Hymn of the Week for 5/26/19- In Christ There Is No East Or West

Text:

Verse 1

In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north,

But one community of love throughout the whole wide earth.

 

Verse 2

In Christ shall true hearts ev'ry where their high communion find;

His service is the golden cord close binding humankind.

 

Verse 3

Join hands, disciples of the faith, what-e'er your race may be.

All children of the living God are surely kin to me.

 

Verse 4

In Christ now meet both east and west, in him meet south and north;

All Christly souls are one in him throughout the whole wide earth.

 

Text: John Oxenham

Tune: MCKEE

Text:

Verse 1

For all the faithful women who served in days of old,

To you shall thanks be given; to all, their story told.

They served with strength and gladness in tasks your wisdom gave.

To you their lives bore witness, proclaimed your pow'r to save.

 

Verse 10

Lord, hear our praise of Dorcas, who served the sick and poor.

Her hands were cups of kindness, her heart an open door.

Send us, O Christ, your Body, where people cry in pain,

And touch them with compassion to make them whole again.

 

Verse 2

O God, for saints and servants, those named and those unknown,

In whom through all the ages your light of glory shone,

We offer glad thanksgiving and fervent prayer we raise

That, faithful in your service, our lives may sing your praise.

 

Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr. (Copyright 1993 GIA Publications, Inc.)

Tune: KUORTANE

Text:

Verse 1

Christ is arisen from the grave's dark prison. So let our joy rise full and free; 

Christ our comfort true will be. Alleluia!

 

Verse 2

Were Christ not arisen, then death were still our prison. Now, with him to life restored,

We praise the Father of our Lord. Alleluia!

 

Verse 3

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! So let our joy rise full and free;

Christ our comfort true will be. Alleluia!

 

Text: German hymn, tr. Seltz (Copyright 1969 Concordia Publishing House)

Tune: CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN

Text:

Verse 1

That Easter day with joy was bright; the sun shone out with fairer light

When, to their longing eyes restored, the apostles saw their risen Lord!

 

Verse 2

O Jesus, king of gentleness, with constant love our hearts possess;

To you our lips will ever raise the tribute of our grateful praise.

 

Verse 3

O Christ, you are the Lord of all in this our Easter festival,

For you will be our strength and shield from ev'ry weapon death can wield.

 

Verse 4

All praise, O risen Lord, we give to you, once dead, but now alive!

To God the Father equal praise, and God the Spirit, now we raise!

 

Text: Latin hymn, tr. John Mason Neale

Tune: PUER NOBIS