Hymns Without Words

Hymns Without Words

Free Recordings of Hymns, Carols and Other Works

Hymns Without Words is a free service providing quality MP3 recordings of music for services to accompany choirs and congregations. The web site was established in 2007 and has had millions of visitors. The music is used in churches around the world and in live streams from Zoom, YouTube etc. 

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.

Supporting Hymn Writers

At hymns without words we welcome new writers to submit hymns for recording. Contemporary hymnists include:

Click here to contact us if you want to have your hymns added to Hymns Without Words.

The Hymns Without Words Lectionary

Hymns Without Words Newest Recordings

  1. A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing! (Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Organ, 4 Verses)
  2. I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art (Toulon, Organ, 5 Verses)
  3. Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord (Brass and Strings, 3 Verses)
  4. O Christ Who Holds The Open Gate (Gonfalon Royal, Organ, 4 Verses)
  5. Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord, Piano & Flute, 4 Verses) – Hymns Without Words
  6. Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken (Rendez A Dieu, Organ, 2 Verses) 
  7. When In Our Music God Is Glorified (Engelberg, Organ, 5 Verses)
  8. There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy (Daily Daily, Organ, 3 Verses)
  9. A Love Song Soothes My Soul So (Suzi, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses) – The Gardener’s Hymn
  10. Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair, Organ, 5 Verses)
  11. Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (Nativity, Organ, 4 Verses)
  12. Hail Thou Once Despisèd Jesus (Lux Eoi, Organ, 4 Verses) 
Please listen to Lux Aeterna.

Sung beautifully by soprano Kinvara Jenkins


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 are 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 we ask is that you have an appropriate CCLI licence or equivalent and an acknowledgement of the source of the music. This can usually be found under the Recording heading on the the page for the individual hymns.

For example:

From HymnsWithoutWords.com

  • Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen, composer anonymous from the Hymnal “Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne (1623)”, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958). Music Copyright © Oxford University Press. Used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2021 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900340.

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 AmazonApple MusicDeezer, Google, iTunesSoundcloudSpotify and other online services.

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