Worship Resources – Hymns

Hymns on Sexuality

“Praise the Source of all Creation” by Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Winner of the first-ever Religious Institute Hymn Contest

“When Bodies Join and Souls Combine” by Patrick Evans

Commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the Religious Institute

Other hymns

“Spirit of Gentleness,” NCH #286
“Now Thank We Our God,” NCH #419, v. 1&2
“This Little Light of Mine,” NCH #525

“Just as Long As I have Breath,” SLT #6
“Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire,” SLT #34
“Spirit of Love,” SLT #123

NCH: The New Century Hymnal. The United Church of Christ Hymnal, c. 1995.
SLT: Singing in the Living Tradition. The Unitarian Unversalist Association, c. 1993.

Hymns/Songs on Global Maternal Health

For Jewish Congregations:

Mi Shebeirach by Debbie Friedman
Circle Chant by Linda Hirschhorn
Salaam by Sheva
Bashana Haba’ah by Manor/Hirah

For Unitarian Universalist Congregations:

From Singing In the Living Tradition (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1993)

“Can I See Another’s Woe” (#127)
“No Matter If You Live Now Far or Near” (#181)
“Wonder of Wonders” (#408)
“Sleep, My Child” (#409)

For Christian Congregations:

From Chalice Hymnal (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2002)

“Of Women, and Of Women’s Hopes We Sing” (#286)
“Wash, Oh God, Your Sons and Daughters” (#365)
“Who is My Mother, Who is My Brother?” (#486)
“Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant” (#490)
“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” (#684)

From Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal (New York: Church Publishing, 1993)

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chile” (#169)
“God Will Take Care of You” (#183)
“Born to Rule the Earth” (#212)

From New Century Hymnal (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1995)

“Womb of Life, and Source of Being” (#274)
“O God, Whose Steadfast Love” (#426)
“Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth” (#467)
“Like a Mother Who Has Born Us” (#583)
“Strengthen All the Weary Hands” (#612)

From Singing In the Living Tradition (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1993)

“Can I See Another’s Woe” (#127)
“No Matter If You Live Now Far or Near” (#181)
“Wonder of Wonders” (#408)
“Sleep, My Child” (#409)

From The Hymnal 1982 (New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1985)

“Baptized in Water” (#294)
“What Does the Lord Require” (#605)

From The Presbyterian Hymnal (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1990)

“O God of Every Nation” (#289)
“Christian Women, Christian Men” (#348)
“O For a World” (#386)

From The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989)

“Children of the Heavenly Father” (#141)
“Our Parent, By Whose Name” (#447)
“Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (#611)

From Worship: A Hymnal and Service Book for Roman Catholics, 3rd ed. (Chicago: GIA Publications, 1986)

“Lord of Our Growing Years” (#556)

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