1. In Christ there is no East or West, In Him no South or North. But one great fellowship of love Throughout the whole wide earth. 2. In Him shall true hearts everywhere Their high communion find; His service is the golden cord, Close binding humankind. 3. Join hands, disciples of the faith, Whate'er your race may be! Who serves my Father as his child Is surely kin to me. 4. In Christ now meet both East and West, In Him meet North and South. All Christly souls are one in Him, Throughout the whole wide earth.
Lyrics: William Arthur Dunkerley (aka John Oxenham)
Music: Alexander Robert Reinagle
Tune: ST. PETER
John Oxenham, 1852–1941
Written in 1908 by the noted English writer, John Oxenham, this missionary hymn text was part of a script for a pageant at a giant missionary event sponsored by the London Missionary Society’s exhibition, The Orient in London. It is estimated that over a quarter of a million people viewed this presentation. It was continued from 1908–1914, both in England and in the United States.