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.

Christ, who throughout these forty days


Text by Chris R. Glaser, Adapted from Claudia F. Hernaman, “Lord, who throughout these forty days”, 1994

Suggested tune(s): ST. FLAVIAN

Meter: 8 6. 8 6 (CM)

Publication information: Cherry, Kittredge, and Zalmon O. Sherwood, eds. Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies, and Celebrations. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1995, pp. 80–81.

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