Queer Hymns

Queer hymn search: The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is seeking hymns and songs for Songs for the Holy Other, a new collection for those seeking to embrace queerness through congregational song.

When our lives know sudden shadow


Text by Shirley Erena Murray, 1996

Suggested tune(s): HARPER’S CHAPEL

Meter: 8 7. 8 7. 8 7

Publication information: Landes, W. Daniel. Sing and be Glad. Nashville, TN: Smith Creek Music, 2018.

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Tags: queer-friendly hymns, lover, illness, lament, pain