• Import your own music sheets from Dropbox, your photo album, or directly from the camera.
• Annotations and markup functionalities on music sheets. You can mark up your music.
• All of the hymns have synthesize piano and organ accompaniment with intro for congregational singing, plus real piano and organ recordings for many of the hymns.
• Full-featured music player controls with tempo adjustment, pause and resume play.
• Complete full music scores and lyrics for all of the 695 hymns in the SDA hymnal.
• Plus many more hymns from the "old" hymnal and other choruses.
• Full-featured bookmarks to organize your frequently use hymns in three different bookmarks folders.
• Professionally typeset (not scanned) 4-part harmony music scores and lyrics.
• Complete responsive readings with bold and plain text for antiphonal readings.
• No internet connection needed to use the app after the initial download.
• Fast hymn select from numerical index, alphabetical index, or topical index.
• Easy search capability for song title, first line, or song number.
• Quickly jump to a hymn by entering the hymn number.
• Swipe to turn to next/previous hymn in number, title, or bookmark sequence.
• Share hymns with others.
• Zoom-in for larger notes and texts.
• Portrait or landscape mode.
• Screen does not turn off.
• Very clean and friendly user interface.
• No ads.
How wonderful and convenient to have your hymnal on your iPad. This is a full featured complete SDA eHymnal with professionally typeset (not scanned) 4-part harmony music scores and lyrics that are ultra sharp and clear. Contains all of the 695 hymns from the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal® plus many more from the "old" hymnal and other choruses. Also has all of the responsive readings. You can also add your own music sheets from Dropbox, your photo album, or directly from the camera. All of the hymns have synthesize piano and organ accompaniment with intro for congregational singing. As a bonus, many of the hymns have recorded piano and organ accompaniment (played by me). Use the accompaniment for congregational singing, or to meditate on during your personal devotions. No internet connection is needed to use this hymnal after installation.
The user interface has a clean look with no ads, and very easy to use. You can quickly and easily find the hymn that you want either by selecting from the alphabetical index of hymn titles and first lines, the numerical index of hymn numbers based on the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal®, or your own bookmark list. There is a full featured bookmark list for you to add songs that you need for quick access. Use the search feature to quickly search for words in the title or first line, or just enter a hymn number to jump directly to that hymn. You can also swipe left or right to go to the next or previous song just like turning pages in the printed hymnal. But what is even better is that the swipe turning sequence can either be in numerical hymn number order, alphabetical hymn title order, or bookmark list order. Zoom in for larger notes and texts both in portrait or landscape orientations.
God has given me two talents-music and computer. I have been a church pianist and organist for several decades, and professionally, I am a computer professor. So putting these two talents together, I have personally written this app and recorded all of the hymns to be a blessing to others. I hope that you will like it and be blessed by it. I would love to hear from you to tell me how I can improve this app.
This app is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church®.
Because of the large number of songs, it will take about 15 minutes initially to download and install this app. No internet connection is required after the installation.
Please email email@example.com if you have any problems whatsoever in using this app.
The best SDA Hymnal app for the iPad just got better!
In this new update:
0) Just some minor bug fixes, content fixes, better Topical Index, and option to select synthesized piano/organ or real piano/organ recordings.
1) Finally, both piano and organ accompaniments for ALL of the hymns.
2) Added audio intro to all of the hymns for congregational singing.
3) Full-featured music player controls with tempo adjustment, pause and resume play.
4) The app size has been reduced by more than 70%. Now you will have a lot more storage.
In the previous update:
5) Import your own songs from Dropbox, your photo album, or directly from the camera.
6) Save your bookmarks into one of three separate bookmarks folders.
7) Markup and Annotation functionalities for marking up any music sheets, including those that you imported.
Ratings and Reviews
I find this app very useful. I am able to use the annotations to add chords above the melody line for chording instruments to use during the church service. I did find, however, that if I try to share a song, the annotations disappear, and I don’t know how to get them back other than starting from scratch. I’d like to be able to share with annotations if that is possible.
I love this hymnal app. Very useful and readable for worship services, the only thing that would make it better would be more audio files for the hymns.
Update: it only keeps getting better. Especially with all hymns having music now with intros and the ability to have piano or organ accompaniment as well as being able to control the tempo. Having the different possible lists or folders of bookmarks is nice too, and the ability to markup right on the score could prove useful.
Improving with each update
I was thrilled to get this app, but I was disappointed that not all of the hymns could be played & I hated the organ - that vibrato!
But each update has brought some GREAT improvements, like the ability to vary the speed of the playback. Brilliant! You can keep several lists of bookmarked hymns, each hymn is played with an introduction, & each is repeated so you can sing all the verses without having to restart the playback.
I don't have access to my piano, so this app fills a real need. It adds a great deal to my daily worship time.
I recommend this app; it was money well spent for me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.