1 In Christ there is no East or West,
in Christ no South or North;
but only those by God possessed
throughout the whole wide earth.

2 For God in Christ has made us one
from every land and race,
has reconciled us through the Son
and made us whole by grace.

3 So brothers, sisters, praise his name
who died to set us free
from sin, division, hate and shame,
from spite and enmity!

4 In Christ now meet both East and West,
in Christ meet South and North
one joyful people God has blessed
throughout the whole wide earth.

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996) suggested by the first line of a hymn by W A Dunkerley (Pseudonym:John Oxenham) (1852 - 1941)
© 1982, 1989 Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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