Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem. Job Hupton* (1762-1849), revised by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866) and others. Job Hupton’s hymn of 13 verses was published in the Gospel Magazine, September 1805, entitled ‘An Hymn of Praise to the Redeemer’, and signed ‘Ebenezer’. It was reprinted in Hymns and Spiritual Poems, by John Stocker, of Honiton, Devon, and Job Hupton, of Claxton, Norfolk, Reprinted from the Originals in the Gospel Magazine published by Daniel Sedgwick* in 1861. Hupton’s hymn had a different metre from the text usually found in hymn books, with a short 5th line. It is not easily available; it is also a classic example of the hymnody of the evangelical revival, with almost...

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