Scripture Verse

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Psalm 24:1–2


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 59.

Music: Board­man Va­ri­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to Charles Jef­freys (ar­ranged by Charles Kings­ley), or L. De­ve­reux (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The earth, with all that dwell therein,
With all its wealth un­told,
Belongs to God, who found­ed it
Upon the seas of old.

What man shall stand be­fore the Lord
On Zi­on’s ho­ly hill?
The clean of hand, the pure of heart,
The just who does His will.

Lo, such are they that seek for God
And blest by Him they live
To them His per­fect right­eous­ness
The God of grace will give.

Ye ev­er­last­ing doors, give way,
Lift up your heads, ye gates!
For now, be­hold, to en­ter in
The King of Glo­ry waits.

Who is this glo­ri­ous King that comes
To claim His right­ful throne?
The Lord of Hosts, He is the King
Of glo­ry, God alone.