Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so 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 that are still copyright but particular suitable are also included.
About this feastThe Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the belief that the Mother of God, was taken, body and soul, when her life on earth was over, into heaven. The hymn suggestions for this day focus on this aspect of Mary's life, and the prescribed readings for the day.
Psalm 44 - On your right hand stands the Queen in garments of gold / The daughters of kings are among your loved ones / So will the king desire your beauty.
Second: I Paul 15 - Death and the resurrection have come through one man - eventually he will do away with every power, soverignty and authority and hand the Kingdom to God the Father..
Gospel: Luke 1 - Mary's visit to Elizabeth: my soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
ThemesMary's state, he being Mother of God - and her being taken up to heaven at the appointed time.
Suggested free-use hymnsAve Maria O Maiden O Mother
Ave Regina Caelorum
Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary
Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above
Hail O Star that Pointest
Hail Queen of Heaven the Ocean Star
Her Virgin Eyes saw God Incarnate Born
Holy Queen we Bend Before Thee
I'll Sing a Hymn to Mary
Mary Queen of Peace
Mary's Song (A setting of the Magnificat to the tune of Amazing Grace)
My Soul is Filled with Joy
O Glorious Lady Throned in Rest
O Most Holy One
Sounds of Joy Have Put to Flight
Virgin-born, we Bow to Thee
Who Is She Ascends So High
Suggested hymns that may still be copyrightBlessed Virgin Mother - Petti / Wood
For Mary, Mother of the Lord - Peacey
Hymn In honour of Our Lady's Assumption (Mary now you reign on high) - Ramsey Williams SSC
O Christ, the World's Salvation - Dennis DiPaolo
Planted Like Seeds Our Bodies Wait the Sound - Pluth
Sing We of the Blessed Mother - Timms
Star of Sea and Ocean - Wright
Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord - Dudley-Smith
Suggestions about hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a comment below.