I went to two worship services at two different churches in different denominations this morning.
Benefits of being in the big city.
This hymn was part of the earlier gathering.
I think we sang it to the tune NUN DANKET, the usual accompaniment to Now Thank We All Our God.
From what I’ve heard of YouTube recordings of other tunes (like the one below) I think it was a wise decision.
Christ is the world’s true light,
Its Captain of salvation,
The Day-star clear and bright
Of every man and nation;
New life, new hope awakes,
Where’er men own his sway;
Freedom her bondage breaks,
And night is turned to day.
In Christ all races meet,
Their ancient feuds forgetting,
The whole round world complete,
From sunrise to its setting:
When Christ is throned as Lord,
Men shall forsake their fear,
To ploughshare bear the sword,
To pruning-hook the spear.
One Lord, in one great Name
Unite us all who own thee;
Cast out our pride and shame
That hinder to enthrone thee;
The world has waited long,
Has travailed long in pain;
To heal its ancient wrong,
Come, Prince of Peace, and reign. Amen.