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).
Seasonal NoteThe Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is usually on 31 May, is not observed in this year's liturgical calendar.
ReadingsFirst: Deuteronomy 4 - Ask now about former ages ... has anything so great as this ever happened or has its like ever been heard of? So acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; Keep his ... commandments, ... so that you may long remain in the land that the Lord your God is giving...
Psalm 32 - Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own / The word of the Lord is faithful / By his word the heavens were made / The Lord looks on those who revere him / Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
Second: Romans 8 - For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God ... When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God ... we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
Gospel: Matthew 28 - Jesus says to his follower “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
ThemesTrinity - the fullness of God in three persons. God's closeness to us. God's inner life. God as three interactive, loving persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) remaining one divine reality. "We shall become like God, because we shall see him as he really is" - St John. Completeness, perfect symmetry
Suggested free-use hymnsAll Creatures of our God and King
All Glory be to God on High
All Hail Adored Trinity
Come Thou Almighty King
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Firmly I Believe and Truly
Glory to God - Peruvian
Holy God we Praise Thy Name
Holy is the Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy
How Great is our God
In Christ there is no East or West
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Lead us Heavenly Father Lead Us
Most Ancient of all Mysteries
O Trinity of Blessed Light
Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow
Psalm 32 - Music for Mass setting
The Play of the Godhead
Hymns which may still be copyrightAbba Father - Landry
Come Join the Dance of Trinity - Leach
Everyone Moved by the Spirit - Landry
Father we Adore You - Coelho
Freely, Freely - Owens
God Beyond all Names - Farrell
God is One Unique and Holy - Wren
Go Make of all Disciples - Adkins
Go Tell Everyone - Dale / Richards
How Wonderful the Three in One - Wren
Sing Praises to the Living God - Temple
Trinity Song - Andersen
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.