Scripture Verse

Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 8:11


Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)

Words: Will­iam A. Dun­ker­ley, 1908. Dun­ker­ley wrote these words for the Pa­geant of Dark­ness and Light at the Lon­don Mis­sion­ary So­cie­ty’s ex­hi­bi­tion The Or­ie­nt in Lon­don, which ran 1908–14. Ma­ny hym­nals cre­dit the words to John Ox­en­ham, Dun­ker­ley’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rei­na­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William A. Dunkerley (1852–1941)
National Portrait Gallery



In Christ there is no East or West,
In Him no South or North;
But one great fel­low­ship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.

In Him shall true hearts ev­ery­where
Their high com­mun­ion find;
His ser­vice is the gold­en cord,
Close bind­ing hu­man­kind.

Join hands, then, mem­bers of the faith,
Whatever your race may be!
Who serves My Fa­ther as His child
Is sure­ly kin to Me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet North and South;
All Christ­ly souls are one in Him
Throughout the whole wide earth.