1 Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth;
O serve Him with gladness and fear!
Exult in His presence with music and mirth,
With love and devotion draw near.
2 Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,
Creator and Ruler o'er all;
And we are His people, His sceptre we own,
His sheep, and we follow His call.
3 O enter His gates with thanksgiving and song!
Your vows in His temple proclaim;
His praise with melodious accordance prolong,
And bless His adorable name.
4 For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,
And we are the work of His hand;
His mercy and truth from eternity stood,
And shall to eternity stand.
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #235