Come, let our voices join to raiseAuthor: Isaac Watts
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Come, let our voices join to raise
A sacred song of solemn praise;
God is a sovereign King, rehearse
His honors in exalted verse.
Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who framed our natures with his word;
He is our Shepherd; we the sheep
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.
Come, let us hear his voice today,
The counsels of his love obey;
Nor let our hardened hearts renew
The sins and plagues that Isr'el knew.
Isr'el, that saw his works of grace,
Yet tempt their Maker to his face;
A faithless, unbelieving brood,
That tired the patience of their God.
Thus saith the Lord: "How false they prove
Forget my power, abuse my love!
Since they despise my rest, I swear,
Their feet shall never enter there."
[Look back, my soul, with holy dread,
And view those ancient rebels dead;
Attend the offered grace today,
Nor lose the blessing by delay.
Seize the kind promise while it waits,
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates:
Believe, and take the promised rest;
Obey, and be for ever blest.]
Come, let our voices join to raise. I. Watts. [Psalms xcv.] His L.M. version of the 95th Psalms, given in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Canaan lost thro’ Unbelief; or, a "Warning to delaying Sinners." Its use in Great Britain is limited. In America it is found in a large number of hymnals. Sometimes, as in the Church Pastorals, Boston, 1864, it begins with stanza ii., "Come, let our souls address the Lord."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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