Minister of Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA
Singing the Journey is an adventure! Songs come from a diversity of
backgrounds and musical styles. Some call for skilled musicians to
bring out their intricate rhythms or harmonies. Others allow for us to
put the book down, and just sing from the heart and body, once the tune and words get inside us. The book contains songs which will become new UU (Unitarian Universalist) anthems for the next generation ("Standing on the Side of Love")! Other songs will become like folk songs, ones that all our people, young and old, will be able to sing spontaneously and make it theirs ("Woyaya"). I have already had children sing to me songs they heard from this book ("Building Bridges"). I have used songs from this book ("Where Do We Come From?" and "Meditation on Breathing") with committees, boards, and other groups to help folks discover the joy of making music, even if they are not experienced singers—of singing a line they feel comfortable with, and
becoming amazed and moved to find themselves in this prayerful
What a joy it has been to add this little paperback songbook to our
hymnal racks and to make these many kinds of music available to our
congregations of all ages and all experiences.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2012.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.