The United Methodist Hymnal


Jesus, United by Thy Grace

1.	Jesus, united by thy grace 
	and each to each endeared, 
	with confidence we seek thy face 
	and know our prayer is heard.

2.	Help us to help each other, Lord, 
	each other's cross to bear; 
	let all their friendly aid afford, 
	and feel each other's care.

3.	Up unto thee, our living Head, 
	let us in all things grow;
	till thou hast made us free indeed 
	and spotless here below.

4.	Touched by the lodestone of thy love, 
	let all our hearts agree, 
	and ever toward each other move, 
	and ever move toward thee.

5.	To thee, inseparably joined, 
	let all our spirits cleave; 
	O may we all the loving mind 
	that was in thee receive.

6.	This is the bond of perfectness, 
	thy spotless charity; 
	O let us, still we pray, possess 
	the mind that was in thee.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1742
MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1866
Theme: Church: Community in Christ; Jesus Christ: Example; Love; Love Feast; Love Feast; The Nature of the Church: United in Christ