Welcome to Hymns Without Words
Thank you for visiting us in the past year we have received nearly 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. 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.
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
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