17. Hear My Prayer for Unity

"Hear my prayer for unity," Jesus prayed for all his own.
"May these ones you've given me live the love that I have shown.
Mine are yours and yours are mine; in them I am glorified!
Now I send them as a sign; so may they be unified."

God, we live in great discord, torn by issues we hold dear;
Even as we call you Lord, we still cling to pride and fear.
Bound together, we'd be free; we could join in serving you!
For the best theology starts when love makes all things new.

By your Spirit, make us one; so the world will come to know
All the love of Christ the Son, all your joys that overflow.
Help us put aside our strife; give your church a humble mind!
Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life, strengthen now the ties that bind.

Text Information
First Line: "Hear my prayer for unity,"
Title: Hear My Prayer for Unity
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: D
Scripture: John 14:6; John 17; Philippians 2:4-5; 1 Peter 3:8
Topic: Christian unity; Jesus Christ: Teachings; Prayer
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1879)
Meter: D
Key: e minor

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