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Make Us One

About the Song

The solo and SA versions are one step lower than the others. The accompaniments are interchangeable. The SA version is *somewhat* simplified, but this isn’t an easy song to perform, and proved almost impossible to simplify enough to qualify as really “simplified.” In the recordings, Heather’s presentation is very classical; James has a more modern feel, though in spite of YouTube’s um… creative… labeling, it would never pass for “metal.” 😉

I’ve also included a YouTube video of the women’s choir from the General RS session way back in 1997.

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

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

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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

Accompaniment track:

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Lyrics

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.

Chorus:
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?

(Repeat chorus)

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!

(Repeat chorus)

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2 Comments

  1. darling poblete

    we sang this song during our ward conference last june, us we sang this,
    i noticed that mostly of the audience were in tears, what a beautiful song..

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  2. Karen Redd

    What a blessing you are to the world as you share your beautiful gift of music so generously. Many hearts are softened, filled with hope, and directed to the source of love and peace, the Lord, Jesus Christ.
    “Make Us One” is just that kind of song.
    Gratefully,

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