We’re gathered here, O Lord, as Thy one Body

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We’re gathered here, O Lord, as Thy one Body:
Though we be many, yet we all are one.
We share Thy life and own that we are members,
And thus within, in life we all are one.
  There is one Body in this universe,
And we express it here on earth;
We stand as one in each locality
  For all to see, for all to see.
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There is one loaf, the symbol of Thy body:
’Twas broken so that all the saints may share.
We eat this bread and, as we are partaking,
Our actual oneness with all saints declare.
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One bread, one cup are now upon the table,
Showing that we can be naught else but one.
Christ has redeemed us, made us His own Body:
What can we say but, “Amen, Lord, we’re one!”
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We stand as one, and cannot be divided,
Because our oneness is of Christ alone.
We eat as one: one loaf, one cup partaking,
And thus our oneness visibly is shown.
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Oh, what a joy to have this blessed oneness!
We sense that Thou, O Lord, art satisfied;
And we too share this blissful satisfaction—
Sweet foretaste of the Bridegroom with His Bride.
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Brian

Montréal, Québec, Canada

1En un seul Corps, ici, Tu nous rassembles.

Quoique nombreux, nous vivons l'unité.

Seule Ta vie en fait de nous les membres,

Et nous sommes un, en Toi tous rassemblés !

 Il y a un seul Corps dans cet univers !

Oh ! quelle joie de L'exprimer !

Dans chaque ville brille un chandelier

Pour déclarer notre unité !

2 Étant tous un, nous mangeons à Ta table

L'unique pain, symbole de Ton Corps.

Tu t'es rendu si proche et accessible

Pour qu'en Toi, nous marchions d'un même accord.

3 Tous réunis, buvons à cette coupe ;

Ton sang versé, un jour, nous racheta !

À chaque fois, ce repas nous annonce

Que Tu mourus et que Tu reviendras.

 4 Tu nous unis malgré nos différences,

Tu es, Seigneur, Toi-même notre paix.

Chacun de nous à ce repas déclare

Qu'il fait partie de Ton Corps si parfait.  

5 Oh ! quelle joie ! En nous l'Esprit témoigne,

Que Tu es satisfait Seigneur Jésus.

Quel avant-goût des noces Tu nous donnes.

Nous T'attendons, Seigneur et cher Époux !


Anonymous

San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States

O Lord thank You for Your one Body here! Lord thank You that we can be Your corporate expression on the Earth! O Lord we just love You! Amen!


Gabriella

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Amen we are truely one. We stand as one a cannot be divided. Thank You Lord for the oneness of the church. The Body needs its different parts to function, and we are one Body. Beloveds we need each other with our own special talents to function as one Body. AMEN.


Deladem Agawu-Kakraba

Tema, Ghana

The Lord is so real to me... I just love You Lord.


Kylie

United States

Will always be lit


Maria

Katy, Texas, United States

THANK YOU LORD! We stand as one Body and we will forever do your good works. PRAISE THE LORD!


Jon

Harvest, Alabama, United States

We are one Body, one loaf, AMEN!


Ben

Atlanta, GA, United States

T’was lit


Nathaniel

Atlanta, GA, United States

It’s still lit


Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Hallelujah, we are many yet one Body. We are many nationalities yet one Body. What a miracle! Truly as one Body we appreciate the unlimited dimensions of Christ.

The believers are supported with the power of Christ's resurrection in long-suffering, in the uniting bond of peace, and in all the positive needs for joining together and knitting together and for the rich supply of every joint and the operation in measure of each one part. This means that in the church life, we have to be one. You have to be joined to me and I have to be joined to you. In the Lord's recovery, all of the races with all the different colors—white, black, yellow, brown, and red—are blended together. The peoples of this earth are all so different. How could all these peoples be one Body? There is one Body in the universe, and we express it here on earth for all to see (see chorus of Hymns, #1107). We do not want people to see divisions or opinions. This is why we need to be joined together and knit together.

The only way we can be really one is by the application of the cross and the power of Christ's resurrection. His power of resurrection is sufficient for us. He gives us the cross to bear, but He also supports us with the power of His resurrection. It is in this way that we are transformed. Paul said that he desired to know Christ and the power of His resurrection that he might be conformed to Christ's death (Phil. 3:10). We should live and serve not by our natural power, but by the power of Christ's resurrection.