Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand

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General information

This is a folk hymn by an Anonymous lyricist, written probably before 1790. It occurs in the books listed as references below. It is most often titled Redemption.

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References

  • Anonymous. 1803. Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians, Including a Number Never Before Published. Philadelphia: John W. Scott. 252 pp.
  • Davisson, Ananias, Compiler. 1820. Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony. Harrisonburg, Virginia: Author. 103 pp. Second Edition, 1822, 128 pp.; Third Edition, 1825, 152 pp.
  • Ingalls, Jeremiah. 1805. The Christian Harmony; or, Songster's Companion, Exeter, New Hampshire: Henry Ranlet. 200 pp.
  • Myers, Peter D., Compiler. 1854. The Zion Songster: A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs Generally Sung at Camp and Prayer Meetings, Ninety-Fifth Edition. New York: Clark, Austin, and Smith. 315 pp. Copyright 1829.
  • Smith, Elias, and Abner Jones. 1812. "Hymns Original and Selected for the Use of Christians, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: John Hunter. 360 pp. Copyright 1805.
  • Smith, Joshua. 1810. A Collection of Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs. Poughkeepsie: Paraclete Potter. 181 pp.
  • Smith, Joshua, and William Northrup. 1811. Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs; for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians, Twelfth Edition. Norwich, Connecticut: Russell Hubbard. First Edition was 1790.

Text and translations

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians, 1803

1. Come friends and relations let's join heart and hand,
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Let's all walk together, and follow the sound,
We'll march to the place where redemption is found.

2. The place it is hidden by reason of sin.
You can't see the sorrowful state you are in;
You're blinded, polluted, in prison and pain —
O how can such rebels redemption obtain?

3. The place Is obscured and darkly concealed,
Nor can mortals know it until 'tis revealed;
The place is in Jesus, to him we will go.
And there find redemption from sorrow and woe.

4. And if you are wounded and bruised by the fall.
Rise up and press forward, for you he doth call;
Or If you are tempted to doubt or despair.
Then come home to Jesus, redemption is there.

5. And you my dear brethren that love the dear Lord,
Who've witnessed free pardon by faith in his word,
Let patience attend you wherever you go,
Your Savior hath purchased salvation, you know.

6. We read of commotions and signs In the skies,
i he fun and the moon shall be clothed in disguise,
And when you shall see all these tokens appear,
Then hold up your heads, redemption draws near.

7. O then the arch-angel the trumpet shall found.
And awake all the saints that sleep under the ground,
The sound of the trumpet shall hid you arise
To meet your redemption with love and surprise.

8. And then loving Jesus our souls will receive.
From bonds of corruption our bodies relieve;
Then we shall be all uncorrupted and free,
And sing of redemption wherever we be.

9. Redeemed from sin and redeemed from death,
Redeemed from corruption, redeemed from the earth,
Redeemed from damnation, redeemed from all woe,
We'll sing of redemption wherever we go.

10. Redeemed from pain and redeemed from distress,
The fruits of redemption no tongue can express;
Redemption was purchased by Jesus's love,
We'll sing of redemption in heaven above.

 

Jeremiah Ingalls, Christian Harmony, 1805

1. Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand,
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Let's all walk together, and follow the sound,
And march to the place where redemption is found.

2. The place it is hidden, the place is concealed,
No mortal can know it until 'tis revealed;
The place is in Jesus, to Jesus we’ll go,
And there find redemption from sorrow and woe.

3. And you, my dear brethren, who love my dear Lord,
Who’ve witnessed free pardon through faith in his word,
Let patience attend you wherever you be.
Your Savior has purchased redemption for thee.

4. We read of commotions and signs in the skies,
The sun and the moon shall be clothed in disguise;
And when you shall see all these tokens appear,
Then lift up your heads, your redemption draws near.

5. Oh then the Archangel the trumpet shall Sound,
And wake all the saints that sleep under the ground!
The sound of the trumpet shall bid you arise,
To meet your redemption with joy and surprise.

6. And then loving Jesus our souls will receive,
From bonds of corruption our bodies relieve;
Then we shall be perfect, and we shall be free.
We’ll sing of redemption wherever we be.

7. Redeemed from sin and redeemed from death,
Redeemed from corruption, redeemed from the earth,
Redeemed from damnation, redeemed from all woe,
We’ll sing of redemption wherever we go.

8. Redeemed from pain and redeemed from distress,
The fruits of redemption no tongue can express;
Redemption was purchased by Jesus’ free love,
We’ll sing of redemption in heaven above.

 

Ananias Davisson, 1820

1. Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand,
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Let's all walk together, and follow the sound,
And march to the place where redemption is found.

2. The place it is hidden, the place is sealed,
The place it is hidden till it is revealed;
The place is in Jesus, to Jesus we’ll go,
And there find redemption from sorrow and woe.

3. The place it is hidden by reason of sin.
Alas! You can't see the sad state you are in;
You're blind and polluted, in prison and pain —
O how can such rebels redemption obtain?

4. But if you are wounded and bruised by the fall.
Then up and be doing, for you he doth call;
Or If you are tempted to doubt and despair.
Then come home to Jesus, redemption is there.

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