Scripture Verse

Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, for He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:8


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 86.

Music: Fran­ces James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Let all the earth Je­ho­vah fear,
Let all that dwell both far and near
In awe be­fore Him stand;
For lo, He spake and it was done,
And all with so­ve­reign pow­er begun
Stood fast at His com­mand.

He makes the na­tions’ coun­sels vain,
The plans the peo­ples would main­tain
Are thwart­ed by His hand;
Jehovah’s coun­sel stands se­cure,
His pur­poses of heart en­dure,
For ev­er­more they stand.

O tru­ly is the na­tion blest
Whose God be­fore the world con­fessed
Jehovah is alone;
And blest the peo­ple is whom He
Has made His he­ri­tage to be,
And chos­en for His own.