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(Revised) Trinity Hymnal Index

This is an index for the Revised (Red) Trinity Hymnal, published by GCP.  Indices of the old (Blue) Trinity Hymnal exist at the OPC website.  Note that if you want the lyrics or sheet music for hymns in Trinity Hymnal, I cannot help you (especially with the particulars of TH editorial choices or arrangements).  There are plenty of resources on the web to remind you what a hymn tune sounds like, or what the historical words to a hymn are, but if you want to know “What are the new words for How Sweet and Awful?” or “What key is Joy to the World in”, I highly recommend you buy yourself a Trinity Hymnal for personal reference.  But for those times when you are out and about, and need to discuss details of an upcoming church service, you might find this index a handy substitute.

I did not create this index, but cobbled it together from other sources.  The incipits here add yet another convention to these, by encoding the first line of the tune as if it were in the key of C major (or a minor).

As of 1/09, this is a quick and dirty first attempt at this index.  Eventually I intend to do useful things like

  • Sort scripture references by bible order, not alphabetically
  • Link scripture references to online bibles (in the meantime, try the Refalizer add-on for FireFox)
  • Link tune names to online resources such as CCEH or CyberHymnal

If you find any errors in this index, or have any feedback, please drop a comment below!



  1. Edward Suffern
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    An index for key words like mountain, valley, troubles etc. would be helpful. Although these are not theological words appearing in standard indices, if there was an index of every word appearing in the Trinity Hymnal, it would allow a preacher to find that word if it has a significant place in his sermon title. Perhaps google has a way of indexing some text that would be made accessible to a google search engine.
    thanks, Edward Suffern

    • Posted November 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for dropping by! Unfortunately, I believe that GCP considers the texts that they published in TH to be subject to copyright protection, so I’m not sure I could (conscience-wise) put an index like that out on the interwebs. In any case, I don’t have a softcopy of all of the texts to get started with, and I’m not about to type it all!

      However, you might get closer to what you’re looking for over here…

  2. Marty Cates
    Posted August 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Would love a an index that has them sortable by the year they lyrics were written.

    • Posted August 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      That’s not a bad idea. I’ll throw it in my to-do list (which probably doesn’t help much…)

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