|First Line:||Come sing to God, O living saints|
|Title:||Come Sing to God (Psalm 30)|
|Author:||Fred R. Anderson (1986)|
|Topic:||Joy; Lament; Living and Dying in Christ(4 more...)|
|Copyright:||© 1986 Fred R. Anderson|
|Source:||Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle, 1784; alt. 1868|
In effect, the first stanza of this paraphrase of Psalm 30 states the general truth that has been learned from the personal experience described in the last three stanzas. It is set to an 18th-century German tune brought into use with English hymnody in the 19th century.