1 Come, ye people, Rise and sing
Praise to God, who made you,
And to heaven's eternal King
Bring the prayers He bade you;
Bring your praise for mercies past,
All His love confessing,
And on life, while life shall last,
ask your Father's blessing.
2 Praise we God the Father's name
For our world's creation,
And His saving health proclaim
Unto every nation;
Till, His name by all confessed,
Every heart enthrone Him,
And from farthest east and west
All His children own Him.
3 Praise we God the only Son,
Who in mercy sought us;
Born to save a world undone,
Out of death He brought us;
Here awhile He showed His love,
Now He pleads fro us above,
Risen, ascended, reigning!
4 Grant us, Holy Ghost, we pray,
More and more to know Him,
More and more and every day
In our lives to show Him;
That with hearts by Thee made brave,
Strong and wise and tender,
We, with all the powers we have,
Service meet may render.
5 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Help us to adore Thee,
Till, with all the angel host,
Low we fall before Thee;
Till, throughout our early days
Guided, loved, forgiven,
We can blend our songs to praise
With the song of heaven!
Cyril Alington(1872-1955) was born in Ipswich, the son of a clergyman. He was ordained a priest in 1903, and eventually became the headmaster at Eton College. He served there from 1917-1933.
Alington was a popular speaker and preacher, with a great memory and a zest for life. He wrote both stories, books and hymns. Together with his wife Hester Lyttelton, he had two boys and four girls.
This particular hymn focuses on praising the three persons of the Trinity.
Sometimes the first verse is omitted.