Hymns without Words cares greatly for the intellectual property rights of the authors, composers and arrangers who have created the collection of hymns on the web site and every care is taken to attribute materials correctly with the copyright holder. Where material is still in copyright, we try to ensure that the correct permissions are obtained. If you believe we have incorrectly attributed copyright for a piece or have not received the correct permission, please Contact Us.

Except where explicitly stated all materials not attributed to a copyright holder, or where the material is in the public domain, copyright for the contents of this website are Copyright © 2008 – 2020 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).

All performances available for download are ℗ 2008 – 2020 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Such performances are either of music in the Public Domain, or of music written by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955), or specifically licensed.

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