Singing The Journey is the 2005 supplement to the Unitarian Universalist Association's hymnal Singing the Living Tradition.
But it has no metrical index of the hymn meters, as noted at the UUA site for the book:
As there are few hymns with a traditional metric structure, there is not a metrical index or a hymn tune index. However, where appropriate, hymn names are given along with the metrical notation (number of syllables per line and number of lines) at the end of the piece.
Knowing the meter for a hymn lets us sing new melodies with old hymn lyrics, or sing new words for old hymn tunes. For example, try singing hymn #94, What Is This Life, which is in the Common Meter (C.M.), to the tune (named MAURO) of the new hymn #1055 How Sweet the Darkness. Any of the other 23 hymns in the older hymnal that are C.M. can also be sung to this new tune.
As one who loves such things, I figured I'd just type in the information from the book itself. Here are the songs in the new hymnal that indicate their meter. The numbers indicate how many syllables there are in each line of the tune, so you can sing a different text to a known melody, or vice versa. C.M. is an abbreviation for the often-used pattern 126.96.36.199. See the Wikipedia description of hymn meters for more information.
Hymn # Hymn tune Meter 1000 MOUNTAIN MORNING 10.10.10.10 1012 ETHICAL RELATIONS Irregular 1014 SINKFORD 188.8.131.52.8 with refrain 1027 EL CAMINO 184.108.40.206.11 1028 FIRE OF COMMITMENT 220.127.116.11 with refrain 1029 ANGEL'S CAMP C.M. 1030 SIYAHAMBA Irregular 1046 HANSON PLACE 18.104.22.168 with refrain 1055 MAURO L.M. 1064 HYFRODOL 22.214.171.124.D 1066 YE BANKS AND BRAES 126.96.36.199 D 1071 EARTH DRUM 188.8.131.52And here is the index by meter, in the same order in which they appear on page 664 in Singing the Living Tradition.
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