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. And although 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).
About St ThereseMarie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin was born in 1873. After many struggles, she became a Discalced Carmelite (OCD) nun, and developed the "Little Way" - an approach to holiness based on smallness.
She is officially known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, and popular names for her include "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply "The Little Flower". She became an influential model of holiness because of the
"simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life"."The Story of a Soul " is a collection of her autobiographical manuscripts, which was published after her death in 1897, and it made her one of the most popular saints of the 20th century.
Because she lived so recently, many of the hymns directly about Therese are still copyright - but there are some older (and so public domain) hymns that reflect themes from her life. There are also a few hymns in popular use, for which the author is unknown.
There Shall be Showers of Blessings
Hymns which may be or are still copyrightA Song of St Therese
Canticle of Love
Children of the Rose - Dan Rutledge
Chosen Flower, Rose of Love - Thompson, sung to ODE TO JOY
From Clear High Mansions Above
Hymn to St Therese
Please Send Another Rose - Dan Rutledge
St Theresa of the Roses - Remus Harris and Arthur Strauss.
The Rose we Need Today