40. Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice

1 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
It well becomes the good man's voice
To sing Jehovah's praise.
With harp and hymn of gladness sing,
Your gift of sweetest music bring,
To him a new song raise.

2 For upright is Jehovah's word;
And all the doings of the Lord
In faithfulness are wrought.
In justice and in judgment right
The Lord doth ever take delight;
With goodness earth is fraught.

3 Jehovah's word the heav'ns hath made,
And all the host of them arrayed
His breath has caused to be.
He rolls the waters heap on heap;
He stores away the mighty deep
In garners of the sea.

4 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, his sovereign pow'r begun,
Stood fast at his command.

5 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.

6 O truly is the nation blessed
Whose God, before the world confessed,
Jehovah is alone;
And blessed the people is whom he
Has made his heritage to be,
And chosen for his own.


Text Information
First Line: Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice
Meter: 8. 8. 6. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: The Church: Covenant People; Fear of God; God: Divine Perfections of (6 more...)
Source: Compiled from several sources
Tune Information
Composer: James McGranahan, 1840-1907
Meter: 8. 8. 6. D.
Key: A Major

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