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Have you ever wanted to use a hymn or Christian song for a performance, book, or other endeavor but were unsure about it’s copyright?
One way to find music that you can freely use is to look for public domain books and hymnals.
I will share with you a few of the song books I’ve found, but first I wanted to share a website dedicated to public domain hymns:
This site is dedicated to finding and sharing hymns and songs that can be freely used. Any songs where there is some copyright (words, music score, etc) are clearly marked.
Public Domain Song Books:
- Spiritual Songs, for Social Worship
- Exultant Praises for Sunday Schools and Young People’s Societies
- The King’s Praises (for primary classes)
- Praises and Prayer (responses for chanting – not really songs but musical sing-song)
- Praise Songs
- Songs of Love and Praise
- Songs of Redemption and Praise
The list could go on and on. If you do a search through archive.org or Google books and use the words “hymn”, “praise songs”, and “worship songs” you will get many more selections to choose from.