LGBTQ+ Hymns and Worship Songs, Part 1
"Blessed Are the Poor" is a queer take on the Beatitudes. A YouTube video can be found here.
"Call Me by My Name" is a song about affirming ourselves and each other in our full truths. A YouTube video can be found here.
"Days of Rage and Days of Hope" is a hymn for Pride Sunday or Pride month. A YouTube video of the more traditionally arranged version can be found here and a YouTube video of a 1960s-style pop music version can be found here.
"Fearfully, Wonderfully Made" celebrates our embodied lives. A YouTube video can be found here.
"A Gift for the Altar," an LGBTQ+ church inclusion song, was first published in Shaping Sanctuary in 2000. The recording is available upon request but is not posted here, due to some unintentionally ableist language.
"God, the Soaring Eagle" celebrates all the genders and genderlessness of holiness. There are two recordings, one for a more traditional church service and the other for a church service that uses pop music idioms. A YouTube video of the hymn with a traditional church arrangement can be found here and a pop version can be found here.
"Jesus Called Lazarus" is a hymn about coming out into life.
"The Kingdom of God is the Queerest of Nations" celebrates Jesus's vision of Love's Domain. The version available here is to the traditional tune Nettleton, but a version exists with original music as well and is available upon request. A YouTube video can be found here.
"The Light Comes as a Rainbow" offers a queer take on the covenant (Genesis 98-17). A YouTube video of the more traditional recording can be found here and a YouTube video of the pop version can be found here.
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