Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Make Us One In You

Background

This song is based on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 and the liturgical text that frequently appears in the ancient communion liturgies as the elements are brought forward or set aside before consecration.  It is a prayer for unity, that the unity embodied in the one loaf and one cup be realized in the church's life in the world.

Our unity as Christians is a twofold reality, an example of the now/not yet tension that permeates so many  facet of the life of the believer.  We have a unity now that is far beyond wishful thinking.  We are one in Christ, and this unity is most beautifully displayed and embodied in the Lord's Supper.  At the same time, we are not unified.  So long as we remain in this fallen world, led in part by our sinful natures, there will not be true unity -- neither among individual Christians, nor within the Church.  And yet we pray for it, and long for it.  One of the blessings of eternity is the complete realization of this unity. 

The recording is the St. John's Lutheran Church Worship Band TBD.  For more information on the recording, click here.

Bible Verses

Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20, John17:20-21, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Themes

Communion, Unity, Church, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Intimacy with God, Worship, Liturgical

Lyrics

Verse 1
Lord, as grains of wheat from the fields
And as grapes from fruitful vineyards so are we
Gathered here as one
Gathered in Your Son
Make us one in You

Verse 2
As the grains become one loaf of bread
As the grapes become the wine we drink
Gathered here as one
Gathered in Your son
Make us one in You

Chorus
Bread which is the body given for us
Wine which is the blood shed for our sins

To take away the stain
Till only you remain
Make us one in You

Verse 3
Gather all your scattered people, Lord
Bring them all to share this holy meal
Gather us as one
Gathered in Your Son
Make us one in You

Verse 4
Here we share a foretaste of the feast
That one day You’ll share with us forevermore
Gathered then as one
Gathered in Your Son
Forever one in You

 

 

 

   

 

   

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