Scripture Verse

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 129.

Music: Tru­ro, from Psal­mo­dia Ev­an­ge­li­ca, by Tho­mas Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Rejoice, ye peo­ple, hom­age give,
To God with voice of tri­umph sing;
He rul­eth in dread ma­jes­ty,
The great, the uni­vers­al King.

He put­teth na­tions un­der us
And mak­eth us tri­um­phant stand;
He giv­eth for our he­ri­tage
His pro­mised rest, a good­ly land.

God hath as­cend­ed with a shout,
Jehovah with the trum­pet’s sound;
Sing praise to God our king, sing praise,
Yes, let His glo­ri­ous praise abound.

Our God is King of all the earth,
With thought­ful heart His praise make known;
O’er all the na­tions God doth reign,
Exalted on His ho­ly throne.

To praise and serve our co­ve­nant God
The princ­es of the earth draw nigh;
All king­ly pow­ers be­long to Him,
He is ex­alt­ed, God most high.