Printable vintage hymns about prayer are ideal for masses and church services throughout the year as well as for creating custom wall art and numerous DIY projects.
I’m releasing my collection of free printable vintage hymns about prayer during the quarantine for the global pandemic in 2020. While hymns about prayer are fitting for masses and church services throughout the church calendar, it seems like we need them now more than ever. I hope that this sacred music brings you some comfort and peace of mind during a very difficult time.
You already know that I love all things sheet music and that I especially like the aesthetic of vintage sheet music. You can create your own vintage sheet music, which I do on occasion for certain types of DIY projects. However, there’s nothing quite like using genuine vintage sheet music.
The first printable vintage hymns collection I created has done far better than I ever imagined it would. So I’ve been rolling out additional sets of vintage hymns for specific occasions. I have Christmas hymns, hymns for baptism, hymns for Lent and Easter, and hymns about mothers.
Now I’m releasing printable hymns about prayer. This collection includes 25 hymns, ideal for masses and church services as well as custom wall art and an extensive variety of DIY projects. All of the hymns are from The American Hymnal, which is from 1926.
In a couple of weeks, I’ll be releasing a collection of patriotic/4th of July hymns. If there are any other types of hymns or hymn collections, you’d like to see here, please let me know. Don’t hesitate to reach out with requests for specific hymns as well.
How to use printable hymns about prayer
- Masses and church services. I know that many of you have arrived at this post looking for hymns about prayer that you can use for masses, church services, and other worship celebrations. The hymns are ready to print for choir books, bulletins, worship aides, and more.
- Custom wall art. I know that many of you have also arrived at this post looking for vintage sheet music to create one-of-a-kind wall art for yourself or to give as gifts. You can print and frame sheet music as is or overlay it with text and/or images, such as names, prayers, scripture verses, and quotes.
- Other DIY projects. Beyond wall art, there are endless possibilities for craft projects with vintage hymns. Just a few of the sheet music crafts that I feature on the blog include greeting cards, botanical tile coasters, glass magnets, pendant necklaces, and Christmas ornaments.
About the free printable vintage hymns
I’ve created two versions of all of the free printable vintage hymns about prayer – a PDF version and a JPG version. I know that many readers have arrived at this post looking for printable sheet music in PDF form. I know that many readers have also arrived here looking for sheet music for wall decor and craft projects and most likely prefer JPG format.
The vintage hymns about prayer are for personal use only. You may download and print them as many times as you like, which includes use for classrooms, Sunday school, church choir, and community choir. Please don’t distribute the download files. If friends, family, or co-workers would like their own sheet music, send them a link to this post, so they can download their own files. Thank you!
Free printable vintage hymns about prayer
Again, there are 25 hymns in this collection. They’re all from The American Hymnal (1926).
- Abide With Me (JPG | PDF)
- Brethren, We Have Met to Worship (JPG | PDF)
- Call Unto Me (JPG | PDF)
- Close to Thee (JPG | PDF)
- Did You Think to Pray? (JPG | PDF)
- I Must Tell Jesus (JPG | PDF)
- I Need Jesus (JPG | PDF)
- Jesus Intercedes for Me (JPG | PDF)
- Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me (JPG | PDF)
- Just for Today (JPG | PDF)
- Keep On Praying (JPG | PDF)
- Lift Me Up to Thee (JPG | PDF)
- Lord, We Come Before Thee Now (JPG | PDF)
- ‘Neath the Old Olive Trees (JPG | PDF)
- Pass Me Not (JPG | PDF)
- Pray Your Troubles Away (JPG | PDF)
- Prayer Changes Things (JPG | PDF)
- Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (JPG | PDF)
- Savior, Teach Me Day By Day (JPG | PDF)
- Speak to My Heart (JPG | PDF)
- Sweet Hour of Prayer (JPG | PDF)
- Talk It All Over With Jesus (JPG | PDF)
- ‘Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer (JPG | PDF)
- What a Friend (JPG | PDF)
- Whisper a Prayer (JPG | PDF)
I explain how to extract and download the full set of JPG files after all of the vintage hymns collections. The PDF files are much smaller and don’t require extraction.
Hymns about prayer 8×10 format
I created 8×10 JPG versions of four of the vintage hymns about prayer available in this post: Jesus Intercedes for Me, Prayer Changes Things, ‘Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer, and What a Friend.
I know that many readers are looking for vintage hymns to use for handmade gifts and want to download them and then customize them quickly and easily. Having sheet music in 8×10 format makes the process so simple. If you’d like a hymn not available in 8×10 and you don’t know how to format it, please contact me. I’m happy to release additional 8×10 formats.
I’ve made 8×10 versions of the hymns about prayer with and without white borders. Depending on the type of frame you choose and the exact project you’re creating, you may prefer one format over the other.
Keep reading to learn how to extract and download your new sheet music!
Extracting and downloading the ZIP folders
Please note that extracting and downloading the full JPG vintage hymn sets will take some time.
- When you click on the full collection link, choose the Open with ZIP Extractor option at the top of the page.
- The folder will open in a new window. The files will download.
- After the files have downloaded, click Extract Now.
- When the files are extracted and have uploaded, click View Extracted Files.
- Double click on the folder.
- To download, select the files you’d like to download. Click the three horizontal dots More Actions button. Choose Download.
- Follow the prompts on the download screen.
- I strongly recommend moving your downloaded files out of your downloads folder and into your main photos folder. Make sure to keep them in a folder labeled “Vintage Hymns About Prayer” or something similar, so you can find them easily.
Tips for printing vintage hymns about prayer
When you use printable hymns about prayer to create unique wall decor, my personal recommendation for printing your pieces at home is Finestra Art paper.
I used Finestra Art paper to print the above vintage dictionary pages. The paper has an acid-free, matte surface, which dries ink instantly, creating crisp, vibrant images. Regular printer paper, card stock, and presentation paper do work. But the results they produce aren’t as nice. It’s worth the money for nice paper to create professional-quality wall art, especially when you’re making gifts.
To create personalized wall art, if you don’t use my 8×10 versions, you’ll need to crop or format the hymns to fit the frame(s) of your choosing. After you’ve cropped or formatted the music to a specific size, make sure to select the corresponding paper size on both the printer itself when you load the paper and the printer menu when you print your new art. Otherwise, your music may not print properly.
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