Absolutely not … and here’s how.
Simply open another tab in your browser and type the first line of your chosen hymn followed by the word lyrics. For example, if you’ve chosen the hymn Jerusalem, simply type “Jerusalem lyrics” (inverted commas not required) into the search bar, hit search and Google will return loads of copyright free sites where you can copy the lyrics you want.
Some sites have different versions so take care to choose one which displays the wording and style you want. Most people simply copy the words to the clipboard and paste them in to one of our template pages. But before you do carry out that last step, here’s a top tip.
Top Tip. Wording copied from the web will carry lots of hidden formatting like the font type and size, line spacing and whether type is bold or italic - and this may be difficult to override in our online editor.
So, here’s how to get around it.
Instead of pasting the lyrics straight in to our editor, paste them in to something like Wordpad or Notepad. These two free text editors are really handy because they strip all the formatting from whatever you’ve copied. Simply reselect the words you’ve pasted in to Wordpad or Notepad, copy and then paste in to our online text editor.
This extra step adds less than 60 seconds to inserting a hymn but can save you loads of hassle.