Scripture Verse

Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of Heaven.@Matthew 8:11

Introduction

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Alexander R. Reinagle
(1799–1877)

Words: Will­iam A. Dun­ker­ley, 1908. Dun­ker­ley wrote these words for the Pa­geant of Dark­ness and Light at the Lon­don Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty’s ex­hi­bi­tion The Or­ie­nt in Lon­don, which ran 1908–1914. Ma­ny hym­nals cre­dit the words to John Ox­en­ham, Dun­ker­ley’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rei­na­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune2:

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William A. Dunkerley
(1852–1941)
© National Portrait Gallery

Lyrics

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.

In Him shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord,
Close binding humankind.

Join hands, then, members of the faith,
Whatever your race may be!
Who serves my Father as His child
Is surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet North and South;
All Christly souls are one in Him
Throughout the whole wide earth.