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Now to the Lord our God upraise

Now to the Lord our God upraise

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [Now to the Lord our God upraise]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Now to the Lord our God upraise,
And Jesus Christ our King,
The voice of song in love and praise,—
Let ev’rybody sing!

Let ev’rybody sing,
Let ev’rybody sing,
The old, old story every new,
Ever good, and ever true,
Let ev’rybody sing!

2 Down to the cross He stooped to give
To death a mortal sting,
That all by faith alone may live,—
Let ev’rybody sing! [Refrain]

3 Come to the fount your thirst to slake
Where living waters spring;
For whosoever will may take,—
Let ev’rybody sing! [Refrain]

4 Give to the winds thy guilty care,
And to His promise cling,
Who giveth grace to do and bear,—
Let ev’rybody sing! [Refrain]

5 Blest are the souls who seek and find
The shelter of His wing;
For God is love; and Christ is kind,—
Let ev’rybody sing! [Refrain]

6 Soon will He come in bliss again,
With all the saints to bring
The kingdom, and the crowns! O then,—
Let ev’rybody sing! [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #25

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Now to the Lord our God upraise
Author: J. H. Sammis