The earth belongs unto the Lord

The earth belongs unto the Lord

Tune: ST. MATTHEW (Croft)
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1 The earth belongs to God alone
and all that it contains;
the world and its inhabitants
God's steadfast love maintains.
2 The Lord who brought the world to birth
laid earth's foundations sure,
and firm within the surging seas
established them secure.

3 Who, then, are those who shall ascend
the holy hill of God?
And who is fit to stand within
the presence of the Lord?
4 All those whose hands and hearts are clean,
with no room in their mind
for worthless vanities or vows
of a deceitful kind.

5 These are the people who receive
a blessing from the Lord,
and vindication for their ways
from God, their saving God.
6 O God of Jacob, help us all
who gather in this place,
to seek your presence with us now:
we yearn to see your face.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #18a

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First Line: The earth belongs unto the Lord
Language: English



ST. MATTHEW was published in the <em>Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate</em> (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the <em>Supplement,</em> William Croft (<a href="/hymn/PsH/149#tuneinfo">PHH…

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