A Catholic Book of Hymns and Chants

A Catholic Book of Hymns and Chants by Sacred Music Library

Features

  • 295 Catholic hymns in the historic tradition of the Church
  • 52 Latin chants
  • NIHIL OBSTAT & IMPRIMATUR
  • Original texts – no modernizations
  • No need to pay for copyrights, podcasting or streaming permissions – ever
  • Hymns in full harmony for choir & congregation – or playing at home on the piano
  • Rich collection of Catholic hymns sung today & classic hymns back into Catholic history
  • Hymns that teach and reinforce the Faith for all ages
  • Organ hymn registration guide

A Permanent Traditional Catholic Hymnal
in full harmony for your singing congregation!

Missals for the altar; Hymnals for the pews!

Thousands of dollars have been spent on combined missals/hymnals, only to have repeated new translations of the Mass and Scripture force parishes to keep buying new ones. Hymnals were always separate books; their words never went out-of-fashion.

It is time to separate them again!

Your choices:

  1. A Catholic Book of Hymns & Chants
  2. A Catholic Book of Hymns (for a parish already using A Parish Book of Chant or other Kyriale)

Why is this important? A new scripture translation is due - initially announced for 2025, and this will outdate the combined missal/hymnals you are using today, just as those changes did in 2010. Your hymnals from us will not be outdated by these changes.

As an option for you, Source & Summit also has a wonderful Companion Missal without hymns and our hymnal is a great match for it.

But how to gain support for this change? And without costing anything?

Get Started in Your Parish for Free

download Step 1: Download PDF

Use the PDF freely, there are no copyright fees or streaming permissions ever required. Print out what you need for your cantor, choir and congregation.

You have two choices:

Download now with no email address required

Download for free through our online store and we will keep in touch via email.

quick_reorder Step 2: Order Trial Package

For only $69.95 + FREE Shipping, you get something for everybody:

Organist & Choir Director Edition for Organist, Spiral Bound

Pew Edition for Cantor, Hardbound

Printable PDF for Choir & Congregation, Digital Download

If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to offer a 30-day full refund, including return shipping costs.

Purchase Trial Package

groups Step 3: Hymnals for the Choir

Your choir can sing from the $19.95 hardbound hymnal, or if they prefer a book with larger print and more space for notes, we developed the special Choir Edition for $24.95.

Both with FREE Shipping!

Purchase Standard Hardbound Hymnals for My Choir

Purchase the Large-Print Choir Hymnal (It may be spiral bound with plastic covers at Staples for under $6)

menu_book Step 4: Hymnals for the Congregation

As members of the congregation once again hear their beloved hymns and realize that the hymns they enjoy singing are included in the hymnal, word will spread. This recognition will help gain support for adopting these new hymnals in your pews.

Purchase Hymnals for Congregation for $19.95 with FREE Shipping.

Customize YOUR Hymnal

Our standard hymnal is FLEXIBLE and able to be extensively customized. How is this possible? And is it affordable?

A high-quality, non-latex, elastic band securely holds up to 16 additional pages of your choice: 8 in the front and 8 in the back of each hymnal.

Add your choice of Mass settings, unison hymns, readings, and Mass texts to the hymnal.


A Simple Process

This flexibility also keeps sheets of paper from falling on the floor, cluttering up the pews and, even worse - having the Word of the Lord be accidentally stepped on.

Weekly booklet downloads from Source & Summit fit nicely into our hymnals, saving you time & effort. Volunteers who once picked up loose papers after Mass can now simply insert the weekly booklets into the hymnals before the first Vigil Mass of the weekend.


Custom Printable PDF Inserts:

Free PDF files without the need for copyright fees or streaming paperwork. 

Here are some ideas for inspiration. We have pre-made files ready for you to use, but you can also upload your own PDFs and generate a booklet using our free online tool!

  1. The Order of the Mass - English
  2. Glory to God and Creed
  3. ICEL English Chant Mass
  4. Other Mass Settings
  5. Saint Michael Prayer (inserted as the last page)
  6. Other Gregorian Chants not included in our "& Chants" version of A Catholic Book of Hymns & Chants
  7. And more... we would be happy to consider your requests!

A Truly Custom Hymnal

Would you consider making a custom hymnal for my parish, school or monastery? 

For more than 10 years we have been creating custom Catholic hymnals for parishes, schools, colleges and seminaries where they are being sung from on three continents. We welcome your calls and have a simple process we follow for building new hymnals--from the first glimmer of an idea to shipping them to your parish. This process is based upon the framework of our standard hymn format and your choice of music, which makes this affordable.

Testimonials


When our church was closed during COVID, the old parish hymnals were placed in storage.
 
Now, I am free to print music sheets and choose more appropriate hymns. But, I have to report music to OneLicense and process permissions for podcasting and streaming, so I now have more responsibility than I expected.
I met with Father, who listened to my concerns.
 
He had recently come across a Catholic hymnal that requires no paperwork or permissions, and is completely authentic to the faith. 
He asked me to learn more about it.
 
I did and found that the USCCB bishops very recently wrote that hymns must consistently reflect the teachings and beliefs of the Church.
This hymnal has the IMPRIMATUR of a bishop, and so we are seriously considering it.
 
And me, I’d be freed from all of this paperwork!
- A Parish Musician

A Book for Every Musician

Our hymnal series provides specialized hymnals to match the skills of your musicians.

All our music - aside from the hardbound hymnals - have perfectbound paperback covers. They are designed to be easily and affordably spiral-bound locally with clear plastic covers, saving you as much as $15 per book [since Staples and other supply stores typically charge under $6 per book in the USA.]