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Welcome to Hymns Without Words, a free resource for churches and congregations around the world to download recordings of hymns for use in services when there is no organist. 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.

Information about online services

With the major festivals of Passiontide and Easter coming up, Hymns Without Words creator, Richard Irwin said “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. I am very happy to support online services as a way of meeting the pastoral needs of local communities.”

For more information, please contact Contact Us. If you would prefer not to download the tracks you can also find 100’s of hymns and his latest album “Hymns for Easter” on AmazonApple MusicDeezer, Google, iTunesSoundcloud, Spotify and other online services.

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

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Android Users

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.