“Christ, the Church You Gave is Broken”

Bishop William Boyd (U.M.C.) wrote the lyrics to “Christ, the Church You Gave is Broken” for Churches United in Christ (CUIC), which are sung to the tune of “CWM Rhondda” (“God of Grace and God of Glory”). This is another frequently requested element of The Methodist Gathering worship services.

 

“Christ, the Church You Gave is Broken

 by Bishop William Boyd Grove (U.M.C.) for CUIC

 Tune: CWM Rhondda (God of Grace and God of Glory)

Scripture Base: John 17:20-21 and 1 Corinthians 12:27

 

  1. Christ, the church You gave is broken, Mend it now through us, we pray;

That the message it has spoken May be heard through us today.

Make us one now, Make us one now,

In this troubled frightened hour, In this troubled frightened hour.

 

  1. We are hands and feet of Jesus, His new Body now we are;

Ears and eyes to do His bidding That our world at peace may be.

Make us one now, Make us one now,

For God’s witness in our time, For God’s witness in our time.

 

  1. Holy Spirit, come and bless us, Give a vision for our day.

Give a vision large and mighty To your people now, we pray.

Make us one now, Make us one now,

Spirit, come and make us whole, Spirit, come and make us whole.

 

  1. Christ, the church You gave is broken, Mend it now through us, we pray;

That the message it has spoken May be heard and lived always.

Make us one now, Make us one now,

For the glory of Your name, For the glory of Your name.

 

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