Treasures from the Hymnal - free midi files

This is a collection of Hymns that I have sequenced for your listening pleasure. These hymns are from the Episcopal and the Baptist Hymnals. These are all original orchestrations of the classic hymns.

View the List of Hymns(non-Christmas)
View the List of Christmas Hymns (just a few at this point)

Download All the Midi Files

News! News! News! -- These hymns are now available in MP3 format. Just visit music.download.com/treasures and experience these hymns as produced on the synth for which they were sequenced.

As an added bonus, I've arranged a number of these hymns for GUITAR and recorded them in MP3 format. Please check these out on music.download.com/hymnsonguitar.

These midi files represent centuries of hymn writing and corporate church worship. Although I have not included the lyrics for these works, I consider the meaning of the words central to the joy I receive from this music.

Recent Additions:

  • Laudes Domini - When Morning Gilds the Skys (1/31/00)
  • Leoni - The God of Abraham Praise (1/31/00)
  • Rockingham - When I survey the wondrous cross (1/31/00)
  • St. Bees - Jesus! Name of wondrous love! (1/31/00)
  • Beecher - There's a wideness in God's mercy (1/14/00)
  • Caswall - Glory be to Jesus (1/14/00)
  • Kingsford - When Jesus left his Father's throne (1/14/00)
  • Kremser - We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing (1/14/00)
  • Eudoxia - Jesus, gentlest Savior (8/30/99)
  • Arise - I will arise and go to Jesus (8/29/99)
  • St. Anne - O God, our help in ages past (8/29/99)
  • Terra Patris - This is my Father's world (8/28/99)
  • Nun Danket - Now thank we all our God (8/28/99)
  • Hanover - O worship the King (8/28/99)

Who am I and why do I do this?
My name is Rob Getman, and I started sequencing hymns several years ago because I missed the Episcopal hymns that I grew up with. My mother was a church organist, and my earliest memories of church are sitting on the organ bench with my mother during the service. Ironically, I never learned to play the keyboard. I started using Cakewalk to enter the notes one at a time and voicing them to sound a little better. After a while I started posting the files on my web page on Geocities, and I was astounded at the number of hits I was getting. I sequenced all of these files myself either from arrangements in the hymnal or arrangements that I have created.

Here are a few related links
[Rob's Internet Toolbox] My own personal Internet portal
[Rob Getman's Midi Music] The 'back door' into this web site

Appropriate Use Information:
The midi files on this page are provided as-is. I make no promise that they will work well on your system. Personal Use: You are free to use these files for your personal use. If you choose to use them in a web page, please obtain permission from me first. I also ask that you not link to them here, but copy the files to your own web space. Business Use: If you wish to use these files for business (church) purposes, please contact me at and arrange for a usage license.

Last update: 1/15/05

Other Episcopal or Hymnal Pages:

Selections from the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal: From St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newport News, VA.

Anglican Online Hymnal OREMUS

The Cyber Hymnal

Gentle Ministries Midi Page

Lutheran Hymnal

1940 Episcopal Hymnal


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