We just released an update for Hymn World. It adds new 13 hymns to the existing collection of hymns. It also fixes some bugs when network connection is slow or flaky. Also note that if the network is slow, it may take longer to load the lyrics; you will see the progress ring for a longer period; be patient.
Since the hymns are added by volunteer effort, it takes longer to process and add new hymns; thanks for your patience. We saw request for search by author name in a comment recently. We will keep it on cards if there are more such requests. thanks for your feedback.
There was a recent feedback on the Hymn World through windows store rating. Thanks for sending feedback.
A very good App with a few flaws
I highly recommend this app. I like the fact that the sheet music is included with each hymn incase you want to play it on the piano. I just have a few problems (pretty minor) with the app. When playing the hymn, there is only a pause button. It would be good if a rewind and fast forward option was included. Also, an option to resize the text on the hymn and its sheet music would also be great. All in all a great app. I give it 4 stars, but if these issues were fixed I would gladly give it 5.
Let me respond in parts.
- Yes, rewind & fast-forward options are good to have. but they do not look straight forward to implement. We are currently busy with the next application. We will add them to the feature requests.
- Regards zoom in and out, it was earlier request by other users and already exists. you can use touch ‘pinch’ action or (ctrl key + mouse wheel) to zoom in/out.
Thanks for your valuable feedback; share it with your friends and happy playing your favorite hymns.
update: Server is back online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience.
We are facing some issues with the server. You will see error when trying to access lyrics or music for a hymn. Sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience. Team is working on it to resume normal operation..
This release contains some new additions of hymns.
- Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
- Were You There?
- Within the Father’s House
- The Lord’s My Shepherd and
- a second translation of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, using the isorhythmic version of the tune.
3/3/2013 2:25 AM
Missing many good hymns Jeremy
Such as Victory in Jesus, The Solid Rock, The Lily of the Valley, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus, Were You There, Sweet Hour of Prayer, etc. Also A Mighty Fortress uses an unpopular translation. There are also duplicates of Christ the Lord is Risen Today. On the other hand, the ability to print scores is very nice.
Jeremy – thanks for taking time to write feedback. We do take feedback seriously. Regards the missing hymns – we are only able to bring the hymns which are in public domain; they are analyzed, formatted & published by our hymn expert. Also note that he is a volunteer. So – after new hymn request it may take some time.
Victory in Jesus – there are multiple hymns titled “Victory in Jesus”, but the most popular one (and I’m guessing the requested one) was written in 1939 and is still under copyright protection.
The Solid Rock – is already present. The actual title of the hymn is “My Hope is Built”.
Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Lyra) – you’re correct that there have same lyrics. But they have different tunes used for the same lyrics. There are actually multiple hymns in the same situation, including “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”, “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice”, “Happy the Man Who Feareth God”, and numerous others. Most of them are old hymns whose usage grew up in different places with different tunes. We will see if we can add the tune name in the title to bring more clarity.
A Mighty Fortress – This is a difficult question. There are many translations and composites out there. Translations continue to be tweaked and reworked in modern days, and the translation that is mostly used in the USA today might be that in the ecumenical “Lutheran Book of Worship”, which is copyright 1978. It is such a “core” hymn that everyone likes their own. The more common one is the revision of that tune by Bach. In this case, we will see if we can add second translation using the Bach version of the tune.
Welcome to the world of hymns. Imagine yourself browsing through your favorite hymns – reading the lyrics, watching the score and playing their music. You can also print it for your reference. If you love hymns, Hymn world is for you!
Hymn world lets you explore the world of hymns. It lets you refer the lyrics and scores; play music of hundreds of hymns in public domain. You can search using part of the title of the hymn.
Stay tuned for more!
Warmed up with fresh images. Now, feel like reading the hymns by the nature!
Added support to reach lyrics and play music for the hymn
We heard you. Zoom and print support is added. Also the search support is added.
1/21/2013 3:24 PM Len
There are 262 Christian Hymns that I grew up with and still enjoy, all scanned into for viewing. Being able to print them would be a big plus and get a fifth star. Absent that they could be used on a tablet form of Windows 8, but from my desktop I can still enjoy them.
Thanks Len for the nice words. Program Thee world is about helping you do things. Hymn world is meant to have you experience your hymns. We could wait to add the print support. It is released in next day after seeing your comments. Wish your are enjoying your favorite hymns as much we are in bringing hymn world app to you! We hope to get your last star soon.
1/18/2013 3:51 PM Robertdue
Only English Hymns. No possibilty to export, zoom or print hymns.
Thanks Robertdue for your feedback. We have added the zoom support in couple of days after your comments. Print support is also included which will help your export the hymn by printing to one note or xps file. We are looking into how to support other languages hymns such as German. If you are aware of a good collection of german hymns that are in public domain – do drop a note to us. Note: we can only publish public domain hymns without copyright issues. Also we look for good curated content to ensure, users get the right experience.