Here’s a reminder: last year several members of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians’ Network (UUMN) contributed to a document containing chord symbols for a goodly number of hymns in “Singing the Living Tradition”. If your congregation has a guitarist, or keyboard player who prefers to play off of chord changes, this will speed them on their way to accompanying the more traditional hymns from that book. (“Singing the Journey” was prepared with this in mind, so almost all the songs have chord symbols.)
For example, I just added chords for #44 “We Sing of Golden Mornings”:
Bb | Eb / / Bb | Eb / / Cm7 | Eb / Fm Fm7 | Eb / / / |
Eb / / Bb | Eb / Bb Eb | Eb / Fm / | Eb / / / |
Cm / / / | Eb / / / | Eb / Fm Fm7 | Eb / Bb / |
Eb / / / | F7 / Bb Eb | Eb / Ab Bb | Eb / /
The format here is laid out just as the hymnal page is. Vertical bars are bar lines, slashes are beats with repeated chords.
You are welcome to use this for your services or any other occasion. If you have chords for hymns not in the collection, I’d be pleased to add them.