Dear Friend of Hymnary,

Our June fund drive (one of two such drives we offer each year) ends soon (on June 30), and we have almost reached our goal. If you haven't given yet, would you consider doing so today? Keeping this site going does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So, if you benefit from Hymnary.org, you can make your tax-deductible contribution through the Calvin College donation page, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team, thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Search

To search Hymnary.org, you can enter terms in the Search the entire Hymnary box in the upper right hand corner of the page, or for more specific or advanced queries, you can use the search sidebar on the left side of the page. Here are a few tricks that can help with searches:

Add a field: if you want to search by a field for which there is no box, you can add fields using the "Add a field..." drop box. For example, to search for a hymn containing the word "banner," click the "Add a field..." drop box and add the Full Text field.

Select result type: if you want to receive a list of a particular sort, such as hymnals, you can select it from the "Select result type" drop box. "Hymns" are published text/tune combinations. Searching for Texts or Tunes will bring you to a summary page with information about the text or tune. An Instance is the hymn as it appears in a hymnal.

The My Hymnals checkbox allows you to search only within hymnals that you own. You can add hymnals by logging in, clicking on your user name in the top right corner and then "My Hymnals". There you can select hymnals that you own and add them to the list. You can then check the "My Hymnals" checkbox to search within the hymnals in your collection.

More help is available on advanced searching.

Happy searching!