1 Come, Christians, join to sing
loud praise to Christ we bring;
let all, with heart and voice,
before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice.
2 Come, lift your hearts on high,
let praises fill the sky;
Christ is our guide and friend
on whom we can depend:
his love shall never end.
3 Praise yet our Christ again,
life shall not end the strain;
on heaven’s blissful shore,
his goodness we’ll adore,
Source: Voices Together #28
|First Line:||Come, Christians, join to sing|
|Title:||Come, Christians, Join to Sing|
|Author:||Christian H. Bateman (1843)|
Come, children, join to sing. C. H. Bateman. [Praise to Christ.] First published in his Sacred Melodies for Children, 1843, No. 4, in 5 stanzas of 5 lines and the refrain; again in later editions, and in his Children's Hymnal, 1872. It is given in several collections in Great Britain and Canada, and is one of the most popular of the author's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)