All people that on earth do dwell, Sing out your faith with cheerful voice

Representative Text

1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing out your faith with cheerful voice;
delight in God whose praise you tell,
whose presence calls you to rejoice.

2 Know that there is one God indeed,
who fashions us without our aid,
who claims us, gives us all we need,
whose tender care will never fade.

3 Enter the sacred gates with praise,
with joy approach the temple walls.
Extol and bless our God always
as people whom the Spirit calls.

4 Proclaim again that God is good,
whose mercy is forever sure,
whose truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.

16th-century text:
1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell,
come ye before him and rejoice.

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed.
Without our aid he did us make.
We are his flock, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.

3 Oh, enter then his gates with praise.
Approach with joy his courts unto.
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.

4 For why? the Lord our God is good.
His mercy is forever sure.
His truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.

Source: Voices Together #5

Adapter: Thomas H. Troeger

Thomas Troeger (b. 1945), professor of Christian communication at Yale Divinity school, is a well known preacher, poet, and musician. He is a fellow of Silliman College, holds a B.A. from Yale University; B.D. Colgate Rochester Divinity School; S.T. D. Dickinson College, and was awarded an honorary D.D. from Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1970 and the Episcopal Church in 1999, and remains dually aligned with both traditions. Troerger has led conferences and lectures in worship and preaching throughout North America, as well as in Denmark, Holland, Australia, Japan, and Africa. He served as national chaplain to the American Guild of Organists, and for the last three years he has hosted the Season… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All people that on earth do dwell, Sing out your faith with cheerful voice
Adapter: Thomas H. Troeger
Language: English

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Hymns of Truth & Light #21

Text

Voices Together #5

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