Hymns Resources and Liturgical Music Resources.

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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
    "Billabong: a quiet backwater; a place of refreshment, of hospitality. This is a worship resource following the Revised Common Lectionary. I hope that you find this to be a 'billabong' as you resource yourself for worship, both public and private. Traditionally, billabongs were not owned, but cared for by all who who used them."
  • William Campbell
    composer of liturgical Song; Tucson, AZ
  • The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
    The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is the public launch of the ‘impossible task’ – the replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907. The Dictionary is the result of ten years' research by a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Professor Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK.
  • 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.
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library Hymn Library
    The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.
  • 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 15,600 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.
  • Eastern Church Music Resources
    Eastern Church Music Resources.
  • 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.
  • Global Hymn Resource
    Global Ministries Chalice Hymnal- Multicultural Hymns Alphabetical by Country/Language Hymns. Global Ministries is a joint witness in mission between the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ partnering with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation and peace.
  • GodSongs.net
    Dedicated to sharing hymns and religious songs that ordinary people sing together. The site aims to share information and resources, and help you find commercial sources for materials that are still subject to copyright restrictions.
  • 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 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.
  • hymnal.net
    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.
  • Hymns - An Online Hymn Book
    Printable hymns of praise and worship which are suitable for all Christian denominations. Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist and Protestant religions and churches will find this site an excellent resource for printable songs of praise and worship. Download and print hymn lyrics and words. These online, free lyrics to Christian songs can be printed and used to create a personalised hymn book. Many English, French and German Hymns and Christian songs have been included in this online hymnal featuring the words and lyrics of writers such as Martin Luther, Charles Wesley and poets such as William Blake.
  • The Hymnal Project
    In early 2017 a group of artists, arrangers, and liturgists, led by Peter Prochnow, was commissioned through the Michigan District, LCMS to create several new hymn arrangements based on the original music. These are intended to facilitate enhanced worship in a multitude of modern musical contexts. The spirit of the project is simple: Hymns are arranged with various instrumentations and made available free of charge, in the form of a lead sheet and reference recording, so whether you learn by reading or by hearing, you can easily implement these arrangements and modify for your context without cost.
  • Hymnary.org
    An online hymn and worship music database for worship leaders, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike. At Hymnary.org you can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more. In partnership with The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Hymnary.org now houses the Dictionary of North American Hymnology, adding over a million first lines of hymns, collected and organized by Leonard Ellinwood and later digitized by Mary Louise VanDyke and Paul Powell with the help of Hymn Society members all over the U.S and Canada -- making Hymnary.org the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet.
  • HymnQuest
    A unique software program developed by The Pratt Green Trust, a charity devoted to the advancement of hymnody and music in worship. It’s the most comprehensive ever published in its field, containing over 48,000 first lines and choruses, the full text of 34,000 hymns and songs from over 530 hymn books and publications. The opening bars of over 25,000 melodies can be both viewed and heard, and the indexes list tune names and metres; biblical, lectionary, thematic, liturgical and seasonal references, as well as information and pictures of authors, composers and translators. It’s even possible to search for tunes by playing the opening notes on a Virtual Keyboard. The software also includes full music for over 1,300 public domain hymn tunes. Available in Adobe PDF and Sibelius format, these enable you to view, print and listen to the hymns in full harmony.
  • 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).
  • HymnQuest
    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
  • Hymnary.org
    A comprehensive index of over 1 million hymn texts, hymn tunes, and hymnals, with information on authors and composers, lyrics and scores of many hymns, and various media files. Hymnary.org also incorporates the Dictionary of North American Hymnology, an extensive collection of hymnals published before 1978.
  • Hymnology Archive
    A site for the study of hymns, featuring access to historic sources and images.
  • HymnSite
    Free, searchable collection of hundreds of hymn texts and MIDI files, Lectionary resources, Psalter, HymnStore, and more.
  • Katholisches Gesangbuck
    Hymnbook of the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland.
  • KnowHymn
    Know Hymn has a passion to provide high quality scared music to uplift personal, family and church worship. 695 traditional songs, 40+ hours of piano music, 400+ Authors and songs background stories.
  • Liturgical Music & Texts - Orthodox Church in America
    A self-study tool that introduces the singer to the eight tones of Common and Kievan Chant. Illustrates tonal patterns for singing stichera.
  • LutheranHymnody.org
    A collection of public domain Lutheran hymns.
  • 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
  • Musica Sacra: Church Music Association of America
    The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.
  • NameThatHymn.com
    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.
  • Online Hymn Library & Downloads - Red River Worship
    A monthly updated online hymn library of our favorite hymns that Red River Worship uses in worship. Lyric videos are perfect for any size church who find themselves without a worship leader or musician. Each music video is HD and compatible with most worship presentation software and video players.
  • The Open Hymnal Project
    A freely distributable, downloadable database of Christian hymns, spiritual songs, and prelude/postlude music. This music is to be distributed as complete scores (words and music), using all accompaniment parts, in formats that are easily accessible on most computer OS's and which can be freely modified by anyone.
  • Orthodox Liturgical Music For Every Choir
    Whether your choir is large or small, here you will find free standard settings and premium original content in English that will help you beautify liturgical worship at your parish.
  • The Parish Book of Motets
    The flexible answer for Catholic choirs across America to build a practical repertoire of sacred polyphony. The book contains fifty-four motets of varying difficulty in English and Latin specially curated for the average parish choir.
  • The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
    Christian Classics Etherial Library, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Public Domain Hymns
    A collection of Public Domain Hymns.
  • Last updated: 12/15/2023