Launched 30 November 2011 Compatible with all versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10
Cost: £30

Order direct from Methodist Publishing (phone 0845 017 8220) or from the product publisher at Norwich Books and Music (phone 01603 785925) and then download the installation package from*

(*NOTE: The STF in this website address must be typed in CAPS.)
If you have a question about your copy of the electronic words edition, the first step you should take is:

The electronic words edition is a software package which provides access to the hymn and song words in Singing the Faith. Easily extract lyrics (as they appear in the hymn book) for projection or use in service sheets. At the core of the software is a low-resolution image of each double-page spread of the printed music edition. You can navigate the pages by clicking forward or backwards or by using the search function. Once you have found your chosen hymn or song, you can export the words for which copyright permission has been given.

The software can be installed and activated for use on a single PC at any one time only. It is compatible with all versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10. The software is not compatible with Macs.

Please note: Before the words can be projected or printed, many of the copyright holders insist that CCLI licence numbers must be entered into the programme or, where the material is not covered by CCLI, users are directed to the copyright holder or their agent.

Installation instructions
After placing an order on this website you will receive an email with a unique Program Key and full download instructions. Please allow 2-3 days for this to arrive.

The software is non-refundable once installed and activated on your computer.

Questions and queries
If you have any problems downloading this edition:

  • Please check help files on the hymnview website first
  • If you have any further comments, questions or general queries, please contact the product publishers direct at

Further details on the electronic words edition can be found here:
Overview (PDF)

Further details with screen images (Word doc.)