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Milgrove was Precentor of the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel in Bath (see illustration). This setting comes from his second (of three) collections of "hymns as they are sung at the Right Honourable the Countess of Huntingdon's chappel in Bath". The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir.

Lyrics: Isaac Watts

Come, let us join our cheerful songs,
With angels round the throne;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
But all their joys are one.
Hallelujah.

"Worthy the Lamb that died", they cry,
"To be exalted thus!".
"Worthy the Lamb", our hearts reply,
"For he was slain for us".
Hallelujah.

Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and pow'r divine;
And blessings, more than we can give,
Be, Lord, for ever Thine.
Hallelujah.

The whole creation join in one,
To bless the sacred name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,
And to adore the Lamb.
Hallelujah.


Benjamin Milgrove
(1731 - 1810)

Milgrove : Come, let us join our cheerful songs : illustration


Come, let us join our cheerful songs

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