List of Suitable Hymns from Journeysongs (3rd Ed.)

Hymns are best used in private devotion (De Musica Sacra, #51 & #52). However, in recognizing the popularity & familiarity of the melodies of some hymns, and how they help to allow the faithful to participate, hymns are at best tolerated within the liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice.

Here are the hymns that have been filtered from the current parish hymnal: Journeysong, 3rd Edition, OCP.

While all songs compiled within this publication are commendable, it is unfortunate that not all of them are appropriate for use to accompany the Rites & actions for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to our private assessment. The list compiled here is our suggestion of hymns appropriate for the Mass.These hymns have been selected based on some of the following criteria:

Text (this one filter sieved out the majority of the songs in the hymnal):

  • their theological & doctrinal stability
  • no ambiguity in interpretation of the text
  • text is Theo-centric rather than “Me”-centric
  • the lyricist does not write as the 1st Persons’s “perspective of God”
  • if lifted from Scripture, there is no ambiguity about the context of the text
  • the text should lend itself to an appropriate sacredness suitable for use in the Mass
  • refrains from meaningless repetition of words or phrases
  • refrains from exaggerated prose
  • only English and Latin texts (Spanish and other languages are excluded)

Form:

  • the hymns follow a meter
  • the hymns tend to be strophic (only verses, little or no refrain)
  • chant or chant-like

Elements:

  • steady rhythm for ease of Congregational singing
  • facilitates polyphony
  • refrains from exaggerating sentimentalism
  • melody should lend itself to an appropriate sacredness suitable for use in the Mass
  • adapted from Chants from the Graduale Romanum or similar resource

Currently, we are still building the accompanying PDF files for the corresponding hymns which are available for public use. Meanwhile, if you are in urgent need of the sheet music, please search for the titles at Choral Public Domain Library or Cyber Hymnal.

Should you have further questions, feel free to email us. Our information may be found on the Contact page.

Hymn No. – Categorization – Title

274 – Advent – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
278 – Advent – On Jordan’s Bank
279 – Advent – O Come, Divine Messiah
286 – Advent – Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
287 – Advent – The Advent of Our King
290 – Advent – Creator of the Stars of Night (Conditor Alme Siderum)
295 – Advent – Comfort, Comfort, O My People
296 – Advent – Come, O Long-Expected Jesus
298 – Advent – Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer

300 – Christmas – O Come, All Ye Faithful
302 – Christmas – Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
303 – Christmas – Joy to the World
304 – Christmas – God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
305 – Christmas – While Shepherd Watched Their Flocks
306 – Christmas – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
307 – Christmas – A Child Is Born In Bethlehem (Puer Natus)
308 – Christmas – Angels We Have Heard on High
309 – Christmas – Silent Night
313 – Christmas – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
314 – Christmas – Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
316 – Christmas – O Little Town of Bethlehem
317 – Christmas – Of the Father’s Love Begotten (Divinum Mysterium)
319 – Christmas – The Snow Lay on the Ground (Venite Adoremus)
320 – Christmas – Sing We Now of Christmas

325 – Holy Family – God of Eve and God of Mary
326 – Holy Family – God of Adam, God of Joseph
327 – Holy Family – Once in Royal David’s City

328 – Epiphany – The First Nowell
330 – Epiphany – What Child Is This
332 – Epiphany – Angels from the Realms of Glory
333 – Epiphany – Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
334 – Epiphany – As with Gladness Men of Old
335 – Epiphany – In the Bleak Midwinter
336 – Epiphany – What Star Is This (Puer Nobis)

337 – Baptism of the Lord – When Jesus Comes to be Baptized

344 – Ash Wednesday / Lent – Parce Domine / Spare Your People, Lord
346 – Lent – Have Mercy on Us, Lord / Attende Domine
347 – Lent – The Glory of these Forty Days
348 – Lent – This Season Calls Us (Conditor Alme Siderum)

350 – Lent – Forty Days and Forty Nights
352 – Lent – Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days
353 – Lent – Again We Keep This Solemn Fast
357 – Lent – From the Depths We Cry to Thee
363 – Lent – At the Cross Her Station Keeping (Stabat Mater)

365 – Palm Sunday – Hosanna to the Son of David
366 – Palm Sunday – All Glory, Laud, and Honour

374 – Holy Thursday – Ubi Caritas / Where True Charity and Love Dwell
376 – Holy Thursday – When Jesus Wept
377 – Holy Thursday – Pange Lingua Gloriosi / Sing of Glory (Chant Mode III)
378 – Holy Thursday – Pange Lingua Gloriosi / Sing of Glory (St. Thomas)

383 – Good Friday – O Sacred Head, Surrounded
384 – Good Friday – Sing, My Tongue, the Saviour’s Glory
387 – Good Friday – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
390 – Good Friday – My Song Is Love Unknown

394 – Easter Vigil – Litany of the Saints
396 – Easter – Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali Laudes, Sequence)
397 – Easter – Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
400 – Easter – The Day of Resurrection
401 – Easter – Jesus Christ is Risen Today
402 – Easter – Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
403  – Easter – Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
405 – Easter – O Sons and Daughters (O Filii et Filiae)
406 – Easter – Three Days
407 – Easter – At the Lamb’s High Feast
408 – Easter – The Strife is O’er
409 – Easter – Be Joyful, Mary, Heavenly Queen
411 – Easter – Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise
414 – Easter – This Joyful Eastertide
415 – Easter – Alleluia! Alleluia!
416 – Easter – Regina Caeli / O Queen of Heaven
420 – Easter – Christ, the Lord, is Risen Again
422 – Easter – Now the Green Blade Rises

425 – Easter/Ascension/Pentecost – Jesus is Risen
426 – Easter/Ascension/Pentecost – Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise
427 – Easter/Ascension/Pentecost – Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
428 – Easter/Ascension/Pentecost – Hail Thee, Festival Day

429 – Ascension – Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

432 – Pentecost – Come, O Holy Spirit, Come / Veni Sancte Spiritus (Sequence)
438 – Pentecost – Come Down, O Love Divine
443 – Pentecost – Come, Holy Ghost
444 – Pentecost – Veni, Creator Spiritus / Creator Spirit, Lord of Grace

445 – Holy Trinity – All Praise & Glad Thanksgiving
446 – Holy Trinity – All Hail, Adored Trinity
447 – Holy Trinity – On This Day, the First of Days
448 – Holy Trinity – Holy, Holy, Holy
450 – Holy Trinity – Come Now, Almighty King
451 – Holy Trinity – O God, Almighty Father

454 – Body and Blood of Christ – Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord (Anima Christi)

455 – Sacred Heart – Jesus, the Very Thought of You

458 – Christ the King – Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
459 – Christ the King – Rejoice, the Lord is King
460 – Christ the King – Jesus Shall Reign
461 – Christ the King – Crown Him with Many Crowns
462 – Christ the King – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
463 – Christ the King – Hail, Redeemer, King Divine
468 – Christ the King – To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
469 – Christ the King – The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns

471 – Blessed Virgin Mary – Alma Redemptoris Mater
472 – Blessed Virgin Mary – Sing of Mary
475 – Blessed Virgin Mary – Sing We of the Blessed Mother
479 – Blessed Virgin Mary – On this Day, O Beautiful Mother
484 – Blessed Virgin Mary – O Sanctissima / O Most Holy One
485 – Blessed Virgin Mary – Salve Regina
486 – Blessed Virgin Mary – Ave Maria

488 – Presentation of the Lord – In His Temple Now Behold Him

489 – St. Joseph – Holy Patron, Thee Saluting
490 – St. Joseph – Come Now, and Praise the Humble Saint

492 – Annunciation – Praise We the Lord This Day
493 – Annunciation – The God Whom Earth & Sea & sky

494 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist – The Great Forerunner of the Morn

495 – Sts. Peter & Paul – Two Noble Saints

497 – Transfiguration of the Lord – ‘Tis Good. :Lord. to be Here

498 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Hail, Holy Queen

500 – Holy Cross – Lift High the Cross
501 – Holy Cross – Take Up Your Cross

504 – All Saints – For All The Saints
505 – All Saints – Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

508 – Dedication of the Church – Church of God, Elect & Glorious

512 – Immaculate Conception – Immaculate Mary

539 – Marriage – Hear Us Now, Our God & Father
542 – Marriage – God, Who Created Hearts to Love
544 – Marriage – O Father, All-Creating

547 – Pastoral Care of the Sick – Be Still, My Soul

563 – Benediction – O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
564 – Benediction – O Saving Victim / O Salutaris Hostia (WERNER)
565 – Benediction – O Saving Victim / O Saving Lamb

566 – Praise – Holy God, We Praise thy Name
567 – Praise – God, We Praise You
569 – Praise – From All That Dwell Below the Skies
570 – Praise – All People That On Earth Do Dwell
571 – Praise – Come, Christians, Join to Sing
572 – Praise – Blessed By Your Sacrifice
575 – Praise – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
576 – Praise – O Bless the Lord, My Soul
578 – Praise – All Creatures of Our God and King
584 – Praise – Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens
585 – Praise – Praise to the Lord
586 – Praise – Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
589 – Praise – O God Beyond All Praising
590 – Praise – Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
591 – Praise – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
594 – Praise – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

603 – Thanksgiving – Now Thank We All Our God
606 – Thanksgiving – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
607 – Thanksgiving – Sing to the Lord of Harvest
609 – Thanksgiving – For the Beauty of the Earth
611 – Thanksgiving – All Good Gifts

615 – Creation – For the Fruits of This Creation
618 – Creation – I Sing, the Mighty Power of God

638 – Jesus Christ – Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
641 – Jesus Christ – O Christ, Our Teacher

642 – Word – Blessed Jesus, At Your Word

646 – Petition – Be Thou My Vision
647 – Petition – Lord of All Hopefulness
650 – Petition – Christ Be Beside Me
662 – Petition – Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

667 – Faith – Faith of Our Fathers
669 – Faith – We Walk By Faith

672 – Trust- O God, Our Help in Ages Past
674 – Trust – A Mighty Fortress
678 – Trust – O God, You Search Me
680 – Trust – Amazing Grace
683 – Trust – How Firm A Foundation

690 – Comfort – The King of Love My Shepherd Is
692 – Comfort – I Heard the Voice of Jesus
699 – Comfort – My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

709 – Love – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
712 – Love – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
715 – Love – God Is Love
717 – Love – Christian, Let Us Love One Another
719 – Love – What Wondrous Love Is This
720 – Love – Where Charity and Love Prevail

731 – Discipleship – Journeysong

737 – Christian Life – God, Whose Glory Reigns Eternal
740 – Christian Life – Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
741 – Christian Life – Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning

746 – Church – The Church’s One Foundation
747 – Church – Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

748 – Saints & Martyrs – By All Your Saints Still Striving
749 – Saints & Martyrs – Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs

758 – Eternal Life / Heaven – Jerusalem, My Happy Home
759 – Eternal Life / Heaven – Sing with All the Saints in Glory

760 – Gathering – As We Gather at Your Table
762 – Gathering – We Gather Together
764 – Gathering – God is Here! As We His People

803 – Communion – Sacramentum Caritatis

804 – Eucharistic Hymns – Lord, Who At Thy First Eucharist
806 – Eucharistic Hymns – Ave Verum Corpus / Hail True Body
807 – Eucharistic Hymns – See Us, Lord, About Your Altar
808 – Eucharistic Hymns – Shepherd of Souls

825 – Social Concern & Justice – Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

833 – Unity – Christ is the King

836 – Devotional – Panis Angelicus / Holy & Living Bread
837 – Devotional – O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
838 – Devotional – O Sacrament Most Holy
839 – Devotional – Soul of My Saviour
840 – Devotional – Adoro Te Devote / Godhead Here in Hiding
841 – Devotional – Beautiful Saviour

842 – Nation – O God of Love, O King of Peace
844 – Nation – For the Healing of the Nations
848 – Nation – Eternal Father, Strong to Save

855 – Evening – The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended
856 – Evening – Abide with Me


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