Unitarian-Universalists sometimes like to make fun of themselves as “the frozen chosen,” but truthfully many congregations include a lot of music in their services. Hymns are a venerable staple of UU services, and hymns are recognized by many these days as a source of theology. Within contemporary UUism, there are two hymns that are sung far more often by a much larger percentage of UU churches than any other hymns. Since, depending on how you frame the question, there are two potential winners of “most popular UU hymn,” this will be a two-part question. Feel free to guess either or both answers.
What is the most commonly sung hymn in UU congregations? A hint: it is most often performed as a children’s recessional.
What is the most commonly sung other hymn? Since it is typically sung as an actual hymn, rather than a recessional, it could be seen as the most common hymn.