There are many gifts
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There are many gifts, but the same Spirit.
There are many works, but the same God,
and the Spirit gives each as it chooses.
Praise the Lord. Praise God.
Now one has the gift of wisdom,
another the calling to speak,
one the ability to comfort,
another the calling to teach.........................Refrain
A body has many members,
yet all work in unity.
The church is the body of Christ,
his arms, ears and eyes, hands and feet.......Refrain
Not all are called to be prophets,
and not all are called to preach,
but all should aim for the best gifts
and love is the greatest of these..................Refrain
Words: based on 1 Corinthians 12,
Patricia Shelly, 1976, Many Gifts, 1977
Tune: Patricia Shelly, 1976, Many Gifts, 1977;
accompaniment by Marilyn Houser Hamm, 1989
Text & Music Copyright © 1977 Patricia Shelly
Accompaniment Copyright © 1989 Marilyn Houser Hamm
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