Kindred in Spirit through Jesus Christ

"Who is my mother, who is my brother?"

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: AINSLIE

Lyrics as Poetry

Who is my mother,
who is my brother?
All those who gather round Jesus Christ:
Spirit-blown people
born from the Gospel
sit at the table, round Jesus Christ.Differently abled,
differently labeled,
widen the circle round Jesus Christ:
crutches and stigmas,
culture’s enigmas,
all come together round Jesus Christ.Love will relate us—
colour or status
can’t segregate us, round Jesus Christ:
family failings,
human derailings—
all are accepted, round Jesus Christ.Bound by one vision,
met for one mission
we claim each other, round Jesus Christ:
here is my mother,
here is my brother,
kindred in Spirit, through Jesus Christ.

Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1992 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

                                                    Audio Sample for
"Kindred in Spirit Through Jesus Christ"

is part of the "Sing Hallelujah" collection produced by Ralph Milton.
It features singers from Central Vancouver Island and was recorded
at St. Edmund's Anglican Church
in Parksville, BC.


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Scripture References

  • Matthew 12:46-50
  • Matthew 28:16-20
  • Mark 3:31-35
  • Mark 3:33-35
  • Luke 8:19-21
  • John 3:1-8
  • Galatians 3:28


Kindred in Spirit Through Jesus Christ
Accompaniment Track with WORDS and MUSIC NOTATION. Words copyright © 1992 by Hope Publishing Company. Music copyright © 2002 by Ron Klusmeier and administered by Hope Publishing Company.

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Acceptance
  • Adversity
  • Care, Caring
  • Church∶ life together
  • Church∶ unity
  • Communion
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Equality
  • Family
  • Home, Homes
  • Humanity
  • Human Relationships
  • Inclusiveness
  • Intergenerational
  • Jesus∶ love
  • Jesus∶ teacher
  • Life∶ loving life
  • Love
  • Love∶ living love
  • Mission
  • Pride Celebrations
  • Reconciliation
  • Relationships∶ relationships with others
  • Spirit
  • Unity
  • Welcome
  • Wholeness

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