I’ve been attending the Latin mass for the past couple of years and have had the opportunity to visit many different latin mass chapels.
In English speaking countries you will generally see one of two missals
- The St. Basil Hymnal which is the older of the two
- The SSPX Hymnal which I have seen used at both SSPX and FSSP and Diocesan run churches.
Both of these hymnals are quite good and have a lot of the good older English hymns.
Usually English hymns were reserved for the beginning and end of mass. Most masses in the USA pre-Vatican II were low masses so they wouldn’t have any singing besides and entrance and processional hymn. At the odd chance that you would see a Sung Mass in Pre-Vatican II America the same rules apply for the entrance and processional hymns in that they can be sung in English, but the rest of the songs during the course of the mass were in Latin.
Oh I just saw that you live in Bayonne. If you want to check out a Traditional Latin mass there are a couple in the area. The closest one in your neck of the woods is probably at Holy Rosary Church on 6th street in Jersey City. The next closest one is at St. Agnes in Manhattan (This church has an EXCELLENT latin mass every Sunday, but you are unlikely to hear many English hymns sung here as they are quite artistic about their music selection and prefer to play songs written by Mozart and other such composers). The next closest one is probably St. Anthonys of Padua Chapel in West Orange, NJ which is a fully approved Latin Mass Chapel in the diocese of Newark. They Have 3 masses every Sunday. Be sure to check one of these out when you get the chance.