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Come, we that love the LORD,

Heavenly Joy on Earth.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
[Come, we that love the LORD,
And let our Joys be known;
Join in a Song with sweet Accord,
And thus surround the Throne.


Webster 31b, Stanza 1
Albion 52t, Stanza 1

Come, We That Love the Lord (Webster) 31b, Stanza 1
Albion 52t, Stanza 1
2
The Sorrows of the Mind
Be banish’d from this Place;
Religion never was design’d
To make our Pleasures less.]



3
Let those refuse to sing
That never knew our GOD,
But Fav’rites of the heav’nly King
May speak their Joys abroad.


Webster 31b, Stanza 2
Albion 52t, Stanza 2

Albion 52t, Stanza 2
4
[The GOD that rules on high,
And thunders when he please,
That rides upon the stormy Sky,
And manages the Seas:]


Webster 31b, Stanza 3

5
This awful GOD is ours;
Our Father and our Love;
He shall send down his heav’nly Pow’rs
To carry us above.



6
There shall we see his Face,
And never, never, sin;
There from the Rivers of his Grace
Drink endless Pleasures in.



7
Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal State,
The Thoughts of such amazing Bliss
Should constant Joys create.



8
[The Men of Grace have found
Glory begun below;
Celestial Fruits on earthly Ground,
From Faith and Hope may grow.]


Albion 52t, Stanza 3

Albion 52t, Stanza 3
9
[The Hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred Sweets,
Before we reach the heav’nly Fields,
Or walk the golden Streets.



Come, We That Love the Lord (Webster) 31b, Stanza 2
10
Then let our Songs abound,
And ev’ry Tear be dry;
We’re marching thro’ IMMANUEL’s Ground,
To fairer Worlds on high.]



Come, We That Love the Lord (Webster) 31b, Stanza 3

Watts, Isaac. Hymns and Spiritual Songs: In Three Books. 1773 ed. London: S. Strahan et. al., 1773.