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.

In the desert where they’d wandered (I Will Never Turn Away)


Text by Richard Spalding, 2002

Suggested tune(s): BEACH SPRING

Meter: 8 7. 8 7 D

Publication information: The Hymn 57:3 (2006): 48.

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Tags: queer hymn texts, gay, inclusion, hymns that dare to speak the name