Come let us join our cheerful songsAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 Come, let us join our cheerful songs
With angels round the throne;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
But all their joys are one.
2 "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry,
"To be exalted thus!"
"Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply,
"For He was slain for us."
3 Jesus is worthy to receive
Honor and pow'r divine;
And blessings more than we can give,
Be, Lord, forever Thine.
4 Let all creation join in one,
To bless the sacred name
Of Him who sits upon the throne
And to adore the Lamb.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #812
|First Line:||Come let us join our cheerful songs|
|Source:||A Song of the Lamb (para.)|
Come, let us join our cheerful songs. I. Watts. [Praise.] This is one of the most widely known and highly esteemed of Watts's compositions. It has no special history beyond the fact that it appeared in his Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1707, and the enlarged edition, 1709, Bk. i., No. 62, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and was headed “Christ Jesus the Lamb of God, worshipped by all the Creation, Rev. v. 11-13." The most popular form of the hymn is in 4 stanzas, the stanza "Let all that dwell above the sky (iv.) being omitted. This text was adopted by Whitefield, 1753: Madan, 1760; De Courcy, 1775; Toplady, 1776, and many others amongst the older compilers, and is retained by far the greater number of modern editors, both in Great Britain and America. The hymn, in whole, or in part, has been rendered into many languages, including one in Latin, "Venite, Sancti, nostra laeta carmina," in Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (18)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #227||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||Johann Crüger, 1598-1662||18.104.22.168||NUN DANKET ALL||F Major or modal||1993|
|Church Family Worship #555||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||22.214.171.124||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #332||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||2000|
|Common Praise #319||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs||Isaac Watts (1674-1748)||Henry Lahee (1826-1912)||126.96.36.199||Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; Revelation 5:11-14; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; Revelation 5:11-14||NATIVITY||English||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #122||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #93||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||188.8.131.52||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #66||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs||I. Watts, 1674-1748||184.108.40.206||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #847||Come, let us join our cheefrul songs||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||Johann Crüger, 1598-1662||220.127.116.11||NUN DANKET ALL||F Major or Modal||2006|
|Great Songs of the Church #5||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||GRÄFENBURG||1986|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #374||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Isaac Watts , 1674-1748||Johann Cruger, 1598-1662||18.104.22.168||NUN DANKET ALL UND BRINGET EHR||F Major or modal||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #144||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||22.214.171.124||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #206||Come let us join our cheerful songs||I. Watts (1674-1748)||H. Lahee (1826-1912)||Revelation 5||NATIVITY||B Flat Major||1987|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #94||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||126.96.36.199||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #812||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||Johann Crüger, 1598-1662||188.8.131.52||Revelation 5:6-14; Psalm 95:1-2||NUN DANKET ALL||F Major or modal||English||2006|
|Rejoice in the Lord #571||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs||Isaac Watts||T. Haweis||184.108.40.206||Revelation 5; Revelation 5:12||RICHMOND||F Major||English||1985|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #33||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||220.127.116.11||1999|
|The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #35||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||2006|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #204||Come, let us join our cheerful songs||18.104.22.168||1999|