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United Methodist Hymnal Resources for Black History Month (February)

February of each year is observed and celebrated as Black History Month. The United Methodist Hymnal (1989) contains many hymns, songs, spirituals, choruses, prayers, litanies, Psalm settings, and other worship resources by African Americans and many resources from Africa. The two tables below index these hymnal resources by numerical and alphabetical sequence, in the hope that churches will draw from them during this special month, as well as through the entire year.

Hymns, Songs, Spirituals, and Other Resources in The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

Numerical Listing

 

Number Title Words Music Category
99 My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)   Andra Crouch Chorus
106 God Is Able Martin Luther King, Jr.   Litany
115 How Like a Gentle Spirit C. Eric Lincoln   Hymn Text
134 O Mary, Dont You Weep Jn. 20:11-18; Ex. 15:21   Spiritual
146 At the Birth of a Child   Masai (Africa) Prayer
251 Go, Tell It on the Mountain John W. Work, Jr;
Lk. 2:8-20
  Spiritual
271 The Lords Prayer adapt. by J. Jefferson Cleveland
and Verolga Nix
  Sung Prayer
288 Were You There     Spiritual
291 He Never Said a Mumbalin Word     Spiritual
304 Easter People, Raise Your Voices William M. James Henry T. Smart Hymn Text
316 He Rose     Spiritual
333 Im Goin a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing     Spiritual
345 'Tis the Old Ship of Zion     Spiritual
352 Its Me, Its Me, O Lord     Spiritual
373 Nothing Between Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley Gospel Song
375 There Is a Balm in Gilead Jer. 8:22   Spiritual
401 For Holiness of Heart Howard Thurman   Prayer
402 Lord, I Want to Be a Christian     Spiritual
404 Every Time I Feel the Spirit Rom. 8:15-17   Spiritual
416 Come Out the Wilderness     Spiritual
418 We Are Climbing Jacobs Ladder Gen. 28:10-17   Spiritual
432 Jesu, Jesu Tom Colvin Ghana (Africa) folk song Hymn
448 Go Down, Moses Ex. 3:7-12   Spiritual
464 I Will Trust in the Lord Ps. 37:3   Spiritual
474 Precious Lord, Take My Hand Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey Gospel Hymn
489 For Gods Gifts Howard Thurman   Prayer
491 Remember Me Lk. 23:42 Harmony by J. Jefferson Cleveland Chorus
494 Kum Ba Yah     Sung Prayer Response
497 Send Me, Lord South Africa; Is. 6:8 South Africa Sung Prayer
507 Through It All Andra Crouch Andra Crouch Chorus
512 Stand By Me Charles A. Tindley
(Mt 8:23-27; Mk 4:35-41; Lk. 8:22-25)
Charles A. Tindley Gospel Song
519 Lift Every Voice and Sing James Weldon Johnson J. Rosamond Johnson Hymn
520 Nobody Knows the Trouble I See     Spiritual
521 I Want Jesus to Walk with Me     Spiritual
522 Leave It There Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley;
arr. Charles A. Tindley, Jr.
Gospel Song
524 Beams of Heaven as I Go Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley;
arr. J. Edward Hoy
Gospel Song
525 Well Understand It Better By and By Charles A. Tindley (I Cor 13:12) Charles A. Tindley;
arr. F. A. Clark
Gospel Song
527 Do, Lord, Remember Me Lk. 23:42   Spiritual
533 We Shall Overcome     Liberation Song
548 BURLEIGH (music for "In Christ There Is No East or West")   Adapt. and harm. by Harry T. Burleigh, 1939 Hymn Tune
585 This Little Light of Mine Mt. 5:14-16   Spiritual
597 For the Spirit of Truth Kenya   Prayer
618 Let Us Break Bread Together Acts 2:42   Spiritual
655 Fix Me, Jesus Rev. 6:11; 7:9-14   Spiritual
677 Listen, Lord (A Prayer) James Weldon Johnson   Prayer
693 For a Peaceful Night Bora (Africa)   Prayer
703 Swing Low, Sweet Chario 2 Kings 2:11   Spiritual
704 Steal Away to Jesus I Cor. 15:51-52   Spiritual
706 Soon and Very Soon Andra Crouch; Rev 21:3-4 Andra Crouch Contemporary Gospel Song
719 My Lord, What a Morning I Cor. 15:51-52; Rev 6:12-17   Spiritual
722 I Want to Be Ready Rev 21:2, 16   Spiritual
728 Come Sunday Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Song
738 Psalm 1 Response 2: Like a Tree thats planted   Psalm Response
741 Psalm 4 There is a balm   Psalm Response
817 Psalm 97 J.W. & J.R. Johnson: Response 2,
Lift every voice and sing
  Psalm Response
846 Psalm 124 Charles A. Tindley (When the Storms of Life are Raging) Charles A. Tindley Psalm Response

 

Alphabetical Listing

Number Title Words Music Category
146 At the Birth of a Child   Masai (Africa) Prayer
524 Beams of Heaven as I Go Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley;
arr. J. Edward Hoy
Gospel Song
548 BURLEIGH (music for "In Christ There Is No East or West")   Adapt. and harm. By Harry T. Burleigh, 1939 Hymn Tune
416 Come Out the Wilderness     Spiritual
728 Come Sunday Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Song
527 Do, Lord, Remember Me Lk. 23:42   Spiritual
304 Easter People, Raise Your Voices William M. James Henry T. Smart Hymn Text
404 Every Time I Feel the Spirit Rom. 8:15-17   Spiritual
655 Fix Me, Jesus Rev. 6:11; 7:9-14   Spiritual
693 For a Peaceful Night Bora (Africa)   Prayer
489 For Gods Gifts Howard Thurman   Prayer
401 For Holiness of Heart Howard Thurman   Prayer
597 For the Spirit of Truth Kenya   Prayer
448 Go Down, Moses Ex. 3:7-12   Spiritual
251 Go, Tell It on the Mountain John W. Work, Jr,;
Lk, 2:8-20
  Spiritual
106 God Is Able Martin Luther King, Jr.   Litany
291 He Never Said a Mumbalin Word     Spiritual
316 He Rose     Spiritual
115 How Like a Gentle Spirit C. Eric Lincoln   Hymn Text
521 I Want Jesus to Walk with Me     Spiritual
722 I Want to Be Ready Rev. 21:2,16   Spiritual
464 I Will Trust in the Lord Ps. 37:3   Spiritual
333 Im Goin a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing     Spiritual
352 Its Me, Its Me, O Lord     Spiritual
432 Jesu, Jesu Tom Colvin Ghana (Africa) folk song Hymn
494 Kum Ba Yah     Sung Prayer Response
522 Leave It There Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley;
arr. Charles A. Tindley, Jr.
Gospel Song
618 Let Us Break Bread Together Acts 2:42   Spiritual
519 Lift Every Voice and Sing James Weldon Johnson J. Rosamond Johnson Hymn
677 Listen, Lord (A Prayer) James Weldon Johnson   Prayer
402 Lord, I Want to Be a Christian     Spiritual
719 My Lord, What a Morning I Cor. 15:51-52; Rev 6:12-17   Spiritual
99 My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)   Andra Crouch Chorus
520 Nobody Knows the Trouble I See     Spiritual
373 Nothing Between Charles A. Tindley Charles A. Tindley Gospel Song
134 O Mary, Dont You Weep Jn. 20:11-18; Ex 15:21   Spiritual
474 Precious Lord, Take My Hand Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey Gospel Hymn
738 Psalm 1 Response 2: Like a Tree thats planted   Psalm Response
846 Psalm 124 Charles A. Tindley
(When the Storms of Life are Raging)
Charles A. Tindley Psalm Response
741 Psalm 4 There is a balm   Psalm Response
817 Psalm 97 J.W. & J.R. Johnson:
Response 2, Lift every voice and sing
  Psalm Response
491 Remember Me Lk. 23:42 harm. by J. Jefferson Cleveland Chorus
497 Send Me, Lord South Africa; Is. 6:8 South Africa Sung Prayer
706 Soon and Very Soon Andra Crouch; Rev 21:3-4 Andra Crouch Contemporary Gospel Song
512 Stand By Me Charles A. Tindley
(Mt. 8:23-27; Mk. 4:35-41; Lk. 8:22-25)
Charles A. Tindley Gospel Song
704 Steal Away to Jesus I Cor. 15:51-52   Spiritual
703 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 2 Kings 2:11   Spiritual
271 The Lords Prayer adapt. by J. Jefferson Cleveland and Verolga Nix   Sung Prayer
375 There Is a Balm in Gilead Jer. 8:22   Spiritual
585 This Little Light of Mine Mt. 5:14-16   Spiritual
507 Through It All Andra Crouch Andra Crouch Chorus
345 'Tis the Old Ship of Zion     Spiritual
418 We Are Climbing Jacobs Ladder Gen. 28:10-17   Spiritual
533 We Shall Overcome     Liberation Song
525 Well Understand It Better By and By Charles A. Tindley (I Cor. 13:12) Charles A. Tindley;
arr. F. A. Clark
Gospel Song
288 Were You There     Spiritual

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