Suggested hymns for St George's Day (23 April)

A selection of hymns and songs for events associated with St George, the patron saint of England.

These hymns are based on
  • St George himself, 
  • The characteristics associated with him, viz Courage, Chivalry and Charity (AKA the 3 C's)
  • England and English, characteristics.

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 - although sometimes in a limited setting.  Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.

Free-use songs and hymns

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All who Would Valiant Be

Bread and Fishes (Wind in the Willows)

God Save the Queen

Great St George (Leader now on earth no longer)

Hymn to St George (Arm, arm, for the struggle approaches)

I Vow to Thee my Country

Jerusalem (and did those feet)

Martyr of God whose Strength was Steeled - Dearmer

O God of Earth and Altar

0 God Thy Soldiers' Crown and Guard  / Great Reward-  Neale

Psalm 125 - Music for Mass setting
Red Cross Upon a Field of White:  A hymn for St George'e Day
(Creative Commons licensed - wordsPDF score)

Uprouse Ye Christian People

Free-use songs and hymns which may still be copyright

Lord God of Hosts Within Whose Hands - Housman

Red Cross Upon a Field of White - Hagan

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