1 Come, all who fear the Lord God,
O saints, your voices raise.
Come, stand in awe before him
and sing his glorious praise.
You lowly and afflicted
who on his word rely,
your heart shall live forever;
the Lord will satisfy.
2 All kindreds of the nations
to Christ the Lord shall turn.
Through earth's remotest regions
his altar fires shall burn.
All kingdoms, power, and glory
belong to him alone.
He rules o'er all the nations;
kings bow before his throne.
3 Both high and low shall worship,
both strong and weak shall bend.
A faithful church shall serve him
till generations end.
His praise shall be recounted
to nations yet to be.
The triumphs of his justice
a newborn world shall see.
st.1 = Ps. 22:23-26
st.2 = Ps. 22:27-28
st.3 = Ps. 22:29-31
Like 239, this text is based on the concluding portion of Psalm 22. This versification stresses the communal aspect of praise and worship and highlights the righteousness that is part of the Lord’s sovereign rule. The New Testament interpretation includes direct references to Christ and to the church, whose mission is to spread the praise of the Lord. The versification originally began “Come, ye that fear Jehovah” and was first published in the 1912 Psalter. See PHH 22 and 239 for other comments on Psalm 22.
Beginning of worship; praise occasions.
The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo.
Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…
Display Title: Come, All Who Fear the Lord GodFirst Line: Come, all who fear the Lord GodTune Title: TOURSMeter: 76 76 DScripture: Psalm 22:23-31Date: 1987Subject: Afflictions | ; Doxologies | ; King, God/Christ as | ; Missions | ; Nation | ; Opening of Worship |Source: Psalter, 1912
Display Title: Come, Ye That Fear JehovahFirst Line: Come, ye that fear JehovahTune Title: TOURSAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 76.76 DSource: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 50