Hymns for Trinity Sunday / the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Year B

A selection of hymns and songs, based on themes from the Roman Catholic lectionary for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity /  Trinity Sunday, Year B.

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 Note

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is usually on 31 May, is not observed in this year's liturgical calendar.



Readings

First: 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.”


Themes

Trinity - 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 hymns

All 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

I Bind Unto Myself Today

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 copyright

Abba 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.

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