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The Earth and the Riches

The earth and the riches with which is it stored, The world and its people belong to the Lord (Post)

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1982)
Tune: LANSING (Gabriel)
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Audio files: MIDI
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Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The earth and the riches with which is it stored, The world and its people belong to the Lord (Post)
Title: The Earth and the Riches
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1982)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

A congregational celebration of the LORD's triumphal entry into Zion.

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-4
st. 3 = vv. 5-6
st. 4 = vv. 7-8
st. 5 = vv. 9-10

Psalm 24 is a liturgy composed for use in one of Israel's annual religious festivals, perhaps the Feast of Tabernacles. In the post exilic liturgy of the temple, this psalm was sung at the time of the morning sacrifice on the first day of the week. The liturgy accompanied a procession that may have reenacted David's bringing of the ark (symbolic of God's throne) into Jerusalem and placing it there in its own tent sanctuary. In broader perspective the liturgy no doubt celebrated the final triumphal march of the King of Glory from Mount Sinai (Ps. 68), or even from Egypt (Ex. 15:1-18), into his royal resting place (1 Chron. 28:2) in the royal city of his kingdom. While the focus is on this triumphal entry (st. 4-5), we also join in the people's confession that the whole world belongs to God (st. 1), and the priestly reminder that only those pure in hand and heart may have fellowship with the LORD (st. 2-3). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1982 for the Psalter Hymnal. See 163 for another setting of the last part of this psalm.

Liturgical Use:
As an entrance psalm for Advent, Palm Sunday, and especially Ascension Day, but also to many other worship occasions.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Tune

LANSING (Gabriel)

LANSING is one of several tunes by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (b. Wilton, IA, 1856; d. Los Angeles, CA, 1932) included in the 1912 Psalter, where it was set to the second part of Psalm 24, "Ye Gates Lift Your Heads." The tune title refers to the Illinois city just south of Chicago near which Gabriel…

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