Come, let us join the sacred song

Come, let us join the sacred song

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Come let us join the sacred song
To our ascended Lord;
Ye saints and angels round the throne,
And we around his board.

2 Tho' rais'd beyond the worlds of light,
His brighter glories shine,
Where purer souls enjoy the sight
And presence more divine.

3 Yet here, unseen by mortal eyes,
The boundless God resides,
Renews the atoning sacrifice
And o'er the feast presides.

4 Let every hand that shares the food
And every heart with fear,
Feel the full presence of the God,
That spreads his bounties here.

5 But Oh, the love, the wondrous love
The bleeding Lord displays,
Shall earth's united songs improve,
And heaven's eternal praise.

Source: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (4th ed.) #LXIII

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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