Hymns for Divine Mercy devotions

A selection of English-language hymns and song suggestions for use at events associated with Divine Mercy devotions.

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 the Divine Mercy devotion, and Divine Mercy Sunday 

The Divine Mercy is a devotion to Jesus Christ as revealed in apparitions of Jesus to a Polish religions sister, Faustina Kowalska in the 1920s and 1930s.  The devotion focusses of what Kowalska's diary describes as "God's loving mercy" towards all people, especially for sinners.   

The devotion is supported by an image which shows how Jesus appeared to St Faustina:  his right hand is raised in blessing, and his left is touching his garment above his heart. Red and white/blue rays emanate from his heart, symbolizing the blood and water that was poured out for the salvation and sanctification of humankind.   This image is understood to depict Jesus when he appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room after the Resurrection, as recorded in John 20:19-31.

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of Easter in each  year:  hymn suggestions based on the readings for this day are based on the lectionary readings for that week in:

The hymns suggested here are either about the Divine Mercy devotion, or they were written earlier but are aligned with the Divine Mercy main themes of trusting in Christ's endless goodness, and showing God's mercy to others by acting as a conduit for God's love towards them.

Suggestions about other hymns are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Free-use hymns

Before the Day's Last Moment's Fly (particularly for Evening Prayer)

God of Mercy and Compassion (particularly suitable for Lent)

Mercy's Free

O Merciful Redeemer - this hymn is particularly associated with devotions inspired by Sr Faustina's visions in English-speaking countries.

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Thy Mercy Free

Thy Mercy God is the Theme of my Song

Songs and hymns which may still be copyright

A Song to the Divine Mercy - Theraviam  (video)

Divine Mercy Chaplet - all settings are (potentially) copyright.

Come to my Mercy - DesCarre (video) - a song which tells the story of Sr Faustina's experiences

Divine Mercy Flood My Soul - Karto (video)

Divine Mercy Song - Holy God - Yu  (video)
Drown us in Your Love - Mette (video)

Faustina's Song - Mallet (video)

Hail Most Merciful Heart of Jesus - Gibson

Heart of Jesus Listen to our Prayer

Merciful God  - Bringle/Alonso

New Every Morning - Assard (video)

Now You Come To Me - Cleveland (video)

Pater Æterne (Divine Mercy Prayer) - sheet music / video

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