1 You righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
It well becomes the good man's voice
To sing Jehovah's praise.
With harp and hymn of gladness sing,
Your gift of sweetest music bring,
To him a new song raise.
2 For upright is Jehovah's word;
And all the doings of the Lord
In faithfulness are wrought.
In justice and in judgment right
The Lord does ever take delight;
With goodness earth is fraught.
3 Jehovah's word the heav'ns has made,
And all the host of them arrayed
His breath has caused to be.
He rolls the waters heap on heap;
He stores away the mighty deep
In garners of the sea.
4 Let all the earth Jehovah fear,
Let all that dwell both far and near
In awe before him stand;
For, lo, he spoke and it was done,
And all his sovereign pow'r begun,
Stood fast at his command.
5 He makes the nations' counsels vain,
The plans the peoples would maintain
Are thwarted by his hand.
Jehovah's counsel stands secure,
His purposes of heart endure,
For evermore they stand.
6 O truly is the nation blessed
Whose God, before the world confessed,
Jehovah is alone;
And blessed the people are whom he
Has made his heritage to be,
And chosen for his own.
Trinity Hymnal 1990