Hymn Resources and Liturgical Music Resources
Free and low-cost resources for hymns and other liturgical music. Includes nondenominational hymns and other liturgical music, as well as for numerous denominations including Catholic, United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Orthodox Christian Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), First Presbyterian Church, The Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Convention, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, United Reformed Church in the UK, and more.
- 1650 Psalter
Metrical Psalter, Audio, and Study Notes.
- Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Recommended Psalters and Hymnals
- Baptist Hymnal 1991
The Baptist Hymnal (1991) follows the 1956 and 1975 Baptist Hymnals, and precedes the 2008 hymnal of the Southern Baptist Convention. The pew edition is described by the publisher "672 pages of hymns from a wide variety of authors and composers, praise and worship songs, responsive readings, and other worship enhancements. For added flexibility, each hymnal contains detailed, easy-to-use indices: first line and titles with keys; topical index of hymns; Scripture readings; authors; composers and sources; metrical index of tunes; index of medleys." There are a number of companion products such as hymn sheets, a piano edition, and a hymnal companion.
- The Billabong
contemporary translations of RCL Psalms; more; Jeff Shrowder, Victoria, Australia
- William Campbell
composer of liturgical song; Tucson, AZ
- Catholic Book of Worship
- Catholic Songs, Hymns and Settings
Explore OCP’s vast selection of songs for Catholic liturgy and worship with these enhanced search options. Enter title, composer name, voicing, instrumentation or topics in the search bar or browse categories.
- A Collection of Hymns for the People Called Methodists
1876; Christian Classics Etherial Library; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI USA
- The Cowper and Newton Museum
A museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England dedicated to hymn writers William Cowper and John Newton
- The Cyber Hymnal™
This site has over 14,900 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations and languages: Lyrics, sheet music, audio, pictures, biographies, history and more.
- Dictionary of American Hymnology
The Dictionary of North American Hymnology (DNAH) is a decades-old project of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada that aims to index all hymnals printed in North America to 1978. With its 5,000 hymnals and over 1 million hymn instances, the DNAH is now housed at Hymnary.org. The current editor of the DNAH data is Tina Schneider, former Director of Research of the Hymn Society.
- English Hymns for Free Use
The hymns and tunes, new and old, are free to reprint and use. Some are drawn from tunes and texts in the public domain, while others are more newly composed hymns published here under Creative Commons 3.0 licensing.
- Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary
prepared by the Worship Committee (Dennis Marzolf, Harry Bartels, and Mark DeGarmeaux - includes related links) of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Mankato, Minnesota, published by MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
- Evangelische Lutherischen Gesangbuch
German Lutheran Online Hymnal
- The Hymn Tune Index
The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.
- The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
A diverse group of people, all sharing an interest in hymns. There are about 450 individual members (and over 50 subscribing libraries and other institutions). Some have a special interest in words and/or music, there are hymn writers, composers, hymn book editors; many members are responsible for the choice of hymns in worship, others are hymn enthusiasts or simply enjoy singing hymns.
comprehensive index of 5,064 hymnals and 1,077,502 published hymns, with scores, media, and information
- Hymns - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
A comprehensive list of hymns sung by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
This site contains full product specifications, technical support and downloads for the HymnQuest software.
- Hymns by Dr. Bradley Lehman
Most of his hymn tunes are in four-part texture, designed to be readily singable either a cappella or with accompaniment. He has designed them to present their texts dynamically, expressively, and as dramatically as possible, while remaining easily usable for typical congregational singing. They are also effective as choir anthems and for special events.
- Hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Carolyn's hymns have been sung by congregations in every state of the USA and in several other countries; they have been on national PBS-TV three times and the BBC-TV in the United Kingdom. Noel Paul Stookey of "Peter, Paul and Mary" made a music video with Emmy winner Pete Staman of Carolyn's hymn, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," which was written on September 11th. Her hymns are found on the national websites of the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, the Souper Bowl of Caring, the National Council of Churches and Church World Service.
- Hymns by Marnie Barrell
A music teacher and a Lay Preacher and Music Director at a Christchurch Anglican Church, and has written a number of hymns which have been published in Alleluia Aotearoa (1993), Carol our Christmas (1996), Faith Forever Singing (2000), the Church Hymnary (2005) and posted on the Oremus Hymnal website.
- Hymns from the Liturgical Tradition of the Orthodox Christian Church
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Christian Hymns & Spiritual Songs. They serve to provide an avenue for God’s children to enjoy the hymns from anywhere and at any time. Hymns on this site are either posted with permission or belong to the public domain. Includes hymns in PDF, .mp3, and MIDI format.
United Methodist; includes hymn suggestions for Revised Common Lectionary
- Katholisches Gesangbuck
Hymnbook of the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland
- Hymn Resources - LibGuides at The Salvation Army School for Officer Training
This guide will help you use library and free online resources to find hymns and hymn tunes. The "Home" tab lists specific resources and the "More resources" tab provides search tips as well as information about the CFOT's CCLI license.
- The Lutheran Hymnal - 1941
Hymns of The Lutheran Hymnal, Concordia, 1941. They are in numerical order as they appear in the hymnal. Click on any hymn title to listen to an MP3 file of that hymn.
These are the traditional songs of worship and praise from Lutheran Hymnals presented in midi, in mp3, in lyrics and in sheet music.
- LutheranMusic.com: A Collection of Lutheran Music
The goal of A Collection of Lutheran Music is to help Christians praise God with music and song. The collection provides audio files (midi and MP3), "Sing-Along" videos, sheet music, hymn lyrics (text and PowerPoint), and concordances to seven commonly-used Lutheran hymnals. It is aimed at increasing the number of people who can enjoy listening to and playing this cherished music.
- David McCarthy
David McCarthy an organist and composer in Rochester, New York. The site has his downloadable sheet music, mostly for handbell choir, or choral works for SATB or 2-part mixed choirs. These pieces have been used by churches and schools in pretty much every state, as well as in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan.
- Music for Church Worship
Their aim is to provide your church with music of quality and integrity, with cost and copyright hassles eliminated as far as is reasonably possible. Your church, whether large or small, should find most items readily accessible and flexible enough to suit your local resources. The items are in a wide variety of styles, from choral to music-group and blues/jazz. There are hymns, psalm settings, liturgical pieces, modern worship songs, and arrangements, for congregations, music groups and choirs.
- Music for Liturgy
liturgical songbook; St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA
- Music for the Church of God
Lyrics with midi file music from hymnals. Large collection of metrical psalters. Resources for Psalm Singing. This Christian web site is intended to provide a resource for anyone who loves to worship God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ in song. The emphasis is on singing the Psalms and other hymns based on the scriptures, but they have not excluded other expressions of worship.
This site as one devoted to anyone who might be searching for hymns and hymn lyrics.
- Nordhymn - Nordisk institut för Hymnologi
NORDHYMN or Nordic Hymnological Network (formerly the Nordic Institute for Hymnology) was established in 1988 with the aim of initiating and promoting interdisciplinary research on the hymn and the spiritual song in the lives of the Nordic peoples.
- The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
Christian Classics Etherial Library, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
- Thomas Ravenscroft's Psalter
This is a scan of the Early English Text series microfilm of this book. Each page was scanned at 300 dots per inch. You can download the entire book, suitable for printing. It is 13 megabytes. Some of these songs are available in modern notation.
Offers over 15,000 public domain (no copyright) audio files that can be downloaded freely. Most of the 2008 Baptist Hymnal is on this website but each song and style (organ, piano, small band, etc.) must be downloaded individually and some songs only have a copyrighted organ accompaniment for purchase and download. They also have Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, German, Latvian, Russian, and Spanish songs all available for download. Any songs that are recorded and copyrighted may be downloaded for $.50 per song.
- Sacred Choral Music by William Stevens
This site offers music that William Stevens has written for worship at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As you browse the pages, if you find anything that you believe you can use for your church choir or your chorus, feel free to print it out and make copies. The music is in portable document format (pdf). The music may look a bit jagged on the screen, but it prints out clearly.
- Sacred Harp Singing
A uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems
- ServiceMusic: Music for church worship
Their aim is to provide your church with music of quality and integrity, with cost and copyright hassles eliminated as far as is reasonably possible. Your church, whether large or small, should find most items readily accessible and flexible enough to suit your local resources.
- The SDA Digital Hymnal
Pablo Aguilar; Seventh Day Adventist
- The Southern Harmony
works of William "Singing Billy" Walker.
- ST Sacred Music
Stephen Tappe is a composer, arranger, conductor, choir trainer, organist, liturgist, editor, and engraver based near Denver, Colorado. This site offers access to compositions and commissions as well as to arranging, music engraving and editing services.
- Sunflowers & Thistles
A year after the murder of George Floyd, a new booklet of praise songs and protests has been published by the United Reformed Church. Sunflowers & Thistles is a collection of songs written by URC minister and hymn writer the Revd John Campbell, and focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement and the coronavirus pandemic. The free online resources include the booklet of songs, which can be sung to the tunes of well-known hymns, a full music version of all the hymns, PowerPoint presentations and slides, and videos.