1 One holy apostolic church;
the body of the Lord:
our task, to witness to his name
in full and glad accord
one Lord confessed, one faith believed,
one baptism its sign;
one God and Father over all,
one fellowship divine.

2 By Christ redeemed, in Christ renewed,
from every tongue and race,
we live to share with all the world
the wonder of his grace:
as God is holy, we must be
above reproach and blame;
for royal service set apart,
his gospel to proclaim.

3 With apostolic faith and zeal,
the church in every land
must bring God's love to every life
as Jesus gave command:
his partners in a common task
uniting east and west,
we serve as one to make Christ known
in him shall all be blessed!

James Edward Seddon (1915 - 1983)
© The Representatives of the late James Edward Seddon / Jubilate Hymns
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