Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice, It comely is and rightAuthor: John Henry Hopkins; Author: John Hopkins
Published in 20 hymnals
1 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
it comely is and right,
That upright men, with thankful voice,
should praise the Lord of might.
2 Praise God with harp, and unto him
sing with the psaltery;
Upon a ten-string’d instrument
make ye sweet melody.
3 A new song to him sing, and play
with loud noise skilfully;
4 For right is God’s word, all his works
are done in verity.
5 To judgment and to righteousness
a love he beareth still;
The loving-kindness of the Lord
the earth throughout doth fill.
6 The heavens by the word of God
did their beginning take;
And by the breathing of his mouth
he all their hosts did make.
7 The waters of the seas he brings
together as an heap;
And in storehouses, as it were,
he layeth up the deep.
8 Let earth, and all that live therein,
with rev’rence fear the Lord;
Let all the world’s inhabitants
dread him with one accord.
9 For he did speak the word, and done
it was without delay;
Established it firmly stood,
whatever he did say.
10 God doth the counsel bring to nought
which heathen folk do take;
And what the people do devise
of none effect doth make.
11 O but the counsel of the Lord
doth stand for ever sure;
And of his heart the purposes
from age to age endure.
12 That nation blessed is, whose God
Jehovah is, and those
A blessed people are, whom for
his heritage he chose.
13 The Lord from heav’n sees and beholds
all sons of men full well:
14 He views all from his dwelling-place
that in the earth do dwell.
15 He forms their hearts alike, and all
their doings he observes.
16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength
no mighty man preserves.
17 An horse for preservation
is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength
can no deliv’rance bring.
18 Behold on those that do him fear
the Lord doth set his eye;
Ev’n those who on his mercy do
with confidence rely.
19 From death to free their soul, in dearth
life unto them to yield.
20 Our soul doth wait upon the Lord;
he is our help and shield.
21 Sith in his holy name we trust,
our heart shall joyful be.
22 Lord, let thy mercy be on us,
as we do hope in thee.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650
st. 1 = Ps. 33:1-3
st. 2 = Ps. 33:13-15
st. 3 = Ps. 33:18-20
A paraphrase of a number of verses in Psalm 33 (1-3, 13-15, and 18-20), this text was originally published in the 1912 Psalter. Marie J. Post (PHH 5) revised parts of that text for the 1959 Psalter Hymnal, a revision that was further altered for the 1987 edition. (See PHH 33 for a setting of the complete psalm and for additional general comments.)
The text testifies with joy that God's people are safe and secure in his hands and under his rule. Stanza 1 calls us to praise, stanza 2 confesses God's omniscience, and stanza 3 confesses God's providence.
See PHH 33 for many uses; however, these stanzas do focus more specifically on God's intimate knowledge of our lives and on his guidance and protection.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 20 of 20)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d345||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1861|
|Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #67||The Praise of Almighty God||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||[Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice]||Psalm 33:1-5||1901||Christ | Glorying in; Christ | Righteousness of; Faith | Blessedness of; Godly Fear | Exhorted to; God | Adored and Exalted; God | Creator; God | Good; God | Works of; Holy Spirit | ; Missions | Influence of; Nations | Owe Allegiance to Christ; Nature | A Revelation of God; Praise | By Saints; Praise | Calls to; Praise | For God's Mercy; Praise | Is Pleasant; The Righteous | Joy of; Royalty of Christ | Nations His Subjects; Worship | Commanded; Worship | Delightful to Saints|
|Bible Songs: a Selection of Psalms Set to Music for Use in Sabbath Schools, Adult Bible Classes ... 7th ed. #d239||Sweetest music bring||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1924|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the Psalms set to music suitable for Sabbath Schools, prayer meetings, etc. #45||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1891|
|Divine Service Book for the Armed Forces #d248||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1950|
|Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #57||Ye Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||FRANCES||8 8 6 D.||Psalm 33||1976||Decrees of God | ; Protection, Divine | ; Providence, Divine | ; Immutability, God'S | ; Omnipotence, God'S | ; Sea ||
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P35||Psalm 33: Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||8,6,8,6||Psalm 33||1800|
|Songs for Young and Old #d184||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1927|
|The Book of Praise #14||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||IRISH||C.M.||Psalm 33:1; Psalm 33:5; Psalm 33:8; Psalm 33:10-11||1972||Fear of God | ; God | Holiness of; God | Incomprehensibility of; God | Justice of; God | Praise of; God | Sovereignty of; The Church of Christ | Covenant People||Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|The Book of Praise #29||Psalm 33, 1, 5, 8, 10, 11||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||IRISH||C.M.||Psalm 33:1; Psalm 33:5; Psalm 33:8; Psalm 33:10-11||1918||Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d341||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1929|
|The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #642||Ye righteous,in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||IRISH||C.M.||Psalm 33||1936||God | The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Life in Christ | Peace and Joy||Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #642||Ye righteous,in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||IRISH||C.M.||Psalm 33||1930||God | The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Life in Christ | Peace and Joy||Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #P24||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||IRISH||C. M.||Psalm 33:1-5||1897|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #P24||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Psalm 33:1-5||1915|
|The Psalms of David, in Metre: allowed by the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland and Used in Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church #d154||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||John H. Hopkins||1849|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #29b||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||1865|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d286||Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice, It comely is||Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice, It comely is||1872|
|The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre #XXXIII||Psalm XXXIII||Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice||J.H.||Psalm 33||1812|
|The Whole Booke of Psalmes: collected into English meeter #15b||Exultate iusti||Ye righteous in the Lord rejoyce||J. H.||Psalm 33||1640|