Scripture Verse

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:1–2


Words: From the Ang­lo-Ge­ne­van Psal­ter (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1561). At­trib­ut­ed to Willi­am Kethe (?–1594). This hymn was sung at the co­ro­na­tion of Queen Eli­za­beth II in West­min­ster Abbey, Lon­don, June 2, 1953.

Music: Old 100th at­trib­ut­ed to Lou­is Bour­geois, in Four Score and Se­ven Psalms of Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Allegheny Will­iam W. Gil­christ, in Bi­ble Songs, re­vised & en­larged edi­tion (Pitts­burgh Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1901), page 145 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kethe or Bour­geois (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All peo­ple that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheer­ful voice.
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;
Come ye be­fore Him and re­joice.

The Lord, ye know, is God in­deed;
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His folk, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

O en­ter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts un­to;
Praise, laud, and bless His name al­ways,
For it is seem­ly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good;
His mer­cy is for ev­er sure;
His truth at all times firm­ly stood,
And shall from age to age en­dure.

To Fa­ther, Son and Ho­ly Ghost,
The God whom Hea­ven and earth adore,
From men and from the an­gel host
Be praise and glo­ry ev­er­more.