In unity we lift our song
In unity we lift our song. Ken Medema* (1943 – ).
This hymn was composed in 1983 and premiered by Medema at a Southern Baptist Women in Ministry Conference held at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, on 8 June 1985. It was also sung at the first convocation of the Alliance of Baptists, a reforming offshoot of the Southern Baptist Convention, in March 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Set to the tune of Martin Luther*’s EIN FESTE BURG, the music combines with the text to invoke a reformation spirit that all are welcome in the realm of God: ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus’ (Galatians 3:28, NIV):
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