Scripture Verse

Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. Psalm 5:11

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry, Songs of Zi­on 1822.

Music: Go­der­ich Will­iam H. W. Dar­ley, in the Me­thod­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Can­a­da: Me­thod­ist Book & Pub­lish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 70 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dar­ley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth,
O serve Him with gladness and fear!
Exult in His presence with music and mirth,
With love and devotion draw near,
With love and devotion draw near.

Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,
Creator and Ruler o’er all;
And we are His people, His scepter we own,
His sheep, and we follow His call,
His sheep, and we follow His call.

O enter His gates with thanksgiving and song!
Your vows in His temple proclaim;
His praise with melodious accordance prolong,
And bless His adorable name,
And bless His adorable name.

For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,
And we are the work of His hand;
His mercy and truth from eternity stood,
And shall to eternity stand,
And shall to eternity stand.