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Ye righteous, in the Lord, exceedingly rejoice

Ye righteous, in the Lord, exceedingly rejoice

Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ye righteous in the Lord,
exceedingly rejoice;
For it is comely for th' upright,
with praise to lift their voice.
2 With psaltries, harps and lutes,
sing praises to the LORD;
3 A new song loudly sing to Him,
with skill and sweet accord;

4 Because JEHOVAH's word
is altogether right;
And all his work is done in truth,
and brings his truth to light.
5 He loves all righteousness,
judgment and equity:
And all the earth is filled with
the LORD"s benignity.

6 For by JEHOVAH's word
the heav'ns had all their frame;
And by the spirit of his mouth,
all armies of the same.
7 The waters of the sea
he gathers as an heap;
In channels as in treasuries
he lays up all the deep.

8 Let all throughout the earth,
the great JEHOVAH fear,
Let all the dwellers of the world
to Him deep rev'rence bear:
9 Because he did but speak
the word; and it was made;
He did but his commandment give,
and it was firmly staid.

10 JEHOVAH brings to nought
the schemes of nations wise;
He renders all in vain the plots
the subt'lest men devise.
11 The counsel of the LORD
abide for ever shall;
The cogitations of his heart,
to generations all.

[2 Part]

12 O blessed nation they,
whose God JEHOVAH is;
That people, for an heritage
He chosen hath as his.
13 The LORD from heav'n looks down,
on all the human race:
14 He all who dwell around the earth
views from his dwelling place.

15 He fashions at his will
the hearts of all mankind;
And all their operations he
attentively does mind.
16 By multitudes of hosts
no king himself can save,
The mighty by their greatest strength,
can not deliv'rance have.

17 A horse a vain thing is
to save one in the fight;
Neither can he deliv'rance give
by greatness of his might.
18 But lo, who fear the LORD,
on them, He sets his eye;
On them who place their lively hope
in his benignity.

19 To save our souls from death
by war and famine, free;
20 Our souls will for JEHOVAH wait;
our help and shield is he.
21 We trust his holy name;
so our hearts in Him joy.
22 LORD, let thy mercy be on us,
as we on Thee rely.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PXXXIII

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First Line: Ye righteous, in the Lord, exceedingly rejoice
Copyright: Public Domain


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