Scripture Verse

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for Thou shalt inherit all the nations. Psalm 82:8


Ralph Wardlaw (1779–1853)

Words: Ralph Ward­law, 1800.

Music: La­ban Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


O Lord our God, arise!
The cause of truth maintain,
And wide o’er all the peopled world
Extend Thy blessèd reign.

Thou Prince of life, arise!
Nor let Thy glo­ry cease;
Far spread the conquests of Thy grace,
And bless the earth with peace.

Thou Holy Ghost, arise!
Expand Thy quick’ning wing,
And o’er a dark and ruined world
Let light and order spring.

All on the earth, arise!
To God the Sav­ior sing;
From shore to shore, from earth to Heav’n,
Let echoing anthems ring.