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The Hymn Project

The Hymn Project is a collection of hymns arranged for the classical and fingerstyle guitar. Most are free to download. Some are paid.

Hymn Project History

For many years now I’ve wanted to arrange good solid Biblical hymns for the classical and fingerstyle guitar. In December 2018, this project was started. In addition to arranging, I was learning about copyrights. And I did not want to steal other people’s work (Leviticus 19:11), so it was taken down again. The project was restarted in June 2021. Below you will find hymns arrangements for contemporary and traditional hymns. Due to copyrights, some of these are for purchase (it was the only legal way around the copyright and I’ve tried to keep the prices reasonable).

Each piece is set in standard notation and standard notation. Also, there are some arrangements for the 8-string classical guitar with Brahms tuning (i.e. with a high A string). But most are for the 6-string classical (or steel string) guitar.

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Hymn Download Options

Also, you have two options to download. You can download the PDF by simply clicking on the title of each piece. Alternatively, you can download it from the MuseScore site. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for free. There’s tons and tons of music there.

Hymn Usage

These can be played in your church, as a special or offertory hymn, or for home groups. You can make a video or recording of the ones marked Public Domain (so as we don’t infringe on copyright). If you do make a video or recording, please let me know. Enjoy…


A

Above All
(Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc)
6-String, Standard Tuning | Standard Notation Only
Purchase: Sheet Music Direct or Sheet Music Plus

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

He Will Hold Me Fast (When I Fear My Faith Will Fail) – Currently being arranged
(Ada Habershon, Matt Merker)
6-String, Standard Tuning | Standard Notation Only
Purchase: Sheet Music Direct or Sheet Music Plus

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(Joachim Neander, Erneuerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund)
6-String, Standard Tuning | Standard Notation & Tabs
Free Download: PDF or MuseScore

Q

R

S

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
(Kirchengesänge, Bohemian Brethren, 1566)
6-String, Standard Tuning | Standard Notation
Free Download: PDF or MuseScore

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

Are there any hymns that actually start with “Z”?


*Each piece that is free to download form this site is set in standard notation and standard notation/tabs. I prefer sheet music without tabs. I also know that not everyone reads notation. So, you get two versions, one without tabs (for those who just want notation) and a version with tabs (for those who prefer a tabbed version).

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