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Earth Is Eternally the Lord's

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1 Earth is eternally the Lord's,
its fullness his alone;
the world and all that dwell therein
he made to be his own.
For on the wide expanse of seas
he founded it secure;
he on the floods established it,
and made it to endure.

2 Who may ascend the mount where stands
God's holy dwelling place,
or in his sanctuary may
appear before his face?
The clean of hands, the pure of heart,
who ne'er their souls have lent
to wrongful act, nor sworn an oath
that masked a false intent.

3 Such are they all who from the Lord
a blessing rich shall win;
God with his mercies crowns their life
and shields their souls within.
Such must their generation be
who to the heights aspire,
who seek the face of Israel's God,
and after him inquire.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #92

Text Information

First Line: Earth is eternally the Lord's
Title: Earth Is Eternally the Lord's
Meter: D
Source: The Murrayfield Psalms (1954)
Language: English



ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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