1 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
'Tis comely that with joyful voice
God's saints His Name should 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 justice have their birth;
In judgment and in deeds of right
The Lord forever takes delight,
With goodness fills the earth.
3 Jehovah speaks, the heavens appear;
He breathes, and, lo, each shining sphere
In splendor stands arrayed;
He rolls the waters heap on heap,
He stores away the mighty deep
In garners for it made.
Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal.
FRANCES is a rousing tune with…
Display Title: O Righteous, in the Lord RejoiceFirst Line: O righteous, in the Lord rejoiceTune Title: FRANCESMeter: 886 DScripture: Psalm 33:4-9Date: 1987Subject: Funerals | ; Creation and Providence | ; Church | ; Providence |Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.
Display Title: Ye Righteous, in the Lord RejoiceFirst Line: Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoiceTune Title: FRANCESMeter: 88.68.86Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 85