Come, O come with sacred laysAuthor: George Wither
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1 Come, O come, our voices raise,
sounding God Almighty's praise;
hither bring in one consent
heart, and voice, and instrument.
2 Sound the trumpet, touch the lute,
let no tongue nor string be mute,
nor a voiceless creature found,
that hath neither note nor sound.
3 Come ye all before his face,
in this chorus take your place;
and amid the mortal throng,
be you masters of the song.
4 Let, in praise of God, the sound
run a never-ending round,
that our songs of praise may be
everlasting, as is he.
5 So this huge wide orb we see
shall one choir, one temple be;
where in such a praiseful tone
we will sing what he hath done.
6 Thus our song shall overclimb
all the bounds of space and time;
come, then, come, our voices raise,
sounding God Almighty's praise.
Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #430
Come, 0 come with sacred [pious] lays. G. Wither. [Ps. cxlviii.] From his version of Ps. 148 in his Haleluiah, 1641, Bk. i., No. 1. It is in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Hymns, 1852, and other collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #4||Come, O come, our voices raise||Come, O come, our voices raise||Sonne der Gerechtigkeit||77774||1992|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #430||Come, o come, our voices raise||SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT||George Wither, 1588-1667||77. 77 with Alleluia||1985|
|Small Church Music #3646||Sonne der Gerechtigkeit||Come, O Come, our voices raise||SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT||George Wither|
|Small Church Music #6222||Te Deum Laudamus||Come, O come, in pious lays||TE DEUM LAUDAMUS||George Wither|