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Come, Christians, Join to Sing

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1 Come, Christians, join to sing
Alleluia! Amen!
loud praise to Christ our King;
Alleluia! Amen!
let all, with heart and voice,
before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice:
Alleluia! Amen!

2 Come, lift your hearts on high,
Alleluia! Amen!
let praises fill the sky;
Alleluia! Amen!
he is our guide and friend,
to us he'll condescend;
his love shall never end:
Alleluia! Amen!

3 Praise yet our Christ again;
Alleluia! Amen!
life shall not end the strain;
Alleluia! Amen!
on heaven’s blissful shore,
his goodness we’ll adore,
singing forevermore,
"Alleluia! Amen!"

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #599

Author: Christian H. Bateman

Bateman, Christian Henry, son of John Bateman, was born Aug. 9, 1813, at Wyke, near Halifax. After studying in the Moravian Church and exercising his ministry there for a time, he became, in 1843, minister of Richmond Place Congregational Church, Edinburgh. After 1846 he was successively Congregational minister at Hopton, in Yorkshire, and Beading, in Berkshire. On taking Holy Orders in the Church of England he became, 1869-71, curate of St. Luke's, Jersey, and Chaplain to the Forces; 1871-75, Vicar of All Saints, Childshill, Middlesex; 1877-84, curate of St. John's, Penymynydd, Hawarden. His hymns appeared mainly in:— The Sacred Song Book (Edin., Gall & Inglis, subsequently published as Sacred Melodies for Children; and as 200 Sacred Me… Go to person page >


Come, children, join to sing. C. H. Bateman. [Praise to Christ.] First published in his Sacred Melodies for Children, 1843, No. 4, in 5 stanzas of 5 lines and the refrain; again in later editions, and in his Children's Hymnal, 1872. It is given in several collections in Great Britain and Canada, and is one of the most popular of the author's hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #108


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The United Methodist Hymnal #158


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