The HymnFinder program provides an electronic concordance to the Chinese (Simplified), English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Romanian hymn books, as well as the hymns of Mexican brother Juventino Valdez, plus a hymn Authors database. The program enables the user to search by hymn number, as well as by words and phrases. The Copyright Information for this program states: "This program may be freely distributed."
Downloading and Installing the Software
The different versions of the software (available for several different platforms) are available at this website:
Unfortunately, there are no installation instructions available at this website. Once you download the software, you will need to extract the files to a folder on your computer before you will be able to run and install the program. You may need to ask someone who knows a little more about downloading and installing programs to do this for you.
Tips for using HymnFinder (Windows 2004b and 2010a Version)
To look up the words for a particular hymn: just enter the number of the hymn in the Search box and hit Enter (for example, entering "252" and hitting Enter will return the words for Hymn #252).
To copy and paste text from a hymn: you cannot use your keyboard shortcut keys within the program (i.e. "Ctrl + A" doesn't work for "Select All"). However, you can context-click (right-click) within the program and access the "select all" and "copy" commands that way.