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.
- Sunday January 17th – Year B Epiphany 2
- Sunday January 24th – Year B Epiphany 3
- Sunday January 31st – Year B Epiphany 4 or
- Sunday January 31st or Tuesday 2nd February – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple/Candlemas
- Sunday February 14th – Year B Epiphany 5 – Transfiguration Sunday
- Wednesday February 17th – Ash Wednesday
- Sunday 21st February – Year B – 1st Sunday of Lent
- Jesus Name All Names Above (St Theoktistos, Organ, 3 Verses)
- Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring (Werde Munter, Organ, 5 Verses)
- Forward Through The Ages (Saint Gertrude, Organ, 3 Verses)
- O Spirit Of The Living God (Winchester New, Organ, 5 verses)
- Around The Throne Of God (Solothurn, Organ, 4 Verses)
- With Joy We Meditate The Grace (Tallis’ Ordinal, Organ, 5 Verses)
- O Holy Ghost Thy Peoples Bless (St Timothy – 6 Verses) – Organ
- The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (Birina Gaztettobat Zegoen)
- Once In Royal David’s City (Irby – Organ With Trumpet Descant )
- Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
- Moses, I Know Your The Man (The People of God)
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm (BWV 582)
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 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 our hymns on Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Google, iTunes, Soundcloud, 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.