Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) meaning that 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 which are still copyright, but are particularly suitable for the devotion, are also included.
About Divine Mercy SundayThis is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of Easter in each year - and hymn suggestions based on the readings for this day are based on the lectionary readings for that week in:
The hymn O Merciful Redeemer is particularly associated with devotions inspired by Sr Faustina's visions, in English-speaking countries.
At this time, all musical settings of the Divine Mercy Chaplet are (potentially) copyright.
Suggested free-use hymnsBefore the Day's Last Moment's Fly (particularly for Evening Prayer)
God of Mercy and Compassion (particularly suitable for Lent)
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Thy Mercy Free
Thy Mercy God is the Theme of my Song
Suggested hymns which may still be copyright
Hail Most Merciful Heart of Jesus
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below, or email editor@LiturgyTools.net