In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Say that the hymns in Singing the Living Tradition are organized according to the Unitarian Universalist Sources they represent. Hymns 286 through 356 all draw from humanism in some way. Hymn 313 is called "O What a Piece of Work Are We." It celebrates humans and every breath we take.
Introduce your group to the song in a manner comfortable for you—just reading the words, if you like.
Ask for the group's reactions. Do participants like the song? Do they agree with what the words say—that there is no need to look for miracles outside nature when things in nature, like we humans, are so wonderful? Note that the words help answer today's Big Question by saying that humans, if they have room "to move and grow," can do wonderful things. That is a Humanist idea.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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