1 Come let us all unite to praise
The Savior of mankind,
Our thankful hearts in solemn lays,
Be with our voices joined.
2 But how shall dust his worth declare,
When angels try in vain;
Their faces veil when they appear
Before the Son of Man.
3 O Lord, we cannot silent be,--
By love we are constrained
To offer our best thanks to Thee,
Our Savior, and our friend!
4 Though feeble are our best essays,
Thy love will not despise
Our grateful songs of humble praise,
Our well-meant sacrifice.
5 Let every tongue thy goodness show,
And spread abroad thy fame:
Let every heart with praise o'erflow,
And bless thy sacred name!
6 Worship and honor, thanks and love,
Be to our Jesus given!
By men below,--by hosts above,--
By all in earth and heaven!
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
Come, let us all unite to praise. [Praise to Christ.] This hymn, possibly by M. Madan, appeared in his Psalms & Hymns, 1760, No. 111, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated by R. Conyers's Psalms & Hymns, 1772; Bickersteth, 1833, and others to modern hymn-books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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