Unitarian Universalist Hymns to Share As a Family
Music is a vital part of our congregation and many of us include the hymns we learn in church in our everyday lives, listening and singing as the spirit moves us.
Use the links below to share these songs with your children or when you need a little nourishment for your parenting soul. Children will feel more included when they know the songs that they hear in the service and can sing along. Some families decide to purchase their own copy of our Singing the Living Tradition hymnal to use at home with their children.
The lyrics are often included on the slides for each hymn so readers can read along. Some shorter songs with repeating lyrics are included which may be more appropriate for younger children who are not yet readers.
Spirit of Life – #123 in Singing the Living Tradition – A favorite in many Unitarian Universalist Congregations including ours!
Come, Come Whoever You Are – #188 in Singing the Living Tradition – a single verse that repeats
Blue Boat Home – #1064 in Singing the Journey – more difficult to sing, but a real favorite of the congregation
Circle Round For Freedom – # 155 in Singing the Living Tradition – two short verses that repeat several times
Peace Like a River – #123 in Singing the Living Tradition – simple to sing with only two words changing in each verse (lyrics not in English)
There Is More Love Somewhere – #95 in Singing the Living Tradition – only one word changes in each verse
This Little Light of Mine – #118 in Singing the Living Tradition – A perennial favorite many people know from their own childhood.
Meditation on Breathing – #1009 in Singing the Journey – repeats a simple verse: When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace. When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love. – Good for everyone!
Let It Be a Dance – #311 in Singing the Living Tradition – the favorite of many of our members (especially Gloria) – Get up and dance as you listen and sing along!
Comfort Me – #1002 in Singing the Journey – reassuring lyrics with only a word changing in each verse
Come Sing a Song With Me – #346 in Singing the Living Tradition – Another congregation favorite!
Love Will Guide Us – #131 in Singing the Living Tradition – Our Mission includes “living guided by love!”
How Could Anyone – #1053 in Singing the Journey – A beautiful song to sing to and with your children!
We Are a Gentle, Angry People – #170 in Singing the Living Tradition – A favorite by Holly Near expressing our acceptance of all people!
The Earth Is Our Mother – #1073 in Singing the Living Tradition – A simple and beautiful Native song.
From You I Receive – #402 in Singing the Living Tradition – This is the hymn we use to close every service – practice with your child at home so they can sing along with everyone!