Come, all harmonious Tongues

Come, all harmonious Tongues. Isaac Watts* (1674-1748).  From Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1707), Book II, ‘Composed on Divine Subjects, Conformable to the Word of God’. It was Hymn 84, entitled ‘The Same’ (as the previous hymn, ‘The Passion and Exaltation of Christ’). The text in 1707 was in eight Short Metre stanzas:    Come, all harmonious Tongues,  Your noblest Music bring;’Tis Christ the Everlasting God,  And Christ the Man we sing.    Tell how he took our Flesh  To take away our Guilt, Sing the dear Drops of Sacred Blood  That Hellish Monsters spilt.    Alas, the cruel Spear  Went deep into his side, And the rich Flood of purple Gore  Their murth’rous Weapons dy’d.    The Waves of...

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