The Presbyterian Hymnal
St. James Presbyterian Church
The Presbyterian Hymnal(1990, Westminster/John Knox Press, Louisville), of the PCUSA is used by thousands of congregations; however, many of us who use this hymnal and treasure the songs in it do not read music and cannot always remember the tunes for unfamiliar hymns or which historic tune is which. This page is designed to connect the titles of the hymns in The Presbyterian Hymnal with entries in one of the online hymn-tune libraries. To use this table, your computer must have a sound card and speakers.
Selecting (clicking on) the tune name to the right of the hymn title in one of the tables that follow will connect you to the appropriate page in an online library so that you may listen to an arrangement of the tune if one is available online. In many cases the tune will begin to play automatically, in some collections, however, you may have to read through the text to find the link to the appropriate tune.
If you know of an online source for any of the unlinked tunes, please notify us at . Some tunes have no names and many are still under copyright and, therefore, are not on the internet. Also please inform us of broken links and errors.
Currently we are using the following online sound file libraries (listed in order of occurrence):
- The Cyber Hymnal™ over 7,900 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations--lyrics, sheet music, audio, pictures, biographies, history, & more
- Lutheran-Hymnal.com includes several different Lutheran hymnals
- HymnSite.com primarily a United Methodist Site.
- The Christian Classics Ethereal Library Hymn Tune Archive
- The Geneva Psalter a service of Redeemer University College in Ontario, Canada
- The Leader in Lieder mit MIDI Melodies a German site with some English
- The Mission of St. Clare
- A Johann Sebastian Bach Midi Page
- Contemplator.com Folk music resource
For a similar sampler for the "Sing the Faith" hymnal which is almost the same as the United Methodist hymnal "The Faith We Sing," I suggest you go here.
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