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Free Recordings of Hymns and Carols

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.

Help Build A Better World – Earth Day Video Competition

A chance for a new video artist to make their mark.

Richard Irwin and Sheer Joy Music are collaborating on a new single “A Better World” to be released for Earth Day 2021. We are looking for a videographer to produce a music video to accompany the song which reflects the core message of the lyrics: that we can all work together to save our planet.

Follow this link for more information

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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 – Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reservedISRC 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 AmazonApple MusicDeezer, Google, iTunesSoundcloudSpotify and other online services.

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Android Users

How to simply set up Hymns Without Words like an Android App on your smart phone: open 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.