1 In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no pride of birth;
the chosen family God has blessed
now spans 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 met us all with grace.

3 It is by grace we are assured
that we belong to him:
the love we share in Christ our Lord,
the Spirit's work within.

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

5 In Christ there is no east or west
he breaks all barriers down:
by Christ redeemed, by Christ possessed,
in Christ we live as one.

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns