1 Let all the just, to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise;
For well the righteous it becomes,
To sing glad songs of praise.
2 For faithful is the word of God;
His works with truth abound;
He justice loves; and all the earth
Is with his goodness crown'd.
3 By his almighty word, at first,
Heaven's glorious arch was rear'd;
And all the beaut'ous hosts of light
At his command appear'd.
4 The swelling floods, together roll'd,
He makes in Heaps to lie;
And lays, as in a storehouse, safe,
The wat'ry treasures by.
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,
Before him, trembling, stand;
For, when he spake the word, 'twas made;
'Twas fix'd at his command.
6 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees,
Shall stand forever sure;
The settled purpose of his heart
To ages shall endure.