It’s time for a new hymnal

I would second this. Thank you!

A Free Faith

A facebook conversation got me thinking: it’s time.

It’s been more than two decades since our last hymnal update, and though Singing the Living Tradition is generally well-liked and in wide use among UU congregations, it’s time.

Twenty years ago, few if any UU congregations were projecting hymn lyrics. Twenty years ago, the Internet was still a new-fangled thing for most people. Twenty years ago, tablet computers weren’t even a dream.

And now? The most recent hymnal from the Presbyterian church is not only available in the traditional paper format, but also comes in online (fully indexed, with recorded versions of hymns!), projection-ready, and e-book formats. What I wouldn’t give for all three of those right now. Retrofitting our old hymnal to be able to do these is nearly impossible, I’m told; it would mean renegotiating many rights agreements, for one thing, which makes it difficult enough we might as…

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About kristataves

I am a Unitarian Universalist minister serving the Unitarian Church of Quincy IL. St. Louis is my residence. I am a dual American and Canadian citizen living in the great state of Missouri and building my life in this wonderful and sometimes very frustrating state.
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