81*. Let All Who Know the Joyful Sound

8,8,6.
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Let all who know the joyful sound,
 
With gladness send the tidings round,
 
And tell that God is love:
 
That God so loved the world He gave
 
His own dear Son the world to save;
 
God's message from above.
Luke 2:10-11; 1 John 4:8; John 3:16
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That all who in the Son believe,
 
Shall never perish, but receive
 
Life endless and divine;
 
No condemnation e'er shall know,
 
From death to life they pass below,
 
And then in glory shine.
Romans 8:1; John 5:24
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'Tis not of works: let no man boast,
 
Save in His name who saves the lost—
 
The Lord our righteousness!
 
Poor sinner, now from working cease,
 
And claim from God a blood-bought peace,
 
And Jesus, Lord confess.
Ephesians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Romans 10:9
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Let all who know our God rejoice,
 
Praise Him in songs with cheerful voice,
 
And live to Him alone:
 
Let sinners too take up the strain,
 
Exalt the Lamb for sinners slain,
 
The coming Saviour own.
Psalm 63:3; Romans 14:8; Revelation 5:9
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The Spirit and the bride say, Come!
 
Let him that heareth too say, Come!
 
Whoever thirsts may come:
 
Water of life is freely given
 
Till Christ the Lord descends from heaven;
 
Lord Jesus, quickly come!
Revelation 22:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 22:20
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)