Welcome to Hymns Without Words, a free resource for churches and congregations around the world to download recordings of hymns for use in services. Recordings are often refreshed and new recordings added, so please keep coming back to see what is new. Click Here for a list of all hymns.
The following have just been released, the first two with words written by Verna Penn Moll from the Virgin Islands were, in part inspired by the Covid-19 crisis. The tunes used are new compositions by Richard Irwin. The second two are old hymns to new settings written by Ian Lawrie.
I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking (Draycot) – Piano Ensemble
Scattered Yet Together (Herdswick) – Organ
New Every Morning Is The Love (Headingly) – Organ
To The Name Of Our Salvation (Nomen Salvationis) – Organ
Information about online services
The founding principle of Hymns Without Words was to provide free access to quality recordings of hymns for churches who do not have live musicians in order to accompany their congregations during services. We am very happy to support online services, including those via platforms such as YouTube and Zoom as a way of meeting the pastoral needs of local communities. Useful advice on licensing can be found Here.
All I ask is an acknowledgement which is usually on the page for the individual hymns, for example: From HymnsWithoutWords.com – Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900135
If you are unclear as to what to do, please Contact Us. If you would prefer not to download the tracks you can also find 100’s of hymns on Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Google, iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and other online services.
- Please Click Here for a list of hymns available through this website.
- Please Click Here to request the addition of a hymn not yet available.
- Please Click Here to subscribe to our occasional newsletter. (Archive)
- Please Click Here to order a Bespoke CD for a service.
- For my latest recordings please follow Richard Irwin on: Soundcloud / Twitter / Facebook / Apple Music / Spotify
How to simply set up Hymns Without Words like an Android App on your smart phone: open https://play.hymnswithoutwords.com in Chrome and click on “Add To Home Screen”. Use Hymns A-Z from the menu to quickly navigate to the hymn you want to play.