Welcome to the HistoricHymns.com Search Site

HistoricHymns.com is built around data collected from a number of old hymnals. The various searches accessible from the buttons on this page will enable you to tap into this data to help you locate hymns. There are many ways to search. However, the main focus of a search will normally relate to either the text or the music, so these searches have been divided into these main categories to enable meaningful results. Please understand that this hymnal is a work-in-process and much data remains to be added. However, this should be one of the more comprehensive sources of hymn data available on the Internet, so enjoy!

Text Oriented Searches

Author and Sources Search:  Search based on author, translator or source of hymn text
Bible Reference Search:  Search based on a known Bible passage or browse through Bible chapters
Bible Reference String Search:  Search based on words or phrases from a Bible passage
Hymnal Contents Search:  Display contents of a hymnal
Text Search:  Search based on a known text name
Text String Search:  Search based on words or phrases in hymn text
Translated Text Search:  Search based on a known foreign text

Tune Oriented Searches

Composer and Sources Search:  Search based on composer, arranger, harmonizer or source of hymn tune
Meter Search:  Search for tunes or texts with a given Meter
Tune Search:  Search based on a known tune name