In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

The song that is sweetest

O come, let us sing

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord;
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
and show ourselves glad in Him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God;
and a great King above all gods.

4 In His hand are all the corners of the earth;
and the strength of the hills is His also.

5 The sea is His and He made it;
and His hands prepared the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and fall down,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7 For He is the Lord our God;
and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

8 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.

9 For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth;
and with righteousness to judge the world, and the peoples with His truth.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.


Source: The Hymnbook #586

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner

Fronie Bell Turner, married to Rev. R. N. Turner, pastor in the Protestant Episcopal Church. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come, let us sing
Title: The song that is sweetest
Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner
Refrain First Line: I have a Father in the promised land
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
Page Scan

Christian Service Songs #313

TextPage Scan

The Hymnbook #586

TextPage Scan

The Hymnbook #587

TextPage Scan

The Hymnbook #588

Page Scan

The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #96

Page Scan

The Violet #52

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support