The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Faithfully Translated into English Metre, 1640
        (The Bay Psalm Book)


A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, 1808
        William Emerson, compiler and editor. This was the first American hymnbook to specify the tune to be sung..


Hymns for the Christian Church, 1869
        Rev. Rufus Ellis, compiler. ‘The compiler has endeavored to fulfill the desire of the congregation, as expressed in
         the vote of the proprietors at the annual meeting. May this volume aid them to make melody in their hearts to the Lord!’


Celebrating Christmas in Song, 1983: In collecting a book of Christmas materials for Unitarian Universalists, Carl Seaburg set aside those poems which he felt had the potential to be lifted into song. These carols now appear as a chapter in the publication CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS, prepared under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. Leo Collins, Music Director at the First Church in Boston was asked to seek out suitable music. This he has drawn from many sources: traditional English carol tunes, a Southern folk hymn, a melody from a symphony of Mahler, as well as selections from the vast hymn tune repertory. When no compatible item was to be located, he fashioned original compositions to enhance the meaning of the poem.

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There's Music in the Air,
1987 - A Concert for the New Hymnbook: Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Musicians' Network. October 24, 1987 8:00 p.m., Faneuil Hall Boston, Massachusetts A medley of hymns from the Unitarian Universalist heritage, arranged and conducted by Dr. Collins. For Chamber Choir, congregation and the Lenox Brass Quintet.

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15 New Poems in Song, 2002: Unitarian Universalist Views of The Seasons, Special Services, The Seven Principles, 2002
        by The Hymn Writers of The First Church in Boston, John Burt, Leader, Original Tunes by Leo Collins

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An Emerson Garland, 2003, Poems and Hymns of Ralph Waldo Emerson
       The Music in Emerson's Verse as the Congregation's Song
       With a TUTOR for Ministers, Music Directors and Lovers of Emerson

                                Let me go where e'er I will
                                I hear a skyborn music still

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