See hymns on your screen exactly as they will print. You can specify things like whether you want:
And when playing,
Regarding Handel's Messiah (based on the Chrysander version):
If your church uses the 2008 Lifeway Baptist Hymnal, Celebration Hymnal®, Hymnal for Worship and Celebration, 1991 Baptist Hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship, With One Voice, 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal, New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition), Christian Life Hymnal, or the 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, the Christian Virtual Hymnal is something you must have. It contains almost all the public domain songs (i.e., no CCLI license is required) in these collections and will save you many hundreds of hours and provide unprecedented flexibility in creating transposable sheet music with optional chord names/fret diagrams, transposable chord charts and MIDI files. Also included are about 170 SATB spirituals from John W. Work's American Negro Songs and a number of other hymns from older sources.
Over 4,000 public domain selections from the above-listed sources are included ready for use. Transpose to any key. Reorder and/or delete any verses. Display SATB, lead sheets or chord charts (verses only - no music - with chord names and fret diagrams). Extract any combination of parts.
Music and verses are the same as in the respective hymnals so no editing is generally required for congregations using these hymnals. Use the Christian Virtual Hymnal (either by itself or in conjunction with a sequencing program) in place of an organist. Quickly print out just hymn verses for weekly bulletins or transpose hymns for the choir.
Individual hymns and Messiah scenes can be imported into the MusicEase Professional [version 8.1 and later] music score editor and fully edited.
[Integrity Music, Brentwood-Benson and MediaShout Corporation have all used this same virtual hymnal technology of ours in their products. E.g., we created Brentwood-Benson's "Praise and Worship Song Book With Over 600 Songs" CD-ROM with this technology.]
There is also a generic, scaled down version, the Christian Virtual Hymnal Lite, containing just several hundred of the more standard hymns.
The Christian Virtual Hymnal is fully self-contained. MusicEase Professional is not required to run it.