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Hi there. I'm new to this site, and I was wondering how I could upload the content of a hymnal to this site? I have a hymnal called "Songs of the Church" from the late 1970s that doesn't appear to be on this site.


We allow trained volunteers to add hymnals to our site. The training involves reading through our wiki ( taking a self-graded quiz, and completing a training hymnal. The quiz and a link to receive a training hymnal can be found under "Training Materials for Editors" in the wiki. Typically the hymnal information is entered into one to three spreadsheets - a page spreadsheet for information on the hymnal pages, and scripture spreadsheet and a topic spreadsheet (the information can also be entered directly) The spreadsheets are uploaded, then the texts, tunes and people get connected into our database in a process called "authority resolution." A link to the blank spreadsheets may be found in the wiki under "Adding a Hymnal."