Welcome to Hymns Without Words
Thank you for visiting us in the past year we have received over 200,000 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. If you would like your suggestions included, please email me with your choice.
Weddings Songs - Volume 1 Released, Music for your Marriage Service
Today weddings are celebrated in all sorts of venues, hotels, castles, gardens etc., no longer just in Church – so what do you do about the singing, especially with traditional organs and organists becoming rarer? You now have an answer, “Wedding Songs” has 23 arrangements of traditional and modern wedding hymns that you can downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or other major on-line music channels to any smart technology or create your own CD to keep forever. They are especially arranged for congregational singing by your guests.
If you haven't chosen your hymns yet, this list should help. Click here for a complete list of tracks on Wedding Songs - Volume 1 and links to the lyrics
- Click here to listen with Spotify
- Click here to listen with iTunes
- [Click here to listen on Amazon UK
- Click here to listen on Amazon USA
If you would like your suggestions included in the next volume or a special arrangement for your wedding, please email me with your choice.
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.
Recessional and Processional Music
Well, it isn't just hymns that people want is it? Hymnswithoutwords.com is now introducing music for processional and recessional uses, as well as for filling in the quiet bits. I hope you like them! Watch this space.
Lux Eterna from the Requiem Mass by Richard Irwin
Meditations on the Angels - First three movements
1st Movement - Rising Through the Spheres
2nd Movement - Prayer and Supplication
3rd Movement - Muladhara C, Svadisthana D, Manipura E, Anahata F