Scripture Verse

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:1–2


Words: From the Ang­lo-Ge­ne­van Psal­ter (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1561). At­trib­ut­ed to Willi­am Kethe (?–1594). This hymn was sung at the cor­o­na­tion of Queen Eliz­a­beth II in West­min­ster Abbey, Lon­don, June 2, 1953.

Music: Old 100th at­trib­ut­ed to Lou­is Bour­geois, in Four Score and Se­ven Psalms of Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Allegheny Will­iam W. Gil­christ, in Bi­ble Songs, re­vised & en­larged ed­i­tion (Pitts­burgh Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1901), page 145 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kethe or Bour­geois (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His folk, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

O enter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God whom Heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore.