Scripture Verse

Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast Given Me, that they may be one, as We are. John 17:11

Introduction

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Edward J. Hopkins
1818–1901

Words: Hen­ry Jen­ner, 1870. Writ­ten…for the an­ni­ver­sa­ry of the So­ci­e­ty for Pro­mot­ing the Un­i­ty of Christ­en­dom, and…first sung in pro­cession at St. Mi­chael’s, Shore­ditch, on the Oc­tave of Our La­dy St. Ma­ry, 1870 (Ju­li­an, pp. 1655–56).

Music: Tad­cas­ter Ed­ward J. Hop­kins (1818–1901) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Henry Jenner
1848–1934

Lyrics

Jesus, Thou has willed it,
That Thy Church shalt be
One in faith and spirit,
Ever one in Thee.
We the cross are bearing,
Once on Jesus laid;
We the prayer are praying,
That our Master prayed.

Refrain

Jesus, Thou hast willed it,
That Thy Church should be
One in faith and spirit,
Ever one in Thee.

Tho’ the time be distant,
Still we watch and pray,
E’en tho’ faint and weary,
Waiting for the day;
When the Church uniting,
In one host shall fight,
’Gainst the power of darkness,
In the Lord’s own might.

Refrain

Thou, our heavenly Master,
Bid contentions cease;
Thou, true Prince of Salem,
Give Thy children peace;
Peace from God the Father,
Peace from God the Son,
Peace from God the Spirit,
From the Three in One.

Refrain