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Weight Lifting in Church? A New Hymnal Too Heavy For Its Pew
Kernersville, NC – April 28, 2008 – Remember the times going to church as a
child and having to read the songs from that white book tucked behind the pews?
Today more and more churches have resorted to posting the words on large screens
via PowerPoint than using the old hymnals. But those old dusty hymnals contain
many classic Christian songs that are treasured by millions.
The practical problem with hymns today, is that there are thousands upon
thousands of those loved songs, but only enough space to fit about 300 in a
traditional hymnal. And whenever you have that worship song from childhood stuck
in your head, how frustrating it is to not find it within those pages? But this
problem has now been solved. The website
hymnlyrics.org has compiled the lyrics for over
12,000 hymns from all eras. Popular and rare hymns. Classic and contemporary.
Poems and spirituals. With over four years of research, the database is nearing
completion. “It’s really
amazing how many great hymns have been written over the centuries,” founder
Kevin Carden says. “I think it’s great we have finally compiled them into one
The 12,000 lyrics available on the site is about the equivalent to 40 standard
size hymnals – much to large for one person to hold during an hour church
service! And Carden is optimistic that his database will grow. “We are always
adding new hymns each week to the site, and we have also recently started
allowing our visitors to contribute their own original hymns.”
The website has been received about a million visitors in 2007, with projections
to reach nearly 2 million in 2008. “The support from our visitors has been
tremendous. I am receiving emails every day thanking us for the collection of
hymns. We have been blessed, and we hope to keep blessing people from all over
While most of the songs on
hymnlyrics.org were written in from 1850-1950,
Carden is confident that these tunes will not go extinct. “Our goal is to
preserve these great hymns for the future generations, but that is going to come
only with hard work and research – and lots of prayer”.
Kevin Carden, founder
lyrics online will lead you to thousands of lyrics to hymns, choruses, worship
songs and gospel recordings. Free Christian hymn lyrics include popular hymns,
both new and old, traditional and modern, as well as rare and hard-to-find
hymns. We have been online since 2004 and have reached over 1 million people in
over 150 countries worldwide. In 2007, this site became the largest Christian
lyrics site on the entire internet.
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