Hymnastics helps Christians find and study hymns. Song leaders, worship planners, Bible teachers, and singers use this software for selecting songs, illustrating lessons, connecting Biblical themes, researching hymnals, maintaining records of public worship, and improving congregational praise and enthusiasm. Hymnastics!
The Ultimate Hymn Resource for Worship and Singing!
Version 2.0 is now available with a comprehensive list of features
— now offering worship scheduling, hymn texts, audio soundtracks, projection capability, daily devotionals, and more!
The most advanced tool available for finding, learning, playing, or studying the most beloved Christian hymns.
Hymnastics™ provides easy access to topical references, composers, Bible references, alternate titles, unusual phrases, and more. Now in version 2.0, both the lyrics and audio are available for thousands of songs, and many can be displayed in a “sing-along” fashion as either scrolling text or musical score. Song leaders, worship planners, and Bible teachers will find this software indispensable for selecting songs, learning new songs, enhancing congregational worship, illustrating lessons, connecting Biblical themes, researching hymnals, and maintaining records of public worship. Hymnastics includes references to 11 hymnals and songbooks with over 2200 hymns, and the program provides you with several powerful options:
The Hymnastics™ 2.0 software is available in three “packages” that contain specific feature sets. The Basic Package is required as the starting configuration for any Hymnastics installation. It contains the powerful Hymnastics hymn search engine along with the Worship Scheduling and Worship Notes tools. Add-on upgrades are available which enhance the Basic Package with the additional features you want. The Worship Upgrade Package includes capabilities to play hymn audio (with a variety of options) and to display/project/print hymn lyrics. The Devotional Upgrade Package includes a variety of reference works that will enhance your personal worship time (including the complete Bible text and several popular study tools), as well as hymn histories, church calendar links, and the topics from both Naves and Torrey. After the Basic Package has been installed, any of the Upgrade Packages can then be installed.
BASIC PACKAGE FEATURES
- Over 2200 hymns referenced in 11 Hymnals & Songbooks
- Comprehensive searching and indexing capabilities that utilize over 1500 topics, all of the composers, musical attributes, Bible references, medleys, hymn text, usage by your songleaders, and much more!
- Amazing graphs that make the character of each hymnal come alive with new information. Discover in each hymnal which Scriptures are referenced most, which composers are most prominent, which topics are most referenced, and how similar it is to other hymnals.
- Servant scheduling for organizing weekly worship services.
- Worship Notes for inclusion in worship bulletins, or the “order of worship,” or projected text for public use.
- User-defined annotations for individual hymns
- Advanced tracking of hymn usage for worship
- Printouts of all displays and hymn information
- Software instruction manual with clear, practical advice
- Context-sensitive help available for all program functions
WORSHIP PACKAGE FEATURES
(These features require a CCLI license in order to have permission to use the hymn lyrics)
- Lyrics (text) for over 2800 hymns, including ALL hymns in “Songs of Faith and Praise” and “Praise for the Lord,” as well as many hymns in the other hymnals.
- Audio tracks for 1000 hymns, with all harmony parts. You have the option to select wich parts to play; or you can play the lyrics in a sing-along “Karaoke” style; or you can play the musical score while seeing it displayed on the screen; or you can display images associated with each hymn
- Projection capability for congregational use. Hymn lyrics, textual messages, and inspirational images can be displayed in a large format for public viewing. Helpful sing-along animation helps everyone follow along and learn new songs. (Note: a suitable PC projector is required for projecting onto a screen)
DEVOTIONAL PACKAGE FEATURES
- Background history for hundreds of hymns.
- The entire Bible text (KJV) and topical references from Nave’s and Torrey’s topical Bibles.
- Daily devotionals linked to hymns, readings, and popular reference works. Customize the contents to provide meditative readings that are inspirational, topical, seasonal, compositional, or Scriptural.
A manual with ideas and instructions is included in the installation, and you will soon be exploring hymns in many new ways (for example, find hymns which can swap melodies or lyrics, find hymns which refer to other hymns, identify the periods of history when most hymns were written, or learn the definitions of phrases we sing but seldom understand). You’ll also be able to learn new hymns by simply following along with the words and music, and you can help organize your worship services by scheduling people and coordinating the music with the lessons. And the Hymnastics software will never become obsolete, because new add-on features are being developed continually.
The Ideal Way to Improve Your Worship!
Hymnals & Songbooks included in Version 2.0
- Sacred Selections for the Church, 1960 (E. J. Crum, ed.)
- Great Songs of the Church, No.2, 1973 (Great Songs Press)
- Hymns for the Family of God, 1976 (Paragon)
- Songs of the Church, 1977 (Howard Publ.)
- Great Songs of the Church, Revised, 1986 (ACU Press)
- Praise for the Lord, 1992, 1997 (Praise Press)
- Songs of Faith and Praise, 1994 (Howard Publ.)
- Songs of the Church, 21st Cent. Ed., 1994 (Howard Publ.)
- Sing a NEW Song, Vol. 1-6, 1992-97 (Free Indeed Ministries)
- Songs from the Journey, Vol. 1, 1996 (Drew Brown, ed.)
- Hallal Music: Singer’s Worship Series 1-6, 1997 (Hallal Music)
Even if you don’t use one of these specific hymnals, the range of hymns encompasses most congregational singing. And registered users of the Hymnastics program are given priority in suggesting new hymnals and in receiving discounts for add-on features!