Make Us One

 
Lyrics & Information
LyricsAbout the song…
How shall we stand amid uncertainty?
Where is our comfort in travail?
How shall we walk amid infirmity,
When feeble limbs are worn and frail?
And as we pass through mortal sorrow,
How shall our hearts abide the day?
Where is the strength the soul may borrow?
Teach us thy way.

Make us one, that our burdens may be light
Make us one as we seek eternal life
Unite our hands to serve thy children well
Unite us in obedience to thy will.
Make us one! teach us, Lord, to be
Of one faith, of one heart
One in thee.

Then shall our souls be filled with charity,
Then shall all hate and anger cease
And though we strive amid adversity,
Yet shall we find thy perfect peace
So shall we stand despite our weakness,
So shall our strength be strength enough
We bring our hearts to thee in meekness;
Lord, wilt thou bind them in thy love?

Take from me this heart of stone,
And make it flesh even as thine own
Take from me unfeeling pride;
Teach me compassion; cast my fear aside.
Give us one heart, give us one mind
Lord, make us thine
Oh, make us thine!

The solo and SA versions are one step lower than the others. The accompaniments are interchangeable. You’ll notice that the SA version says “somewhat simplified.” This isn’t an easy song to perform, and proved almost impossible to simplify enough to qualify as really “simplified.”

In the recordings, Heather sings her rendition in the higher key, and her presentation is very classical; James sings his in the lower key, with a more modern feel. The violin in Heather’s rendition plays only the last half of the obbligato.

Church Music Contest: Anthem/Hymn Arrangement division–Award of Distinction 1995
Relief Society division–Award of Distinction 1997

The SSA arrangement of this song was performed at the September 1997 General Women’s Broadcast.

This song is part of the “Come Unto Christ” cantata.

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Vocals by James Loynes, Accompaniment Track

Available on CD: ”He is My Song” (All CDS)
Violin: Sarah Crowther

Available on CD: ”He is My Song (Accompaniment Tracks)”(All CDS)
Violin: Sarah Crowther
Vocals by Heather Prusse, Accompaniment Track

Available on CD: “I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe” (All CDS)
Violin: McKay Harline

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He is My Song CD

He is My Song CD
Vocals by Various Artists

He is My Song CD

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I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe CD Cover

I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe
Vocals by Heather Prusse

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