This Thread I Weave

"one heart's beat for one great Peace"

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

Lyrics as Poetry

This thread I weave,
this step I dance,
this stone I carve,
this ball I bounce,
this nail I drive,
this pearl I string,
this flag I wave,
this note I sing,One small part;
one small place;
one heart’s beat;
one great Peace.This pot I shape,
this fire I light,
this fence I leap,
this bone I knit,
this seed I nurse,
this rift I mend,
this child I raise,
this earth I tend,One small part;
one small place;
one heart’s beat;
one great Peace.This cheque I write,
this march I join,
this faith I state,
this truth I sign,
this is small part,
in one small place,
of one heart’s beat,
for one great Peace.One small part;
one small place;
one heart’s beat;
one great Peace.


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

Comments About Song

Comment by
SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY
from her book
“Faith Makes the Song” (#40):


“Not strictly a hymn,
and yet it has travelled widely.
Its aim is to express the ultimate
importance of every positive action,
however small, to create a universal peace.”


Faith Makes the Song
is published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA


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THIS THREAD I WEAVE
One Verse and One Refrain
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
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  • Church∶ congregational life
  • Church∶ life together
  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Dance
  • Intergenerational
  • Journey
  • Labour & Leisure
  • Labour Day
  • Music, Song
  • Peace

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