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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18–25, 2020

PRAYER / WORSHIP: A Selection of Thematic Music

2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Selection of Thematic Music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The following is a list of Hymns that possibly could be used in conjunction with the 2020 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 denominations. 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.

Baptist

Blest Be The Tie That Binds
Can we by searching find our God
Can Others See Jesus In You
God of Freedom, God of Justice
God Will Take Care Of You
His Name is Wonderful
Just As I am
Like A River Glorious
Make Me A Channel Of Blessing
Spread, O spread, thou mighty word
Take My Life and Let it Be
Tell Out My Soul the Greatness of God
The Family Of God
Your love, O God, has called us
Trust in Jesus

Church of God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
As Channels of Healing Grace
Be Thou My Vision
Fairest Lord Jesus
Footsteps of Jesus
Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
God Is Our Refuge and Strength
I Know In Whom I Believe
Love Lifted Me Up
O Sun of Justice, Fill Our Hearts
Once to Every Man and nation
Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
Take Time to Be Holy
The Light of Eventide Now Shines
Unto God I lift My Voice
Wonderful Words of Life

Contemporary

Awesome God
Awesome God
Be Glorified
Beautiful Savior (All My Days)
Broken and Beautiful
Difference Makers
Every Move I Make
Kindness
Lord You Are
Lord I Lift Your Name on High
Make A Way
Open The Eyes of My Heart
Now is the Time
Saved, Saved
Surrender
Take My Life
The Lord Upholds My Life
Walk the World
What This World Needs
Who Am I
Worthy to Be Praise
Your Love is Extravagant

Episcopal

Be Kind to Each Other
Conquer the World With Kindness
Draw The Circle Wide
For Ourselves No Longer Living
Hark A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding
Hears the Strains of Peace and Justice
Help Us to Help Each Other
Jesus Want Me For A Witness
Let Love Be Real in Loving and Giving
Lord, make us servants of your peace
Nature with Open Hands
O God Unseen, Yet Ever Near
Pass It On
He Is The Way
Remember your servants, Lord
Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Take My Hands Lord, To Share in Your Labors
The Great Creator of the Worlds
Tell Out My Soul, The Greatness of the Lord
The Loving Kindness
To Worship, To Work and To Witness

Lutheran

A Slave Woman's Prayer
All Who Love and Serve Your City
All Depends on Our Possessing
All Glory Be To God Alone
Cuando el Pobre
Hark the Voice of Jesus Calling
Heaven shall not wait
How Sweet the Name of
Jesus Jesus Calls Us Oer the Tumult
I Leave All Things To God’s Direction
Jesus Christ Your Living Word
Lord of Glory, You Have Brought Us
O God of Mercy, O God of Might
Take O Take Me As I Am

Methodist

All Who Love and Serve the City
Be A Witness For the Master
Be Hold A Broken World
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Jesus Es I Rey Soberano
God of Grace and God of Glory
Lord, You Gave the Great Commission
My Hope Is Built
Nothing Between
O Church of God United
Standing in the Promise
There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy
The Voice of God Is callig
To God Be Glory
When Cross the Crowded Ways

Presbyterian

As We gather At Your Table
Called as Partners in Christ’s Service
Christian Women, Christian Men
Come Sing To God, O Living Saints
God Be Merciful To Me
God of the Ages Whose Almighty Hand
Great God Your Love Has Called Us Here
Hear O Lord, Your Servants gather
Help Us Accept Each Other
In You Lord, I have Put My Trust
Jesus, our divine Companion
Many and Great, O Lord. Are Your Works To Us All,
To Every Nation
Your Hand O God Has Guided

Roman Catholic

All The Ends of the Earth
City of God
Come To Me O Weary Traveler
Digo, Sí Senor
For The Healing of the Nations
God of Day and God of Darkness
God Is With US
God In The Planning
If You Believe and I Believe
Moved By the Gospel Let Us Move
No Greater Love
Out of Darkness
Sing of the Lord’s Goodness
Sing Praise To God Who Reigns Above
Spirit of God With Me
Though The Mountains May Fall
Voices That Challenge
We Will Serve the Lord

Seventh Day Adventist

Christ The Lord, All Power Possessing
I Would Draw Nearer to Jesus
I Will Sing of Jesus’ Love
I saw One Weary
Jesus Calls Us
Jesus Is All To Me
Majesty and Power of God
Rise Up O Church of God
Shower of Blessing
The Spacious Firmament
Turn Your Eyes Upon Me Jesus

UCC

Be Strong in the Lord
Eternal Father Strong To Save
Every Step of the Way
I Am Saved for A Witness
I’m Convinced I Need You to Survive
I Worship You, Almighty God
Lead On Eternal Sovereign
O God of Love, O God of Peace
One In Christ
Once to Every Man and Native
Somos Pueblo Que Caminia
What A Mighty God We Serve
We Stand Humbly in God’s Grace

In addition to the above suggested hymns, on the occasion of the 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 information on these two hymns follows.

“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 maybe purchased online from the composer’s current publisher. For order information on the hymn with the verses in the other languages, click the link below.

That All May Be One in Christ Sheet Music

Video - Unusual Kindness

The above video was commissioned by the Churches of Malta to celebrate the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

To view this video on YouTube, click here.

To download the sheet music from this video, click here.