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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

PRAYER / WORSHIP: A Selection of Thematic Music

2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Selection of Thematic Music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013

The following is a list of Hymns that possibly could be used in conjunction with the 2013 celebration of the Week of Prayer For Christian Unity. It is by no means and exhaustive listing. The hymns were chosen from the hymnals of various religious denominations and the denomination is listed opposite the hymn’s title.

It is important to note that many of these hymns are common to various religious denominations. In planning for your celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity you may find the hymn in more than one hymnal.


Can we by searching find out God
O God, unseen, yet ever near
Our Father, by whose servants
Ride on, ride on
Soldiers of Christ Arise
Spread, O spread, thou mighty word
Take my life, and let it be
What Does The Lord Require
Your love, O God, has called us
My God How


Be Glorified
Beautiful Savior (All My Days)
Every Move I Make
Go Light Your World
Now is the Time
Take My Life
Walk the World
Who Am I 


All who love and serve your city                                                
Lord, make us servants of your peace
Remember your servants, Lord
Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Teach me, my God and King
God of justice love and
Lead on, O King Eternal 
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Soldiers of Christ, arise


Heaven shall not wait                                                                  
Come and Let us Worship God
Father all loving and ruling in majesty
How long? 
In all our living/When We Are Living / Pues Si Vivimos
Jesus Christ Your Living Word
Listen to the word which God has spoken 
Take O Take Me As I Am
Teach Us O Loving Heart of Christ
What does the Lord require for praise and offering
Whoever lives besides the Lord
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord


Bring Many Names                                                                      
Built On A Rock
Christ Has Broken Down the Wall 
Depth of Mercy 
God Lead Us Along
God of Grace and God of Glory
Rule of Life 
There’s A Spirit of love in this place 
View The Present through the Promise


Called as Partners in Christ’s Service                                           
Christian Women, Christian Men 
Come Christians Join To Sing
Great God Your Love Has Called Us Here
Help Us Accept Each Other
Let All Who Pray the Prayer that Christ Taught
Live in Hope
O Christ, the Great Foundation
What Does the Lord Require

Roman Catholic

City of God                                                                                  
Here I Am Lord
If You Believe and I Believe
Let Justice Roll Like A River 
Lord, Today
One Is The Body
Servant Song
Song of the Body of Christ
The Harvest of Justice
Voices That Challenge
We Are Called


As One
Draw the Circle Wide
Every Step of the Way
Imago Dei
One In Christ
We Are All One
We Stand Humbly in God’s Grace
Welcome to this House

In addition to the above suggested hymns, in celebration of 100 years of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the National Pastoral Musicians Association of the United States announced a Hymn Competition. The winners of this competition are printed within these materials. A one-time use permission is granted for celebrations during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Should you desire to use the works throughout the liturgical year and for other celebrations, permission to use must be obtained from the publisher. Copies of these award winning hymns are available for download at www.npm.org.

“Family of Faith” - Steven Ottományi, 2007

Steven Ottományi, Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Huntington Beach, California, has created a new hymn text entitled “Family of Faith” that may be sung to several different tunes familiar to English-speaking Christians. In just four brief stanzas the hymn forms a prayer to Christ to bring about the change of heart required for genuine unity in one family of faith.

Family of Faith Sheet Music [PDF]

Family of Faith
Steven Ottományi

Lord Jesus Christ, who rose from death,
Our spirit's life, our spirit's breath:
You show the way that leads to peace,
Where anger sleeps, where hatreds cease.
O Key of David, open wide
The doors now blocked by human pride.
Come, change our hearts, make clear our need
To follow where your will shall lead.
And still, O Lord, you walk our way;
You walk with us both night and day.
You call us, Lord, in love to be
A sign of hope, of unity.
So lead us, Lord, to live and claim
All that it means to bear your name.
Now make of us one family
Of faith, of hope, of charity.

Copyright © 2007, National Association of Pastoral Musicians and Friars of the Atonement. All rights reserved.

This hymn may be sung to the following hymn tunes:
PROSPECT, LM, W. Walter, Southern Harmony, 1835;
OLD 100TH, LM, from Genevan Psalter, attr. to Louis Bourgeois, ca. 1510-1535.
PUER NOBIS, LM, adapt. by Michael Prætorius, 1571-1621.
DUKE STREET, LM, John Hatton, c. 1710-1793.

“That All May Be One In Christ

Father Ricky Manalo collaborated with Spanish and Vietnamese text writers to produce a new Communion song entitled “That All May Be One in Christ”. Rodolfo López and Nguyen Dinh Dien translated the text of Manalo's English refrain and then each created three original verses in Spanish and Vietnamese in keeping with the theme of the song yet reflecting their own unique cultural perspective. The result is a liturgical song for the Communion procession that both seeks and expresses unity in diversity. The English version follows. For a copy of the hymn with the verses in the other languages, click the link below.

That All May Be One in Christ Sheet Music [PDF]