Saturday’s blog post (“Fifty Shades of Unitarian“) wasn’t the first time I’ve worked up lists of what might be “canonical” hymns in the Unitarian and Universalist traditions. Because this looks back over several decades, it necessarily includes only old hymns, which is useful (to a point) for finding hymns that have entered the public domain. (This makes alterations easier, and obviates licensing issues.)
See these posts, too; some research, some opinion, a couple of resources:
- List of hymns in the League of Lay Centers hymnal
- What hymns are distinctive for Unitarian and Universalist Christians? Lists proffered.
- Ecumenically-rich hymns in “Hymns of the Spirit”
- Hymn list I
- Favorite hymns
- Selection of hymns for a tiny church (A suggestion not a list)
- “Liberala Himnaro” hymn list in English
- Esperanto hymnal to download (but you need to read Esperanto!)
- Hymns about universal salvation (keyed to Singing the Living Tradition)
Goodness! I’ve written a lot about this.