1 They in the Lord that firmly trust
shall be like Zion hill,
which at no time can be removed,
but stand for ever will.
2 As round about Jerusalem
the mountains stand alway,
the Lord his folk doth compass so,
from henceforth and for aye.
3 For ill men's rod upon the lot
of just men shall not lie;
lest righteous men stretch forth their hands
4 Do thou to all those that be good
thy blessing, Lord, impart;
thy blessing give thou unto all
who upright are in heart.
ARDEN is a noble, singable, somewhat dramatic tune set to a fine accompaniment suited to harmony singing. Try having a soloist sing the words attributed to God in stanza 1.
George T. Thalben-Ball (b. Sidney, Australia, 1896; d. London, England, 1987) composed ARDEN for the BBG Hymn Book of 1951, on…