The Lord, In His Righteousness, Judges the People

Representative Text

1 The Lord, in His righteousness, judges the people;
The mountains and hills by His rule are secure;
The men of all nations, throughout all generations,
Shall honor Him as long as the sun shall endure.

2 His blessings He scatters like show’rs from the heavens,
Like rain on the fields when the grass is new mown;
His peace is descending, abundant, never ending;
The needy and oppressed doth He count as His own.

3 From sea unto sea shall He spread His dominion,
From ends of the earth to the rivers that run;
The isles of the ocean shall offer Him devotion,
All kings shall bow before Him, all nations be one.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8500

Author: Katharine H. Annin

Birth: Flushing, Long Island, N.Y. June 10, 1893. Education: graduated from Miss Fine's School, Princeton, N.J. 1910, and from Bryn Mawr College in the class of 1914. Studied music with Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile in New York City, & at the Thomas Whitney Surette summer Music School in Concord, Mass. Marriage and family: married William Stuart Annin, class of 1917, Princeton, on Oct. 15, 1920. Three children. Interests: Moved in 1924 to the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, where Mr. Annin raised Guernsey purebred cattle. He later joined the editorial staff of the Berkshire Eagle, a daily newspaper in Pittsfield, Mass. I taught elementary grades in private schools, and was librarian for the Richmond Public Library fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord in his righteousness judges the people
Title: The Lord, In His Righteousness, Judges the People
Author: Katharine H. Annin
Meter: 12.11.12.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

KREMSER

The tune KREMSER owes its origin to a sixteenth-century Dutch folk song "Ey, wilder den wilt." Later the tune was combined with the Dutch patriotic hymn 'Wilt heden nu treden" in Adrianus Valerius's Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck [sic: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclank] published posthumously in 1626. 'Wilt…

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