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318. In Christ There Is No East or West

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1 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.

2 In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find;
his service is the golden cord
close-binding humankind.

3 Join hands, disciples of the faith,
whate'er your race may be.
All children of the living God
are surely kin to me.

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 Information
First Line: In Christ there is now east or west
Title: In Christ There Is No East or West
Author: John Oxenham (1908, alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Church; Ecumenical; Reconciliation (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1836)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: (alternate tune: MC KEE, 317)


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This text formed a very small part of an elaborate Christian missionary pageant in the early 20th century, yet it has endured while the grander aspects of that production have faded away. It is set to a simple 19th century tune that does not get in the way of its message.


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