Come, let us worship the Christ of creation

Come, let us worship the Christ of creation!
he set the numberless stars in their flight,
guiding the planets in accurate orbit:
King of the universe, rule us in might!

He is the image, the clear revelation;
in him there glows all the glory divine,
radiant in splendor, dispersing the shadows:
Light of the world, in our hearts ever shine!

He is our brother, the true incarnation;
unknown to many, disowned by his race;
he was forsaken, despised and rejected:
suffering Servant, we share your disgrace.

He is our Savior, our hope of redemption;
he won our freedom, the victim who died;
spotless and perfect, his life - blood he yielded:
Lamb of atonement, dispel all our pride!

He is our victor in whose resurrection
death is defeated, that we may receive
life for eternity, hope and forgiveness
Lord of the grave, help us now to believe!

He is the giver who, since his ascension,
comes by his Spirit with gifts from above;
fills and renews us and gives us his kingdom:
Jesus, we long for the fruits of your love.

He is our monarch, enthroned in the heavens,
coming in triumph; yes, coming again!
Sin will be banished and we shall be with him:
come, then, in majesty! come, Lord, and reign!

Words: Frank Allred (1923-) and Michael Saward (1932-);
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MIDI: Spean (J.E. Bridge, 1844-1924)

Meter: 11 10 11 10 dactylic

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908      
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938      
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 207 Spean, Barnard Gate  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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