Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.@Colossians 3:16
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George Burder (1752-1832)

George Burder, in The Gospel Magazine, April 1779, page 220. Numerous altered versions have been subsequently published.

Innocents The Parish Choir, 1850; harmony by William H. Monk, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk (1823-1889)

Sweet the time, exceeding sweet,
When the saints together meet,
When the Savior is the theme,
When they joy to sing of Him.

Sing we then eternal love,
Such as did the Father move:
He beheld the world undone,
Loved the world, and gave His Son.

Sing the Son’s amazing love;
How He left the realms above,
Took our nature and our place,
Lived and died to save our race.

Sing we, too, the Spirit’s love;
With our stubborn hearts He strove,
Filled our minds with grief and fear,
Brought the precious Savior near.

Sweet the place, exceeding sweet,
Where the saints in glory meet:
Where the Savior’s still the theme,
Where they see and sing of Him.