Welcome to Mother of Mercy Catholic Hymns
My mission in creating this collection of hymns to St. Joseph and other collections that will follow is to share them with you because they mean so much to me and because some of you may never have heard them. They are a collection of the most widely used devotional hymns from classic public domain hymnals like the SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN BOOK, ST. BASIL’S HYMNAL, ST. GREGORY’S HYMNAL and others of the late 19th and early 20th century period.
I prepared this collection of hymns to Saint Joseph for music directors, musicians, home educators, choir members, parishioners and those curious about Catholic hymnody.
These hymns help to remind me of my Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church. They can be used in a very efficacious was to teach children, young adults, men and women of all ages about St. Joseph’s role in salvation’s history and in our own personal lives.
A good method for using these hymns for devotion at Mass is the following: Before Mass, Beginning of Mass, Offertory, Communion, and at the Blessing. You may find this a helpful addition to your family’s devotions as well.
It is my hope that these hymns will become part of a parish or choir repertoire and help renew our understanding and devotions of the Catholic Church.
All the hymns presented in these collections are in the public domain and are free to use.
If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald A. Howe, Author