I’m thinking, the UK Unitarian and Free Christian hymnal Hymns for Living (the green one) is now twenty-two years old. That’s pretty old for a hymnal. I like the unofficial competition, Hymns of Faith and Freedom, more but isn’t much younger and suffers for being words-only. (An aside to American Unitarian Universalists: the much smaller British Unitarians have a choice of hymnals, coming from very different editorial vantage points. Why don’t we?)
- So I’m wondering, is there talk in the UK about a new generation of hymnals?
- Also, do we know what’s used in the Unitarian churches of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand?