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Unite and join your cheerful songs

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1 Unite and join your cheerful songs,
with angels 'round the throne;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
yet all their joys are one.

2 This is the way the church should strive,
in harmony below;
As members of one body live,
on Sovereign shall you know.

3 Worthy the Lamb, the angels say,
to be exalted thus;
Amen, amen the saints reply,
the Lamb was slain for us.

4 Assist us, all above the sky,
on earth and on the seas;
Unite and raise God's honors high,
in hymns of endless praise.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #617

Text Information

First Line: Unite and join your cheerful songs
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, ed. James O'Kelly, 1816, alt.
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: LAND OF REST



NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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The New Century Hymnal #617

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