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List of English-language hymnals by denomination

Hymnals, also called hymnbooks (or hymn books) and occasionally hymnaries, are books of hymns sung by religious congregations. The following is a list of English-language hymnals by denomination.


Denominational Hymnals


See also Mennonite.


The hymnals of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines & the 1940 Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Some pages of the ECP Trial Hymnal containing some songs in some Igorot languages. (Top-right) Nay Chawatem Ay Apo, a song of praiase and (below) Os-os Daongan, a wedding song.
The Amoy Hymnal published by the Church of the Province of South East Asia.
The Amoy Hymnbook showing a song and part of the service in English and Fookien.

Assemblies of God


  • American Baptist Churches (formerly American Baptist Convention, previously Northern Baptist Convention)
    • Christian Worship (1941, jointly with Disciples of Christ)
    • Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970, jointly with Disciples of Christ)
    • Revival Gems: a Small Book with a Big Mission (1921)

British Pentecostal Fellowship



  • Praise The Lord (Hoddesdon Christadelphian Services, 2000)
  • Christadelphian Hymn Book (Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing Association, 2003)
  • Worship (Christadelphian Art Trust, 2008)

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Chalice Praise (2002)
  • Chalice Hymnal (1995)
  • Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970, jointly with American Baptist Convention)
  • Christian Worship (1941, jointly with Northern Baptist Convention)

Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.

  • His Fullness Songs (1977)

Christian Science

Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)

  • Select Hymns For Christian Worhip and General Gospel Service (1911)
  • (1918)
  • (1923)
  • (1926)
  • (1938)
  • * Select Hymns For Christian Worhip and General Gospel Service Number 2 (1950)
  • Worship the Lord - Hymnal of the Church of God (1989)

Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)

  • Church Hymnal (1951)
  • Hymns Of The Spirit (1969)

Church of God in Christ

Church of God (Seventh Day)

Church of the Brethren

  • The Brethren's Tune and Hymn Book (1872)
  • Sunday School Song Book (1893)
  • Missionary Hymn Book (1893)
  • The Brethren Hymnal (1901)
  • Kingdom Songs (1911)
  • Kingdom Songs no. 2 (1917 & 1918)
  • Hymnal - Church of the Brethren (1925)
  • The Brethren Hymnal (1951)
  • Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For older hymnals, see the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymns.
  • A Selection from the "Songs of Zion" (1918?). N.B.: Excerpted from that fuller hymnal.
  • Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Intellectual Reserve, Inc. (1985)
  • Hymnes [de l']Église de Jésus-Christ des saints des derniers jours (1954, reprinted in 1971)
  • Relief Society Songs (1940)

Church of the Nazarene

Churches of Christ

  • Christian Hymnbook, Alexander Campbell (1865)
  • The Christian Hymnal, American Christian Missionary Society (1882)
  • New Christian Hymn and Tune, Fillmore Brothers (1882)
  • Gloria in Excelsis, William E.M. Hackleman (1905)
  • Great Songs of the Church (later, revised and supplemented by ACU Press), E.L. Jorgenson (1921)
  • Choice Gospel Hymns, Charles Mitchell Pullias (1923)
  • Christian Hymns, L.O. Sanderson (1935)
  • Complete Christian Hymnal, Marion Davis (1940)
  • Christian Hymns II, L.O. Sanderson (1948)
  • Sacred Selections for the Church, Ellis J. Crum (1956)
  • Majestic Hymnal II, Reuel Lemmons (1959)
  • Abiding Hymns, Robert C. Welch (1963)
  • Christian Hymnal, J. Nelson Slater (1963)
  • Christian Hymns III, L.O. Sanderson (1966)
  • Special Sacred Selections, Ellis J. Crum (1977)
  • Songs of the Church (later, supplemented and revised by Taylor Publications), Alton Howard publishing (1977)
  • Hymns of Praise, Reuel Lemmons (Firm Foundation, 1978)
  • Church Gospel Songs and Hymns, V.E. Howard Publishing (1983)
  • Hymns for Worship (Revised in 1994 with a couple hundred more selections), R.J. Stevens publishing (1987)
  • Praise for the Lord, John P. Wiegand (1992)
  • Songs of Faith and Praise, Alton Howard publishing (1993)
  • Sacred Songs of the Church, W. D. Jeffcoat, Psallo Publications (2007)
  • Songs for Worship and Praise, R.J. Taylor Publications (2010)
  • Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Sumphonia Productions, LLC (2012)

Churches of Christ in Australia

Community of Christ

  • Community of Christ Sings (2013) ISBN 978-0-8309-1552-1 (pew) and ISBN 978-0-8309-1553-8 (musicians / Large print)
  • Hymns of the Saints (1981) ISBN 0-8309-0326-7 [3]
  • Sing A New Song (1999) ISBN 0-8309-0827-7
  • Sing for Peace (1994) ISBN 0-8309-0665-7
  • Hymns of the Restoration (Restoration Hymn Society), Enlarged ed. (1984), without ISBN
  • By Request: Songs for the Community of Christ (2004) ISBN 0-8309-1108-1
  • The Hymnal for Youth. Herald ed. (1955)
  • Children's Hymnal (1957)
  • The Hymnal (1956) [3]
  • The Saints' Hymnal (1933) [3]

National Association of Congregational Christian Churches

Free Pentecostal/Independent Holiness

Friends (Quakers)

  • Worship in Song

Gospel Assembly Churches

  • Voices of Praise (1982)
  • New Voices of Praise (1988)
  • Glorious Praise

Holiness (Wesleyan)

  • Songs of Amazing Grace


Iglesia Ni Cristo

Jehovah's Witnesses

For older hymnals, see Kingdom songs.
  • Sing to Jehovah, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (2009)

Jewish: Reform Judaism (North America)

  • "Union Hymnal" (ed. Cantor Alois Kaiser), Central Conference of American Rabbis (1897)
  • "Union Hymnal for Jewish Worship" (ed. Rabbi Harry H. Mayer), Central Conference of American Rabbis (1914)
  • "Union Hymnal: Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship," Third Edition Revised and Enlarged (ed. Abraham Wolf Binder), Central Conference of American Rabbis (1932)
  • "Union Hymnal: Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship," Part II—Musical Services, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged (ed. Abraham Wolf Binder), Central Conference of American Rabbis (1932)
  • "Union Songster: Songs and Prayers for Jewish Youth" (ed. Eric Werner), Central Conference of American Rabbis (1960)
  • "Shirim u-Zemirot" (ed. Jack Gottlieb), Central Conference of American Rabbis and American Conference of Cantors (1977)
  • "Gates of Song: Music for Shabbat" (ed. Charles Davidson), Transcontinental Music Publications (1987)


Note: Not all congregations use a hymnal from their own denomination. For example there are churches in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod that use the two oldest LCMS hymnals as well as the current WELS hymnal.


  • Philharmonia (1875) Reprinted and now updated by Old Order Mennonite Conference of Ontario.
  • Hymns and tunes for public and private worship, and Sunday schools compiled by a committee (1890)
  • Church and Sunday school hymnal, a collection of hymns and sacred songs, appropriate for church services, Sunday schools, and general devotional exercises. Compiled and published under the direction of a committee appointed by Mennonite conferences (1902)
  • New Harmonia Sacra (1915)
  • Life Songs (1916)
  • Children's hymns and songs (1924)
  • Church hymnal, Mennonite, a collection of hymns and sacred songs, suitable for use in public worship, worship in the home, and all general occasions (1927)
  • Select hymns and gospel songs taken from the Church hymnal for use in conferences and special meetings (1929)
  • Songs of cheer for children, a collection of hymns and songs suitable for use in the primary and junior departments of our Sunday schools, authorized by Mennonite General Conference, compiled by Music Committee (1929)
  • Life Songs No. 2 (1938)
  • Selections from Life songs No. 2 (1942)
  • Junior hymns for juniors in church, Sunday school, and Summer Bible school (1947)
  • Songs of the Church (1953)
  • Selections from Church hymnal for use in conference, special meetings (1953)
  • The Mennonite Hymnal (1969)
  • Christian Hymnal (1959)
  • Christian Hymnary (1971)
  • Sing and Rejoice! (1979)
  • Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992)
  • Sing the Journey (2005)
  • Sing the Story (2007)



Moravian Church

  • First Hymn Book of the Unitas Fratrum (1501). In "the Bohemian tongue", compiled by Bishop Luke of Prague, printed in Prague.[15] Other editions: 1505 and 1519.[16]
  • First Hymn Book of the Renewed Church (1735)[15]
  • First English Moravian Hymn Book (1741).[15] Other editions: 1746, 1754, eleven others, 1849 edited by James Montgomery and 1912 (with a supplement in 1940).[15][16]
  • The Moravian Hymn Book authorized for use in the British Province of the Moravian Church (1969). Contains: Acknowledgments, Contents, Preface, 710 numbered hymns including 140 of Moravian Church origin, the rest being from "...the whole Christian tradition of hymnody...", Index to first lines, Index of authors and translators.[15] This Hymn Book is also used in the English speaking Caribbean.[16] It includes a collection of Liturgies (revised 1960). A music edition was published in 1975.[16] A version without the liturgy is also available[17]
  • Sing Out Today (1994) a collection of hymns by contemporary writers - words only. The music edition includes writers from the British Province only.[17]
  • Moravian Book of Worship (1995) the service book of the Moravian Church in North America.[17]

New Apostolic Church

Pentecostal Church of God

Pentecostal Holiness Church

  • The Gospel Hymnal (1973)

Plymouth Brethren


  • Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
    • Psalms and hymns adapted to public worship. Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1830.
    • The Presbyterian Hymnal. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1874.
    • The Hymnal Published by Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School work, 1895.
    • The Hymnal Published in 1895 and Revised in 1911. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Education and Sabbath-School Work.
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    • Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal (2013)
    • Sing the Faith (2003)
    • Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990.


See Friends


The Salvation Army

  • The Song Book of The Salvation Army - Contains the words only.
  • The Tune Book of The Salvation Army - Two Editions for accompaniment either by means of Piano or Brass Band : Piano Version, and Brass Band (varying parts: Solo Cornet, Euphonium, etc.)

Seventh-day Adventist Church

  • Hymns and Tunes for Those Who Keep the Commandments of God and the Faith of Jesus (1869)
  • The Seventh-day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book (Hymns and Tunes) (1886)
  • Christ in Song (1908)
  • The Church Hymnal (1941)
  • Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal (1985)

Seventh-Day Baptist Church

  • 'Hymns in Commemoration of the Sufferings of Our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, compos'd for the celebration of his Holy Supper' (1697; 3rd ed., 1713)
  • 'Hymns Compos'd for the Celebration of the Holy Ordinance of Baptism' (1712)

Spiritualists' National Union and National Spiritualist Association of Churches

  • Spiritualist Hymnal: a Revised Collection of Words and Music [(harmonized)] for the Congregation. Second ed., lst printing 1960, 2nd printing 1964.
  • Spiritualists' Hymn Book. 24th impression reprinted 2008.

Unification Church

  • Holy Songbook, The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (2000)

Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist

  • Gospel Liturgy: a prayer-book for churches, congregations, and families (1861), Universalist Church in America
  • Social Hymns and Tunes, American Unitarian Association (1869)
  • Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship (1871) Universalist Church in America
  • Services for Congregational Worship, American Unitarian Association (1898)
  • The Unitarian Faith Set Forth in Fifty Unitarian Hymns, American Unitarian Association (1914)
  • Hymns of the Church, Universalist Church in America (1917)
  • The Beacon Song and Service Book, American Unitarian Association (1935)
  • Hymns of the Spirit, Universalist Church in America and the American Unitarian Association (1937)
  • Hymns for the Celebration of Life, The Unitarian Universalist Association (1964)
  • Hymns for Living, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (1985)
  • Hymns of Faith and Freedom, Unitarian Christian Association (1991)
  • Singing the Living Tradition, The Unitarian Universalist Association (1993) ISBN 1-55896-260-3.
  • The YRUU Song Book, The Unitarian Universalist Association Youth Office (1997)[18]
  • Singing the Journey, Supplement, The Unitarian Universalist Association (2005) ISBN 1-55896-499-1.
  • Sing Your Faith, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (2009) ISBN 978-0-85319-077-6

United Church of Canada

  • The Hymnary (1925)
  • The Canadian Youth Hymnal: with music [harmonized] (1939)
  • Songs of the Gospel (a supplemental collection of evangelistic hymns and songs, 1948)
  • The Hymn Book (1971), produced jointly with Anglican Church of Canada
  • Songs for a Gospel People (Supplement to THB, 1987)
  • Voices United (1996)
  • More Voices (Supplement to VU, 2007)

United Church of Christ

United Pentecostal Church

  • Pentecostal Praises (1947)
  • Pentecostal Hymnal (1948)
  • Sing Unto the LORD (1978)

Uniting Church in Australia

Ukrainian Evangelical Pentecostal Church

  • Songs of Joy, Ukrainian (1932). N.B.: The title in English is at the head of the Ukrainian title.

Roman Catholic Hymnals

The official sacred music of the Roman Catholic Church is in the form of Gregorian chant, and appears in the Roman Missal and the Roman Gradual. The Missal contains all that is to be sung during Mass by the priest at the altar, while the Gradual contains all the music sung by the choir. The standard Roman Gradual contains complex Gregorian Chant while the Graduale Simplex substitutes easier Gregorian chants. All of these are in Latin, and are published for the universal Church.

It has been the practice to publish hymnals of songs in the vernacular language for more than 400 years, and many of these now contain some Latin Gregorian chants. They include the following:

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

  • Catholic Worship Book (1985)

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ottawa

  • Catholic Book of Worship (three editions) (1972,1980,1994)

Hymnals from third-party publishers in use in the Catholic church

Portland, OR: OCP Publications

  • Journeysongs (Editions 1 & 2)(1994,2003)
  • Glory & Praise Volumes 1,2, & 3 (any one or combination thereof, softbound or hardbound)
  • Glory & Praise (Classic Edition, 2nd Edition, Comprehensive, Young People's Edition)
  • One Faith, Una Voz (bilingual)
  • Music Issue (Published Yearly)
  • Heritage Missal (Published Yearly)
  • Today's Missal (Published Yearly)
  • Breaking Bread (Published Yearly)
  • Companion Missal (Published Yearly)
  • Spirit & Song (1 & 2)(1999,2006)
  • Rise Up and Sing (2 editions)
  • Never Too Young
  • Flor y Canto (Spanish-language hymns)

Chicago, IL: GIA Publications

  • Gather Series
  • Gather (1988)
  • Gather II (1992)
  • Gather Comprehensive (1994)
  • Gather Comprehensive, 2nd ed. (2006)
  • Gather III (2011)
  • Worship Series
  • Worship (1971)
  • Worship II (1975)
  • Worship III (1986)
  • Worship IV (2011)
  • Catholic Community Hymnal (1999)
  • RitualSong (1996)
  • Lead Me, Guide Me (1987)
  • Lead Me, Guide Me, 2nd ed. (2011)
  • Hymnal for Catholic Students
  • Singing Our Faith
  • Hymnal for the Hours
  • Cross Generation (2009)
  • Oramos Cantando/We Pray in Song (2011)
  • Resource Collection of Hymns and Service Music for the Liturgy [I.C.E.L.] (1984)

Chicago, IL: World Library Publications (WLP)

  • We Celebrate
  • Seasonal Missalette (in either standard or revised text editions, large-print or standard-size print)
  • People's Mass Book (2003 & 1984 Editions)
  • Word & Song (published annually)
  • Voices as One, Vol. 1 (1998)
  • Voices as One, Vol. 2 (2005)
  • Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate (bilingual English/Spanish)

Collegeville, MN: Collegeville Press

  • The Collegeville Hymnal (1990)
  • Sacred Song (Published Triennially)

San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press

  • The Adoremus Hymnal (1997)

Long Prairie, MN: The Neumann Press

  • St. Gregory Hymnal

Lafayette, IN: St. Boniface Church

  • St. Michael Hymnal

Faber Music

  • New Catholic Hymnal

Summit, NJ: Dominican Nuns of Summit

  • The Summit Choirbook (1983)

Corpus Christi, TX: Corpus Christi Watershed

  • Vatican II Hymnal

Major Inter-Denominational Protestant Hymnals

Notes and references

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  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Joseph Smith Jr. Bicentennial Hymn Festival, Hymns of a Common Heritage". Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  4. ^ Lutheran Service Book. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 2006. ISBN . 
  5. ^ Hymnal Supplement 98. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1998. ISBN . 
  6. ^ Lutheran Worship. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1982. ISBN . 
  7. ^ Joyful Sounds. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1977. ISBN . 
  8. ^ Worship Supplement. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1969. Unknown ID 75-92868. 
  9. ^ The Lutheran Hymnal. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1941. 
  10. ^ Hymnal Supplement 1991. Chicago: GIA Publications, INC. 1991. ISBN . 
  11. ^ Christian Worship: Supplement. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House. 2008. 
  12. ^ Christian Worship. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House. 1993. ISBN . 
  13. ^ Hymnals (MC)
  14. ^
  15. ^ a b c d e The Moravian Hymn Book authorized for use in the British Province of the Moravian Church, The Moravian Book Room London, 1969.
  16. ^ a b c d Moravian Worship, Fred Linyard and Phillip Tovey, Grove Books Limited, 1994, ISBN 1-85174-271-9.
  17. ^ a b c Bookroom of the British Province of the Moravian Church
  18. ^ Retrieved December 10, 2013
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