So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

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An Update on Hymnary Downtime

As many of you know, we had some issues with Hymnary this past weekend. The problems began on Saturday morning around 9:30 am EST with a hardware failure. Our on-call team began investigating right away and determined the issue was the storage server. From approx. 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, we worked to get the storage server to work without losing any data but could not. We then had to do a factory-reset, and at midnight on Saturday, two of our team members began to work through the night to rebuild servers. Hymnary was mostly functional again by 3 am and thus able to be used by people on Sunday morning (our busiest time as of late) while other impacted websites (, and more) were back online by 6 am. Then, almost all day yesterday, members of our team continued restoring missing servers and services, got backups copied back and performed other important tasks. We are mostly functional again, and the good news (and blessing!) is that we lost very little production data thanks to our backup system and policies.