8-7s. 1 COME, and let us sweetly join Christ to praise in hymns divine! Give we all, with one accord, Glory to our common Lord; Hands, and hearts, and voices raise; Sing as in the ancient days; Antedate the joys above, Celebrate the feast of love.
2 Strive we, in affection strive; Let the purer flame revive, Such as in the martyrs glowed, Dying champions for their God: 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.
3 Sing we then in Jesu's 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 Jesu's witnesses.
4 Witnesses that Christ hath died, We with him are crucified; Christ hath burst the bands of death, We his quickening Spirit breathe; Christ is now gone up on high, Thither all our wishes fly; Sits at God's right hand above; There with him we reign in love!