Hymnals is a remarkable app that brings all the elements of your favorite hymnal—and more—right to your iPad. The app is free – through it you can purchase the following best-selling Roman Catholic hymnals from GIA Publications, Inc. using an in-app purchase.
- Gather - Third Edition for Pew, Choir, Guitar, Keyboard, C Instrument, and B flat Instrument
- Worship - Fourth Edition for Pew, Choir, Guitar, Keyboard, C Instrument, and B flat Instrument
- Gather Comprehensive - Second Edition both Pew and Choir
- Lead Me, Guide Me - Second Edition Pew
- Oramos Cantando - We Pray In Song Pew
- More to come
Hymnals offers the complete contents of your hymnal in a compact, lightweight form—no more dragging around multiple hymnals and service binders! The app is perfect for choir members or churchgoers. Swipe or tap to easily page through hymns, or create and manage your own Service Lists! The music and words are crystal clear. With Hymnals, you can:
- Download your hymnal via in-app purchase
- Quickly search for hymns by title or hymn number
- Create your own service lists
- Share service lists with other Hymnals app users
- Arrange your service list and display it in song order
- Listen to audio samples if available (requires an Internet connection)
- Zoom in or out without blurring
- View hymns in both portrait or the wider landscape mode
- Easily toggle to full-screen mode to see the entire hymn page
- Turn pages with AirTurn and PageFlip Bluetooth pedals
- Annotate hymns easy editing tools
The free app includes three sample hymns. Coming soon piano and guitar accompaniment editions for both Gather, Third Edition and Worship, Fourth Edition...with much more to come!
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
My "Go To" for being a prepared choir member!!
This has been my go to app for Sunday ever since it was released. I feel like my attention to Mass has been greatly improved since I'm not looking for our next hymn to sing. I would like to see the hymns available for direct purchase to cut out having to Dropbox it and to be able to get rid of the GIA requirement to buy 5 copies of pdfs when all I need is one copy. Additionally, the Cry Out Solemnities should be available for hymnal purchase. I'd love the app to become the iTunes of church music. Give me one place to buy and you'd have my money (and appreciation!). Thx!!
Happy in Maryland
Thank you for adding the 2nd choir edition to the library which includes the 3rd edition of Gather. Our choir uses mostly the 2nd edition and there are some significant changes between the two. (Not the least page numbers). Just in time for the Passion and Easter. I love carrying my light iPad instead of the Hymnal.
November 2017. For the Love of God PLEASE FIX THIS APP. It truely is impossible to use at this point. I’ve been using this for years.
I finally tried deleting and reinstalling the app. I was able to get the hymnals I paid for back. At this moment, there is no duplication of entries or adding multiple songs to my lists. However I did lose the Easter, etc music lists. But for now everything is working well.
December 2, 2018. The app works perfectly now. Only thing I would like is for GIA to add Gather 1st addition as our director prefers the psalms in that addition.
Issue with Lists
Since an update a few months ago, I have an issue when I create a list. For example, I will create a list for a wedding or funeral and once I add a song I will get about 20-30 other songs added to the list. I delete them and then they are gone until I add another song. Then they all appear back. Sometimes I get the same list of 20-30 two or three times making it a real pain to delete them all. I use this app all the time and the lists weren’t always like that. An this be fixed? Does it happen to anyone else?
- GIA Publications, Inc.
- 45.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © GIA Publications, Inc 2016
- In-App Purchases
- Gather Third Edition - Choir $27.99
- Gather Third Edition - Pew $15.99
- Gather Third Edition - Guitar $89.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.