Christian Virtual Hymnal Lite

The Christian Virtual Hymnal Lite provides unprecedented flexibility in creating transposable sheet music with optional chord names/fret diagrams and MIDI files for about 220 of the most popular, traditional Christian hymns. 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). Runs under Windows (XP, Vista or Windows 7).

See hymns on your screen exactly as they will print. You can specify things like whether you want

  • Traditional 4 part harmony as found in hardbound hymnals or melody only;
  • To scale the music larger or smaller and automatically reformat;
  • To reorder verses and/or delete any verses --- display/print just the verses you want in the order you want;
  • Chord names or guitar fret diagrams or none;
  • 1, 2, 3, all or no verses under the notes or after the hymn in 1 or 2 column format;
  • Verses only with optional chord names/fret diagrams;
  • Export verses only to an ascii (text) file;
  • Portrait or landscape page orientation;
  • To display the music using shape notes or standard round noteheads;
  • To display the music using tablature for guitar, banjo, or any other stringed instrument.

And when playing,

  • Change tempos and specify number of times to repeat playing;
  • Specify different general MIDI instruments for the treble and bass clefs;
  • When playing a hymn more than once, specify different instruments to be used for each repetition (much like when an organist changes the organ stops at the beginning of each stanza);
  • Save hymns as MIDI files.

You can use any Mac or Windows' fonts/sizes for lyrics, chord names, titles, etc. The music can be scaled larger (e.g., for easier reading) or smaller and then quickly reformatted and justified. Engraver quality printed output is comparable to that you find in the Celebration Hymnal or the Hymnal for Worship and Celebration. Page and margin sizes are adjustable.

Individual hymns can be imported into the MusicEase Professional [version 8.1 and later] music score editor and fully edited. The Christian Virtual Hymnal Lite is fully self-contained. MusicEase Professional is not required to run it.

Here is a list of the included hymns:

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • Abide with Me
  • Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • All People That On Earth Do Dwell
  • All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
  • Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
  • America, the Beautiful
  • Angels, from the Realms of Glory
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Are You Washed in the Blood?
  • As with Gladness Men of Old
  • Away in a Manger
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Beneath the Cross of Jesus
  • Blessed Redeemer
  • Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  • Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  • Close to Thee
  • Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing
  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
  • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
  • Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save
  • Fairest Lord Jesus
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • From All That Dwell below the Skies
  • Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
  • Glory Be to the Father
  • Go to Dark Gethsemane
  • God Be with You Till We Meet Again
  • God of Grace and God of Glory
  • God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
  • God Will Take Care of You
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
  • Hallelujah, What a Savior!
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  • He Hideth My Soul
  • He Leadeth Me; Oh, Blessed Thought
  • Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
  • Higher Ground
  • His Eye Is on the Sparrow
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
  • Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
  • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
  • How Firm a Foundation
  • How Great Our Joy!
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
  • I Am Thine, O Lord
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • I Know Whom I Have Believed
  • I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
  • I Love to Tell the Story
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • I Sing the Mighty Power of God
  • I Surrender All
  • I Will Sing of My Redeemer
  • I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
  • I Would Be like Jesus
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  • In Christ There Is No East or West
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • In the Cross of Christ I Glory
  • In the Garden
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  • It Came upon the Midnight Clear
  • It Is Well with My Soul
  • I've Got Peace like a River
  • Jesus Calls Us
  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
  • Jesus Is All the World to Me
  • Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
  • Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • Jesus Loves the Little Children
  • Jesus, Priceless Treasure
  • Jesus Shall Reign
  • Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
  • Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley
  • Joy to the World
  • Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
  • Just as I Am
  • Lead Me to Calvary
  • Lead On, O King Eternal
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  • Let Us Break Bread Together
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
  • Like a River Glorious
  • Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
  • Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing
  • Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
  • Lord, I'm Coming Home
  • Lord, Speak to Me
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • Love Lifted Me
  • Moment by Moment
  • More About Jesus
  • More Love to Thee, O Christ
  • Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
  • My Country, 'Tis of Thee
  • My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee
  • My Song Is Love Unknown
  • Near to the Heart of God
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • Nothing but the Blood
  • Now, on Land and Sea Descending
  • Now Thank We All Our God
  • Now the Day Is Over
  • O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
  • O Canada!
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • O Happy Day That Fixed My Choice
  • O Holy Night!
  • O, How I Love Jesus
  • O Jesus, I Have Promised
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
  • O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
  • O Perfect Love
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
  • O That Will Be Glory
  • O Word of God Incarnate
  • O Worship the King, All Glorious Above
  • O Zion, Haste
  • Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Oh, Worship the King
  • On Jordan's Stormy Banks
  • Once in Royal David's City
  • Once to Every Man and Nation
  • One Day
  • Only Trust Him
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Open My Eyes That I May See
  • Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
  • Peace Like a River
  • Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  • Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • Rejoice in the Lord Always
  • Rejoice, the Lord Is King!
  • Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
  • Rescue the Perishing
  • Revive Us Again
  • Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
  • Satisfied
  • Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise
  • Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
  • Send the Light
  • Shall We Gather at the River
  • Silent Night, Holy Night
  • Since I Have Been Redeemed
  • Since Jesus Came into My Heart
  • Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
  • Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
  • Soldiers of Christ, Arise
  • Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
  • Stand Up and Bless the Lord
  • Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
  • Standing on the Promises
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated
  • Take Time to Be Holy
  • "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said
  • The Bells of Christmas
  • The Church's One Foundation
  • The Day of Resurrection!
  • The First Noel
  • The God of Abraham Praise
  • The Head That Once Was Crowned
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  • The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • The Solid Rock
  • The Way of the Cross Leads Home
  • There Is a Balm in Gilead
  • There Is Power in the Blood
  • There's a Song in the Air
  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
  • Thine Is the Glory
  • This Is My Father's World
  • 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  • To God Be the Glory
  • Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
  • We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
  • We Gather Together
  • We Give Thee But Thine Own
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • We're Marching to Zion
  • Were You There
  • We've a Story to Tell to the Nations
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • What Child Is This
  • What Wondrous Love Is This
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  • When Peace, like a River
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  • Who Is He in Yonder Stall
  • Wonderful Words of Life
  • You Servants of God