Rise Up Singing as a UU hymnal

Songs in Rise Up Singing that could be useful in UU worship services. This page is no longer updated; if it were, I’d be putting in songs from the more recent companion book Rise Again.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, and does not include songs that are already included in the current UU hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition — those songs are listed here.

Ah Poor Bird p. 188
All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir p. 241
America the Beautiful p. 1 *
Blowin in the Wind p. 115
Circle Game p. 222 (for coming of age services?)
Circle of the Sun p. 107 (for child dedications)
Day by Day p. 41
Day Is Done p. 131
God Bless The Grass p. 35
He’s Got the Whole World p. 209
Hold On p. 60
I Circle Around (Wearing My Long Wing Feathers) p. 195
If I Had a Hammer p. 215 *
I’ll Fly Away p. 93
Imagine p. 116
I’ve Got That Joy, Joy, Joy p. 93
Michael Row the Boat Ashore p. 62
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot p. 212
This Land Is Your Land p. 5 *
This Train Is Bound for Glory p. 97
The Times They Are A-Changing p. 219
Trouble in Mind p. 105
Turn Around p. 228 (for child dedications?)
Turn, Turn, Turn p. 228 (for memorial services) *
Turning Toward the Morning p. 119
Wayfaring Stranger p. 105
We Are the Flow p. 198
We Shall Not Be Moved p. 260
When the Saints Go Marching In p. 213
Where Have All the Flowers Gone p. 165
With a Little Help from My Friends p. 68
Will the Circle Be Unbroken p. 98 (the new version)
You Can Get It If You Really Want It p. 220

* These songs were in the hymnal How Can I Keep from Singing? that was edited by Waldemar Hille and published in 1976 by the Los Angeles UU church. A more careful look through that hymnal would doubtless yield additional songs from Rise Up Singing that could be used in worship.

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