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JANUARY 18–25, 2017

PRAYER / WORSHIP: A Selection of Thematic Music

2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Selection of Thematic Music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

The following is a list of Hymns that possibly could be used in conjunction with the 2017 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
Tell Out My Soul the Greatness of God
Your love, O God, has called us
Trust in Jesus
Stand Up and Bless the Lord
Would You to Your Savior Now be Reconciled

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
Take Time to Be Holy
Unto God I lift My Voice
When Christians All In Friendship Meet 
Wonderful Words of Life


Be Glorified
Beautiful Savior (All My Days
Every Move I Make
Go Light Your World
Lord I Lift Your Name on High
Now is the Time
Take My Life
Walk the World
Who Am I
Worthy to Be Praise


All who love and serve your city
Be A Faithful Witness For the Lord
Christ Thou Alone
Christ For the World We Sing
Jesus Want Me For A Witness
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
To Worship, To Work and To Witness
My Way, My Fauth, My Life
God of justice and love


All Depends on Our Possessing
Beautiful Savior
Christians Come I Sweetest Measure
Flung to the Heedless Winds
Heaven shall not wait
How Sweet the Name of Jesus
Come and Let us Worship God
My Father Look Upon Thee
How Fair the Christian Church Shall Stand                                                        In all our living/When We Are Living / Pues Si Vivimos
Jesus Christ Your Living Word
La Senal de Cristiandad                                                                                                 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


Be A Witness For the Master
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Called In Christ’s Service                                                                                             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
Hear My Payer for Unity                                                                                            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
Ye Are Witnesses


Be A Light For Jesus, A Witness for Your King
Blessed Be the Tie that Binds
Called as Partners in Christ's Service
Christ Engage Us In Your Mission
Christian People Sing Together
Christian Women, Christian Men
Go As A Witness for Jesus
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)
We All Believe in One True God
You have Called Us Together O God, By Your Grace

Roman Catholic

City of God
Gather Us In
Gift of Finest Wheat 
Here I Am Lord
If You Believe and I Believe
Lord, Today
Now Let Us All With One Accord
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 Will Sing of Jesus' Love
I saw One Weary
Jesus Calls Us
Jesus Is All To Me
Shower of Blessing
Turn Your Eyes Upon Me Jesus
We In Covenant Are Joined


Draw the Circle Wide
Every Step of the Way
Go As A Witness For Jesus
I Am Saved for A Witness
I'm Determined
I'm Convinced
I Need You to Survive
It Takes A Whole Village
O Church of God Divided
One In Christ
One Voice
Wade In the Water
What A Mighty God We Serve
We Stand Humbly in God's Grace
Welcome In 

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]