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

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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 As Moses the fathers of old
Through sea and the wilderness led,
His wonderful works we behold,
With manna from Heaven are fed;
Today, let us hearken, today,
To the voice that speaks from above,
And all His commandments obey,
For all His commandments are love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8265

Author (St. 5-8): Benjamin Francis

Francis, Benjamin , M.A., was born in Wales in 1734. He was baptized at the age of 15, and began to preach at 19. He studied at the Bristol Baptist College, and commenced his ministry at Sodbury. In 1757 he removed to Horsley (afterwards called Shortwood), in Gloucestershire. There he remained, through a happy and very successful ministry of 42 years, until his death in 1799. He was the author of many poetical compositions :— (1) Conflagration, a Poem in Four Parts, (1770); (2) Elegies on the Deaths of the Revs. George Whitefield , Caleb Evans, Robert Day, and Joshua Thomas; (3) The Association, a Poem (1790); (4) a Poetical Address to the Stockbridge Indians (5) two satirical pieces on the Baptismal controversy; The Salopian Zealo… Go to person page >

Author (St.. 1-4): James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: O come, let us sing to the Lord, In God our salvation rejoice
Author (St. 5-8): Benjamin Francis (1787)
Author (St.. 1-4): James Montgomery (1822)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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