Church Lyrics Database

The Church Lyrics Database was designed to provide an easy way of accessing the overhead projection files for hymn and other song lyrics.

The lyrics in this database are used in worship by the Slavic Evangelical Pentecostal Churches in Australia. In particular, the following collections of songs have been included:

You can access song lyrics either by number or by using an alphabetical index. A global index of all songs in the database is also available.

Examples On-Line

You can experience the Church Lyrics Database without downloading and installing it by viewing the example on-line versions:

Please note that, due to copyright issues, viewing overhead projection files from The Source has been restricted: these files are password-protected in the example on-line versions.


The Church Lyrics Database is available in two versions: one for programs using the Open Document Format, an international standard for office applications (and as used by LibreOffice), and one using the proprietary Microsoft PowerPoint format. You need to download one of these two versions:

If you are using Microsoft PowerPoint version 2007 or earlier, download the PowerPoint version of the database; for all other applications (such as LibreOffice Impress, available freely from the LibreOffice web site), download the standards-compliant Open Document Format version.


Hint: Print this page out so that you can easily refer to it while installing the Church Lyrics Database.


For the Open Document Format version, you need:

For the Microsoft PowerPoint version:

For Microsoft Windows

  1. Download either the Open Document Format or PowerPoint version of the Church Lyrics Database as appropriate. Make sure you select the Save button: do not use the Open button as a short-cut! Save the ZIP file to an appropriate folder (directory) such as “My Documents”.

    If you are installing the Church Lyrics Database to a computer without Internet access, save the ZIP file onto a USB drive and take that drive to the target computer.

  2. Once the file finishes downloading, click on Open Folder to open the target download directory. Alternatively, manually open Explorer (short-cut key: WIN and E pressed together) and locate the ZIP file just downloaded. Right-click on this file and select Properties. The Properties dialog box will appear.

  3. At the bottom of the General tab, you might see a Security message stating “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”. If so, click on the Unblock button. Click OK to dismiss the dialog box.

  4. Double-click on the ZIP file to open it in Explorer.

  5. Click on the Extract All Files link in the left-hand pane. The Extraction Wizard dialog box should appear.

  6. Click Next in the wizard, then Browse to select a destination. Once you have done so, click Next to actually perform the extraction, then Finish once the operation has completed—this may take a couple of minutes.

    Note that you may install the Church Lyrics Database to any local hard drive and folder. You should not use a network drive or a USB drive. The top-level folder of the C: drive, C:\, is recommended, although you may also use “My Documents”.

  7. Right-click on the desktop, then select New » Shortcut.

  8. Click the Browse button to locate the file index.html in the church-lyrics-database folder. For example, the full name would be C:\church-lyrics-database\index.html if you extracted the ZIP file to the C:\ drive. Click Next to continue.

  9. Use “Church Lyrics Database” as the name of the shortcut, then click Finish.

  10. Right-click on the new shortcut icon on the desktop, then select Properties. A Properties dialog box will appear.

  11. Click the Change Icon button, then select Browse. Locate the file icon-multiple.ico in the church-lyrics-database\etc folder, then click Open. A piano keys icon should appear. Click OK, then OK again to close the Properties dialog box.

  12. Open Explorer (short-cut key: WIN and E pressed together) and locate the file ie-fixes.reg in the church-lyrics-database\etc folder. Double-click on this file.

  13. A Registry Editor dialog box will appear, asking “Are you sure you want to add the information in …\ie-fixes.reg to the registry?”. Click Yes, then OK once the success dialog box appears.

    For the technically-minded, the file ie-fixes.reg contains fixes for Microsoft Internet Explorer, to allow that web browser to run the JavaScript programs contained in the Church Lyrics Database. This needs to be done as the user that will run the database.

  14. You are finished! To start the Church Lyrics Database, double-click on the piano keys icon on the desktop.

For Linux, using KDE

  1. Download the Open Document Format version of the Church Lyrics Database and save the ZIP file to an appropriate folder (directory).

  2. Using a file manager, right-click on the downloaded ZIP file, then select Extract Archive To (or Extract » Extract To in older versions of KDE).

  3. Specify an appropriate directory into which the ZIP file is to be extracted; you may use any directory you have permission to write to (such as your home directory). Click OK.

  4. Right-click in the Desktop Folder (or on the actual desktop in older versions of KDE) and select Create New » Link to Location (URL).

  5. Use “Church Lyrics Database” as the filename, then use the Browse (folder) button to select index.html in the church-lyrics-database folder. Click OK.

  6. Right-click on the new icon and select Properties. A Properties dialog box will appear.

  7. Click the large icon (next to the Church Lyrics Database filename). A Select Icon dialog box will appear.

  8. Select Other Icons, then Browse. Select the icon.svg icon in the church-lyrics-database/etc directory. Click Open, then click OK.

  9. You are finished! To start the Church Lyrics Database, click on the piano keys icon in the Desktop Folder.


To upgrade the Church Lyrics Database to a newer version, simply download the newer version and extract it to the previously-created folder. Under Microsoft Windows, this procedure is contained in steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Under Linux, use steps 1, 2 and 3. Make sure you select “Yes to All” when asked to overwrite any files.


The Church Lyrics Database is made available to you under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence. You may find the complete terms and conditions in the licence document; the following is a human-readable (and non-legally binding) summary of the legal code:

You are free:

under the following conditions:

with the understanding that:

Notice: for any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work.

Contact and Feedback

Your comments, suggestions, corrections and enhancements are always warmly welcomed! Please send these to:

Postal: John Zaitseff,
The ZAP Group,
Unit 6, 116 Woodburn Road,
Berala, NSW, 2141,