Come, all ye people, bless our GodTune: ADOWA
Published in 6 hymnals
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1 Come, all you people, praise our God
and tell his glorious works abroad,
who holds our souls in life;
who never lets our feet be moved
and, though our faith has often proved,
upholds us in the strife.
2 We come with offerings to God's house,
and here we pay the solemn vows
we uttered in distress;
to him our all we dedicate,
to him we wholly consecrate
The lives his mercies bless.
3 Come, listen, all who fear the Lord,
while I with grateful heart record
what God has done for me;
I cried to him in deep distress,
And now his wondrous grace I bless,
for he has set me free.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #495
st.1 = Ps. 66:8-12
st.2 = Ps. 66:13-15
st.3 = Ps. 66:16-20
Though this versification is based on Psalm 66:8-20, it doesn’t incorporate the strong literary images of the biblical text (66). Still, “Come, All You People” does pick up significant themes common to praise psalms: praise God for deliverance (st.1), fulfillment of vows and dedication to God’s service (st.2), and public testimony to God’s salvation and care (st.3). Stanzas 1 and 2 use the plural case, calling all people to communal and consecrated worship of God, and stanza 3 uses the singular, relating the psalmist’s personal experience with God for the benefit of “all who fear the Lord.”
The versification (altered) is from the 1912 Psalter and originally began with the words “Come, all ye people, bless our God.” See PHH 66 for other comments on Psalm 66.
Beginning of worship; offering of gifts, times of turmoil; thanksgiving for deliverance.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #495||Come, All You People, Praise Our God||Come, all you people, praise our God||ADOWA||8.8.6 D||Psalm 66; Psalm 66:8-12; Psalm 66:13-15; Psalm 66:16-20||2013||Testimony/Witness | ; Elements of Worship | Opening of Worship: Called And Gathered; Elements of Worship | Offering||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #66C||Come, All You People, Praise Our God||Come, all you people, praise our God||ADOWA||8.8.6 D||Psalm 66||2012||Daily Prayer | Evening Prayer; Despair | ; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Confession; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; Elements of Worship | Offering; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Enemies | ; Freedom | ; God's | Safety; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Sustaining Power; God's | Wonders; God's | Deeds; God's | Love; God's | Name; God's | Promise of Redemption; God's | Strength; Gratitude | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Joy | ; Love for God | ; Mercy | ; Occasional Services | New Year; Offering of Sacrifice | ; Peace | ; Prayer | Answer to; Prayer | ; Remembering | ; Remnant of Isarel | ; Rest | ; Salvation | ; Victory | ; Vows | ; Witness | ; Worship | ; Year A, Easter, 6th Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, July 3-9 | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, October 9-15 |||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #242||Come, All You People, Praise Our God||Come, all you people, praise our God||ADOWA||886 D||Psalm 66:8-20||1987||Commitment & Dedication | ; Opening of Worship | ; Freedom | ; Mercy | ; Offering | ; Pilgrimage & Conflct |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912|
|The Cyber Hymnal #763||Come, All Ye People, Bless Our God||Come, all ye people, bless our God||ADOWA||Anonymous||88.68.86||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 175|