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Welcome to Hymns Without Words, a 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.

Android users, open https://play.hymnswithoutwords.com in Chrome and click on “Add To Home Screen” to use hymnswithoutwords.com like an Android phone app. Use Hymns A-Z from the menu to quickly navigate to the hymn you want to play.

  • Please Click Here for a list of hymns available through this website.
  • Please Click Here to request the addition of a hymn not yet available.
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News

July 2019: Need music for filling in the gaps in services?  We have just released a new Album of Baroque Miniatures for Organ with thirty tracks from just over 1 minute in length up to nearly 7 minutes.   The pieces are adapted from harpsichord pieces in the form of Baroque dance movements, such as Minuet, Gavotte and Sarabande and are mainly written by lesser known contemporaries of J S Bach.

June 2019: We are making an increasing number of recordings available through SoundCloud this means we can, when given permission from the copyright holder include hymns that are currently in copyright. As well as being available in the Soundcloud App, the recordings should soon become available through other streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Sounds. However, with about 1,000 hymns to upload, this may take some time.

May 2019: Richard Irwin composition “Hold You (One More Time)” wins Akademia Music Awards Best Classical Song Award

Latest innovations

    1. Hymns transposed to a lower key.  This is a collection of hymns that have been requested by our followers for congregations that sometimes struggle to each the high notes! Please Click Here to request another hymn in a lower key.
    2. Instrumental Pieces which are a combination of pieces to provide music before and after services, as well as those gaps in the middle. Please Click Here to request any other pieces you might want for your church for baptisms, weddings or funerals, or indeed any other need.
    3. By special request a series of hymns have been recorded using a brass band – these lively recordings can really uplift a congregation as the smiling faces at a recent service testified! If you think any other hymn needs the brass band or orchestral treatment, please let me know.
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