313. Lord, Make Us More Holy

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1 Lord, make us more holy;
Lord, make us more holy;
Lord, make us more holy,
until we meet again:
holy, holy, holy,
until we meet again.

2 Lord, make us more loving;
Lord, make us more loving;
Lord, make us more loving,
until we meet again:
loving, loving, loving,
until we meet again.

3 Lord, make us more patient;
Lord, make us more patient;
Lord, make us more patient,
until we meet again:
patient, patient, patient,
until we meet again.

4 Lord, make us more faithful;
Lord, make us more faithful;
Lord, make us more faithful,
until we meet again:
faithful, faithful, faithful,
until we meet again.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, make us more holy
Title: Lord, Make Us More Holy
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Scripture: Leviticus 19:1-2; Romans 12:9-12; Ephesians 4:1-3; Colossians 4:12-14; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:13-23; 2 Peter 3:11-14; Revelation 2:10
Topic: The Church; Community in Christ; Faithfulness (1 more...)
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LORD, MAKE US MORE HOLY
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Key: E♭ Major
Source: African American spiritual


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Like many African American spirituals, this one creates a framework for almost endless expansion beyond the four stanzas given here. This sung prayer is notable as an affirmation of God’s active care for the once-gathered community while dispersed and of hope to be reunited.


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Audio recording: Audio (MP3)




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