Singing the Journey: A Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition

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Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005 - Hymns, English
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As a pagan UU I *love* this songbook. It has many songs which address themes like the turning of the seasons, respect for the earth, and the cycles of life, as well as traditional songs and chants from many world cultures.

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I liked "Comfort Me", #1002, so much that I bought 40 copies for my church. (Mine in the sense I'm a member; I don't own it and I'm not a minister.)
The rest are a mixed bag. Fully 20% of the hymns
are in a foreign language, ranging from Spanish to Zulu. I wrote and asked; they vetted the translations. Still, I always wonder if someone with a sense of humor as puckish as my own didn't tell the committee the words meant "Spirit of All, Protect Us" when they were really a Zulu version of "There once was a lass from Nantucket . . .".
The rest range from traditional ("Shall We Gather By the River", always great for annoying the Atheists; I try to use it once a year.) to the new and practically unsingable by an average congregation.

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