• Complete full music scores and lyrics for all of the hymns in the UM hymnal
• Professionally typeset (not scanned) 4-part harmony music scores and lyrics
• Organ accompaniment for about 120 hymns
• No internet connection needed to use the app after the initial download
• Full-featured bookmarks to organize your frequently use hymns
• Fast hymn select from numerical index or alphabetical index
• Easy search capability for song title, first line, or song number
• Swipe to turn to next/previous hymn in number, title, or bookmark sequence
• Zoom-in for larger notes and texts
• 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 UM eHymnal with professionally typeset (not scanned) 4-part harmony music scores and lyrics that are ultra sharp and clear. Contains all of the 677 hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal®. As a bonus, about 120 of the hymns have professionally recorded organ accompaniment. 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 United Methodist 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 United Methodist 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.
Ratings and Reviews
Worship Leader has some reservations.
I like the app and use it multiple times during the week. As the music minister at our church I have found the app to be very helpful, but, as others have pointed out, there are no responsive hymns in this version of the hymnal or anything else having to do with the order of worship.
My "little old lady and gentlemen friends from the places I play really enjoy singing these hymns and when I'm outside, I don't have to worry about music blowing away or out of place.
Nice but missing
Having the book available on my tablet is great but it's missing a lot that is only in the printed copy. As an example, today we were to read aloud page 885...but it is not there...actually most of these readings are not available...if I wanted to grab the book to read from, I wouldn't have purchased the app. So it is a little misleading. As for having the songs available, yes this was a great purchase.
The app is easy to use and very helpful for worship planning and trying out new hymns that may not be familiar. The audio files for the more well known hymns are fine, but it would be helpful if there were more audio files for lesser known hymns. It would also be a great addition to have the audio files for the communion responses and other "acts of praise" and psalters.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.