Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Benjamin Milgrove)

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  • CPDL #27573:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-11-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edition based on Milgrove's "12 Hymns", 1771, for STB. The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • CPDL #15318:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2007-11-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 221 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Version from Dr. Rippon's Tunebook, where it is referred to by the tune name 'Loughton', scored for SATB.

General Information

Title: Come, let us join our cheerful songs
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3-4vv   Voicings: STB and SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) with alleluias

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or organ

First published: 1771 as 'Hymn I' on pp. 2-3 of Benjamin Milgrove's second book, Twelve Hymns, [Bath]

Description: This tune was frequently called by the tune name 'Loughton' in later collections, beginning with the second edition of Aaron Williams' Psalmody in Miniature, London: 1778. Hymn Tune Index tune number 3526.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, let us join our cheerful songs: the fourth verse is omitted from Twelve Hymns, and each verse is followed by hallelujahs.