Dear Friend of Hymnary,

Please, before you close this box, would you today consider making a donation to Hymnary. Did you know that more than two million people came here in the first four months of 2017? These are people who have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site, and they are grateful for the resources they find here.

But, as you can imagine, keeping this site going does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So, if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do. 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!