Make Us One (DeFord)


Make Us One (DeFord)

Music for Choirs, Submitted Music (1992-1997)

How shall we stand amid uncertainty? Where is our comfort in travail?

How shall we walk amid infirmity, when feeble limbs are worn and frail?

And as we pass through mortal sorrow, how shall our hearts abide the day?

Where is the strength the soul may borrow? Teach us thy way. Teach us thy way.

 

Make us one that our burdens may be light, Make us one as we seek eternal life.

Unite our hands to serve thy children well, Unite us in obedience to thy will,

Make us one, Teach us, Lord, to be of one faith, of one heart, One in thee.

 

Then shall our souls be filled with charity, Then shall all hate and anger cease,

And though we strive amid adversity, yet shall we find thy perfect peace.

So shall we stand despite our weakness, So shall our strength be strength enough.

We bring our hearts to thee in meekness, wilt thou bind them in thy love?

 

Make us one that our burdens may be light, Make us one as we seek eternal life.

Unite our hands to serve thy children well, Unite us in obedience to thy will,

Make us one, Teach us, Lord, to be of one faith, of one heart, One in thee.

 

 

Take from me this heart of stone and make it flesh, even as thine own.

Take from me unfeeling pride, teach me compassion, cast my fear aside.

Give us one heart, give us one mind, Lord make us thine

 

Oh Make us one that our burdens may be light, Make us one as we seek eternal life.

Unite our hands to serve thy children well, Unite us in obedience to thy will,

Make us one, Teach us, Lord, to be of one faith, of one heart, One in thee.


Text:  Sally DeFord

Music:  Sally DeFord

Album:  Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Composition Date:  1995

More Info:  CMS 1995

Topics

Unity, Charity, Understanding