Here are several samples of our work: two hymnal pages, an excerpt of service music, and a setting of plainchant.
The first sample uses Minion Pro, which is the font we recommend for most projects.
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Hymnworks is committed to helping churches successfully bring their hymnal to completion.
Here are some client testimonies from past projects:
Dan’s skill set is second to none. Crossway has asked his expert opinion on a number of hymn-related issues, and we are teaming up together for a major hymn project with Getty Music. Very grateful to God for our partnership!
Dan’s work for us was quick, professional, and very informative. He has an uncanny ability to render on the page something of beauty and consistency and also to edit the written word with marked excellence… Dan and I just finished a long journey of working together to produce a truly exceptional hymnal, and came in on deadline. If you want the product of your new hymnal or songbook and the process of putting it together to be an enjoyable quality journey, I highly commend Hymnworks.
Dan and his team were amazing to work with. He worked tirelessly and efficiently to set and lay out the hymns we wanted into a beautiful, quality hymnal. Not only did we end up with a top notch, personalized product with our own logo and title, but most importantly we now have a hymnal which we are in full agreement with every song included. The cost per book with everything included was competitive with anything else out there.
As a pastor of a local church, I felt shepherded by Dan as both a wise musical guide and a sensitive pastoral partner while we worked together on producing a hymnal. Throughout the process of collating songs, hammering out arrangements, and finalizing the details, Dan’s focus was not on producing a product but on getting to know and care for the Christian men and women these timeless truths would teach. When we finally put the hymnal in the pews, our congregation’s volume in worship went up as their eyes while singing went down to see the powerful lyrics Dan helped us put on paper. I’m so grateful to the Lord for Dan’s expertise, artistry, and for his friendship as we worked together to make a hymnal that would elevate our thoughts about Jesus Christ.
Every hymnal project is a labor of love for us! Here are some project spotlights from recent hymnals we’ve completed.
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