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LBW: Hymnal Lyrics Text Files

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The LBW Text Library provides hymn stanza text for the public domain hymns found in Lutheran Book of Worship. One text file is provided for each hymn. Each file contains a the hymn number and title, the hymn's tune title, the stanzas arranged in the order they appear in the hymnal (including repeated refrains). Composer and copyright information is provided at the end of the text file.

The files are ASCII format (also referred to as 'plain text' format), a widely used format for storing text files on computers. The format is compatible with many text editors and word processing software, such as Microsoft Word. This is useful for "cutting & pasting" hymn text into other documents, such as worship bulletins and choir handouts.

Download: Price: $19.95  (4 Mb ZIP file; about 7 Mb on disk)

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Item #314, $19.95

Lutheran Book of Worship Edition (LBW) is based on the Lutheran hymnal Lutheran Book of Worship published in 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House.