Connected by Spirit
Connected by Spirit, the people of Christ
Some parts bring in nourishment; some build it strong.
Oh, when the Body dances!
Christ's body, this Body, it still acts today.
Oh, then the Body dances!
This hymn is about the Body of Christ, a wonderful image of the Church expressed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-31 and Romans 12:4-8.
The readings come up in the lectionary, but the song might also be useful for stewardship campaigns or celebrations of the congregation, like church anniversaries or the receiving of new members.
In this song, the verses are set to the well-known tune ST. DENIO ("Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"), but are joined by a short, original, bridge part. You could have worship leaders help with the bridges until the congregation is comfortable.
We're offering a worship team lead sheet as well as two purely keyboard versions. (Generally, the tune is done in G, but the F version can accomodate lower voices.)