1 In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no pride of birth,
the chosen family God has blessed
now spans the whole wide earth.
2 For God in Christ has made us one
from every land and race;
has reconciled us through his Son
and met us with his grace.
3 It is by grace we are assured
that we belong to him:
the love we share in Christ our Lord,
the Spirit's works within.
4 So, brothers, sisters, praise his name
who died to set us free
from sin, division, hate, and shame,
from spite and enmity!
5 In Christ there is no east or west--
he breaks all barriers down;
by Christ redeemed, by Christ possessed,
in Christ we live as one.
|First Line:||In Christ there is no east or west|
|Title:||In Christ There Is No East or West|
|Scripture:||Romans 8:16; Ephesians 2:14-16; Ephesians 3:15; Revelation 5:9|
|Topic:||Reconciliation to God|
|Source:||The Book of Common Prayer|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Arranger:||Harry T. Burleigh (1939)|
|Source:||Traditional Afro-American melody|