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List of Roman Catholic hymns

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List of Roman Catholic hymns

This is a list of original Roman Catholic hymns. The list does not contain hymns originating from other Christian confessions, despite occasional usage in Roman Catholic churches.



  • Be Joyful Mary
  • Be Forgiven [3]
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Be Still, My Soul, The Lord Is On Thy Side (based on the symphonic poem Finlandia by Jean Sibelius)
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Before the Sun Burned Bright
  • Blessed Jesus, At Thy Word
  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light


  • Canticle of Simeon
  • Canticle of the Blessed Virgin (Magnificat)
  • Canticle of the Three Children
  • Careworn Mother Stood Attending
  • Christ Be Our Light
  • Come Down, O Love Divine
  • Come, Holy Ghost
  • Come, Lord, and Tarry Not
  • Come My Way, My Truth, My Life
  • Come, rejoice Before Your Maker
  • Come, Thou Holy Spirit, Come
  • Come To My Mercy
  • Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
  • Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
  • Creator of the Earth and Skies
  • Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid
  • Cry Out With Joy





  • Gaude Maria Virgo
  • Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
  • Glory to God in the Highest
  • God of mercy and compassion
  • Goodnight Sweet Jesus



  • In Dulci Jubilo
  • Immaculate Mary
  • I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
  • I Sing The Mighty Power Of God













  • Water of Life
  • We Are One Body [5]
  • We Praise You, Father For Your Gifts
  • While Shepards Watch'd Their Flocks

See also


  1. ^ Worship II: A Hymnal for Roman Catholic Parishes. Chicago, IL: G.I.A. Publications, Inc. 1975. p. 1. 
  2. ^ The Hymn Book: Containing a Collection of the Most Popular Catholic Hymns: Arranged for the Use of the Sunday Schools and Catholics Throughout the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Peter F. Cunningham. 1854. pp. 59–61. 
  3. ^ "Spirit And Song". OCP. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ The Saint Augustine Hymnal: Publisher=ILP Music, 
  5. ^ Scallon, Rosemary (Dana). "We Are One Body". OCP. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
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