The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Let Sion And Her Sons Rejoice

Words and Music: Isaac Watts, Psalms of David (1719)
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Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #14

1. Let Sion and her sons rejoice,
Behold the promis'd hour;
Her God hath heard her mourning voice,
And comes to exalt His pow'r.
    Her God hath heard her mourning voice,
    And comes to exalt His pow'r.

2. He saved the nations dead in sin,
He felt His pity move.
How sad a state the world was in!
How boundless was His love!

3. He comes to save us from our woe -
(His goodness never fails!)
From death and hell and every foe -
(And still His love prevails).

4. Give glory to the new-born king;
His mercies still endure.
Let all the world His praises sing;
His truth is ever sure.

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Notes from Pickard-Cambridge: Verse 1 is from Ps. 102, part 2: the rest from Ps. 136. Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Psalms of David (1719). In verse 3, lines 1 and 3 may be sung when first they occur by Trebles only.

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