World Communion Sunday - Hymns from Around the World

The Office of Global Ministries envisioned offering congregations a comprehensive and accessible list of hymns from around the world for use in special worship services, during mission events, or for church school and children's festivals. Karen Farthing, a seminary intern, was asked to create the listing. These hymns can now be easily found in The New Century Hymnal. Hymns are arranged alphabetically by title, as well as by country and language. This listing of international hymns may be reproduced as a hymnal insert. This list does not include many European hymns. For these and others, check the index of The New Century Hymnal, particularly, page 901.

The New Century Hymnal Multicultural Hymns

Listed alphabetically by title

Hymn no. Title Origin

253 - A toi la gloire, ô Ressuscité! (Yours Is the Glory, Resurrected One!) - France
203 - Ah, What Shame I Have to Bear - Japan
34 - Alabanza (As the Rain Is Falling) - Puerto Rico
217 - All Glory, Laud, and Honor - Philippines
231 - Because You Live, O Christ - New Zealand
614 - Camina, Pueblo de Dios (Go Forth, O People of God) - Spain
39 - Cantemos al Creador (Creator God We Sing) - Mexico
141 - Carol Our Christmas - New Zealand
367 - Christ the Victorious - Russia
314 - Community of Christ - New Zealand/Ecumenical
45 - Cristo es la peña de Horeb (Christ Is the Mountain of Hore) - Puerto Rico
235 - ¡Cristo Vive! (Christ Is Living!) - Argentina
402 - De colores (Sing of Colors) - Mexico
496 - Ekolu Mea Nui (Three Greatest Thing) - Hawaii
392 - En santa hermanda (United by God's Love) - Puerto Rico
615 - Enter in the Realm of Glory - Philippines
65 - Este es el dia (This Is the Day) - Argentina
758 - Gloria - Argentina
33 - God Created Heaven and Earth - Taiwan
470 - Golden Breaks the Dawn - China
341 - Great Spirit God American - Indian-Dakota
236 - Halleluja - Caribbean
766 - Halleluja - Zimbabwe
137 - Hitsuji wa nemureri (Sheep Fast Asleep) - Japan
46 - Hope for the World - World Council of Churches
246 - Hoy celebramos con gozo al Dios (Come, Celebrate with Thanksgiving) - Bolivia
234 - I'll Shout the Name of Christ Who Lives - Philippines
162 - In a Lowly Manger Born - Japan
498 - Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love - Ghana
327 - Jesus Loves Me - Ten languages
48 - Jesus the Christ Says - India/Pakistan/Urdu
581 - Lead Us from Death to Life - World Peace Prayer
29 - Let Heaven Your Wonders Proclaim - Philippines
347 - Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ - Jamaica
155 - Los magos que llegaron a Belén(The Magi Who to Bethlehem Did Go) - Puerto Rico
428 - Malipayong Adlaw'ng Natawhan (What a Glad Day) - Philippines
142 - Manglakat na Kita sa Bele (Let Us Even Now Go to Bethlehem) - Philippines
214 - Mantos y Ramos (Filled with Excitement) - Mexico
10 - Maoz Tsur Y'shuati (Rock of Ages) - Hebrew
760 - Masithi (Sing Amen) - South Africa
317 - Mikotoba o kudasai (Make a Gift of Your Holy Word) - Japan
146 - Nu Oli (Glad Tidings) - Hawaii
333 - O Bread of Life - China
387 - O Christ the Great Foundation - China
279 - O God in Heaven - Philippines
29 - O God the Creator - American Indian
580 - O Kuo Aloha No (The Queen's Prayer) - Hawaii
548 - Onuniyan tehanl waun (Amazing Grace) - American Indian-Lakota
149 - Pastores a Belén (As Shepherds Filled with Joy) - Puerto Rico
88 - Pero Queda Cristo (My Soul Overflows with Praise) - Guatemala
424 - Praise Our God Above - China
5 - Praise to God - Japan
578 - Profetiza, Pueblo mío (You Shall Prophesy, All My People) - Mexico
49 - Pues si vivimos (In All Our Living) - Mexico
97 - Salup na ang Adlaw (Now the Sun Is Setting) - Philippines
793 - Santo, Santo, Santo (Holy, Holy, Holy) - Argentina
252 - Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (Jesu no ke Kahuhipa) - Hawaiian translation
72 - Sekai no Tomo (Here, O God, Your Servants Gather) - Japan
544 - Si Fui Motivo de Dolor, Oh Dios(If I Have Been the Source of Pain, O God) - Argentina
526 - Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenkhos' (We Are Marching in the Light of God) - South Africa
528 - Sois la Semilla (You Are the Seed) - Spain
340 - Somos pueblo que camina (We Are a People on a Journey) - Nicaragua
56 - Soplo de Dios viviente A(Breath of the Living God) - Argentina/Norway
58 - Spirit of Love - World Council of Churches
538 - Standing at the Future's Threshold - United Church Board for World Ministries
477 - Though Falsely Some Revile or Hate Me - China
360 - Thuma Mina (Send Me, Lord) - South Africa
121 - Toda la Tierra (All Earth Is Waiting) - Spain
173 - Tú has venido a la orilla (You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore) - Spain
151 - 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime - American Indian-Huron
389 - Un mandamiento Nuevo - Puerto Rico
338 - Una Espiga (Sheaves of Summer) - Spain
3 - Wakantanka Taku Nitawa (Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works) - American Indian Dakota
437 - We Shall Not Give Up the Fight - South Africa
24 - Yigdal Elohim Chai (The God of Abraham Praise) - Hebrew

Listed by origin

Origin Title Hymn no.

American Indian - O God the Creator - 291
American Indian-Dakota - Great Spirit God - 341
Wakantanka Taku Nitawa - (Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works) - 3
American Indian-Huron - 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime - 151
American Indian-Lakota - Onuniyan tehanl waun (Amazing Grace) - 548
Argentina - ¡Cristo Vive! (Christ Is Living!) - 235
Argentina - Este es el día (This Is the Day) - 65
Argentina - Gloria - 758
Argentina - Santo, Santo, Santo (Holy, Holy, Holy) - 793
Argentina - Si Fui Motivo de Dolor, Oh Dio(If I Have Been the Source of Pain, O God) - 544
Argentina/Norway - Soplo de Dios viviente (Breath of the Living God) - 56
Bolivia - Hoy celebramos con gozo al Dios (Come, Celebrate with Thanksgiving) - 246
Caribbean - Halleluja - 236
China - Golden Breaks the Dawn - 470
China - O Bread of Life - 333
China - O Christ the Great Foundation - 387
China - Praise Our God Above - 424
China - Though Falsely Some Revile or Hate Me - 477
France - A toi la gloire, ô Ressuscité! (Yours Is the Glory, Resurrected One!) - 253
Ghana - Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love - 498
Guatemala - Pero Queda Cristo (My Soul Overflows with Praise) - 8
Hawaii - Ekolu Mea Nui (Three Greatest Things) - 496
Hawaii - Nu Oli (Glad Tidings) - 146
Hawaii - O Kuo Aloha No (The Queen's Prayer) - 580
Hawaii - Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (Jesu no ke Kahuhipa) - 252
Hebrew - Maoz Tsur Y'shuati (Rock of Ages) - 10
Hebrew - Yigdal Elohim Chai (The God of Abraham Paris) - 24
India/Pakistan - Jesus the Christ Says - 48
Jamaica - Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ - 347
Japan - Ah, What Shame I Have to Bear - 203
Japan - Hitsuji wa nemureri (Sheep Fast Asleep) - 137
Japan - In a Lowly Manger Born - 162
Japan - Mikotoba o kudasai (Make a Gift of Your Holy Word) - 317
Japan - Praise to God - 5
Japan - Sekai no Tomo (Here, O God, Your Servants Gather) - 72
Mexico - Cantemos al Creador (Creator God We Sing) - 39
Mexico - De colores (Sing of Colors) - 402
Mexico - Mantos y Ramos (Filled with Excitement) - 214
Mexico - Profetiza, Pueblo mío (You Shall Prophesy, All My People) - 578
Mexico - Pues si vivimos (In All Our Living) - 499
New Zealand - Because You Live, O Christ - 231
New Zealand - Carol Our Christmas - 141
New Zealand - Community of Christ - 314
Nicaragua - Somos pueblo que camina (We Are a People on a Journey) - 340
Philippines - All Glory, Laud, and Honor - 217
Philippines - Enter in the Realm of Glory - 615
Philippines - I'll Shout the Name of Christ Who Lives - 234
Philippines - Let Heaven Your Wonders Proclaim - 29
Philippines - Malipayong Adlaw'ng Natawhan (What a Glad Day) - 428
Philippines - Manglakat na Kita sa Belen (Let Us Even Now Go to Bethlehem) - 142
Philippines - O God in Heaven - 279
Philippines - Salup na ang Adlaw (Now the Sun Is Setting) - 97
Puerto Rico - Alabanza (As the Rain Is Falling) - 34
Puerto Rico - Cristo es la peña de Horeb (Christ Is the Mountain of Horeb) - 45
Puerto Rico - En santa hermandad (United by God's Love) - 392
Puerto Rico - Los magos que llegaron a Belén (The Magi Who to Bethlehem Did Go) - 155
Puerto Rico - Pastores a Belén (As Shepherds Filled with Jo) - 149
Puerto Rico - Un mandamiento nuev - 389
Russia - Christ the Victorious - 367
South Africa - Masithi (Sing Amen) - 760
South Africa - Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenkhos' (We Are Marching in the Light of God) - 526
South Africa - Thuma Mina (Send Me, Lord) - 360
South Africa - We Shall Not Give Up the Fight - 437
Spain - Camina, Pueblo de Dios (Go Forth, O People of God) - 614
Spain - Sois la Semilla (You Are the Seed) - 528
Spain - Toda la Tierra (All Earth Is Waiting) - 121
Spain - Tú has venido a la orilla (You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore) - 173
Spain - Una Espiga (Sheaves of Summer) - 338
Taiwan - God Created Heaven and Earth - 33
Taiwan - Ten languages
Taiwan - Jesus Loves Me - 327
United Church Board for World Ministries - Standing at the Future's Threshold - 538
World Council of Churches - Hope for the World - 46
Spirit of Love - 58
World Peace - Lead Us from Death to Life - 581
Zimbabwe - Halleluja

This listing was prepared by Karen Farthing, Office of Global Ministries, Wider Church Ministries: A Covenanted Ministry of the United Church of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, contact Janice Aerie at aeriej@ucc.org, 216.736.3204, or 700 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio 44115–1100.

Copyright 2003 Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ, Cleveland. Permission is granted to reproduce or adapt for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved. Designed and printed by United Church Resources. Local Church Ministries.

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