We are family, without words it’s clear.
You, my brothers are a delight to our hearts
How can we do without you my sisters?
The bond that is between us, the love that is within us
Is not something we could have conceived
For it breaks down every barrier.
We are family by Divine blood, the blood that Jesus shed.
Drawn out of every tribe, out of the darkness we all have fled.
Education and wealth, and all forms of status cannot stand between us.
We beheld His Glory and were captivated by His Love.
Our encounters were different but the result was the same.
We are unified by Divine passion, Lord Jesus alone has flooded our lives.
We are co-dependent, of one flesh and bone.
Just like Him, we are living stones
And these stones make a house whose foundation is the Rock.
We are forged together, a household stock.
Through offenses, grief and pain- the storms of life
Let us never falter but put up with one another
For the Master’s way is Love and Hope and Faith put together.
Together, we walk beside the streams of water, the Good Shepherd beside us.
We stand together in the dark and the warmth from our Lord keeps us warm.
He leads us to pastures refreshing and sublime, beyond our expectations.
In the presence of our enemies we feast, till they become redeemed.
Were else do we want to be if not with our Shepherd, He is the height of companionship
And we want it no other way.
To You o gracious Lord who before the ages began called us in You
To be blameless and pure, partakers of Your ageless purpose
We offer all that we are, for You alone are worthy of all that is worth.
You consume us with your love, what safe haven You are through the fiercest storms.
You laid down Your Life for us, o that our lives we lay down for You.
You our Lord are the Head of this family, You are the Source of its Life.
You are the Center of its passion, You are the Hope of its future
You are its Vision and Mission, by You came its sin’s remission
And because You fill each member, You are the family.