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Index of First Lines and Titles of Readings in Singing the Living Tradition
Index of First Lines and Titles of Readings in Singing the Living Tradition
Worship, Music in Worship

From the hymnal Singing the Living Tradition. When they differ, a selection's title, as well as its first phrase, is listed. Titles are in capital letters. 

470 AFFIRMATION
645 Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road
542 Again did the earth shift
557 All living substance
718 ALL SOULS
565 Always it is easier to pay homage to prophets
479 An awe so quiet, I don't know when it began
647 AN ETERNAL VERITY
625 AN EYE FOR MIRACLES
644 AN UNFAILING TREASURE
647 Ancient as the home is the temple
499 And I have felt a presence that disturbs me with the joy
617 And it came to pass in those days
693 And now, may we have faith in life
464 And then all that has divided us will merge
672 Anne Sexton wrote
491 APHORISMS OF JESUS, THE
573 Arise, then women of this day!
535 As a deer longs for flowing streams
586 As labor is the common burden of our race
447 At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark
633 ATONEMENT DAY
538 Autumn, we know, is life enroute to death
541 bare trees have made up their seed bundles, The
709 Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers
683 Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere
679 Be ye lamps unto yourselves
640 BEATITUDES, THE
682 Beauty is before me
680 Because of those who came before, we are
606 Before creation a presence existed
476 Before the wonders of life we acknowledge
648 BEGINNERS
487 bell is full of wind though does not ring, The
607 BELOVED PRESENCE
603 BEYOND WORDS
503 Bless Adonai who spins day into dusk
636 BLESS US WITH PEACE
669 Blessed are the man and the woman
728 Blessed are those who yearn for deepening more than escape
640 Blessed are you poor
549 Blessed be you, harsh matter
450 Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
684 blessing of truth be upon us, The
651 BODY IS HUMANKIND, THE
596 BOUNDLESS GOODWILL
611 BRAHMAN
727 bread we share this day is sacred, The
648 But we have only begun to love the earth
522 Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
539 Carefully the leaves of autumn sprinkle down
580 central task of the religious community, The
655 CHANGE ALONE IS UNCHANGING
650 Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the attendant of truth
607 Cloak yourself in a thousand ways
418 Come into the circle of love and justice
429 Come into this place of peace
428 Come out of the dark earth
533 Comfort, 0 comfort my people, says your God
560 COMMITMENT
557 COMMON DESTINY, A
714 CONGREGATIONAL BLESSING FOR CHILD DEDICATION 
568 Connections are made slowly 
724 CONSECRATION OF THE FLOWERS 
585 COUNCILS 
678 courage of the early morning's dawning, The 
667 CRY OF THE REALIST, THE 
535 DEEP CALLS TO DEEP 
654 Deep in ourselves resides the religious impulse 
681 Deep peace of the running wave to you 
666 Despair is my private pain 
718 Did someone say that there w'ould be an end 
582 DIVINE TUSTICE, THE 
712 Do not be conformed to this world 
455 Each morning we must hold out the chalice 
553 Earth cure me 
524 Earth mother, star mother 
551 Earth teach me stillness 
623 EASTER MORNING 
731 Entreat me not to leave you 
536 Every morning the world is created 
603 Existence is beyond the power of words to define 
456 EXTINGUISffiNG THE CHALICE 
668 EAITH CANNOT SAVE 
612 FEARFUL TOY 
630 FEAST OF LIGHTS, THE 
493 Fire of the spirit 
544 first of January is another day dawning, The 
451 Flame of fire, spark of the universe 
723 FLOWER COMMUNION PRAYER 
726 FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT 
700 For all who see God, may God go with you 
558 For everything there is a season 
732 FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. 
430 For now the winter is past 
637 For remaining silent when a single voice could make a difference 
616 For so the children come 
417 For the beauty of the earth 
512 For the expanding grandeur of Creation 
515 For the sun and the dawn 
620 For this your mother sweated in the cold 
587 For those of who live at the shoreline 
659 FOR YOU 
708 For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace 
477 Forgive us that often we forgive ourselves so easily 
492 FRAGILE AND ROOTED 
595 FREE FROM SUFFERING 
592 FREE MIND, THE 
671 FREEDOM 
673 Freely have we received of gifts that minister to our needs 
670 Friend, I have lost the way 
496 From arrogance, pompousness 
649 FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION 
438 From the east comes the sun 
440 From the fragmented world of our everyday lives 
664 Give us the spirit of the child 
534 Gloria! the tenacity of Earth and its creatures 
574 GLORIES OF PEACE, THE 
686 Go in peace. Live simply, gently 
704 Go out into the highways and  by-ways 
687 Go your ways 
566 GOD IS ONE 
514 God, lover of us all 
624 God of Easter and infrequent spring 
622 GOOD FRIDAY 
518 Grandfather, Look at our brokenness 
507 Grant us the ability to find joy and strength 
652 great end in religious instruction, The 
526 great sea has set me in motion, The 
732 Great Spirit of light and darkness 
581 Grey, out of pale nothingness their agony appears 
716 Hail the day on which a child was born 
629 HANUKKAH LIGHTS 
538 HARBINGERS OF FROST 
656 HARVEST OF GRATITUDE, A 
424 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow 
495 Hear me, four quarters of the world 
661 HEART KNOWETH, THE 
641 HEART OF THE TORAH, THE 
641 Heed not unreal Gods 
691 Help us'to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit 
488 Hold fast to dreams 
688 Hold on to what is good 
416 Holy and beautiful the custom which bring us together 
624 HOPE AGAIN 
433 How rare it is, how lovely 
572 How shall I enter the Eternal's presence? 
653 How short the daylight hours have now become 
549 HYMN TO MATTER 
651 I am a single cell in a body of four billion cells 
486 I am being driven forward into an unknown land 
469 I am mortal, like everyone else 
457 I am only one but still I am one 
611 I am the Self that dwells in the heart 
707 I call heaven and earth to witness today 
591 I call that church free 
592 I call that mind free 
644 I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me 
582 I hate, I despise your festivals 
710 I lift my eyes to the mountains 
462 I shall~take my voice 
504 I thank You God for most this amazing day 
722 I think continually of those who were truly great 
567 I want to be with people who submerge in the task 
726 I was hungry and you gave me food 
517 I who am the beauty of the green earth 
586 IDEA OF DEMOCRACY, THE 
692 If, here, you have found freedom 
638 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and angels 
482 If it is language that makes us human 
576 If, recognizing the interdependence of all life 
577 If someone with courage and vision can rise 
432 If someone would scatter seed on the ground 
602 If there is to be peace in the world 
705 If we agree in love 
465 If we will have the wisdom to survive 
527 IMMORTALITY 
654 IMPASSIONED CLAY 
649 In a house which becomes a home 
454 In our time of grief, we light a flame of sharing 
472 In the freedom of the truth 
723 In the name of Providence, which implants in the seed 
498 In the quietness of this place 
720 In the rising of the sun and in its going down 
721 In the struggles we choose for ourselves 
628 In the tomb of the soul, we carry secret yearnings 
618 In this night the stars left their habitual places 
566 In this world there have always been many opinions about faith 
545 In time of silver rain 
724 Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing 
608 Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains 
525 Intricate and untraceable 
612 Is it beyond thee to be glad with the gladness of this rhythm? 
588 Is not this the fast that I choose 
423 It is a joy to give thanks to the Eternal 
527 It is eternity now 
714 It is our faith that each child born is one more redeemer 
481 It is our quiet time 
577 IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN PEACE 
707 It is written in the Torah 
657 IT MATTERS WHAT WE BELIEVE 
528 I've known rivers  
610 JOURNEY OF LOVE, THE 
713 Keep alert, stand firm in your faith 
630 Kindle the taper like the steadfast star 
646 LARGER CIRCLE, THE 
539 LATE OCTOBER 
695 Lead me from death to life 
666 LEGACY OF CARING, THE 
519 Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers 
466 Let religion be to us life and joy 
674 Let there be an offering to sustain and strengthen this place 
511 Let there be peace in the sky and in the atmosphere 
505 Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds 
596 Let us cultivate boundless goodwill 
531 Let us learn the revelation of all nature and thought 
639 Let us love one another, because love is from God 
543 Let us not wish away the winter 
480 Let us open our minds and hearts to the place of quiet 
437 Let us worship with our eyes and ears and fingertips 
593 Liberation is costly 
626 LIFE AGAIN 
452 Life is a gift for which we are grateful 
562 LIFELONG SHARING, A 
549 LIMITS OF TYRANTS, THE 
460 line in life, nature, science, philosophy, The 
467 Listen, Israel: the Eternal, the Eternal alone, is our God 
637 LITANY OF ATONEMENT, A 
576 LITANY OF RESTORATION, A 
419 Look to this day! 
672 Look to your heart 
638 LOVE 
697 love and the work of friends and lovers, The 
562 Love cannot remain by itself-it has no meaning 
564 Love is not concerned with whom you pray 
471 Love is the doctrine of this church 
473 Love is the spirit of this church 
639 LOVE ONE ANOTHER 
730 Love one another, but make not a bond of love 
597 LOVE VERSUS HATE 
619 MAGNIFICAT 
730 MAKE NOT A BOND OF LOVE 
500 Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn 
595 Mayall sentient beings be well 
598 May every creature abound in well-being and peace 
521 May I be no one's enemy 
711 May the Eternal bless you 
506 May the glory of the passing away of autumn lie about us 
706 May the light around us guide our footsteps 
453 May the light we now kindle 
694 May the Love which overcomes all differences 
434 May we be reminded here of our highest aspirations 
458 Mindful of truth ever exceeding our knowledge 
438 MORNING 
536 MORNING POEM 
573 MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION 
532 music of the spheres, The 
463 My heart is moved by all I cannot save 
552 My help is in the mountain 
619 My soul magnifies God 
584 NETWORK OF MUTUALITY, A 
597 Never does hatred cease by hating in return 
561 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens 
635 NEW HEART, A 
717 New life comes to us as a gift 
575 new manifestation is at hand, A 
544 NEW YEAR'S DAY 
665 No one ever told us we had to study our lives 
461 Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime 
547 Now blows the wind with soft, relaxing warmth 
502 Now is the accepted time 
634 Now is the time for turning 
516 O God, root and source of body and soul 
719 O, may I join the choir invisible 
520 O our Mother the Earth 
421 O sing a new song to the Eternal 
636 O Source of peace, lead us to peace 
431 O Spinner, Weaver, of our lives 
510 O Spirit of Life and Renewal 
675 offering is a sacrament of the free church, The 
605 Oh, how great is the divine moral law in humanity 
623 On the first day of the week, at early dawn 
634 ON TURNING 
633 Once more Atonement Day has come 
656 Once more the fields have ripened 
663 ONE'SMALL FACE 
671 Our faith and knowledge thrive by exercise 
513 Our Father in heaven 
537 OUR WHOLE SYSTEM 
626 Out of the dusk a shadow 
530 Out of the stars in their flight 
733 Out of wood and stone 
531 OVER SOUL, THE 
632 Pack nothing. Bring only your determination 
631 PASSOVER 
632 PASSOVER REMEMBERED 
589 Peace means the beginning of a new world 
540 PEACE OF AUTUMN, THE 
677 peace which passeth understanding, The 
563 person will worship something, A 
560 People say, what is the sense of our small effort 
733 PLACE OF MEETING, A 
581 PRAYER FOR HIROSHIMA DAY 
570 PRAYER FOR THE EARTH 
497 Prayer invites God to be present 
494 prayer of our souls is a petition for persistence, The 
478 PRAYER OF SORROW, A 
594 PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES FOR ALL OF US 
565 PROPHETS 
669 PSALM 1 
642 PSALM 23 
590 PSALM 126 
653 REFLECTIONS ON THE RESURGENCE OF JOY 
491 Reign of God is not coming as you hope to see it, The 
628 ROLLING AWAY THE STONE  
614 SACRED HOOP, THE 
529 same stream of life that runs through my veins, The 
508 Save us from weak resignation to violence 
509 Save us, our compassionate Lord 
627 SEASONS OF THE SELF 
492 See a blossom in your mind's eye 
643 SHOUT FOR JOY 
725 SIMPLEST OF SACRAMENTS, THE 
725 Simply to be, and to let things be as they speak 
537 Small as is our whole system compared with the infinitude of creation 
676 So when you are offering your gift at the altar 
542 SOLSTICE 
657 Some beliefs are like walled gardens 
559 Some day, men and women will rise 
555 Some things will never change 
645 SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD 
689 Sorrow will one day turn to joy 
600 SPACE WITHIN, THE 
501 Spirit of Community, in which we share and find strength 
571 spirit of God has sent me to bring good news, The 
570 Spirit of love that flows against our flesh 
703 Spirit of the East, be with us always 
446 Spirit of the East, spirit of air 
469 SPIRIT OF WISDOM, THE 
569 Stand by this faith 
662 STRANGE AND FOOLISH WALLS 
529 STREAM OF LIFE, THE 
659 sum of all known reverence, The 
547 SUMMER MEDITATION 
548 SUMMER WARMTH 
422 Surely the Lord is in this place 
698 Take courage friends 
606 TAO,THE 
580 TASK OF THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY, THE 
614 Then I was standing on the highest mountain 
556 These roses under my window 
721 THEY ARE STILL WITH US 
622 They brought Jesus to the Place of a Skull 
574 They shall beat their swords into plowshares 
621 They told me that when Jesus was born a star appeared 
600 Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub 
608 THIS CLAY JUG 
578 THIS GREAT LESSON 
444 This house is for the ingathering of nature 
459 This is the mission of our faith 
550 This we know. The earth does not belong to us 
719 THOSE WHO LIVE AGAIN 
579 Those who profess to favor freedom 
604 Those who would take over the earth 
523 Thou art the path and the goal that paths never reach 
546 Through dreary sodden days 
425 Thus have you prepared the land 
567 TO BE OF USE 
546 TO FREE THE HEART 
620 TO JESUS ON HIS BIRTHDAY 
658 To laugh is to risk appearing the fool 
484 To live content with small means 
660 TO LIVE DELIBERATELY 
696 To live in this world you must be able to do three things 
588 TO LOOSE THE FETTERS OF INJUSTICE 
658 TO RISK 
609 TO SERVE THE PEOPLE 
446 TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS 
609 To worship God is nothing other than to serve the people 
441 To worship is to stand in awe under a heaven of stars 
540 Today the peace of autumn pervades the world 
665 TRANSCENDENTAL ETUDE 
526 TREMBLING WITH JOY 
485 Turn scarlet, leaves! 
571 UNIVERSAL MINISTRY 
474 Unto the church universal 
667 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher 
604 VESSEL SO SACRED, A 
554 Water flows from high in the mountains 
670 WAY, THE 
594 We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person 
470 We affirm the unfailing renewal of life 
584 We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality 
420 We are here to abet creation and to witness to it 
443 We arrive out of many singular rooms 
550 WE BELONG TO THE EARTH 
442 We bid you welcome 
578 We can never make the world safe by fighting 
646 We clasp the hands of those that go before us 
436 We come to this time and this place 
435 We come together this morning 
456 We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth 
439 We gather in reverence before the wonder of life 
629 We gather in the chill of winter solstice 
448 We gather this hour as people of faith 
512 WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY 
449 We hallow this time together by kindling the lamp of our heritage 
661 We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken 
478 We have forgotten who we are 
515 WE LIFT UP OUR HEARTS IN THANKS 
461 WE MUST BE SAVED 
585 We must sit down and reason together 
627 We need a celebration that speaks the Spring-inspired word 
468 We need one another when we mourn and would be comforted 
701 We receive fragments of holiness, glimpses of eternity 
720 WE REMEMBER THEM 
685 We shall not cease from exploration 
548 We stand at the edge of summer 
475 We, the peoples of the United Nations 
587 WE WERE NEVER MEANT TO SURVIVE 
525 WEB 
668 What good is it my brothers and sisters 
572 WHAT IS REQUIRED? 
631 What sacrifices would we make for freedom today 
685 What we call a beginning is often the end 
699 Whatsoever things are true 
601 When all of the people in the world love 
483 When despair for the world grows in me 
489 When love is felt or fear is known 
615 When the song of angels is stilled 
590 When the Spirit struck us free 
702 Where hate rules, let us bring love 
610 Where in our hearts is that burning of desire? 
635 Who can say: I have purified my heart? 
427 Who has cut a channel for the torrents of rain 
655 Whosoever wishes to know about the world 
599 Why do you go to the forest in search of the Divine? 
621 WHY NOT A STAR 
660 Why should we live in such a hurry and waste of life? 
490 WILD GEESE 
426 wilderness and dry land shall be glad, The 
729 WINDS OF SUMMER, THE 
543 WINTER 
541 WINTER MEDITATION 
465 WISDOM TO SURVIVE, THE 
663 With mounds of greenery, the brightest ornaments 
598 WITHOUT HATE 
445 womb of stars embraces us, The 
615 WORK OF CHRISTMAS, THE 
662 years of all of us are short, our lives precarious, The 
729 You and I and all of us blew about with the winds of summer 
642 You are my shepherd 
613 You could have golden treasure buried beneath your feet 
490 You do not have to be good 
643 You make the outgoings of the morning 
690 You shall know the truth 
625 You who have an eye for miracles 
583 young dead soldiers do not speak, The 
715 Your children are not your children 

 

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