Hymns are enjoyed in many places and in a variety of occasions. Sometimes, it seems like everyone has their own hymn books with different versions of the same hymns. Sometimes, somebody wants to sing a hymn but nobody knows how to sing or play it. Not anymore.
Introducing Project Hymnal, the crowd-sourced hymnal. A hymnal where everyone can learn, everyone can contribute to, and everyone will love to use.
You will now be able to have the most up-to-date versions of hymns and all the newest songs at your disposal—all offline. Learn a new song, listen to instrumentals, view music sheets, and play guitar all from your device. Any time, anywhere.
And if you don't see a song? Upload it through the app. We'll review it and make it available for all our users. The purpose of this non-profit application is to make hymns available to learn, enjoy, and, eventually, personalize. If you own rights to a hymn that was uploaded by one of our users and do not want it in our system, please contact us and we will work with you.
Add songbooks to organize personalized collections of hymn
Move favorites to songbook
Fix scrolling bug
Add meetings for collaborative singing
Auto-initialize hymns on first download
Reduce app size
Various bug fixes
Add music sheet submission to upload
Fixed update rotation bugs
Added reset to filter menu to clear category/subcategory fields
Add numbering to all hymns
Enhanced search sorting
Added keyboard input switch (separate from sort)
Fixed inline guitar chord bug
Fixed stanza spacing
Added friendly hymn filter screen
Set default filter to numeric hymnal
Added guitar sheet music
Changed updater to show progress
Added ability to remove media files
Added expandable preview to hymn list
Added highlighted search within preview
Added category, subcategory, and key to submissions
Fixed stanza cut off when font scaling
Fixed alternate tunes bug
Ratings and Reviews
Well Done !!
I cannot say more. Thanks for helping so much. It's a timely help for places cannot reach paper pack hymns.
Can be better
I like the fact that you can listen to and sing the hymnals thru iPhone and it is free. But here are some areas can be improved.
1. I wish that you can save your favorite songs so that you don’t have to search thru it again. There is a heart button on the top right hand corner but that button means nothing.
2. All of the sudden music stops playing when you rotate your phone in the horizontal way in the sheet music page. You can’t sing in the portrait mode because everything is so tiny.
3. I wish there is a bridge in the beginning of the songs but that can be too much of an ask.
If it is really a decent hymnal app, I don’t mind purchasing it.
Why don’t all the saints have this?!
Can now conclude that from extended use (~a year now), accessing favourites and hymns in general is rather tedious, not smooth, nor intuitive
Suggestion: 🌟 having some commonly used hymnal categories (eg. “favourites”) accessed from the left tab (I mean, look at all that space that could be used!) would be so much more seamless
…instead of the tedious drop-down menu (and going thru that hymnal # “pop-up” message …every …time…)
An issue is how you can’t disable the screen from toggling to the next neighbouring hymn—it almost always shifts to other hymns without my consent (which I don’t ever recall the need to use this feature, honestly)
Ps I wish all the saints would get this app! Unfortunately some of the legal ones refuse because it’s ~not licensed~ but since when has that ever stopped me!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.