 14 as St. Valentine's Day, but may or may not have set scriptural readings associated with the day.

However popular culture in the Western world celebrates (Saint) Valentines Day on 14 February as a time for recognizing love, romance and devotion, and some local churches hold ceremonies for married couples to recognize and affirm their love and commitment.   The hymn suggestions below are based on these general ideas, rather than a specific set of readings or liturgy.


Themes

Love - of God and self / neighbour.  Commitment.   Thankfulness.


Hymns

A New Commandment

And Can It Be That I Should Gain (Amazing Love)

Beloved, Let Us Love, Love is Of God

Come Down O Love Divine

For the Beauty of the Earth

Give me Joy (Love) in my Heart

Here Is Love

In Heavenly Love Abiding

I Am His and He is Mine

Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Love the Lord your God

My God Loves Me (first verse)

O For A Heart To Praise My God

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

O Perfect Love

Take my Life and Let it Be

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

What Wondrous Love Is This



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