1 Meet and right it is to sing,
Glory to our God and King:
Meet in e'ery Time and Place,
To rehearse his solemn Praise.
2 Join, ye Saints, the Song around,
Angels help the chearful Sound:
Publish thro' the World abroad,
Glory to th' eternal God.
3 Praises here to Thee we give,
Gracious Thou our Thanks receive:
Holy Father Sov'reign Lord,
Ev'ry where be Thou ador'd!
4 Thro' th' injurious World exclaim,
Sing we still in Jesu's Name,
Saviour, Thee we ever bless,
Thee our Lord and God confess.
|First Line:||Meet and right it is to sing, Glory to our God and King|
|Notes:||<strong>Meet and right it is to sing; Glory to our God and King</strong>. C. Wesley. [<em>Holy Communion</em>.] This paraphrase of the words of "The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper," &c, in the <em>Book of Common Prayer</em>, " It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty," &c. was published in <em>Hymns and Sacred Poems</em>, 1740, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines (<em>Poetical Works</em>, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 286). In 1753 G. Whitefield gave stanzas i.-iii. and vi. in an altered form in his <em>Collection of Hymns</em>, as No. 61. This form was repeated by M. Madan in his <em>Psalms & Hymns</em>, 1760, and again by several others, including Bickersteth, in his <em>Christian Psalmody</em>, 1833, (in 3 stanzas), and thus came into use in the Church of England. --John Julian, <em>Dictionary of Hymnology</em> (1907)|
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