The Earth Belongs to the Lord

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1. The earth belongs to the Lord,
The world and all who live there.
He founded it upon the seas,
Established it upon the seas.
He is the King of glory;
He’s the mighty King.

The Lord strong and mighty,
God who is mighty in battle,
The Lord Almighty is King forever;
The King of all glory is He.

2. Now who may climb the Lord’s hill
And in His holy place stand?
The one who has clean hands, pure heart,
Who does not worship idol gods,
Or swear by what is false,
Or swear by what is false. [Refrain]

3. The one who stands before God
Will blessings from Him receive,
And vindication from the Lord,
And vindication from the Lord.
God blesses those who seek Him,
Those who seek His face. [Refrain]

4. Lift up your heads, O you gates;
Be lifted up, ancient doors.
Now let the King of glory in;
Now let the King of glory in.
Who is the King of glory?
Who’s the mighty King? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1317

Author: Susan Helen Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: The earth belongs to the Lord, The world and all who live there
Title: The Earth Belongs to the Lord
Author: Susan Helen Peterson (1999)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord strong and mighty
Copyright: Released into the public domain


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