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.

Jane has a gift for the altar (A gift for the altar)


Text by Amanda Udis-Kessler, 2000

Suggested tune(s): [no tune name]

Meter: Irregular with refrain

Publication information: Turney, Kelly, ed. Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church. Chicago, IL: Reconciling Congregation Program, 2000. P. 347.

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