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Best Known Public Domain HymnsList of 44
See A-Z List Below For A Much Larger Selection


IMPORTANT: This list is based on USA Copyright Law and is intended only as a help in researching public domain music. This list is NOT sufficient documentation that music is in the Public Domain. To prove PD status in the USA, you MUST find a published copy of the song with a copyright date of 1925 or earlier. Our PD Sheet Music Reprints are exact reprints of books and sheet music published in 1925 or earlier and include music, lyrics, and complete original copyright information. Some of these songs may not be PD in countries other than the USA.

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Well Known Hymns Were Published Many Times by Different Publishers and Denominations.
Each Publication Often Used Different and Now Obscure Titles Making Hymn Title Search Ineffective Today.

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Popular Songs are on this PD list if we have a pre-1926 PD sheet music publication in our library AND if anyone has asked about PD status of the song in the past 20 years.
Abide With Me
1844 - Lyte, Henry F. V - Abide with me, fast falls the eventide C - I fear no foe D - Universalist Church of America PD Reprint
Alas, And Did My Savior Bleed
1766 - Watts, Isaac V - Alas, and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sovereign die? C - The We're kneeling at the mercy seat D - Seventh-Day Adventist Church PD Reprint
All Creatures Of Our God And King
1853 - Saint Francis of Assisi V - All creatures of our God and King C - O prasie Him! Alleluia D - Unitarian churches PD Reprint
All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name
1808 - Perronet, Edward V - All hail the power of Jesus' name, Let angels prostrate fall C - And crown him Lord of all D - Universalist Church of America PD Reprint
Amaing Grace
1789 - Newton, John V - Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved C - Wonderful grace, how it saves even me D - United Brethren in Christ PD Reprint
Ave Maria, Gratia Plena
1870 - V - Ave Maria, gratia plena D - Roman Catholic Church PD Reprint
Awakening Chorus
1907 - Gabriel, Charles H. V - Awake, awake, and sing the blessed story C - The Rejoice, rejoice, lift heart and voice D - Christian Endeavor Society PD Reprint
Be Thou My Vision, O Lord Of My Heart
1853 - Byrne, Mary E. V - Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart PD Reprint
Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine
1873 - Crosby, Fanny J. V - Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine C - This is my story, this is my song PD Reprint
Blest Be The Tie That Binds
1789 - Fawcett, John V - Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love C - There is sweet rest in heaven D - Methodist Episcopal Church (North) PD Reprint
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
1790 - Robinson, Robert V - Come thou fount of every blessing C - Yes, we'll land on shore D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
Crown Him With Many Crowns
1853 - Bridges, Matthew V - Crown him with many crowns PD Reprint
Faith Of Our Fathers, Living Still
1851 - Faber, Frederick W. V - Faith of our fathers, living still PD Reprint
For The Beauty Of The Earth
1853 - Pierpoint, Folliott S. V - For the beauty of the earth C - Now, O God, to Thee we raise D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
God Be With You Till We Meet Again
1828 - Rankin, Jeremiah Eames V - God be with you till we meet again C - Till we meet, till we meet PD Reprint
He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
1853 - Gilmore, Joseph Henry V - He leadeth me, O blessed thought C - He leadeth me, he leadeth me PD Reprint
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
1905 - Martin, Civilla D. V - Why should I feel discouraged C - I sing because I'm happy D - Orthodox Presbyterian Church PD Reprint
Holy, Holy, Holy
1850 - Heber, Reginald V - Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Early D - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church PD Reprint
How Firm A Foundation
1790 - Keith, George V - How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord PD Reprint
I Surrender All
1890 - Van de Venter, Judson W. V - All to Jesus I surrender C - I surrender all PD Reprint
It Is Well, With My Soul
1853 - Spafford, Horatio Gates V - When peace, like a river, attendeth my way C - It is well, with my soul D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
Jesus Is Calling
1853 - Thompson, William L. V - Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling C - Come home, come home D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er The Sun
1741 - Watts, Isaac V - Jesus shall reign where'er the sun C - Then glory, glory, let us sing D - Methodist Episcopal Church (North) PD Reprint
Just As I Am
1849 - Elliott, Charlotte V - Just as I am, without one plea, But that thy blood PD Reprint
Love Lifted Me
1907 - Rowe, James V - I was sinking deep in sin C - Love lifted me.. when nothing D - Unification Church (Sun Myung Moon) PD Reprint
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
1844 - Luther, Martin V - A mighty fortress is our God D - United Evangelical Lutheran Church (dating from Colonial times) PD Reprint
My Hope Is Built
1853 - Mote, Edward V - My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness C - Wholly lean on Jesus' name D - Temperance hymnals PD Reprint
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
1877 - Lowry, Robert V - What can wash away my sin C - O precious is the flow PD Reprint
O How I Love Jesus
1874 - Whitfield, Frederick V - There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth C - O how I love Jesus PD Reprint
O Store Gud
1908 - w. Carl Boberg, m. Swedish Folk Song V - O store Gud, Naer jag den vaerld beskaadar C - Daa brister sjaelen ut e lovsaangs ljud N - Tune for How Great Thou Art is PD worldwide along with Swedish lyrics by Carl Boberg and early German translations. English lyrics were published in 1949 and will NOT BE PD in the USA until 2045. PD Reprint
O Worship The King
1783 - Wesley, Charles V - o worship the king D - Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (Swedish) PD Reprint
The Old Rugged Cross
1907 - Bennard, George V - On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross C - So I'll cherish the old rugged cross D - American (Northern) Baptist Convention PD Reprint
On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
1856 - Stennett, Samuel V - On Jordan's stormy banks I stand, And cast a wishful eye C - I am bound for the promised land PD Reprint
Shall We Gather At The River
1860 - Lowry, Robert V - Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel feet have trod C - Yes, we'll gather at the river D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
1907 - McDaniel, R. H. V - What a wonderful change in my life has been C - Since Jesus came into my heart D - Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845- . Southern Methodists PD Reprint
Take My Life And Let It Be
1853 - Havergal, Frances Ridley V - Take my life, and let it be, consecrated C - Wash me in the savior's precious blood D - Temperance hymnals PD Reprint
There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
1792 - Cowper, William V - There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins PD Reprint
There's Power In Jesus' Blood
1899 - Tryaway, Hope V - My happy soul rejoices, the sky is bright above C - For there's power in Jesus' blood D - Pentecostal Assemblies (general) PD Reprint
To God Be The Glory
1870 - Crosby, Fanny J. V - To God be the glory, great things He hath done C - Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice D - Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) PD Reprint
We Praise Thee, O God
1869 - Mackay, William P. V - We praise thee, O God, for the Son of thy love C - Sound his praises, tell the story D - Disciples of Christ. Christian Churches. Campbellites PD Reprint
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
1844 - Scriven, Joseph V - What a friend we have in Jesus C - We will trust thee, precious Jesus D - Seventh-Day Adventist Church PD Reprint
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
1758 - Watts, Isaac V - When I survey the wondrous cross C - The Under the cross I'm resting D - Southern Baptist Convention, 1845- PD Reprint
When Morning Gilds The Skiles
1853 - V - When morning gilds the skies C - Thy name, O Lord, be praised D - United Evangelical Lutheran Church (dating from Colonial times) PD Reprint
Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
1828 - Blandy, E. W. V - I can hear my Savior calling C - Where he leads me I will follow PD Reprint
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