Scripture Verse

O come, let us sing unto the Lord. Psalm 95:1

Introduction

Words: Ro­bert A. West, in Hymns for the Use of the Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Church, 1849.

Music: Duke Street at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hat­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of West, would you ?

portrait
Robert A. West
(1809–1865)

Lyrics

Come, let us tune our loftiest song
And raise to Christ our joyful strain;
Worship and thanks to Him belong,
Who reigns and shall forever reign.

His sovereign power our bodies made;
Our souls are His immortal breath;
And when His creatures sinned He bled
To save us from eternal death.

Burn, every breast with Jesus’ love;
Bound every heart with rapturous joy;
And saints on earth, with saints above,
Your voices in His praise employ.

Extol the Lamb with loftiest song;
Prolong for Him your cheerful strain;
Worship and thanks to Him belong,
Who reigns and shall forever reign.