Welcome to the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust!

The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust was founded in 1978 by the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches. The group also included churches from Christchurch who were associated with the Associated Churches of Christ.

Since 1982, the United Church has published several hymns and songs sung by New Zealand churches as well as those overseas.

New Zealanders who are passionate about hymns make up the board of trustees, and they work with James Mist to ensure that all information is accurate.

All songs in The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust’s repertoire are contemporary with language relevant to modern times. Each song was created by a musician from New Zealand for this collection under oversight of manager James Mist, as well as members on the governance boards representing their churches’ interests.