Come let us all unite and sing

Come let us all unite and sing. United States, 19th century, author unknown. According to Taylor (1989), this hymn was probably first published in Millennial Praises (Hancock, Massachusetts, 1812), and included in later 19th-century revivalist books such as the Methodist Revival Hymn Book (1858) and a Salvation Army book, The Christian Mission Hymn Book (1870), edited by William Booth*. The first line is sometimes printed as ‘Come let us all unite to sing’. It has always had an appeal to evangelists: it appeared, for example, in Hosanna in the Highest: Gypsy Smith’s Campaign Song Book (1923). It was brought into prominence in a mainstream British hymnbook by its inclusion in MHB. There it...

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