1 O come let us join,
To praise our dear Savior, our Master divine.
Him let us adore,
Who cover'd with gore,
Late hanged on Calvary, Both wounded and poor,
Late hanged on Calvary, Both wounded and poor.
2 He worthy is bless'd,
By spirits at rest,
Who once in this Desart his Godhead confess'd,
The heavenly Spheres,
Who saw him in tears,
Yea every Arch Angel, his person reveres,
Yea every Arch Angel, his person reveres.
3 The Prophets who told
His Sufferings of old,
Sing now sweet Thanksgiving on Psalt'ries of Gold.
The Fathers to whom
He seow'd he would come,
Now in his Pavilion take up their long Home,
Now in his Pavilion take up their long Home.
4 The Spirits of Men,
Who for him were slain,
From Abel the Righteous, share now in his Reign.
The Apostles who stood,
Resisting to Blood,
For Jesus's Gospel, rejoice in their God,
For Jesus's Gospel, rejoice in their God.
5 The Confessor's too,
Them prostrating low,
Cast down their bright Mitres, and thankfully bow.
O Church of the Lamb,
Here met do the same,
With Saints, and with Angels, bless Jesus's Name.
6 My soul bear a Part,
For ransom'd thou art,
By Jesu's Blood-shedding, his Burial, and Smart.
To him that was slain,
The scorn'd Nazarene,
Be Glory and Blessing, let all say, Amen,
Be Glory and Blessing, let all say, Amen.
Source: The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #18b