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Wesley Hymns

New hymnbook rediscovers 'lost' gems

HymnSite.com is excited to share the news that a new hymnbook, Wesley Hymns, will come out on Sunday 1 July. It will bring 98 ‘lost’ gems back into print or undo word and music changes to restore the works as they were written by Charles and John Wesley.

John Wesley’s Collection of Hymns, published in 1770, contained 515 hymns written mostly by his brother Charles. They spread around the world. But over the years, many slipped into obscurity. The 1933 Methodist hymn book cut the number in half, to 268. In 1983, that was slashed to 173. When Singing the Faith came out in 2011, just 79 remained. The United Methodist Hymnal, published in 1989, contains only 60.

Wesley Hymns complements every modern hymnal, restoring well-loved hymns, words, and tunes that could have faded from our hearts and the worship of our risen Lord.

For more information or to order your copy in the U.K., visit Hinde Street Methodist Church.

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The United Methodist Hymnal (1989 Edition) and
The Faith We Sing (Hymnal Supplement)

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Welcome to HymnSite.com! Whenever you want to find a hymn site on the internet, you already know the name--HymnSite.com. With the all of the "dot com" names going around, you may have wondered what "com" stands for. We are not the official or definitive resource, but it seems fitting to us that it should stand for "Christian Online Music." Anyway, that is what it will stand for as long as you are visiting this site!

The hymns and psalm tunes posted at this site are in the public domain. You are encouraged to download, use, and enjoy any of the music that you find here. Other than what you see in The United Methodist Hymnal or in The Standard Psalm Tune Book, none of it is arranged or voiced.

I started preparing these originally in 1996 to make hymn tunes available in electronic format for part arranging. Now I'm hearing that folks are using them as background music on their web pages, and even background music in church offices! I would be delighted to hear how you put them to use.


This site is designed to be used in a frames format. If you don't see a light blue border above and to the left, follow this link. In the border above (the one I just mentioned!), there should be a drop-down form that looks like this:

Use the drop down to select from these major sections of HymnSite.com

In the light blue area to the left are several buttons. This is what they are supposed to mean:

Jukebox HymnSite Jukebox. This button plays hymns continuously. Right now each hymn is picked randomly and plays for 75 seconds. New features are being developed.

Hymn Search Hymn Search. This button links to a pair of frames that let you search in one and listen to your results in the other. Use the search form to create a list of hymns. Click on each title in the list to retrieve the text (if available) and the midi file. It's kind of hard to describe, so just try it. You'll see what I mean. You can select searches for title/author/tune/etc., full text, or HymnSite.com's exclusive BIGsearch, which can help you find materials at other sites, too.

HymnDex Hymn and Psalm Tune Lists. This button will open a pair of frames with a list of hymn and psalm tunes. You can choose from alphabetical and numerical indices.

HymnSite.com's Lectionary Pages HymnSite.com's Suggested Hymns for use with the Revised Common Lectionary. This project, which began in 1997, provides access to review scriptures and some suggested hymns to go with them. In addition, a featured hymn article has been prepared for almost every week in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary, and the blanks are being filled in. It has become one of the favorite resources of many HymnSite.com visitors.

HymnStore HymnSite.com's HymnStore Page. This button will take you to the HymnStore where you can download a free HymnDisk Floppy file or order HymnDiskCDs online, find other CDs, sheet music, books, and other gifts. New HymnDiskCDs are continually being prepared. Be sure to send your feedback and suggestions so that your needs and interests can be addressed in an upcoming release.

Links Links to other sites and resources on the internet.. This button will take you to some of the sites that I have found useful on the internet. It is not a long list, but I hope you find something useful.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) HymnSite.com's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page. I get lots of questions and comments from lots of really neat people around the world. I wish I had time to personally respond to every single one of them, but I don't. So I have tried to make it easier for you to find answers to your favorite questions right here while you are on line. I hope you find something useful on that page. ;^)

How to pages HymnSite.com's "How to..." Pages. For those questions that take much more than a simple answer, I am starting to assemble some "How to" pages. The first set of pages is to help you use a midi sequencer to edit HymnSite.com's midi files for your needs. What else will there be? That depends on the questions I receive. I'm waiting to find out, too!


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