Many Are the Lightbeams

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1 Many are the lightbeams from the one light.
Our one light is Jesus.
Many are the lightbeams from the one light;
we are one in Christ.

2 Many are the branches of the one tree.
Our one tree is Jesus.
Many are the branches of the one tree;
we are one in Christ.

3 Many are the gifts given, love is all one.
Love’s the gift of Jesus.
Many are the gifts given, love is all one;
we are one in Christ.

4 Many ways to serve God, the Spirit is one;
servant spirit of Jesus.
Many ways to serve God, the spirit is one;
we are one is Christ.

5 Many are the members, the body is one;
members all of Jesus.
Many are the members, the body is one;
we are one in Christ.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #163

Translator: Anders Frostenson

Born: April 23, 1906, Skåne, Sweden. Died: February 4, 2006, Örebro, Sweden. Anders Frostenson, author of the hymn “Tron sig sträcker efter frukten när i bloming rädet gär” was born on April 23, 1906, in Skane, Sweden, and died on Feb. 4, 2006, in Örebro, Sweden. He graduated in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in English, Slavic languages and philosophy from Lund University and served as a Lutheran Priest at the Lövö Assembly until his retirement in 1971. Serving as Court Chaplain at Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, the residence of the Swedish King, Frostenson was known not only as a theologian deeply dedicated to hymnody but also as a translator of poetry into Swedish. Frostenson was highly involved in the devel… Go to person page >

Author: Cyprian of Carthage

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Text Information

First Line: Many are the lightbeams
Title: Many Are the Lightbeams
Latin Title: De unitate ecclesiae
Author: Cyprian of Carthage (252)
Translator: Anders Frostenson
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: © AF-Foundation Hymns and Song, Verbum Stockholm

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Chalice Hymnal #492TextImage
Gather Comprehensive #736TextImage
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #673Image
The New Century Hymnal #163TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #588TextImage
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #794Text



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