Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem,
cleave the skies with shouts of praise;
sing to him who found the ransom,
Ancient of eternal days,
God of God, the Word incarnate,
whom the heaven of heaven obeys.

Ere he raised the lofty mountains,
formed of the seas, or built the sky,
love eternal, free and boundless,
moved the Lord of life to die,
foreordained the Prince of princes
for the throne of Calvary.

There, for us and our redemption,
see him for all his lifeblood pour,
there he wins our full salvation,
dies that we may die no more;
then, arising, lives for ever,
reigning where he was before.

High on yon celestial mountains
stands his gem-built throne, all bright,
midst unending alleluias
bursting from the sons of light;
Zion's people tell his praises,
Victor after hard-won fight.

Yet this earth he still remembers,
still be him the flock are fed;
yea, he gives them food immortal,
gives himself, the living Bread;
leads them where the precious fountain
from the smitten rock is shed.

Trust him then, ye fainting pilgrims;
who shall pluck you from his hand?
Pledged he stands for your salvation,
pledged to give the promised land,
where among the ransomed nations
ye around his throne shall stand.

Bring your harps, and bring your incense,
sweep the string and pour the lay;
let the earth proclaim his wonders,
King of that celestial day;
he the lamb once slain is worthy,
who was dead, and lives for ay.

Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One,
consubstantial, co-eternal,
while unending ages run.

Words: Job Hupton (1762-1849), 1805 and John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1863

MIDI: Unser Herrscher (Joachim Neander, 1650-1680)

Meter: 87 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 304 Unser Herrscher  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 234 Second Advent  
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 352 Munich  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 302 Unser Herrscher  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 553 Unser Herrscher  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 637 Invitation  
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 386 Unser Herrscher  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906 380 Unser Herrscher  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 440 Unser Herrscher  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 096 Regent Square  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 111 Alleluia dulce carmen, Unser Herrscher  
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 359 Unser Herrscher  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 222 Unser Herrscher  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 363 Unser Herrscher  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 257 Unser Herrscher  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 145 Unser Herrscher  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 351 Unser Herrscher  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 205 Unser Herrscher v. 1-3,8 "Alleluia! raise the anthem"
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 099 Unser Herrscher  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 025 Unser Herrscher  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 103 Unser Herrscher  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 409 Unser Herrscher  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 131 Unser Herrscher  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 084 Unser Herrscher  

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