Welcome to Hymns Without Words
Thank you for visiting us in the past year we have received around 175,000 visits from people seeking to download hymns for use in services. If you have no organist, no problem - this site is a free resource for people wanting to have high quality recordings of hymns in MP3 format that can be used for congregational singing. They are not Midi files, but created using professional quality music samples. Join the thousands of people who download music every month and if you like a track, please click the "Like" button and share it with your friends.
All the hymns have been arranged and performed by Richard Irwin and used in services at the churches of the Ridgeway Benefice. Each hymn starts with an introduction and pauses are put between verses and/or lines when needed. Hymn lyrics are provided and we welcome emails to suggest alternative sets of lyrics for any particular tune if they are in the Public Domain or we are given permission of the copyright holder.
The arrangements are for every sort of instrumental combination: for traditional organ, orchestra, brass band, rock band, reggae band & etc.. You can receive details of our latest uploads by following us on Twitter - hit the blue button above.
In addition to traditional hymns, there are compositions by Richard Irwin for use in worship and meditation.
New Professional Quality Releases available on Itunes, Spotify, and Amazon
Because of the increasing use of smart phones, iPads and other tablets and the increasing popularity of services like Spotify we have decided to create a new set of releases available through these channels to make creating playlists and downloading music easier. Spotify has options of either a free or low cost monthly subscription and we thoroughly recommend it as a way to enjoy the entire world of music. We are planning new albums in the New Year including Music for Weddings, Hymns for the Time before Lent, and then From Lent to Easter. If you would like your suggestions included, please email me with your choice.
In time for Advent and Christmas
Some sixty new recordings have been made in three volumes called "From Advent to Epiphany". These are being launched in the autumn of 2013.
From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 1
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- A great and mighty wonder - All hail and welcome, holy child
- Behold, the great Creator - Come, they told me (The Little Drummer Boy)
- Come, thou long expected Jesus - Crown Him with many crowns
- For Mary, mother of our Lord - Hark! a herald voice is calling
- Hark! the herald angels sing - It came upon a midnight clear
- Little donkey - Long ago, prophets knew
- O come, all ye faithful - O come, O come, Emmanuel
- On Jordan's bank the Baptist's Cry - The advent of our King
- The Angel Gabriel from heaven came - Unto us a boy is born
- Ye watchers and ye holy ones
From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 2
- Angels from the realms of glory - Away in a manger
- Born in the night, Mary's child - Christians, awake!
- Cloth for the cradle - Come and join the celebration
- Come, come, come to the manger - Ding dong! merrily on high
- God rest you merry, gentlemen - In Dulci jubilo
- In the bleak mid-winter - Infant holy, infant lowly
- Joy to the world - On Christmas night all Christians sing
- Once in royal David's city - See amid the winter's snow
- See Him lying on a bed of straw - Silent Night
- The first Nowell - While shepherds watch their flocks
From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 3
- As with gladness men of old - Brightest And Best
- Christ Is The World's True light - Earth Has Many A Noble City
- Go Tell It On The Mountain - Good King Wenceslas
- I Saw Three Ships - Jesus Good Above All Other
- Jesus Name Above All Names - Little Jesus, sweetly sleep
- Lully Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child - Mary Had A Baby
- O Little Town Of Bethlehem - O Praise Ye The Lord
- O Worship The Lord In The Beauty of Holiness - Of The Father's Love Begotten
- The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy - We Three Kings of Orient Are
- What Child Is This - Ye Holy Angels Bright
Music for Weddings
- Life can be hard and sometimes tough for Baroque Orchestra, tune Pachelbel's Canon
- Thy kingdom come, O God for Organ, tune St Cecilia
- Put thou thy trust in God for Organ, Tune Carlisle
- Forty days and forty nights for Organ
- O God, our help in ages past for Organ and Trumpet Descant now updated.
- Lord, thy word abideth for Organ
- Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire for Organ
- Jesus bids us shine for piano and flute
- O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness on organ to tune Was Lebet
- Why do you say your way is not clear? on organ to tune Herongate
- Jesus, Thou divine companion - by special request of St.Pixels
- The Chased Hart a new hymn written for weddings;
We are happy to receive suggestions for further arrangements: for different hymns, different styles and for existing hymns with different numbers of verses. Click Here to email us to suggest another hymn you would like to have arranged or to rearrange any of the existing hymns.
Lux Eterna from the Requiem Mass by Richard Irwin
Meditation on the Angels - First two movements
1st Movement - Rising Through the Spheres
2nd Movement - Prayer and Supplication