Scripture Verse

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 57.

Music: Mald­wyn Welsh me­lo­dy, cir­ca 1600 (🔊 pdf nwc).


The earth and the fullness with which it is stored,
The world and its dwellers belong to the Lord;
For He on the seas its foundations has laid,
And firm on the waters its pillars has stayed.

What man shall the hill of Je­ho­vah as­cend,
And who in the place of His presence attend?
The man of pure heart and of hands without stain,
Who swears not to falsehood nor loves what is vain.

That man ever blest of Je­ho­vah shall live,
The God of sal­va­tion shall right­eous­ness give;
For this is the people, yea, this is the race,
The Israel true that is seeking His face.