Rejoice, O Land, in God Thy Might

Representative Text

1 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might;
his will obey, him serve aright;
for thee the saints uplift their voice:
fear not, O land, in God rejoice.

2 Glad shalt thou be, with blessing crowned,
with joy and peace thou shalt abound;
yea, love with thee shall make his home
until thou see God's kingdom come.

3 He shall forgive thy sins untold:
remember thou his love of old;
walk in his way, his word adore,
and keep his truth for evermore.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #583

Author: Robert Bridges

Robert S. Bridges (b. Walmer, Kent, England, 1844; d. Boar's Hill, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, 1930) In a modern listing of important poets Bridges' name is often omitted, but in his generation he was consid­ered a great poet and fine scholar. He studied medicine and practiced as a physician until 1881, when he moved to the village of Yattendon. He had already written some poetry, but after 1881 his literary career became a full-time occupation, and in 1913 he was awarded the position of poet laureate in England. Bridges published The Yattendon Hymnal (1899), a collection of one hundred hymns (forty-four written or translated by him with settings mainly from the Genevan psalter, arranged for unaccompanied singing. In addition to volumes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
Title: Rejoice, O Land, in God Thy Might
Author: Robert Bridges (1899)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5837
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
Text

Ancient and Modern #583

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #637

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #539

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Common Praise #359

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #579

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #296

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #331

Hymns Old and New #431

Text

Rejoice in the Lord #173

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The Cyber Hymnal #5837

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The New English Hymnal #493

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