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JANUARY 18–25, 2015

PRAYER / WORSHIP: A Selection of Thematic Music

2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Selection of Thematic Music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

The following is a list of Hymns that possibly could be used in conjunction with the 2015 celebration of the Week of Prayer For Christian Unity. It is by no means an exhaustive listing. The hymns were chosen from the hymnals of various religious. 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
He Leadeth Me
Just As I am
Spread, O spread, thou mighty word
Jesus Shall Reign Where’ere the Sun
Take My Life and Let it Be
Your love, O God, has called us
Trust in Jesus

Church of God

As For Me and My House
Cleanse Me
Fairest Lord Jesus
Footsteps of Jesus
Be Thou My Vision
I Know In Whom I Believe
I Love To Tell The Story
Love Lifted Me Up
Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
Wonderful Words of Life


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
Christ Thou Alone
Christ For the World We Sing
Lord, make us servants of your peace  
Nature with Open Hands
Reflect the Christ
He Is The Way
Remember your servants, Lord
Stand up, stand up for Jesus
My Way, My Faith, My Life
God of justice and  love


All Depends on Our Possessing
Beautiful Savior
Christians Come In Sweetest Measure
Heaven shall not wait
How Sweet the Name of Jesus
Come and Let us Worship God
My Father Look Upon Thee
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
Today Thy Mercy Calls Us
Thou Art The Way, In Thee Alone
We Bid Thee Welcome
Whoever lives besides the Lord


Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Child of Blessing Child of Promise 
Close to Thee 
Come Sinner to the Gospel Feast
Jesus Es I Rey Soberano
God of Grace and God of Glory
Nearer My God To Thee
Nothing Between
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
Pues Si Vivamos
Rule of Life 
Standing in the Promise
There’s A Spirit of love in this place


Blessed Be the Tie that Binds 
Called as Partners in Christ’s Service
Christian Women, Christian Men 
Great God Your Love Has Called Us Here
Help Us Accept Each Other
Jesus, our divine Companion
Jesus loves me! This I know 
Chway jim ma tun oo ree goo joo (What a friend we have in Jesus)

Roman Catholic

City of God
Here I Am Lord
If You Believe and I Believe
Lord, Today
One Is The Body
Servant Song
Song of the Body of Christ
Voices That Challenge
Water of Life
We Are Called

Seventh Day Adventist

I Would Draw Nearer to Jesus
I saw One Weary
Jesus Calls Us
Shower of Blessing
Turn Your Eyes Upon Me Jesus


Draw the Circle Wide
Every Step of the Way
I’m Determined
I’m Convinced
I Need You to Survive
One In Christ
What A Mighty God We Serve
We Stand Humbly in God’s Grace
Wade In the Water

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 - 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]