Christ My Song - 1486
With heart and soul in sweet accord - Fellowship in the Lord
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Fellowship in the Lord.
1. With heart and soul in sweet accord,
the first disciples of the Lord
dwelt on the earth together;
and as it was, and as it is,
where thou art present, Prince of peace,
so will it be for ever.
love and peace;
that we may abide in thee
now and through eternity. PDF - Midi
2. Let us, on growth in grace intent,
feed on thy word and sacrament,
enjoying sweet communion;
let them our food and life here be,
that thou in us, and we in thee,
be joined in closest union;
so that we
may in thee
live and grow,
in weal and woe,
and our branches intertwine,
members of the living Vine.
3. Since thou to all such mercy showest,
since thou on all such gifts bestowest,
art patient and forgiving;
O let one heart, and mind, and soul,
pervade and animate the whole
of all thy members living!
Let the same
burn in all,
great and small,
and unite in doing good
all the Christian brotherhood.
Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica II, 1864, 75-76.
Translated from the German Ein Herz und eine Seele war - Die Gemeinschaft in dem Herrn
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.