Free Recordings of Hymns and Carols
Hymns Without Words is a free service for churches that is used around the world.
Please Listen to our latest release Lux Aeterna.
Sung beautifully by soprano Kinvara Jenkins
Welcome to Hymns Without Words, a free resource for churches and congregations around the world providing free downloads hymns and carols for use in services, including live streams from Zoom, YouTube etc. They are recorded without words and suitable for congregational singing.
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 Hymns Without Words Lectionary
- Sunday 18th April – Year B Easter 3
- Friday 23rd April – St George’s Day
- Sunday 25th April – Year B Easter 4
- Sunday 2nd May – Year B Easter 5
- Sunday 9th May – Year B Easter 6
- Thursday 13th May – Ascension Day
- Sunday 16th May – Year B Easter 7
- Sunday 23rd May – Year B Pentecost – Whit Sunday
- Sunday 30th May – Year B Trinity Sunday
Hymns Without Words Newest Recordings
- Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair, Organ, 5 Verses)
- Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (Nativity, Organ, 4 Verses)
- Hail Thou Once Despisèd Jesus (Lux Eoi, Organ, 4 Verses) (hymnswithoutwords.com)
- Before The Cross Of Calvary (I Have A House And Land In Kent, 6 Verses, Acoustic) a new hymn for Maundy Thursday
- God Is Love His The Care (Personent Hodie, Organ, 4 Verses)
- God Is Love Let Heaven Adore Him (Alleluia, Organ, 3 Verses)
- You Shall Go Out With Joy (Trees Of The Field, Piano & Clarinet, 3 Times)
- Come Ye Faithful Raise The Strain (Ave Virgo Virginum, Organ, 4 Verses)
- Fe Gawn Fendith Cariad Pur (Salzburg, Organ and Trumpet) – Our first Welsh language hymn
- All Praise To Thee For Thou, O King Divine (Engelberg, Organ)
Hymns Available For 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. Please note if you use a recording on YouTube you may find there is a copyright claim for your use of it. This is normal and should not be of concern. 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 our hymns on Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Google, iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and other online services.
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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.