Databases

  • Gesangbuchbibliographie Mainz. Mainz hymnal bibliography – contains over 28,000 hymnbook titles in German.
  • Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. -18. Jahrhunderts: VD 16, VD17, VD 18 – a catalogue of all known books and pamphlets from the German-speaking region printed in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
  • Gesangbücher in Württemberg: Hymnals in Württemberg – a project of the State Library of Württemberg.
  • Europeana: a portal to digital collections of European museums, libraries, etc., including many hymnological sources.
  • Oremus: an online hymnal in the Anglican tradition, with texts and MIDI files of tunes used in much of the English-speaking world.
  • Melodiarium hymnologicum Bohemiae: a digital catalogue of monophonic Latin, Czech, and German sacred song found in sources located in the Czech lands or imported into the Czech lands up until the eighteenth century.
  • Old hymn tunes from Finland: hymn melodies from Finnish manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • hymnary.org: an index of hymn texts and tunes from North American sources.
  • Hymn Tune Index: a census of all known hymn tunes printed with English-language texts up through 1820, with their publication history. 
  • Größte christliche Liederdatenbank: a database of hymns with texts, mostly in the Protestant free church tradition
  • Charles Wesley’s published works online
  • Historisch-kritisches Liederlexikon: a database of popular and traditional songs, including hymns, maintained by the Deutsches Volksliedarchiv in Freiburg.
  • Liedboek van die Kerk (2001): database with additional hymns.