Scripture Verse

The Gentiles shall come unto Thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Jeremiah 16:19


Words: Trans­lat­ed from He­brew to Eng­lish by Is­ra­el Zang­will (1864–1926).

Music: Vaye’ethayu Le­on M. Kra­mer (1866–1943) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the trans­la­tion was done, or where to get a good pho­to of Kram­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Israel Zangwill (1864–1926)


All the world shall come to serve Thee
And bless Thy glo­ri­ous name,
And Thy right­eous­ness tri­um­phant
The is­lands shall ac­claim.
Yea, the peoples shall go seek­ing
Who knew Thee not be­fore,
And the ends of earth shall praise Thee
And tell Thy great­ness o’er.

They shall build for Thee their al­tars,
Their idols ov­er­thrown,
And their grav­en gods shall shame them
As they turn to Thee alone.
They shall wor­ship Thee at sun­rise
And feel Thy king­dom’s might
And im­part Thy un­der­stand­ing
To those astray in night.

With the com­ing of Thy king­dom
The hills shall shout with song,
And the is­lands laugh ex­ult­ant
That they to God be­long.
And through all Thy con­gre­ga­tions,
So loud Thy praise shall ring,
That the ut­most peop­les, hear­ing,
Shall hail Thee crown­èd king.