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The earth is all the Lord's

The earth is all the Lord's

Author: John Keble
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 The earth is all the Lord's,
it's fulness all is his;
The world and all who dwell therein
his own possession is.
2 For its foundation He
upon the seas hath laid;
And it on the unstable floods
hath firm established.

3 But who Jehovah's hill
shall happily ascend?
And in his place of sanctity,
who shall on Him attend?
4 The man whose hands are clean,
whose heart is pure; and he
Who hath not lift his soul to lies,
nor sworn deceitfully.

5 The benediction he
shall from the Lord receive,
And righteousness shall from the God
of his salvation have.
6 Of those who seek for Him,
this is the blessed race;
And they are Jacob's genuine seed
who chiefly seek thy face. (Selah)

[2 Part]

7 Ye gates lift up your heads,
eternal doors give way;
Lift up on high, that enter in
the king of glory may.
8 Who is this glorious king?
we beg you now declare!
He is Jehovah great in power,
the mighty LORD of war.

9 Ye gates lift up your heads,
eternal doors give way;
Lift up on high, that enter in
the king of glory may.
10 Who is this glorious king?
reveal and let us see!
He's the triumphant LORD of hosts:
this glorious king is He. (Selah)

The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, 1758

Author: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The earth is all the Lord's
Author: John Keble
Language: English


The earth is all the Lord's. [Psalms xxiv]. This, in Kennedy, 1863, No. 928, is thus composed:— stanzas i., ii. from J. Keble's Psalter, 1839, p. 49, and stanzas iii., iv. from the New Version, 1696.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)