1 You 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 does ever take delight;
with goodness earth is fraught.
3 Jehovah's word the heav'ns has 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 spoke and it was done,
and all, with 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,
forevermore they stand.
6 O truly is the nation blessed
whose God, before the world confessed,
Jehovah is alone;
and blessed the people are whom he
has made his heritage to be,
and chosen for his own.
|First Line:||You righteous, in the Lord rejoice|
|Title:||You Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice|
|Topic:||God : His Power; Church: Covenant People; Fear of God(4 more...)|
|Source:||compiled from several sources; mod.|
|Arranger:||V. Earle Copes (1964)|
|Source:||MatthÃ¤us Greiter's Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; arr alt. 1990|
|Copyright:||Tune arr © 1964 Abingdon Press. Reprinted from The Book of Hymns by permission.|