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JANUARY 18–25, 2018

PRAYER / WORSHIP: A Selection of Thematic Music

2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Selection of Thematic Music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

The following is a list of Hymns that possibly could be used in conjunction with the 2018 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
His Name is Wonderful
will Sing the Wonderous Song
Just As I am
Like A River Glorious
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

Church of God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
As For Me and My House
Be Thou My Vision
Cleanse Me
Fairest Lord Jesus
Footsteps of Jesus
Forever Shall He Reign
Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
God Is Our Refuge and Strength
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
Wonderful Words of Life


Awesome God
Be Glorified
Beautiful Savior (All My Days)
Broken and Beautiful
Every Move I Make
Go Light Your World
Lord You Are
Lord I Lift Your Name on High
Open The Eyes of My Heart
Now is the Time
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


A Hymn of Glory, Let Us Sing
All who love and serve your city
Be A Faithful Witness For the Lord
Christ Thou Alone
Christ For the World We Sing
Hark A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding
How Wondrous Great, How Glorious Bright
Jesus Want Me For A Witness
Lord, make us servants of your peace
Nature with Open Hands
O God Unseen, Yet Ever Near
Reflect the Christ
He Is The Way
Remember your servants, Lord
Stand up, stand up for Jesus
The Great Creator of the Worlds
Tell Out My Soul, The Greatness of the Lord
To Worship, To Work and To Witness
My Way, My Faith, My Life
God of justice and love


All Depends on Our Possessing
All Glory Be To God Alone
Beautiful Savior
Be Strong In The Lord
Christians Come I Sweetest Measure
Flung to the Heedless Winds
Glorious Things Of You Are Spoken
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
I Leave All Things To God’s Direction
Jesus Christ Your Living Word
Lord of Glory, You Have Brought Us
Listen to the word which God has spoken
O God of Mercy, O God of Might
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
Child of Blessing Child of Promise
Close to Thee
Come Sinner to the Gospel Feast
I Sing The ALmighy Power of God
Jesus Es I Rey Soberano
God of Grace and God of Glory
My Hope Is Built
Nearer My God To Thee
Nothing Between
O Church of God United
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
To God Be Glory
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
Christian Women, Christian Men
Go As A Witness for Jesus
God Be Merciful To Me
God of the Ages Whose Almighty Hand
Great God Your Love Has Called Us Here
Help Us Accept Each Other
Jesus, our divine Companion
Jesus loves me! This I know
Many and Great, O Lord. Are Your Works
Chway jim ma tun oo ree goo joo (What a friend we have in Jesus)
Your Hand O God Has Guided

Roman Catholic

City of God
Here I Am Lord
If You Believe and I Believe
Lord, Today
Glorious In Majesty
One Is The Body
Servant Song
Sing of the Lord’s Goodness
Sing Praise To God Who Reigns Above
Song of the Body of Christ
Though The Mountains May Fall
Voices That Challenge
Water of Life
We Are Called

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


Be Strong in the Lord
Draw the Circle Wide
Eternal Father String To Save
Every Step of the Way
Go As A Witness For Jesus
Guide Me, Thou, O Great Jehovah
I Am Saved for A Witness
I’m Determined
I’m Convinced
I Need You to Survive
I Worship You, Almighty God
One In Christ
Our God Reigns
The Wonder of it All
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]