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Let saints on earth in concert sing

Full Text

1 Let saints on earth in concert sing
with those whose work is done;
for all the servants of our King
in heaven and earth are one.

2 One family, we dwell in him,
one church, above, beneath;
though now divided by the stream,
the narrow stream of death.

3 One army of the living God,
to his command we bow:
part of the host have crossed the flood,
and part are crossing now.

4 E'en now to their eternal home
there pass some spirits blest;
while others to the margin come,
waiting their call to rest.

5 Jesu, be thou our constant guide;
then, when the word is given,
bid Jordan's narrow stream divide,
and bring us safe to heaven.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #304

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4025
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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #304Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #428
Common Praise (1998) #282TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #222Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #384TextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #409
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #526TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #182
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #574Text
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #297
Rejoice in the Lord #572TextPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #578
Small Church Music #1372Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #766
The Cyber Hymnal #4025TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #396TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #741TextPage Scan
Include 143 pre-1979 instances



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