Hymn Search – Songs for the Holy Other


Hymn Search Details

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. By bringing together pieces that address queer experiences, Songs for the Holy Other will help communities celebrate the diversity already present in their spaces and work towards full welcome of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.


To that end, we seek submissions that:

  • speak of experiences common in the queer community, such as inclusion, acceptance, subversion and rejection;
  • directly address issues of gender identity and/or sexuality 
  • encourage a queer understanding of scripture and theology.

We are especially interested in pieces that lift up the transgender/non-binary and intersex communities and move beyond a binary understanding of God and humanity. LGBTQIA2S+ authors are particularly encouraged to submit.

We are accepting submissions of both published and unpublished works. Submissions may be texts that can be set to pre-existing tunes or texts with new tunes. Permissions for previously published works will be obtained through arrangements between HSUSC and publishers.

Deadline for submissions: April 15th

For questions, contact The Hymn Society staff at office@thehymnsociety.org.