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Come, Be Glad!

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1 Come, be glad! Sing and praise!
See what God has done!
Formed the earth, spread the seas,
set in place the mountains;
radiant sun, shining stars,
rivers, plains and fountains.

2 Come, my soul lift your eyes!
See what God has done!
Led the slaves through the sea
to a promised blessing;
faithful love, day and night,
guarding and protecting.

3 Come, rejoice! Praise God's name!
See what God has done!
When full time came to be
Christ appeared redeeming;
prophets, priests, martyrs, saints,
Jesus' name confessing.

4 Come, with joy! Fill your hearts!
See what God has done!
Holy Flame, Spirit, Fire,
burns in each believer
bringing life, love and joy,
binding all together.

5 Come, give thanks! Sing God's praise!
See what God has done!
Sends us out to obey
"Go and make disciples."
Christ alive! Christ alone reigns
in glory always.

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Author: Daniel B. Merrick

Merrick Daniel B. (Bloomington, Illinois, April 29, 1926--November 11, 2004). Married Dagmar Gustafson in 1952 while a student at Phillips Theological Seminary (A.B., 1948; B.D., 1954); three children. Served churches in Sandoval, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama Canal Zone; Peoria, Illinois; and Havana, Ill. Won his first hymn writing contest in the mid-1950s. The hymn "O God whose Love Compels Us" was a winning entry for a theme hymn for the American Baptist convention in 1967. Edited the Chalice Hymnal for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). --DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, be glad! Sing and praise!
Title: Come, Be Glad!
Author: Daniel B. Merrick (1978)
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: © 1989 Hope Publishing Co.


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