The actual hymnal I mentioned

Following up on the last post. Back in 1939, Universalist National Memorial Church (evidently) used the 1917 Universalist Hymns of the Church — not a well-loved hymnal in its own day if sales figures indicate. (The older Church Harmonies dominated until Hymns of the Spirit.) It was probably too formal for most Universalist churches, so well-pitched for “the Washington parish.”

Here’s what they sung that day. Quite a typical assortment of liberal hymnody.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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