1 This spacious earth is all the Lord’s,
And men and worms, and beasts and birds:
He rais'd the building on the seas,
And gave it for their dwelling-place.
2 But there’s a brighter world on high,
Thy palace, Lord, above the sky:
Who shall ascend that blest abode,
And dwell so near his Maker, God?
3 He that abhors and fears to sin,
Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean,
Him shall the Lord, the Saviour bless,
And clothe his soul with righteousness.
4 These are the men, the pious race,
That seek the God of Jacob’s face:
These shall enjoy the blissful sight
And dwell in everlasting light.
5 Rejoice ye shining worlds on high,
Behold the King of glory nigh;!
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Saviour’s he.
6 Ye heav’nly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour's way:
Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
The Conqu'ror comes with God to dwell.
7 Rais'd from the dead in awful state,
He opens heav’n’s eternal gate,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXIV
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6654||This Spacious Earth Is All the Lord's||This spacious earth is all the Lord's||BERA||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|