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


Words: John H. Holmes (1879–1964).

Music: Old 22nd An­glo-Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1556 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Holmes (1879–1964)


Thou God of all, whose spirit moves
From pole to silent pole,
Whose purpose binds the starry spheres
In one stupendous whole,
Whose life, like light, is freely poured
On all beneath the sun,
To Thee we lift our hearts, and pray
That Thou wilt make us one.

One in the patient company
Of those who heed Thy will,
And steadfastly pursue the way
Of Thy commandments still;
One in the holy fellowship
Of those who challenge wrong,
And lift the spirit’s sword to shield
The weak against the strong.

One in the truth that makes men free,
The faith that makes men brave;
One in the love that suffers long
To seek, and serve, and save;
One in the vision of Thy peace,
The kingdom yet to be,
When Thou shalt be the God of all,
And all be one in Thee.