So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org 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: Hymnary.org, 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.

Search Tips

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 Advanced Search page. Here are a few tricks that can help with searches:

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.

The Starred Hymns checkbox allows you to search only within hymns and tunes that you have starred. You may star texts, tunes, and instances on the left-hand side of search results, and also star texts and tunes on the top right corner of authority pages. You can then check the "Starred Hymns" checkbox to limit your search to results you have starred.

More help is available on advanced search tips.

Happy searching!


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.