Let earth and heaven agreeAuthor: Charles Wesley
Published in 162 hymnals
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1 Let earth and heav’n agree,
Angels and men be joined,
To celebrate with me
The Saviour of mankind;
To adore the all-atoning Lamb,
And bless the sound of Jesus’ name,
And bless the sound of Jesus’ name.
2 Jesus! transporting sound!
The joy of earth and heaven;
No other help is found,
No other name is given,
By which we can salvation have;
But Jesus came the world to save.
3 O unexampled love!
O all-redeeming grace!
How swiftly didst thou move
To save a fallen race!
What shall I do to make it known
What thou for all mankind hast done?
4 O for a trumpet voice,
On all the world to call!
To bid their hearts rejoice
In him who died for all;
For all, my Lord was crucified,
For all, for all, my Saviour died.
Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #225
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Let earth and heaven agree, Angels and men, &c. C. Wesley. [Praise of Jesus as the Redeemer.] Appeared in tho Hymns On God's Everlasting Love, London, 1741, No. 11, in 10 stanzas of 6 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 71). [Hymnary.org editor's note: This text is found in Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord, 1745, V. See
https://divinity.duke.edu/sites/divinity.duke.edu/files/documents/cswt/31_Nativity_Hymns_%281745%29.pdf] In whole or in part, it soon came into general use not only by the followers of the Wesleys, but also by many who, on Calvinistic grounds, opposed them, and against whom the Hymns on God's Everlasting Love were written. M. Madan included stanzas i.-iv. in his Psalms & Hymns 1760, No. 90, and this form of the hymn was repeated by A. M. Toplady in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776; and again by others to modern hymnbooks in the Church of England. Nonconformists also copied this form of the hymn. In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, stanzas i.-v., vii. and ix. were given as No. 33. This is the form of the hymn most popular in Great Britain and America. The following centos are also in common use:—
1. Jesus, harmonious Name. Composed of stanzas iii. iv., vii. and ix., is in the American Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and others.
2. Jesus, transporting sound. In the Hymnary, 1872, this is composed of stanzas ii.-iv., vi.-ix., x., considerably altered.
In G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 42, several interesting reminiscences of this hymn are recorded, mainly from Wesleyan sources.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #109||Let earth and heaven combine||Let earth and heaven combine||ST. JOHN||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #226||Let earth and heaven agree||Let earth and heaven agree||MILLENNIUM||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Singing the Faith #208||Let earth and heaven combine||Let earth and heaven combine||ST. JOHN (Havergal)||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||66 66 44 44||1 Corinthians 3:1; 1 John 1:1-4; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 2 Peter 1:4; Acts 4:12; Acts 20:24; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 10:5-10; Isaiah 7:14; Job 33:6; John 1:14; John 4:42; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 4:4-7; Psalm 30:11||2011||The Incarnate Christ: Christmas ||
|Singing the Faith #358||Let earth and heaven agree||Let earth and heaven agree||MILLENNIUM||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||66 66 88||1 Timothy 1:12-17; Acts 4:12; Isaiah 58:1; John 18:33-37; Luke 19:10; Psalm 40:3||2011||Jesus Christ the Saviour: Lord of All ||
|Small Church Music #549||Millennium||Let earth and heaven agree||MILLENNIUM||Charles Wesley||220.127.116.11.8.8|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #305||Let earth and heaven combine||Let earth and heaven combine||ST JOHN||Charles Wesley, 1707-88||66.66.88||1 Corinthians 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 13:1-7; 1 John 1:1-4; 1 John 4:9-12; 1 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 2 Peter 1:3-11; Philippians 2:5-8; Romans 11:33-36||1999||Christmas | ; Epiphany | ; Grace | ; Jesus Christ | Incarnation; Mystery of God's Love | ; Sanctification | ; The Gospel ||