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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. 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.

New 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 and our latest album “Hymns for Easter” on AmazonApple MusicDeezer, Google, iTunesSoundcloud, 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.