1 The saints in Christ are one in every place
to serve the gospel of his costly grace;
from those first days to this, our hope the same:
the love of Christ, one Lord, one saving name.

2 In chains for Christ! his prisoners love to sing,
for slaves and free rejoice to praise our King;
what though the church on earth still suffers wrong?
The cross of Christ remains our pilgrim song.

3 To live is Christ, for us, to die is gain;
where then shall be our hunger, danger, pain?
Our joy to preach good news to rich and poor,
then be with Christ, to live for evermore.

4 Lord Jesus Christ! heaven's praise let earth repeat;
the work that you began, you will complete:
your enemies by grace become your friends;
the day of Christ shall dawn, and never ends.

Christopher Idle from Philippians 1 and 2
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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