Scripture Verse

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Psalm 24:1–2


John B. Dykes

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Dwell­ing with God.

Music: Be­a­ti­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts


The earth for ever is the Lord’s,
With Adam’s numerous race;
He raised its arches o’er the floods,
And built it on the seas.

But who among the sons of men
May visit Thine abode?
He that has hands from mischief clean,
Whose heart is right with God.

This is the man may rise and take
The blessings of His grace;
This is the lot of those that seek
The God of Jacob’s face.

Now let our souls’ immortal powers
To meet the Lord prepare;
Lift up their everlasting doors,
The King of Glory’s near.

The King of Glory! Who can tell
The wonders of His might?
He rules the nations; but to dwell
With saints is His delight.