The Adoremus Hymnal
Dec 31, 2011

The Adoremus Hymnal

adhymnal2nd1The second edition of The Adoremus Hymnal was published in 2011 to incorporate the new English translation of the Mass. The new edition also includes several new musical settings of the Mass, as well as additional hymns and chants. Like the original edition, the hymnal is intended for use both in small parishes with few musical resources and in large parishes with full choirs.

Following the general plan in Musicam Sacram, the Holy See’s Instruction on sacred music, The Adoremus Hymnal consists of three major sections:

1. The Order of the Mass: The unchanging parts of the Mass in Latin and English (on facing pages) with basic Mass chants (responses and acclamations) imbedded within the texts.

2. Musical settings for the Ordinary of the Mass: Eight traditional Latin chant (two settings added to the original six) and four newly composed Mass settings in English.

3. Hymns. A careful selection of hymns and chants for every season of the liturgical year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.), for other liturgical feasts and holidays, and for devotions.

Many traditional hymns (and all the Sequences) appear in both Latin and English.

The chants from Jubilate Deo, Pope Paul VI’s 1974 collection of Latin chant sent to all the bishops, are included in the new edition.

The hymnal also includes a basic service for Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, in Latin and English.

The Adoremus Hymnal is beautifully and sturdily bound, using the highest quality acid-free natural paper; and is available in three versions:

Standard Edition

Order of Mass in Latin and English, (ICEL music setting within text)

Musical settings of the Latin chant Ordinaries (in neumes)

Musical settings of the English Ordinaries (modern notation)

Hymn collection with complete harmonization (for congregation and choir)

Benediction service

Index of Ordinaries

Index of hymns by first lines

Index by liturgical season or occasion

Additional Indices:

Tune Names, Metrical Tunes, Authors and Sources, Translators,

Composers and Sources, Harmonizations and Arrangements, Scriptural references

Melody Edition

Contents as above, but melody-only for hymns, and only the three basic indices.

Organ Edition

Includes all music (no Mass texts) in modern notation especially arranged for organ accompaniment of Mass settings and hymns, in a special binder with large pages. The organ version includes all the indices in the standard version.

For more details on the new edition, see

Introduction to The Adoremus Hymnal

Index of Ordinaries (musical settings)

Index of hymns according to liturgical season

PDFs of the organ version of the four newly composed Mass settings are also accessible on this site <>

Recordings of Masses and Hymns
Music in the hymnal, Mass settings and hymns, are recorded and accessible online as MP3 files for free download.  Access on the Ignatius Press site –

Adoremus Hymnal dimensions
The width and length of the standard and Melody versions remain the same (8 1/4″ x 9 1/4″). The new Organ edition  has larger pages – 8 1/2 x 11″, and will be in a binder. The melody version  is 1 1/8″ thick; the standard edition 1 5/8″ thick. These dimensions are comparable to hymnals from other publishers.

To Order: Visit the Ignatius Press special hymnal pages

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The Adoremus Hymnal
The Adoremus Hymnal Introduction
Index of Hymns – Liturgical Season
Index of Ordinaries (musical settings)

Sample Hymn
Text Sample

The Editors