The Digital Hymnal is a collection of MIDI Files, lyrics, and historical notes about the authors and composers of hymns, based on the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. It follows the numeric order of the SDA Hymnal and includes the same indexes.
The Digital Hymnal is being developed by a group of volunteers. It is not sponsored by any business organization and has no intents for any profit. Its main objective is to provide a worship and teaching resource and an easy way to download MIDI files of hymns through the internet.
While the use of acoustic instruments in the church is the perfect ideal, that's not always possible. There's some small churches and fellowships where musical ability and financial resources may be in short supply. The Digital Hymnal is useful on those circumstances. Furthermore, the Digital Hymnal could complement the use of acoustic instruments and play along with violins, clarinets, or flutes.
The Digital Hymnal seeks to make good Christian music for worship available to those who desire it but have not the skill to play it. Outside the church, another practical application for the Digital Hymnal is for family worship.
The Digital Hymnal is not restricted to Seventh-Day Adventist members. Most of the hymns in the the Digital Hymnal are loved and used by most Christian denominations. The Digital Hymnal contains such popular Christian hymns as "Rock of Ages" and "Blessed Assurance."
The basic requirements for playing this files are a computer with a sound card with GM capabilities. But for a better sound quality, you may use more sophisticated equipment, such as a digital piano, or a synthesizer, connected to a computer.
If you would like to contribute with MIDI files or some other aspects of the Digital Hymnal, press here for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Digital Hymnal's webmaster, Pablo Aguilar.
The design and graphics used in this site reflect the character and objectives of the Digital Hymnal. The classic columns, more than an ornament, typify the nature of the hymns. Columns are used in architecture to support the superstructure of buildings and, also, occasionally as freestanding monuments. Likewise, hymns that have endured the trial of time, are the basis of sacred music. Parallel to that thought, is the portrayal of the church as a column (or pillar) and foundation of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15).The fonts in the Digital Hymnal's logo depict the digital and classic features of the digital hymns. The blue shadow in the Home page's image represent the Lord's guidance, as the pillar of cloud that guided the Israelites (Exodus 13:21). The musical notes invite you to "sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving (Psalms 147:7)."
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