Scripture Verse

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


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Susan Pe­ter­son, 1999 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: March­ing to Zi­on Ro­bert Low­ry, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


The earth be­longs to the Lord,
The world and all who live there.
He found­ed it up­on the seas,
Established it up­on the seas.
He is the King of glo­ry;
He’s the migh­ty King.


The Lord strong and migh­ty,
God who is migh­ty in bat­tle,
The Lord Al­migh­ty is king for­ev­er;
The King of all glo­ry is He.

Now who may climb the Lord’s hill
And in His ho­ly place stand?
The one who has clean hands, pure heart,
Who does not wor­ship id­ol gods,
Or swear by what is false,
Or swear by what is false.


The one who stands be­fore God
Will bless­ings from Him re­ceive,
And vin­di­ca­tion from the Lord,
And vin­di­ca­tion from the Lord.
God bless­es those who seek Him,
Those who seek His face.


Lift up your heads, O you gates;
Be lift­ed up, an­cient doors.
Now let the King of glo­ry in;
Now let the King of glo­ry in.
Who is the King of glo­ry?
Who’s the migh­ty King?