Scripture Verse

The glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one. John 17:22


John B. Dykes

Words: Hen­ry J. van Dyke, Thy Sea Is Great, Our Boat Is Small (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1922), pag­es 19–20.

Music: Al­ford John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry J. Van Dyke


No form of human framing,
No bond of outward might,
Can bind Thy Church together, Lord,
And all her flocks unite;
But, Jesus, Thou hast told us
How unity must be:
Thou art with God the Father one,
And we are one in Thee.

The mind that is in Jesus
Will guide us into truth,
The humble, open, joyful mind
Of ever-learning youth;
The heart that is in Jesus
Will lead us out of strife,
The giving and forgiving heart
That follows love in life.

Wherever men adore Thee,
Our souls with them would kneel;
Wherever men implore Thy help,
Their trouble we would feel;
And where men do Thy service,
Though knowing not Thy sign,
Our hand is with them in good work,
For they are also Thine.

Forgive us, Lord, the folly
That quarrels with Thy friends,
And draw us nearer to Thy heart,
Where every discord ends;
Thou art the crown of manhood,
And Thou of God the Son;
O Master of our many lives,
In Thee our life is one.