On the matter of unity among the people of God, see Ephesians 4:1-6. In Acts 2:1-13 see its display. In I Corinthians 10:14-16 see the unity expressed at the Lord’s Table. And in contrast see the origin of division in Genesis 11:1-9.
In stanza 1, this song speaks of a “Pentecost of nations” and in doing so, acknowledges like Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21, Question and Answer 54 does, which says: the Son of God gathers his church “…out of the entire human race, from the beginning of the world to its end.”
The Belgic Confession, Article 27 professes that the church is “…not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place or certain people…but it is spread and dispersed throughout the entire world...”
Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 30 testifies, “The Spirit of God gathers people from every tongue, tribe and nation into the unity of the body of Christ.”
In stanza 1, this song speaks about the “varieties of gifts” that God’s children possess. Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21, Question and Answer 55 professes that God’s children should consider it a duty to use these gifts readily and joyfully for the full service and enrichment of the other members.”
The reference in stanza 1 of “one people” who “break one loaf together” finds its reference in Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 28, Question and Answer 76 when it says, “We are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body” and Question and Answer 77 when it says, “We who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”