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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.

Spotify, Soundcloud (inc. free downloads)

Click the Soundcloud download icon to download the free track for personal use.

Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

Accompaniment track:

Apple Music, Amazon

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  (Video provided to YouTube by outside parties may contain ads that may be skipped after a few seconds.)


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?

(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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  1. Agnes Ramaker

    Ik vind het een prachtig lied en ga het zondag in de gemeente zingen, ter voorbereiding op mijn doop

  2. Brenda MacKay

    Looking to see if you were able to transpose this as seen in the comments section? And if so, could I get that version sent to me? We’re singing this for a special Relief Society lesson coming up in March but would love to start practicing this Sunday, the 26th…I know it’s soon

    “Jenny Karren on July 5, 2022 at 7:44 pm
    Can you transpose this piece “Make Us One” down 3 half steps for SSA?”

  3. Penny Karren

    Can you transpose this piece “Make Us One” down 3 half steps for SSA?

  4. MarLa Kepler - Spokane Valley WA

    I am looking for the SATB version of this song.
    The page says it is there but, ONLY the violin music is attached to the link.
    Can you advise? I would really love to prepare this piece for our ward
    choir to sing in May for the theme: Fellowshipping.
    can you email a link to the sheet music for SATB choir?

    • Sally DeFord

      There isn’t an SATB, only the SSATB. The violin music was mislabeled in the link. Sorry!

  5. Julie Ross

    Do you have a recorder version of Make us One with SATB ?

  6. Valerie Mills

    About 23 years ago when this piece was sung by a choir in the General Women’s Session, I was overcome with the Spirit. Tears streamed and my heart was opened to the essential importance of the song’s message. Thank you so much!! I cannot hear it without recalling that moment. I was a tired mother and almost stayed home from that meeting. The feelings I experienced during the song sustained my efforts and strengthened my conversion to Christ and the godly principles of unity and love. Heartfelt thanks to you, Sister DeFord! With tremendous love and gratitude!!

  7. Ernesto V Lacorte

    Hi Sally. Every time I feel so down and crying out to God for comfort, He would present me a song that would lift my spirit. And I thank you for your music. Thank you also for the free music sheet. God bless you and your ministry in music.

  8. Bonnie Jean Thornley

    We listened to “Make Us One” during our mindfulness meditation this morning. It provided the perfect foundation upon which to build our Heart of Flesh meditation. As always, your music uplifts and fills our souls.

  9. Jenny Hatch

    My husband has been deathly ill and we have been singing together as therapy for him. I recorded our version of Make Us One and embedded it in my new podcast:


    Thanks Sally!

    Your music is highly therapeutic.

    Jenny Hatch

  10. Meden Nombre

    Beautiful. How i want the individual tune for soprano, alto, tenor and bass that is ready for practice.

  11. Miguel Gayoma

    Im a seventh day adventist and this FREE PIECES are so awesome. Thank u salle de ford for being an instrument in gods ministry

  12. Ruth Kanyanga Kamwi

    Great Music which I enjoy singing a lot.Make us one is uplifting and Am learning it right now. But is there a score for orchestra?

  13. Chelsea Ronan

    Would you be willing to make this suitable for a soprano and baritone to sing a duet? My husband and I are supposed to sing something about unity at a work conference in February. Thank you for considering.

  14. 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..

  15. 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.


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