Let saints on earth in concert sing (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-01)   CPDL #54106:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-05-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 11 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Let saints on earth in concert sing
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Melody in Scottish Psalter, 1615. Harmony from Ravenscroft's Psalmes, 1621. Source: New English Hymnal

External websites: http://www.embassysingers.de

Original text and translations

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1 Let saints on earth in concert sing
with those whose work is done;
for all the servants of our King
in heaven and earth are one.
2 One family, we dwell in him,

one church, above, beneath;
though now divided by the stream,
the narrow stream of death.

3 One army of the living God,
to his command we bow:
part of the host has crossed the flood,
and part is crossing now.

4 E'en now to their eternal home
there pass some spirits blest;
while others to the margin come,
waiting their call to rest.

5 Jesu, be thou our constant guide;
then, when the word is given,
bid Jordan's narrow stream divide,
and bring us safe to heaven.