Hymn Permissions
The Pilgrim Press cannot grant "umbrella permission" for the projection, reprinting, and/or streaming of all hymns in a Pilgrim-produced hymnal (such as The New Century Hymnal), because The Pilgrim Press does not hold the copyright for every hymn, verse, and accompaniment within its hymnals. Please visit our partner, One License, to seek permission for reprinting, projecting, and/or streaming individual hymns.
Please note that all hymnals provide copyright information, usually in the back. The New Century Hymnal, for example, lists who owns the music, hymn text, harmonizations, and adaptations beginning on page 888. Hymns without copyright entries were in the public domain at the time the hymnal was printed. United Church of Christ congregations may use a hymn for worship purposes if The Pilgrim Press, United Church Press, or Local Church Ministries owns the hymn (as verified by the copyright information provided in a hymnal). 

Book Permissions

As educational institutions shift to remote learning, The Pilgrim Press has worked with our partner Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to increase the accessibility of our copyrighted materials for academic purposes. CCC is offering zero-cost licenses to support distancing learning models. Visit CCC for information about the Education Continuity License.

General Information

Before submitting a request to The Pilgrim Press, please contact these permissions outlets:

If you have any questions or requests not answered through these services, please email The Pilgrim Press charges a $25 processing fee in order to offset the cost of this service, and may charge more depending on the particular request. Please note that permissions may be delayed as our offices are moving and updating our files.

Need to learn more about copyright, licenses, permissions? Check out this recorded conversation -- "Legal Considerations for Online Worship" -- between Pilgrim's publisher Rachel Hackenberg, UCC General Counsel Heather Kimmel, Minister for Worship & Gospel Arts Susan Blain, and hosted by Faith INFO team leader Chris Davies.