The New Century Hymnal | Deluxe Edition

  • $29.95

See below for imprinting details.

Permissions Notice

Visit our permissions page to understand how to seek permission on hymn use (e.g. photocopying or streaming). You can also download the copyright index for a quick reference guide to the copyright management of various hymns.

The Pilgrim Press cannot grant an "umbrella" license for congregations to reprint and/or stream hymns, because Pilgrim does not hold the copyright on all hymns in The New Century Hymnal. Please visit our partner, One License, to seek permission to reprint, project, and/or stream individual hymns in your worship service. 

Inclusive-Language Hymns

The New Century Hymnal invites the Church into the 21st century. The best hymns of the past are combined with exciting new hymnody from some of the finest contemporary poets and composers. The New Century Hymnal reflects a high level of musical and theological scholarship including fresh adaptations of original texts, honoring tradition while at the same time using inclusive language that will welcome and affirm all as members of Christ's church.


  • more than 600 hymns
  • many new translations to bring freshness to older texts
  • over 100 psalms, set to music
  • harmonizations carefully selected for congregational singing
  • orders for worship, with services for morning and evening prayer

The list of hymns (organized by first line) can be downloaded here.

The deluxe edition has a soft, leather-like black cover, gold-edged pages, and ribbon markers. The UCC deluxe edition has a stamp of the UCC emblem on its cover; the ecumenical deluxe edition does not include the stamped emblem.

Ecumenical deluxe edition: ISBN 978-0-8298-1053-0
UCC deluxe edition: ISBN 978-0-8298-1052-3

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Imprinting option

Adding an imprinted name to the cover of a hymnal will create a treasured keepsake. 

Whether for a hardcover pew hymnal, imprinted with the name of your congregation or for a softcover deluxe hymnal, imprinted to honor a beloved church musician an imprinted hymnal celebrates a significant season in the life of a faith community.

Imprinting is available for the following hymnals:

For $5.00, have a name imprinted in gold on TNCH deluxe edition. Please allow four (4) weeks for delivery. For an additional $25.00 rush fee, have your imprinted hymnal delivered within two (2) weeks.

Please follow these parameters:

  • One name only
  • Limit of 20 characters (including spaces and punctuation)

If text is added to the "requested text" field above but the $29.95 hymnal is purchased, your hymnal will be shipped without imprinting. Be sure to purchase the correct option (either $34.95 or $59.95) for an imprinted deluxe edition of TNCH.

Imprinting is a service of United Church Press