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Free Classic Public Domain Hymns

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Classic Christian Hymns

          Music is a very important part of every type of ministry. Today's youth leaders are not only looking for music to sing but also to use as background music for dramas, plays, web pages, and amateur movies. Apple Sauce Kids is looking for, Free for personal and ministry use, sheet and performed music (midi, mp3 and full performances by individuals, groups, or bands). Please partner with us in this effort to support youth ministries around the world by sending us any music you have created. We are more then happy to give you credit for your music and promote you through your web site.

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     All of the songs in this list are Public Domain, and so are most of the performances. You will find the letters (RCFCU) which means (Requires Contract For Commercial Use) when an Artist/performer/group requires a contract for any commercial use of that performance. Some of these artists have provided their performances out of the goodness of their hearts and with the hope of getting some exposure. Please consider hiring them and buying their music. We provide a free link to an Artist's web site with the posting of each free performance you provide. Performers are welcomed to place their contact info in the "Tag Lines" (Author, Song, Album, etc.)that are displayed when a song is played, but no verbal advertising during the performance. I can easily add more Public Domain songs to this list.

Date, Writer
Full Performance
(V)ocal, (I)strumental
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
About 1529 Music: Martin Luther
Trans. by Frederick H. Hedge

Abide with Me
Text: Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847
Music: W.H. Monk, 1823-1889

Amazing Grace
1800, John Newton

America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Music: Thesaurus Musicus

America the Beautiful
Text: Katharine Lee Bates, 1859-1929
Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1847-190

Away In a Manger
Text: Anonymous
Music: James R. Murray, 1841-1905

Blessed Assurance
Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839-1908

Come and Dine
Text and Music: Charles B. Widmeyer, 1907
Come Thou Almighty King
Text: C.Wesley, 1885
Music: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796

Hallelujah Chorus
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
alt. by George Whitefield and others

Have Thine Own Way Lord
Text: Adelaide A. Pollard, 1862-1934
Music: George C. Stebbins, 1846-1945

He Leadeth Me
Text: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1834-1918
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868

Higher Ground
Text: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898
Music: Charles H. Gabriel
Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty
Text: Dr. Heber
Music: J.B. Dykes,
I Love to Tell the Story
Text: Katherine Hankey, 1866
Music: William G. Fisher, 1869

In The Garden
C. Austin Miles
In The Sweet By and By
1868 Webster
I Surrender All
Text: J.W. VenDeVenter, 1896
Music: W.S. Weeden

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Text: Edmund H. Sears, 1810-1876
Music: Richard Storrs Willis, 1819-1900

It Is Well With My Soul
Text: Horatio G. Spafford, 1876
Music: Philip P. Bliss

Jesus Loves Me
Text:Anna B. Warner in 1860,
and David Rutherford McGuire.
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1862

Jesus Loves The Little Children
Text: C. Herbert Woolston
Music:George F. Root (1820-1895)
Joy To The World
Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Music: Arr. from G.F. Handel by Lowell Mason, 1792-1872

Joy Unspeakable
Text: Barney E. Warren, 1900
Music: Barney E. Warren, 1900
Just As I Am
Text: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868
Just Over In The Glory Land
Text: James W. Acuff, Glad Hosannas, 1906
Music: Emmett S. Dean
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Text: E. A. Hoffman, 1887
Music: A. J. Showalter

My Hope is Built
Text: Edward Mote, 1797-1874
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868

My Mother's Bible
Words: M. B. Williams, 1893.
Music: Charles D. Tillman

Nearer My God, To Thee
Text: 1841, Sarah F. Adams
Music: Lowell Mason,1859

Near the Cross [Jesus Keep Me]
Text: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: W.H. Doane,
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
Robert Lowry

O Come All Ye Faithful
Text & Music: John F. Wade 1751

O Come O Come Immanuel
Text: From the Latin, 9th century
Music: French Processional, 15th century

O Holy Night
Text: Placide Clappeau, 1847
Music: Adolphe C. Adam (1803-1856)
O How I Love Jesus
Text: Frederick Whitefield
Music: 19th century American Melody

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Text: Phillips Brooks 1835-1893
Music: Lewis H. Redner 1830-1908
Old Time Religion
Onward Christian Soldiers
Text: S. Baring-Gould
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Praise Him, Praise Him
Text: Fanny Crosby, 1899
Music: Chester G. Allen
Power In The Blood
Text and Music: Lewis E. Jones, 1899
Rock of Ages
Text: Augustus M. Toplady, 1776
Music: Thomas Hastings, 1830

Silent Night, Holy Night
1818 Text: German anon
Trans.: English Joseph Mohr
Music: Franz Gruber

Silent Night
1890 Barnby
Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling
Text and Music: Will L. Thomp­son, 1880

Standing on the Promises
Text and Music: R. Kelso Carter, 1886

Sweet Hour of Prayer
1885 Bradbury

The First Noel
Text: Trad. English carol
Music: Trad. English carol
harm from Christmas Carols New and Old
The Old Rugged Cross
Text: George Bennard, 1873-1958
Music: George Bennard, 1873-1958
This little Light of Mine
Text: Arthur Loes
Music: Harry Dixon
To God Be The Glory
Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1875
Music: William H. Doane

We Three Kings of Orient Are
Text: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891
Music: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
What A Friend [We Have in Jesus]
Text: Joseph M. Scriven, 1820-1886
Music: Charles C. Converse, 1832-1918
What Child Is This?
Text: William C. Dix, 1837-1898
Music: 16th cent. English melody

When the Saints Go Marching In
When We All Get To Heaven
Text: Eliza E. Hewitt, 1898
Music: Emily D. Wilson
While sheperds watch their flocks
Words: Na­hum Tate, 1700; first ap­peared in Tate and Brady’s Psalter, 1702. Music: Christmas, George F. Han­del, 1728; ar­ranged in Har­mon­ia Sac­ra, 1812

These sites have large lists of Midi/MP3 files, but not all of them are in the public domain:
   (A) hymnsite.com (Permission)
   (B) cyberhymnal
   (C) Rose's Front Porch
   (D) The Web Site for Christians.com, music by Chris Brekke
The first letter above, (A) etc., correlates as the provider of the songs below.

     These sites provide free music for personal and ministry use. A legal agreement should be reached with the owners/creators/performers before it is used commercially. Apple Sauce Kids has no legal relationship with these sites or their materials.
     The Web Site for Christians.com


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