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Index of The United Methodist Hymnal Musical by Style and Cultural, Ethnic, Linguistic Origin

Much has been made of the inclusiveness of the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, with its multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual contents and its broad range of musical and hymnic styles. It is certainly true that it is the most inclusive of Methodist and United Methodist hymnals.

This index assigns each entry in the body of hymns (numbers 57-734) to a category according to musical style, ethnic origin, or language. The main ethnic groups include Euro-American, Hispanic-Latino-Spanish, African American, African, Native American, Asian, and other. The Euro-American category is arrived at by grouping together Psalms, chorales, gospel songs, folk hymns, Wesley hymns, contemporary praise and worship, and short choruses. A very few titles have been allowed to appear in two categories because they equally share characteristics of both categories. The assignment was accomplished by doing a page-by-page analysis of the hymnal's contents.

The analysis yields the following results by category:

Euro-American traditional and contemporary hymns
(including psalms, chorales, gospel songs, folk hymns, Wesley hymns, contemporary praise & worship, and choruses)
492 titles
Ethnic and global (Hispanic-Latino-Spanish, African American, African, Native American, Asian, other) 96 titles
Chants and Taizé 6 titles
Canticles 18 titles
Psalm settings 2 titles
Service music 17 titles
Prayers and text 63 titles
TOTAL TITLES INCLUDED
(a few counted in more than one category)
678 titles

Euro-American traditional & contemporary hymns, psalms, chorales, gospel songs, folk hymns & songs
(407 titles; 492 including Wesley, contemporary praise & worship, and choruses)
60, 61, 62, 64, 66, 67, 68, 73, 75, 77, 85, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 150, 152, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 170, 172, 174, 175, 178, 179, 182, 184, 185, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 197, 198, 200, 202, 203, 206, 209, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 232, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 245, 246, 246, 248, 259, 250, 252, 254, 256, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 280, 285, 286, 289, 290, 292, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 301, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 314, 315, 317, 318, 319, 322, 324, 325, 326, 327, 331, 334, 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 348, 351, 354, 357, 358, 359, 361, 362, 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 374, 377, 378, 380, 381, 382, 383, 389, 390, 391, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 407, 408, 414, 415, 419, 420, 421, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 430, 431, 433, 435, 436, 437, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 458, 462, 463, 465, 467, 468, 469, 470, 472, 475, 480, 492, 496, 499, 500, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 509, 510, 511, 514, 515, 517, 518, 526, 528, 529, 530, 532, 534, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 549, 551, 555, 557, 558, 559, 560, 563, 565, 567, 568, 569, 571, 573, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 584, 586, 587, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 596, 598, 599, 600, 601, 604, 605, 608, 610, 611, 612, 614, 615, 617, 619, 620, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 638, 642, 643, 644, 645, 647, 648, 649, 651, 653, 654, 658, 660, 662, 663, 664, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 679, 680, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 690, 692, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 700, 701, 702, 707, 708, 710, 711, 712, 714, 717, 720, 723, 724, 725, 726, 727, 729, 730, 731, 732, 733
Wesley (61 titles) 57, 58, 59, 88, 96, 153, 173, 181, 183, 193, 196, 240, 282, 287, 293, 302, 312, 332, 339, 342, 346, 355, 363, 372,379, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 410, 413, 417, 422, 438, 449, 479, 501, 513, 541, 550, 553, 554, 561, 562, 566, 594, 595, 603, 606, 607, 613, 616, 627, 635, 650, 699, 709, 715, 716, 718
Choruses, short forms (9 titles) 63, 143, 300, 349, 393, 394, 473, 641, 667
Contemporary praise & worship
(15 titles)
123, 162, 171, 176, 177, 186, 204, 282, 328, 347, 405, 572, 640, 657, 666
Ethnic/Global (96 titles)
•Hispanic-Latino-Spanish (21 titles) 59, 65, 81, 107, 114, 149, 180, 191, 210, 222, 233, 243, 271, 279, 305, 313, 344, 356, 434, 583, 637
•African-American (44 titles) 84, 99, 134, 251, 288, 291, 316, 333, 345, 352, 373, 375, 402, 404, 416, 418, 448, 464, 471, 474, 491, 494, 503, 507, 512, 519, 520, 521, 522, 524, 525, 527, 533, 548, 585, 618, 655, 677, 703, 704, 706, 719, 722, 728
•African (6 titles) 146, 241, 432, 497, 597, 661
• Native American (8 titles) 78, 148, 191, 244, 329, 330, 378, 659
• Asian (16 titles) 86, 119, 151, 191, 343, 350, 411, 476, 478, 498, 523, 535, 552, 564, 678, 691
• Other (German) [1 title] 191
Chants & Taizé (6 titles) 72, 207, 270, 484, 488, 628
Canticles (18 titles) 74, 80, 82, 83, 91, 112, 125, 135, 167, 199, 205, 208, 225, 406, 516, 646, 652, 734
Psalm settings (2 titles) 137, 212
Service music (17 titles) 70, 71, 94, 95, 376, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 490, 588, 609, 621, 665, 668
Prayers & Text (63 titles) 69, 76, 104, 106, 146, 201, 231, 253, 255, 259, 268, 281, 283, 284, 320, 321, 323, 329, 335, 353, 360, 366, 392, 401, 403, 409, 412, 423, 429, 446, 456, 457, 459, 460, 461, 466, 477, 481, 489, 493, 495, 531, 535, 542, 556, 564, 570, 574, 597, 602, 607, 639, 656, 669, 676, 677, 681, 689, 691, 693, 705, 713, 721

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