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Whitsuntide

III.
The unity of the Spirit.

10,10,10,10

Die Kirche Christi die Er geweiht

A. G. Spangenberg. 1747.

The Church of Christ that He hath hallow'd here

To be His house, is scatter'd far and near,

In North and South and East and West abroad,

And yet in earth and heaven, through Christ her Lord,

The Church is one.

One member knoweth not another here,

And yet their fellowship is true and near,

One is their Saviour, and their Father one,

One Spirit rules them, and among them none

Lives to himself.

They live to Him who bought them with His blood,

Baptized them with His Spirit pure and good,

And in true faith and ever-burning love

Their hearts and hope ascend to seek above

The eternal Good.

O Spirit of the Lord, all life is Thine,

Now fill Thy Church with life and power divine,

That many children may be born to Thee

And spread Thy knowledge like the boundless sea,

To God's great praise.

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