Download Free Traditional Hymns
Here is a collection of hymn sheets that have stood the test of time, spanning generation after generation. From the early church to the Reformation, and continuing into the early 20th century, these timeless hymns have carried the sound of worship among congregations all over the world. As far as we know, all of the songs are in the public domain. You can download them for free, and then make copies for your congregation as needed. Special thanks to the makers of the The Open Hymnal Project for providing all of these resources, making them available to freely distribute.
The beauty of hymns exists in their rich theological reflection, simplistic styling and narrative movement. As we look at the death of Christ we see hymns with imagery centered around a crown of thorns, a cross and crucifixion, death, darkness, a torn veil, a tomb, separation... these words evoke strong emotions, but are the linchpin to our salvation, for as Hebrews tells us, "Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Here is a selection of free hymns to include in your setlist for commemorating Good Friday.