C. B. Gitty Publishing

The Canjo Hymnal - 107 Classic Christian Hymns with Tablature for 1-string Canjo

  • The Canjo Hymnal - 107 Classic Christian Hymns with Tablature for 1-string Canjo
  • The Canjo Hymnal - 107 Classic Christian Hymns with Tablature for 1-string Canjo


Ben Gitty writes: I grew up in small pentecostal churches, where my grandma Myra helped lead the singing. The great old hymns and spirituals I learned during those years have stayed with him all my life, and I am proud to now be able to present them in tablature form for the canjo.

This 112-page book contains 107 of the best-known and beloved Christian hymns and spirituals, all arranged specifically for playing on one-string canjos. The words and additional verses are included for almost all of the songs, as well as short historical background stories for many of them. 

You can also get this hymnal directly from Amazon, with free shipping through Prime. Customers in Europe, be sure to browse or to order a copy that will be printed and shipped from within the EU!

Playing these hymns is easier than you ever believed, just follow the numbers above the words in the easy-to-play canjo tablature format. This book was designed here at C. B. Gitty, with all tablature arranged by Ben "Gitty" Baker. It has been professionally bound and features full-color front and back covers.

We even include a page on how to read the tablature and play your canjo, and links to more canjo-related resources online!

Here is a sample of the tablature style:


(Each number above the word corresponds to which fret you should finger on the canjo's fretboard. A zero (0) means plug the string open/unfretted.)

Here is the list of songs included in this song book:


  • All Things Bright and Beautiful 
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • An Old Account Settled 
  • Angel Band 
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Are You Washed in the Blood? 
  • At the Cross 
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic 
  • Bless the Lord, O My Soul 
  • Blessed Assurance 
  • Blessed Be the Name 
  • Bringing in the Sheaves 
  • Children Go Where I Send Thee 
  • Christ Arose 
  • Down in the River to Pray 
  • Faith of Our Fathers 
  • Give Me Oil in My Lamp 
  • Glory To His Name 
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain 
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Gospel Train 
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 
  • Have Thine Own Way 
  • He Is Lord 
  • Holy, Holy 
  • I Am Bound For the Promised Land 
  • I Can, I Will, I Do Believe 
  • I Come To the Garden Alone 
  • I Feel Like Traveling On 
  • I Have Decided To Follow Jesus 
  • I Love To Tell The Story 
  • I Must Tell Jesus 
  • I Shall Not Be Moved 
  • I Would Not Be Denied 
  • In the Sweet By and By 
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 
  • It Is Well With My Soul 
  • Jesus Loves Me 
  • Jesus Loves the Little Children 
  • Jesus Paid It All 
  • Joy To The World 
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee 
  • Just As I Am 
  • Just Over in the Glory Land 
  • Kum-Ba-Ya 
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms 
  • Let the Lower Lights Be Burning 
  • Little David Play On Your Harp 
  • Living By Faith 
  • Love Lifted Me 
  • Mary Don’t You Weep 
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore 
  • My Savior First of All (I Shall Know Him) 
  • Nearer My God To Thee 
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen 
  • Nothing But the Blood 
  • O Come All Ye Faithful 
  • O Happy Day 
  • O Holy Night 
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem 
  • Oh, How I Love Jesus 
  • Oh, I Want To See Him 
  • Old Time Power 
  • Old Time Religion 
  • On Christ the Solid Rock 
  • Only Trust Him 
  • Onward Christian Soldiers 
  • Pass Me Not 
  • Precious Memories 
  • Redeemed 
  • Revive Us Again 
  • Rock of Ages 
  • Send the Light 
  • Shall We Gather At the River 
  • Showers of Blessing 
  • Silent Night 
  • Softly and Tenderly 
  • Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus 
  • Standing On the Promises 
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer 
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 
  • Tell It To Jesus Alone 
  • Tell Me the Story of Jesus 
  • The B-I-B-L-E 
  • The First Noel 
  • The Lily of the Valley 
  • The Old Rugged Cross 
  • The Unclouded Day 
  • There Is a Fountain 
  • There Is Power in the Blood 
  • This Little Light of Mine 
  • This Train (Is Bound for Glory) 
  • ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus 
  • Trust and Obey 
  • What A Friend We Have in Jesus 
  • When the Redeemed Are Gathering In 
  • When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder 
  • When the Saints Go Marching In 
  • When They Ring the Golden Bells 
  • When We All Get To Heaven 
  • Where the Soul Never Dies 
  • Where We’ll Never Grow Old 
  • Whispering Hope 
  • Work, For Night Is Coming 
  • Yield Not To Temptation



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