Compiled and Maintained by Douglas Anderson
last updated 6 Jul 2010
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Hymns and Hymnology by
- Full text of numerous hymnals in several formats, including Adobe
Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word, Palm eBook (pdb), Plain text (UTF-8),
Theological Markup Language (XML), and html. Some formats require the
creation of a user account to access. A sampling of titles includes:
- The Cyber Hymnal
- Texts of "over 6,300 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many
denominations." Hymns can be located by title, author or composer, and a
few subject terms. Also includes some background information on hymn
texts, hymn tunes, and hymn writers. Some hymns have a link to a MIDI
version of the hymn.
- A Collection of Hymns
- A plain text version of John Wesley's A Collection of Hymns, for
the Use of the People Called Methodists, 1889.
- Coptic Orthodox Church Hymns
- Texts in English and [some non-Roman alphabet, Coptic?, Arabic?] of
hymns specific to this tradition. Also includes some audio files.
- The Hymnary
- Another project of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and
Institute of Christian Worship,
"the Hymnary is a new kind of hymn website. It combines the best
features of popular sites like the Cyber Hymnal and academic projects like
The Hymn Tune Index and rolls them all into one robust database."
It "currently contains 42 hymnals, index entries on 12,235 texts
(6,374 with full text) and 11,541 tunes, biographical information from
sources such as the Psalter Hymnal Handbook and Julian's Dictionary of
Hymnology, full scores of many public domain hymns, and 8,596 media
- Hymns and Carols of Christmas
- Texts, as well as background information, of more than 2,700 hymns and
carols relating to Christmas.
Despite the similarity in names, the creator of this site is not related
to the creator of Hymn Resources on the Internet
- LDS Church Music: Hymns
- Hymn text (more than 400) and videos (WMA format) with recorded music
and video of ASL signing of the text. Also included are more than 370
images of hymns (text and music) with numerous indexes, including Title
and First Line, Authors and Composers, Hymn Numbers, Meters, Scriptures,
Titles, Tunes and Meters, Topics, Tune Names.
- Lutheran Hymns
- Texts of Lutheran hymns (39 English, 28 German, 1 Latin). Provided
as part of Project
- The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941
- Texts of the public-domain hymns from this hymnal hosted by Project
Wittenberg. This appears to be related in some way to The Lutheran Hymnal
- Metre, Metrical Psalters and Church Music
- Texts (some complete) of several early metrical psalters, including:
- Olney Hymns by William Cowper
- From Poets' Corner, texts of 68 hymns by Cowper.
- Oremus Hymnal
- "This online hymnal contains texts and MIDI files of tunes used in
much of the English-speaking world, with particular emphasis on the
Anglican tradition. Currently, fifty-two Anglican hymnals from the past
140 years have been indexed. These 52 hymnals contain nearly seven
thousand distinct texts and over eighteen thousand text/tune
combinations." Currently being migrated to:
- Oremus Hymnal Wiki
- "This is the third major revision of the Oremus Hymnal, started by
Steve Benner in 1998."
- The Sacred Harp Online Index
- Texts of all 554 songs in The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition,
indexed by title, page number, first line, composer, poet, or meter.
Hosted by the Fasola Home
- Split Infinity Music hymnal archive
- "Over two thousand public domain hymns with midi files."
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