Scripture Verse

One body, and one Spirit. Ephesians 4:4


Words: Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, Se­lect­ions 1819, num­ber 28.

Music: Heb­ron Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cot­ter­ill (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Lord, cause Thy face on us to shine,
Give us Thy peace, and seal us Thine;
Teach us to prize the means of grace,
And love Thine earth­ly dwel­ling place.

May we in truth our sins con­fess,
Worship the Lord in ho­li­ness;
And all Thy pow­er and glo­ry see
Within Thy hal­lowed sanc­tu­ary.

O King of Sa­lem, Prince of Peace,
Bid strife among Thy sub­jects cease.
One is our faith, and one our Lord:
One bo­dy, spir­it, hope, re­ward.

One God and Fa­ther of us all,
On whom Thy Church and peo­ple call:
Oh, may we one com­mun­ion be,
One with each oth­er, one in Thee.

Bless all whose voice sal­va­tion brings,
Who min­is­ter in ho­ly things;
The el­der, pas­tors, dea­cons, bless;
Clothe them with zeal and right­eous­ness.

Let ma­ny in the judg­ment day,
Turned from the er­ror of their way,
Their hope, their joy, their crown ap­pear:
Save those who preach and those who hear.