The fam'ly of God is born from above,
A special bond drawn together by love;
Knowing and caring, feeling and sharing,
Living together in the fam'ly of God.
CHRISTIAN HEARTS, IN LOVE UNITED
(von Zinzendorf, trans. Foster/trad. German melody)
Christian hearts, in love united,
Seek alone in Jesus rest;
Has He not your love excited?
Then let love inspire each breast;
Members on our Head depending
Lights reflecting Him, our Sun,
Brethren His commands attending,
We in Him, our Lord, are one.
Come, then, come, O flock of Jesus,
Covenant with Him anew;
Unto Him who conquered for us
Pledge we love and service true;
And should our love's union holy
Firmly linked no more remain,
Wait ye at His footstool lowly
Till He draw it close again.
O that such may be our union
As Thine with the Father is,
And not one of our communion
E'er forsake the path of bliss;
May our light shine forth with brightness,
From Thy light reflected, shine;
Thus the world will bear us witness
That we, Lord, are truly Thine.