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Adding Songs

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How to Add Songs

  • Add or paste songs into the area below based on the template given. If your hymnal does not appear correctly, verify that all of your formatting is correct and exactly like the template.
  • Suggestion: If you have a hymnal already typed out on your computer, format it first on your computer and then email it to yourself to paste into the app.
  • Songs should be added in order, but you may have gaps in the number sequence.
  • The chorus is optional and may be placed anywhere within the song. Multiple choruses are OK. You indicate the chorus with the letter c on its own line before the chorus.
  • Titles: You must supply all hymns with titles or no titles at all. To allow the app to make the titles for you, check "Use first line as the hymn title" and do not add any titles.
  • Inclusion of the author is optional. Just leave the line out if there is no known author for that hymn. You may also use this line for any notes you wish to have at the end of the hymn.
  • You may import a SAMPLE HYMNAL via the menu to see an example.
  • Template

    [Bracketed information] below indicates instructions to you, not text for you to enter.

    Number of hymn ONLY
    Title of hymn (optional)
    Author of Lyrics (optional)
    [blank line]
    Verse 1 lyrics (multiple lines)
    [blank line]
    c     [or chorus]
    Chorus lyrics (multiple lines)
    [blank line]
    Verse 2 (multiple lines)
    [blank line]
    [blank line, optional]
    Number of next hymn
    [Repeat structure for each new hymn]


  • Help for how to use your hymnal is under the menu settings button.
  • You may visit the with questions.
** Adding copyrighted songs is illegal. **

Note: Index info is saved automatically.

Enter categories in the format as follows, with as many lines as necessary for each category:

Note: Audio info is saved automatically.

Audio base URL (note trailing /, e.g. http://mysite.com/music/):

Audio Listing
One number per line (skipping numbers is OK)
e.g. 1|mysong.mp3)

Lyrics entry area

Check to use first line as the hymn title

Note: To create your own hymnal or to add songs that are searchable, please use the "Make Your Own Hymnal" app (search for MYOH)