1 We are called by one vocation,
Members of one family,
Heirs through Christ of one salvation,
Let us live in harmony;
Nor by strife embitter life,
Journeying to eternity.
2 In a land where all are strangers,
And our sojourning so short,
In the midst of common dangers
Concord is our best support;
Heart with heart divides the smart,
Lightens grief of ev'ry sort.
3 Let us shun all vain contention
Touching words and outward things,
Whence, alas! so much dissension
And such bitter rancor springs;
Troubles cease, where Christ brings peace
And sweet healing on His wings.
4 Judge not hastily of others,
But thine own salvation mind;
Nor be mindful of thy brother's,
To thine own offenses blind;
God alone discerns thine own,
And the hearts of all mankind.
5 Let it be our chief endeavor
That we may the Lord obey,
Then shall envy cease forever
And all hate be done away;
Free from strife shall be his life
Who serves God both night and day!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #421