About Us

The mission of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing.

Encourage – by building supportive relationships and enabling networking and ecumenical cooperation.
Promote – through our regular news publications and web presence news of events, activities, and recent developments.
Enliven – by providing experience in performance practices to help in the introduction and leading of the congregation’s song.

Founded in 1922, The Hymn Society was formerly known as The Hymn Society of America, but the name of the organization was changed in 1991 to The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The Hymn Society is for those who:

  • believe that congregational song is an integral component of worship,
  • believe that the writing and singing of new texts and tunes needs to be promoted,
  • value learning about the origins of the words and music they sing.

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is a 501(c)3 organization.