O Come and Sing to God, the Lord

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1. O come and sing to the God, the Lord,
To Him our voices raise;
Let us in our most joyful songs
The Lord, our Savior, praise.

2. Before His presence let us come
With praise and thankful voice;
Let us sing joyful psalms to Him,
With grateful hearts rejoice.

3. The Lord Our God is King of kings,
Above all gods His throne;
The depths of earth are in His hand,
The mountains are His own.

4. To Him the spacious sea belongs,
He made its waves and tides;
And by His hand the rising land
Was formed and still abides.

5. O come and, bowing down to Him,
Our worship let us bring;
O let us praise the gracious Lord,
Our Maker and our King.

A version from the 1650 Scottish Psalter:

1. O come, let us sing to the Lord,
To Him our voices raise;
With joyful noise let us the rock
Of our salvation praise.

2. Let us before His presence come
With praise, and thankful voice;
Let us sing psalms to Him with grace,
And make a joyful noise.

3. For God’s a great God, and great King;
Above all gods He is.
The depths of earth are in His hands;
The heights of hills are His.

4. To Him the spacious sea belongs,
For He the same did make;
The dry land also from His hands
Its form at first did take.

5. O come, and let us worship Him;
Let us bow down withal,
And on our knees before the Lord,
Our maker, let us fall.

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come and sing to the God, the Lord
Title: O Come and Sing to God, the Lord
Author: Anonymous (1650)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 256, alt.
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: CHOPIN, Isaac B. Woodbury, 1854; DUNDEE, Scottish Psalter, 1615; IRISH, from A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems (Dublin: 1749)
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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