Free hymn-sheet for Lent

This is a one-sheet-of-paper (ie two A4 page) selection of "free-use" hymns and songs for Lent, ie the season of six weeks when the Christian community prepares for Jesus death and resurrection.

All hymns are in the public domain.  This means they can be sung anywhere, to at least one tune, and the sheet can be copied freely.  Note that some hymns may also be set to newer tunes, which are still copyright.


  • To download a file, click a link above. You’ll be taken to a page were can either print it or save a copy of it onto your own computer.
  • This printable is for your own parish / school / etc.
  • To share it with friends and associates, please give them the link to this post.

How to use the free Lent season song-sheet

Simply open and print this sheet, and sing from it - no preparation is required!

But you are welcome to adapt it:
  • The pages are designed to be printed back to back.

  • There is a season-heading at the top of the page.  You could change this to show your own logo or church-name.
  • For one-off use, print it on paper.   For a longer-lasting resource, print on lightweight card, or be laminate the pages.
  • Change the hymns which are included:   
    The PDF version is a file that prints exactly as it looks on screen. 
    But the Microsoft Word version can be edited, if you want to change the hymns that are included.  The only request -  if you add any hymns that are not public-domain (eg because your church / school etc has permission to make copies), then please remove the page-footer.


The hymns in the Lenten hymn-sheet  are listed below, along with brief author details.  Click on the link for full details, including PowerPoint slides and sheet music where available.

No Hymn Author
30 Forty Days and Forty Nights George Hunt Smyttan (1822-1870)
31 God of Mercy and Compassion Edmund Vaughan (1827-1908)
32 Parce, Domine From from Joel 2:17
33 Ubi Caritas Paulinus of Aquileia (796)
34 O Merciful Redeemer Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
35 There’s a Wideness in God's Mercy Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)
36 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
37 Lord Jesus Think on Me Allen Chatfield (d 1876)
38 Attende Domine Unknown, 10th century
39 Take up your Cross Charles William Everest (1814-1877)
40 Glory be to Jesus Edward Caswall (1814-1878)
41 Blessed Lamb on Calvary’s Mountain Matthew Bridges (1800-1894)

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