There are several ways to find hymns and songs on Singing the Faith Plus.
Finding individual hymn details
Enter the STF hymn number or the hymn title in the 'Search StF+' box near the top of each page to find details of an individual hymn, including audio of the hymn tune.
Using the hymn calendar (at the foot of every page) click on the date you want. This will bring up a page that includes the Lectionary readings for the day (in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible – Anglicised edition) plus suggested hymns for each reading. If you have thoughts of your own for suitable hymns, let us know.
Searching by category
You can choose from as many categories as you wish using the Hymn Category Search on the left of every page.
e.g. If you know you’re going to have a praise band available during Advent, click on Festivals and Seasons and select “Advent”; and click on Hymns in different forms and select “Song with guitar chords”. Now click on search for a list of options to come up. (If a hymn has been set to more than one tune, you will find that it is listed twice.)
Singing the Faith Plus hymns, published on this site and not included in the printed hymn book, can be found on our New hymns page. We’ve also created a contents list of our online-only hymns using the same contents headings as in the hymn book.
Searching by hymn metre
Open the Metrical Index to reveal a complete list of the hymn metres in Singing the Faith. Click on any metre to get a list of all hymns in that metre. This way you can find a tune that may be more familiar to your congregation, or try a new tune to refresh familiar words
Alphabetical index of first lines and tunes (Pdf)
(Note - this Pdf is indexed with ‘Bookmarks‘. Once the Pdf is open in Acrobat Reader, click ‘Bookmarks’ on the left to open the expandable menu.)
Contents list in numerical order (Excel document)
Contents list in numerical order (Pdf)
Cross reference Singing the Faith with Hymns & Psalms
Singing the Faith shares over 300 hymns with its predecessor, Hymns & Psalms.
Here, you can check the numbers in both books of each shared hymn:
Hymns & Psalms cross reference by first line only (Pdf)
Hymns & Psalms cross reference by First Line, StF hymn number, or Hymns & Psalms number (Excel document)
A note on the printed editions of Singing the Faith
You may notice some minor discrepancies between texts or information on this website and the printed copies of Singing the Faith.
Generally, the website will provide the most up-to-date information because we will try to ensure that any errors in Singing the Faith are corrected here as soon as they are spotted; corrections to the printed copies of the books will be dependent on reprints. Here you can see a complete list of corrections prepared for the 2nd and 3rd impressions of Singing the Faith (November 2011 and January 2012, Words only). Corrections are also noted in the information about individual hymns on this website.