267. Come, Christians, Join to Sing

1 Come, Christians, join to sing:
Alleluia! Amen!
Loud praise to Christ our King:
Alleluia! Amen!
Let all, with heart and voice,
before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice:
Alleluia! Amen!

2 Come, lift your hearts on high:
Alleluia! Amen!
Let praises fill the sky:
Alleluia! Amen!
He is our guide and friend;
to us he'll condescend;
his love shall never end:
Alleluia! Amen!

3 Praise yet our Christ again:
Alleluia! Amen!
Life shall not end the strain:
Alleluia! Amen!
On heaven's blissful shore
his goodness we'll adore,
singing forevermore:
Alleluia! Amen!

Text Information
First Line: Come, Christians, join to sing
Title: Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Author: Christian Henry Bateman (1843)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 6.6.6.6.D
Scripture: Psalm 30:4; Psalm 67:3; Psalm 95:1-2; Psalm 145:2; Psalm 150:6; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 13:15; Revelation 5:11-13
Topic: Jesus Christ: Ascension and Reign; Praise
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MADRID
Arranger: Benjamin Carr (1824)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Spanish folk melody
Copyright: Harm. © 1927 Oxford University Press


Text Information:

Like many other hymns of praise, this text was originally addressed to children but has been embraced by adults as well. Although the tune’s repetitive elements suggest folk origins (possibly with alternating groups of singers), no specific source has been identified.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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