Together we are Christ's Body

This hymn encourages Christians to be united and faithful to Christ.   The first line appears to be based on 1 Cor 12:27.

According to this programme, it was written by Roman Catholic priest, Msgr Eustace Thomas - but no independent source has been found for this . 

The song is well-known in some parts of Latin America where there are strong Creole influences, especially Dominica.

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Examples

An instrumental version can be seen here - band in Dominica

Lyrics

Chorus
Together we are Christ’s body
No longer slaves, but free.
Together as members of one family
We are called to preach Christ’s mystery.

We cannot do nothing if Christ ain’t inside o’we.
We can’t be his body if we ain’t loving as he
So we got to settle down and try to act differently, aha,
Let’s co-operate and respect each man’s dignity.

If our actions to selfish we gonna be in a mess.
We ain’t to compare who is better or who is best.
If at all a member flops we got to encourage he,
Yes, to get up again and regain his integrity.

Nobody is perfect but he who made you and me,
All o’we are sinners forming God’s family.
So we got to join we hands and labour with charity
Uh, huh, this will help to build a true Christian community.

Friends we got to toil because life ain’t got only fun.
Keep in mind the saying, “No cross without a crown”
Together we’re called to fight the wiles of the enemy
And strengthen the church by proclaiming Christianity.

Because we are Christians we can’t take life casually.
We can still be down to earth and behave religiously
Though we function differently we got one identity
Because, as children of God, we’re rebuilding humanity.

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America where there are strong Creole influences, especially Dominica.

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Chorus
Together we are Christ’s body
No longer slaves, but free.
Together as members of one family
We are called to preach Christ’s mystery.

We cannot do nothing if Christ ain’t inside o’we.
We can’t be his body if we ain’t loving as he
So we got to settle down and try to act differently, aha,
Let’s co-operate and respect each man’s dignity.

If our actions to selfish we gonna be in a mess.
We ain’t to compare who is better or who is best.
If at all a member flops we got to encourage he,
Yes, to get up again and regain his integrity.

Nobody is perfect but he who made you and me,
All o’we are sinners forming God’s family.
So we got to join we hands and labour with charity
Uh, huh, this will help to build a true Christian community.

Friends we got to toil because life ain’t got only fun.
Keep in mind the saying, “No cross without a crown”
Together we’re called to fight the wiles of the enemy
And strengthen the church by proclaiming Christianity.

Because we are Christians we can’t take life casually.
We can still be down to earth and behave religiously
Though we function differently we got one identity
Because, as children of God, we’re rebuilding humanity.

1 comment:

  1. Author: Rv. Fr. Eustace Thomas, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies

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