Come and let us sweetly join,
Christ to praise in hymns divine;
Give we all with one accord
Glory to our common Lord.
Sing we then in Jesus’ Name,
Now as yesterday the same;
One in every time and place,
Full for all of truth and grace.
We for Christ, our Master, stand,
Lights in a benighted land:
We our dying Lord confess;
We are Jesus’ witnesses.
Witnesses that Christ hath died,
We with Him are crucified;
Christ hath burst the bands of death,
We His quickening Spirit breathe.
Strive we, in affection strive;
Let the purer flame revive,
Such as in the martyrs glowed,
Dying champions for their God.
Make us all in Thee complete,
Make us all for glory meet,
Meet to appear before Thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.
We, like them, may live and love;
Called we are their joys to prove,
Saved with them from future wrath,
Partners of like precious faith.
Let the fruits of grace abound;
Let in us Thy vowels sound;
Faith, and love, and joy increase,
Temperance and gentleness.
Plant in us Thy humble mind;
Patient, pitiful, and kind,
Meek and lowly let us be,
Full of goodness, full of Thee.
Christ is now gone up on high,
Where to Him our wishes fly;
Sits at God’s right hand above;
There with Him we reign in love!