Come, we that love the Lord

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This is an hymn by Isaac Watts, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs Hymn 30 of Book 2, published 1709, entitled Heavenly joy on earth. Meter is 55. 85 (S.M.).

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Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.

The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from the place;
Religion never was designed
To make our pleasures less.

Let those refuse to sing
That never knew our God;
But favorites of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad.

 

The God that rules on high,
And thunders when he please,
That rides upon the stormy sky,
And manages the seas;

This aweful God is ours,
Our Father and our Love;
He shall send down his heavenly powers
To carry us above.

There we shall see his face,
And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace,
Drink endless pleasures in.

 

Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
Should constant joys create.

The men of grace have found
Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground
From faith and hope may grow.

The hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.

 

Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's ground
To fairer worlds on high.

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