Just a thought...
...on this week's Featured Hymn,
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God bless you--
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Featuring MIDI hymns and psalm tunes fromThe United Methodist Hymnal (1989 Edition) and
The Faith We Sing (Hymnal Supplement)
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:
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. 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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. ;^)
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!
Please feel free to send a note any time. All comments and suggestions are welcome.
God bless you--