General Information about Featured Hymns

What is a featured hymn?

Rather than highlighting a featured hymn, this Hymnary.org announcement will explain Hymnary.org Featured Hymns. Hymnary.org has over 200,000 unique hymns and over 1.2 million hymn instances (versions of all hymns). Of these 200,000 hymns, Hymnary.org classifies about 200 hymns as ‘Featured Hymns.’

Featured Hymns contain a little more information than our typical hymns and can be found by clicking on the ‘Featured Hymns’ link on the home page or visiting A list of Featured Hymns or at Hymnary.org.

Featured hymns contain FlexScores, information about the composer(s), background information about they hymn, a MIDI file (audio file), PDF printable score, Text information including Lectionary weeks and Scriptural references. In addition, Featured hymns contain a ‘Bulletin Blurb, Worship notes (usually a Text, Tune and When/Why/How section), and typically a variety of score options.

CCEL typically ‘announces’ or ‘highlights’ two different featured hymns each month by posting them on our Facebook page and our Hymnary.org news page. Check out a list of our featured hymns if you’ve not done so.


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