O come, let us sing to the Lord, In God our salvation rejoice

O come, let us sing to the Lord, In God our salvation rejoice

Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 O come, let us sing to the Lord,
in God our salvation rejoice,
in psalms of thanksgiving record
his praise, with one spirit, one voice.
For Jehovah is king — and he reigns,
the God of all gods on his throne,
the strength of the hills he maintains,
the ends of the earth are his own.

2 The sea is Jehovah’s; he made
the tide its dominion to know;
the land is Jehovah’s; he laid
its solid foundations below.
O come let us worship and kneel
before our Creator, our God;
the people who serve him with zeal,
the flock whom he guides with his rod.

3 To-day, if his voice ye will hear,
he speaks from above to you still;
'O turn not aside; but forbear
to harden your hearts to my will,
as once on the wilderness way
of old my long-suffering you tried;
the day of temptation, the day
when God's righteous wrath ye defied.

4 'Your fathers against me rebelled;
and forty years long was I grieved,
my works while they daily beheld,
but, tempting their God, disbelieved.
Their heart had from me gone astray,
and I sware in thy wrath, that unblest
the people that knew not my way
should ne'er enter into my rest.'

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P95d

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: O come, let us sing to the Lord, In God our salvation rejoice
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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