Now let us join with hearts and tongues

Now let us join with hearts and tongues

Author: John Newton
Tune: MAINZER
Published in 14 hymnals

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1. Now let us join with hearts and tongues,
And emulate the angels’ songs;
Yea, sinners may address their King
In songs that angels cannot sing.

2. They praise the Lamb who once was slain,
But we can add a higher strain;
Not only say, He suffered thus,
But that He suffered all for us.

3. When angels by transgression fell,
Justice consigned them all to hell;
But mercy formed a wondrous plan,
To save and honor fallen man.

4. Jesus, who passed the angels by,
Assumed our flesh to bleed and die;
And still He makes it His abode,
As man, He fills the throne of God.

5. Our next of kin, our brother now,
Is He to whom the angels bow;
They join with us to praise His name,
But we the nearest interest claim.

6. But ah! how faint our praises rise!
Sure, ’tis the wonder of the skies;
That we, who share His richest love,
So cold and unconcerned should prove.

7. O glorious hour, it comes with speed
When we from sin and darkness freed,
Shall see the God who died for man,
And praise Him more than angels can.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4555

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now let us join with hearts and tongues
Author: John Newton

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Now let us join with hearts and tongues. J. Newton. [Man honoured above Angels.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 39, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Man honoured above Angels." From this hymn "Jesus, Who passed the angels by," is taken. It is composed of stanzas iv.-vii. It is more widely used than the full hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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